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Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland

My research fuses blue sky and applied themes, focusing on studying the physical processes in natural aquatic environments, such as rivers, and how water interacts with and shapes its surroundings as a response to natural and human disturbances. My work is originating from experimental laboratory work, which is informed by field work, whilst experimental results in turn inform advanced computational modelling of physical processes. I pursue the majority of my research by combining the development of innovative visualisation techniques with advanced analytical techniques. My research has combined a range of sensor technologies, including photogrammetry, stereo photogrammetry, structure from motion, particle image velocimetry and doppler velocimetry, to generate new insights into physical hydraulic processes, such as bedform dynamics, cluster evolution, gravel-bed roughness, turbulent entrainment and the accumulation of large wood.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland

Education

  • 2010 
    University of Auckland, Civil Engineering