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Student Profiles

Richard WilsonKatherine HeaysStephan SpillerJoseph Chaloner-WarmanStephane Bertin


Present PostDocs 

Present PhD Students as main supervisor

Present PhD Students as co-supervisor

  • Yifan Yang, PhD Co-Supervisor (Supervisor Prof Bruce Melville)
  • Chuang Jin, PhD Co-Supervisor (Supervisor AProf Giovanni Coco)
  • John Montgomery, PhD Co-Supervisor (Supervisor Prof Karin Bryan)

Past PostDocs 

  • 2015-2017 Stéphane Bertin
  • 2013-2015 Benjamin Levy

Past PhD Students 

  1. 2015-2018 Jane Groom, PhD, Graduated 2019, Supervisor
    Riverbed roughness and interlayer structures | Tonkin + Taylor, New Zealand
  2. 2014-2018 Lu Wang, PhD, Graduated 2019, Co-Supervisor
    Local scour at submerged weirs | Sichuan University, China
  3. 2014-2017 Wei Li, PhD, Graduated 2018, Supervisor
    Advances in topographic reconstruction of fluvial surfaces | working in China
  4. 2014-2017 Richard Wilson, PhD, Graduated 2018, Supervisor
    Dynamics of unconfined turbidity currents and their interaction with obstacles and substrates | Tonkin + Taylor, New Zealand
  5. 2012-2016 Xiaozhou Xiong, PhD, Graduated 2017, Co-Supervisor
    Combined abutment and contraction scour in compound channels for extreme flood events
  6. 2011-2015 Stéphane Bertin, PhD, Graduated  2016, Supervisor
    Developments in Photogrammetric Remote Sensing for Grain-Scale Fluvial Morphology Studies |  IUEM Brest, France
  7. 2011-2015 Dawei Guan, PhD, Graduated  2016, Co-Supervisor
    Scour at submerged weirs | Hohai University, China
  8. 2008-2011 Katherine Heays, PhD, Graduated 2012, (Jointly with Prof Bruce Melville)
    Cluster formation and stream-bed armouring: a photogrammetric study | Tonkin + Taylor, New Zealand

Past ME Students

  1. Kannanmannil, Reshma (exchange Masters from ETHZ, Switzerland, 2019, supervisor) Investigation on the movement behaviour of Large Woody Debris (LWD)
  2. Baumann, Andreas (exchange Masters from ETHZ, Switzerland, 2016, supervisor) Towards improved hydrodynamic understanding of suspended canopies: Flow and forces for suspended cylinders in tandem
  3. Currie, Stephen (ME, 2015, supervisor) Effect of ocean waves on the Viaduct Marina, Auckland
  4. Richter, Ole (exchange Masters from University Rostock, Germany, 2014, supervisor) CFD Modelling of Turbidity Currents | started PhD at University of Tasmania, Australia
  5. Stähly, Severin (exchange Masters from ETHZ, Switzerland, 2014, supervisor) Granulometry of fluvial grains’ body axes by computer-aided vision | started PhD at EPFL, Switzerland
  6. Chaloner-Warman, Joseph (ME, 2013, supervisor) Armour layer development and destruction: an investigation into the effectiveness of beach raking | now working at Watercare
  7. Sangster, Theo (ME, 2011, supervisor) A comparative study of confined and unconfined turbidity flows and their associated deposits | now working at Waikato Regional Council
  8. Liang, Yudan (ME, 2010, supervisor) Impact of catchment size for stormwater runoff modelling in the Auckland Region | moved back to China

