School of Civil Engineering

The Coastal Engineering research group conducts field, laboratory, and numerical investigations into areas such as wave setup, swash processes, rip currents, heavy mineral sorting, coastal morphology, coastal groundwater dynamics and salinity, and river entrance dynamics.

Our current primary research areas are

  • Long Term Coastline Evolution
  • Fundamental Sediment Transport Modelling
  • Atoll Lagoon Flushing
  • Swash Hydrodynamics and overtopping
  • Long waves and surf beat
  • Reef hydrodynamics and shoreline response to environmental change
  • Beach profile evolution under cyclic and clustered wave climates
  • Lagoon Entrances and Sediment Dynamics
  • Coastal Groundwater

If you are interested in doing PhD research in coastal engineering, visit our projects page.