Washout of a coastal road in Sri Lanka by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Research Interests

My research focuses on hydrodynamic modeling, with a general concentration on shallow water wave phenomenon. Much of my work is numerical-based, although experimental and field components play a significant role in my projects. Current research includes multi-scale wave modeling, hybrid and parallel numerical computing, investigations into tsunami breaking, and extraction of energy from nearshore wind waves.


Numerical modeling of coastal processes; tsunami propagation and runup; wind wave evolution from deep to shallow water; sediment transport in the coastal zone; wave interaction with permeable structures such as breakwaters; internal waves; wave energy.

Funded Projects:

Projects on nearshore tsunami evolution include:

Projects on large-scale, multi-physics coastal modeling include:

Projects on tidal inlets and river mouths include:

Projects on wave modeling and interaction with structures include: