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The Singing Engineer

The Singing Engineer

UD senior Sydney Cargill melds her two passions: science and song Sydney Cargill spends a lot of time with a 10-foot tube. More specifically, it’s a clear PVC pipe with a strip of plastic and some wires inside. When she carts it around or hovers over it in a...

Best Student Presentation Award

Best Student Presentation Award

Congratulations to Maro Pontiki for winning the Best Student Presentation Award at the PORTS '19 Conference held in Pittsburgh, PA in September 2019.

Graduate Student Spotlight: Mithun Deb

Graduate Student Spotlight: Mithun Deb

Tell us a little about your background I am from Bangladesh, a beautiful riverine country in South Asia. The country is home to the world's largest delta, GBM (Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna) that drains into the Bay of Bengal.  The low-lying elevation of the country and...

Undergraduate Student Spotlight: James Holyoke

Undergraduate Student Spotlight: James Holyoke

Tell us a little about your background My name is James Holyoke, and I was born and raised in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. I am a senior majoring in Civil Engineering here at UD, and after I graduate I hope to pursue a graduate degree in Coastal/Ocean Engineering. I...

New Graduate Students and Visitors

The Center for Applied Coastal Research would like to welcome visitors and new graduate students starting in the 2019 academic year Erika Beddings MCE Advisor: Jack A. Puleo Email: ecbedd@udel.edu Ye Yuan, a visiting scholar from National Marine Environmental...

THESIS 2019 – Conference Recap

THESIS 2019 – Conference Recap

The 4th symposium on two-phase modeling for sediment dynamics in geophysical flows was held in Newark, Delaware from September 17-19, 2019. The conference theme was to “bridge terrestrial, coastal and marine surface dynamics with multiphase flows” enabling improved...

Predicting nearshore sandbar migration using XBeach

Yashar Rafati and Tian-Jian Hsu In the coastal zones the beach response to storm events. Our ability to predict beach profile evolution from before to after the storm is of the greatest concerns in coastal management. During extreme storm events, significant erosion...

Master’s Project Update

Master’s Project Update

In situ hydrodynamic and morphodynamic measurements during extreme storm events1Stanford J. Borrell and 2Jack A. Puleo (excerpted from Shore and Beach)INTRODUCTIONThe East Coast of the United States of America is heavily impacted by extreme storm events which result...

Making Waves

Making Waves

With demand for coastal engineers rising, UD professor brings the coast to classrooms University of Delaware Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Jack Puleo studies the physics of sand dune erosion during extreme waves and storm surges. The ongoing rise in...

Research Spotlight: Ship Wake Study at Pea Patch Island

Pea Patch Island (Figure 1) is a historically and ecologically significant island located In the Delaware River. The island contains Fort Delaware is a major Heronry. It is threatened by sea level rise and shoreline erosion. Scarping can be observed at the ends of the...