Research Team

Joannes Westerink
Joseph and Nona Ahearn Professor in Computational Science and Engineering
Henry J. Massman Chairman
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Concurrent Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Concurrent Professor, Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
Concurrent Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

1984 Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1981 M.S. Civil Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo
1979 B.S. Civil Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, State University of New York at Buffalo

Joannes Westerink
Damrongsak Wirasaet
Research Assistant Professor
High performance DG finite element solutions to shallow water equations,
transport equations and Navier Stokes equations.

William Pringle
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Application and development of shallow water solutions to coastal circulation,
wave models to establish the wave environment in the coastal ocean, and Boussinesq class models.
2016 Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan
M.E. Civil Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan
2011 B.E. Civil Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand


Keith Roberts
Graduate Research Assistant
East Coast United States surge, tide, and wave modeling. Dynamic load balancing.

2015 M.S. Atmospheric Science, Stony Brook University, New York
2012 B.S. Atmospheric Science and Oceanography, Stony Brook University, New York


Maria Teresa Contreras Vargas
Graduate Research Assistant
Hydrodynamic modeling of fluvial and coastal processes.
2016 M.S. Civil Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
2013 B.S. Civil Engineering, Pontificia Univesidad Catolica de Chile

Joaquin Pablo Moris Barra
Graduate Research Assistant
Surf zone wave modelling and validation.
2016 M.S. Civil Engineering, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile
2012 B.S. Civil Engineering, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile
Diane Westerink
Lab Coordinator
Diane Westerink
Caitlyn Jarvis
Lab Assistant

Past Students and Post Docs (with current affiliation)




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