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Profiles

Mr Benjamin Williams

School of Marine Science and Engineering (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

PhD research student in morphodynamic modelling of tidal inlets

Qualifications

2008 - 2016: PhD in coastal morphological modelling of tidal inlet dynamics and evolution

2003 - 2008: Coastal Modeller, Halcrow Group Ltd

2002 - 2003: MSc Applied Marine Science (dist.), University of Plymouth, UK.  
                        Awarded Plymouth Marine Laboratory prize for oustanding performance.

2000 - 2001: Marine Geophysicist, Svitzer Ltd

1997 - 2000: BSc (Hons) Geological Oceanography (2.1), University of Wales, Bangor

Teaching interests

Coastal processes and dynamics
Role of coastal modelling in coastal management and engineering

Research interests

Tidal inlet dynamics
Coastal hydrodynamic and sedimentary processes
Coastal morphdynamic modelling & evolution
Wave modelling & wave processes
Cohesive suspended sediment dynamics

Other research

Coastal Process Research Group (CPRG)

Journal Articals:

Williams, B.G. and Pan, S. (2011). Storm-driven morphological evolution and sediment bypassing at a dynamic tidal inlet: A simulation-based analysis. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, pp 1209 - 1213.

Conference Proceedings:

Williams, B.G. and Pan, S. (2012). Complex eigenfunction analysis of a mixed-energy, macrotidal inlet. International Conference of Coastal Engineering 2012 (ICCE 2012), Santander, Spain. [In submission]

Reeve, D.E. and Williams, B.G. (2012). Post-project appraisal of the detatched breakwater scheme at Elmer, UK. International Conference of Coastal Engineering 2012 (ICCE 2012), Santander, Spain. [In submission]

Williams, B.G. and Pan, S. (2011). Storm-driven morphological evolution and sediment bypassing at a dynamic tidal inlet: A simulation-based analysis. Proceedings of the 11th International Coastal Symposium (ICS 2011), Szczecin, Poland.

Williams, B.G., Pan, S., Williams, J. & Reeve, D. (2011). Simulation of a coastal inlet. Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference 2011, Liverpool, UK.

Poster Presentations:

Williams, B.G.
, Pan, S., Williams, J. & Reeve, D. (2010). Coastal area morphological simulation of a migrating tidal inlet. International Conference of Coastal Engineering 2010 (ICCE 2010), Shanghai, China.

Reports & invited lectures


REPORTS

Williams, B.G.
, Gibson, J. and Reeve, D. (2010): Downdrift impact of the Elmer Coastal and Flood Defence Scheme. Report to Roger Maddrel Consulting Ltd and Jaimes Baird Associates. University of Plymouth Enterprise Ltd.