BE Students

  • 2018. Alexsan Rov. Inhae Jung. Flow at the sediment-water interface.
  • 2018. Joseph Gibson, Max Tang. Investigation of the movement behaviour of Large Woody Debris (LWD).
  • 2017. Felicity Penman, Leena Patel. Investigating near-bed interactions between sediment and flow.
  • 2017. Katie Wilson, Lyneche Simkin. Application of Genetic Programming for coastal erosion modelling.
  • 2017 Joshua Ackers, Hyun Kim. BE. Flooding and inundation in New Zealand: an engineering perspective.
  • 2016 Shaneel Bhavan, Neill Tailor. BE. Fluid forces around obstacles.
  • 2016 Ashleigh Frew, Maes Shukur. BE. Visualisation of flow/sediment dynamics.
  • 2016 Reem Barakat, Timothy Bohles. BE. Modelling the effect of vegetation on resuspension.
  • 2015 Matthew McQueen, Aaron Falconer. BE. Tamaki Drive wave overtopping.
  • 2015 Damian Teh, Edwin Nixon. BE. Understanding torrents that flow on the seabed.
  • 2015 Jayson Hodgson, Joshua Wilson. BE. Riverbed moulding: Just like peeling an orange!
  • 2013 Jarra Parsonson, Bradyn Church. BE. Riverine sediment transport.
  • 2013 Oliver Ferrick, Kieran Woods. BE. Investigation and analysis of a mobile shoreline.
  • 2013 Ziwen An, Chenhui Zhou. BE. Turbulence characteristics of a fixed gravel bed.
  • 2012 Sanchit Shukla, Nipun Jayaweera. BE. The Effect of Flow Velocity on 3D Underwater Stereo Vision
  • 2012 Wayne Wu, Josh Dowds. BE. Use of 3D Underwater Stereo Vision for Water Resources Applications
  • 2011 Richard Wilson, Jenny McArthur. BE. Dynamic Analysis of the Interaction between Unconfined Turbidity Currents and Obstacles
  • 2010 Chris Hartnett, Jackie Yeung. BE. Flow around Clusters
  • 2009 Anna Evans, Claire Oliver. BE. Patterns in Riverine Environments
  • 2009 Theo Sangster, Ashley Keyworth. BE. Artificial Surf Reefs
  • 2009 John Hardley, Rebecca Donnelly. BE. Flow Visualisation
  • 2008 Alistair Briffet, Alistair Hancox. BE. Artificial Surf Reefs

  • 2017-18 Hukerenui Bonnet. Summer Project. Assessing the suitability of using Acoustic Doppler Velocimeters to perform near-bed velocity measurements in the context of Ecohydraulics studies
  • 2017-18 Maria Zeng.Summer Project. Understanding Torrent Flow on the Seabed
  • 2017-18 Angelia Cao.Summer Project. Forestry Slash: What happens with trees that fall into a river?
  • 2012-13 Ziwen An. Summer Project. Characteristic Study of Seatek’s MTA and Nortek’s Vectrino+
  • 2012-13 Yunpeng Lu. Summer Project. Evaluation of SeaTek and Study on Vectrino II
  • 2010-11 Richard Wilson. Summer Project. Comparative Study of Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter and Ultrasonic Doppler Velocity Profiler
  • 2009-10 Theo Sangster. Summer Project. Design of a Turbidite Basin

Supervised Foreign Exchange Students (BE)

  • 2018 Florent Greder. Sensor evaluation for Large Woody Debris (LWD) research. Télécom Physique Strasbourg, France, 3 months.
  • 2018 Paul-Edouard Brugger. Sensor evaluation for Large Woody Debris (LWD) research. Télécom Physique Strasbourg, France, 3 months.
  • 2017 Hippolyte Favre. Applying Structure from Motion to obtain DEM of underwater dunes and validate their accuracy. Télécom Physique Strasbourg, France, 3 months.
  • 2017 Clémence Poncet. Effect of particle morphology on fractional transport rates during sediment transport. Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France, 4 months.
  • 2016 Pauline Jacquin. Efficient use of Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter instruments in turbulent flow studies. Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 4 months.
  • 2014 Mélody Dequidt. Supporting gravel-bed project. Ecole Nationale du Génie de l’Eau et de l’Environnement de Strasbourg, ENGEES, France. 3 months.
  • 2014 Josselin Le Gal La Salle. CFD Modelling of Turbidity Currents. Bordeaux Institute of Technlogy (IPB), ENSEIRB-MATMECA, France. 3 months.
  • 2012 Julien Nave. CFD Modelling of Turbidity Currents. Bordeaux Institute of Technlogy (IPB), ENSEIRB-MATMECA, France. 4 months.
  • 2012 Margot Lhoste. Gravel-bed Development. Ecole Nationale du Génie de l’Eau et de l’Environnement de Strasbourg, ENGEES, France. 3 months.
  • 2012 Francois Lemaire. Gravel-bed Development. Ecole Nationale du Génie de l’Eau et de l’Environnement de Strasbourg, ENGEES, France. 3 months.
  • 2011 Mikaela Lewis. MATLAB Flow Mapping Analysis of Turbidity Currents using Ultrasonic Doppler Velocimeter (UDV) Measurement Techniques. University of Alberta, Canada. 8 months.
  • 2010 Stéphane Bertin. Gravel-bed topography measurement – suitability evaluation for statistical roughness analysis. Institut des Sciences et Techniques de l’Ingénieur de Lyon/École Polytechnique Universitaire Lyon, France. 6 months.
  • 2008 Guillaume Weber. Tracer Experiments in Groynes. École nationale des travaux publics de l’État, Vaulx en Velin, Lyon, France. 6 months.
  • 2007 Remy Gasset. Model Experiments: Influence of Floods and Dredging on Sediment Deposits in Rivers Equipped with Groynes. École nationale des travaux publics de l’État, Vaulx en Velin, Lyon, France. 6 months.

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