RESEARCH GROUP

Current Group Members:

         Jin Young Kim, Ph.D. Student (co-chair with James Kaihatu)
BS: Okayama University (Japan)
MS: Kyoto University (Japan)

         Jitae Do, Ph.D. Student
BS: University of Minnesota
MS: Pusan National University (Korea)

         Hsing-Yu Huang, Ph.D. Student (co-chair with Scott Socolofsky)
BS: National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan)
MS: National Cheng Kung University

         Robin Wang, Ph.D. Student
BS: Texas A&M University

Former Students and Visiting Scholars:

Ph.D. Students

         Wei-Liang Chuang, Ph.D. 12/2017, Extreme wave impacts on offshore and coastal structures
Currently: Department of Marine Environment and Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

         Byoungjoon Na, Ph.D. 08/2016, Experimental study of turbulent flow field, bubble entrainment, and scale effects in plunging breaking waves
Currently: School of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, Korea University

         Kerri Whilden, Ph.D. 08/2015, Investigation of tidal exchange and the formation of tidal vortices at Aransas Pass, Texas, USA (Co-chair with Scott Socolofsky)
Currently: Geochemical & Environmental Research Group, Texas A&M University

         Youn Kyung (Katy) Song, Ph.D. 12/2013, Study of kinematics of extreme waves impacting offshore and coastal structures by nonintrusive measurement techniques  (Co-chair with Jennifer Irish)
Currently: Department of Ocean Engineering, Texas A&M University (Galveston Campus)

         Kusalika Ariyarathne, Ph.D. 08/2011, Green water flow kinematics and impact pressure on a three dimensional model structure
Currently: Lanka Hydraulic Institute, Sri Lanka

         Ho-Joon Lim, Ph.D. 08/2010, Experimental study on kinematics and dynamics of breaking waves in deep water
Currently: Technip, Houston

         Po-Hung Yeh, Ph.D. 08/2009, Channel meander migration in large-scale physical model study
Currently: Department of Marine Environment and Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

         Seung Jae Oh, Ph.D. 08/2009, Clear water abutment scour and contraction scour in cohesive soils on the basis of flume tests (Co-chair with Jean-Louis Briaud)
Currently: Samsung C&T, Korea

         Namgyu Park, Ph.D. 12/2007, A prediction of meander migration based on large-scale flume tests in clay (Co-chair with Jean-Louis Briaud)
Currently: Bechtel Corporation, Houston

         Yonguk Ryu, Ph.D. 08/2006, Extreme wave impinging and overtopping
Currently: Department of Civil Engineering, Chonnam National University, Korea

         Kwang Hyo Jung, Ph.D. 05/2004, Experimental study on rectangular barge in beam sea
Currently: Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Pusan National University, Korea

M.S. Students

         Shih-Heng Sun, M.S. 12/2017, Nearshore bathymetry estimation from drone video using PIV technique
Currently: CGG, Houston, Texas

         Chia-Hung Chien, M.S. 12/2017, Application of smart material on an overtopping type wave energy converter
Currently: MODEC International, Houston, Texas

         Wan-Yi (Verna) Wei, M.S. 12/2014, Experimental investigation of sphere slamming to quiescent water surface - Pressure distribution and jetting flow field
Currently:

         Arthur Antoine, M.S. 12/2009, Dynamics of wave breaking at a coastal sea wall
Currently: Halcrow, Saint Lucia

         Youn Kyung (Katy) Song, M.S. 08/2009, Extreme hurricane surge estimation for Texas coastal bridges using dimensionless surge (Co-chair with Jennifer Irish)
Currently: Department of Ocean Engineering, Texas A&M University (Galveston Campus)

         Kerri Whilden, M.S. 08/2009, Laboratory analysis of vortex dynamics for shallow tidal inlets (Co-chair with Scott Socolofsky)
Currently: Geochemical & Environmental Research Group, Texas A&M University

         Kusalika Ariyarathne, M.S. 12/2007, Efficiency of perforated breakwater and associated energy dissipation
Currently: Lanka Hydraulic Institute, Sri Lanka

         Benjamin Israel Devadason, M.S. 12/2007, Contraction scour in compound channels with cohesive soil beds
Currently: Gannett Fleming, Pennsylvania

         Francisco Nicolau Del Roure, M.S. 12/2007, Laboratory studies of eddy structures and exchange processes through tidal inlets (Co-chair with Scott Socolofsky)
Currently: Moffatt & Nichol, Chile

         Yonguk Ryu, M.S. 08/2002, Turbulent round jet under gravity waves
Currently: Department of Civil Engineering, Chonnam National University, Korea

Visiting Scholars

         Dr. Yu-Hsien Lin, 06/2019  09/2019, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Currently: Department of System and Naval Mechatronic Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

         Dr. Yun-Ta Wu, 02/2014  12/2014, Visiting Ph.D. Student from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Currently: Department of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

         Dr. Nan-Jing Wu, 03/2009 - 08/2010, CECI, Taiwan
Currently: National Chiayi University, Taiwan

         Dr. Jong-In Lee, 08/2004 08/2005, Korea Institute of Construction Technology, Korea
Currently: Chonnam National University, Korea

         Dr. Nobuhito Mori, 03/2001 09/2001, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Japan
Currently: Kyoto University, Japan

Undergraduate Researchers

         Opeyemi Ijagbemi, Spring 2009

         Chi-Yueh Chen, Summer 2007 (Exchange student from Taiwan)

         Pin-Han Kuo, Summer 2006 (Exchange student from Taiwan)

         Geng-Jeng Lin, Summer 2006 (Exchange student from Taiwan)

         Mondel Garcia, Summer 2000 Spring 2001