Research interests

Through my research I connect engineering and various science disciplines (e.g., oceanography, hydrology, meteorology, climatology) to better understand the vulnerability of coastal societies, built infrastructure, and fragile ecosystems under climate change conditions. I study changes in coastal sea levels (mean and extreme), ocean waves, and freshwater flows and the associated impacts to support the development of sustainable and resilient adaptation strategies. Some of the topics I work on are:

  • Changes in sea level, storm surges, ocean waves, precipitation, and river discharges
  • (Coastal-)Engineering design concepts
  • Sustainability of human-natural systems in coastal zones
  • Extreme value analysis
  • Climate adaptation and resilience
  • Integrated coastal vulnerability and risk assessment
  • Stochastic and numerical modelling of tides, storm surges, waves, and river flows
  • Multi hazards
  • Coastal processes and hydrodynamics


Recent and active projects