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Wave Lab Staff

Name

Position

HWRL Related Interests

 

Pedro Lomonaco

Director
O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory

 Physical and numerical modelling of wave generation and propagation, wave-structure interaction, stability of coastal and submarine structures, behavior of floating structures, hydrodynamics, and non-linear propagation of long-waves in shallow waters.

 

Tim Maddux

Faculty Research Associate
O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory

 Laboratory research and testing of: coastal engineering and nearshore processes; tsunamis and coastal hazards; wave and renewable energy sources; sediment transport by currents, waves, and turbulence.

Bret Bosma

Faculty Research Associate
O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory

 Physical and numerical modelling of ocean wave energy converters and instrumentation of physical models of coastal/nearshore structures and marine renewable devices to be tested in the laboratory.

 

Alicia Lyman-Holt

Education and Outreach Coordinator
O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory

 Science and Engineering educator working with civil and coastal engineering researchers to develop informal education and outreach programming for K-16 and general public.  Interests also include undergraduate research and life-long STEM learning.  

 

Jeff Gent

Civil & Construction Engineering
Faculty Research Assistant

 Provides fabrication, rigging, problem solving related to wave lab research and testing projects.

 

James Batti

 

Lab/Research Manager
Civil & Construction Engineering

 

 Provides engineering and technical support related to wave lab instrumentation.

Affiliated Faculty

Name

Position

 HWRL Related Interests

Belinda Batten

Professor
Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

 Director of NNMREC; subject matter expert in computational methods for controlling and optimizing distributed parameter systems, mathematical modeling, numerical analysis, and dynamics and control of autonomous vehicles and wave energy devices.

Andre Barbosa

Assistant Professor
Civil & Construction Engineering
 
 

Dan Borello

Assistant Professor
Civil & Construction Engineering
 Investigation of dynamic structural response and loads imposed by tsunami and storm-surge excitation.
 

Dan Cox

Professor
Civil & Construction Engineering
 Coastal Engineering, mitigation of coastal hazards including coastal flooding from waves and surge and from tsunamis.  Wave loads on structures, coastal erosion and scour, natural and nature-based solutions to coastal hazards.
 

Merrick Haller

Associate Professor
Civil & Construction Engineering
 Remote sensing of wave transformation processes, especially related to wave/current interaction and hazardous wave conditions. Other efforts include rip current dynamics and quantifying the physical effects of wave energy converter arrays.

Christopher Higgins

Professor
Civil & Construction Engineering
 Performance of structures subjected to hydraulic and other loads.
 

David F. Hill

 

Professor
Civil & Construction Engineering

 Optical imaging of wave and turbulent processes; combined numerical and experimental studies of wave and surge processes.
 

Rob Holman

Professor Emeritus
College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

 Swash and inundation processes; bore-bore capture; the use of optical remote sensing for making nearshore measurements.
Judy Liu

Judy Liu

Professor
Civil & Construction Engineering
 Performance of structural steel building components (e.g., connections, frames, cladding, secondary members) subjected to hydraulic and other loads.
 

Tuba Ozkan-Haller

Professor
Civil & Construction Engineering
 Numerical, field and analytical investigations of water motions in the nearshore zone (depth of 10 meters or less).
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Peter Riggiero

Associate Professor
Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences

 Coastal geomorphology and coastal hazards; impacts of storms on beaches and dunes.
 

Harry Yeh

 

Professor
Civil & Construction Engineering

 Hydrodynamics of tsunamis; Laboratory and numerical experiments of complex waves motions in 3D domain, and the flow analyses.