- Assistant Professor & Director of the Hydraulic Lab
- San Diego State University
- email@example.com dsu.edu
General research interests evolve around the application of advanced physically-based numerical models to study complex hydrodynamic and geomorphological problems. Specific areas of interest include mixing and dilution dynamics resulting from conventional and toxic pollutant discharges, transport processes, stratification dynamics, and the interaction between water flow and sediment transport that generates intricate morphologies in various water bodies. In recent years, the focus has been on numerical modeling of internal hydraulic jumps and depositional signatures of turbidity currents emanating from submarine canyons. The most recent research break-through is numerical modeling of submarine cyclic steps, which are the most commonly observed sediment wave pattern on the seafloor. New topics of interest include powder snow avalanches, pyroclastic flows emerging from volcanoes, porous media flow and double-diffusive convection.