SEACAMS2 project staff
Research Assistant, SEACAMS2
Sediment-related heavy metals, sediment transport and storage, floodplain processes and dynamics, geomorphology, flood and coastal risk management, environmental management, GIS and X-Ray Fluorescence.
Expertise lies within the field of catchment and coastal processes, with a particular focus on coastal surveying (using photogrammetric UAVs and terrestrial laser scanners) and sedimentology.
Swansea webpage: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/a.f.mendzil/
Dr Iain Fairley
Science officer, SEACAMS2
Dr Iain Fairley’s research expertise focuses on assessment of marine energy resources and on understanding of the impact of energy extraction on coastal systems. Within Seacams2 he is investigating methodologies for coastal surveying in mega-tidal regions using terrestrial laser scanners and photogrammetric UAVs. He is also developing models of wave resources and impacts of marine energy extraction on sediment dynamics and morphological change.
Swansea webpage: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/engineering/i.a.fairley/
Dr Jose M. Horillo-Caraballo
Science officer, SEACAMS2
Modelling coastal and estuarine environments with particular emphasis on sediment transport, water quality, morphodynamics and impacts of climate change on the coast, forecasting long term coastal and estuarine morphodynamics; the reliability of flood defences; statistical analysis of coastal morphology; stochastic modelling of beach systems.
Swansea webpage: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/engineering/j.m.horrillo-caraballo/
Professor Dominic Reeve
Research expertise: I have over 20 years professional experience of both research and consultancy in the marine environment including: underwater acoustic propagation; tidal flow; surface wave propagation; sediment transport; ecological systems; risk assessment.
Current research areas include: forecasting long term coastal and estuarine morphodynamics; the reliability of flood defences; statistical analysis of coastal morphology; stochastic modelling of beach systems.
Swansea webpage: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/engineering/d.e.reeve/
Dr Harshinie Karunarathna
Research expertise: modelling coastal and estuarine environment with particular emphasis on sediment transport, morphodynamics and impacts of climate change on the coastal environment.
My research combines mathematical modelling of multi-scale coastal processes with behaviour-oriented geomorphological knowledge of coastal and estuarine systems. My current research includes predicting impacts of marine renewables on sea bed morphology; predicting long term coastal and estuarine morphodynamics; coastal flood modelling; investigating impacts of extreme weathers on coastal morphology.
Swansea webpage: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/engineering/h.u.karunarathna/
Dr Ian Masters
Research expertise: Dr Ian Masters is an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Swansea University. He founded the Marine Energy Research Group in 2001 and is author of many academic papers and patents. Dr Masters research areas include: Tidal current turbines, tidal range technology, wave energy and multiple use of space. In particular, he specialises in the development of computational models to improve the performance of tidal turbines. He also has an interest in the link between design and cost of energy in order to develop cost effective ocean energy devices.
Swansea webpage: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/engineering/i.masters/