Publications and Presentations

Graduate Projects

Coastal Hurricane Impact Modelling

My PhD research focused on the Albemarle Pamlico Estuary system in North Carolina. Two key papers were published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. One was a hindcast investigation of the impact of precipitation in open water ares on coastal flooding, which was also presented at the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting.:

Impacts of Hurricane Winds and Precipitation on Hydrodynamics in a Back-barrier Estuary

The second detailed the realtime model (DUNEX-RT) that I implemented in this area and validated during Hurricane Dorian:

Influence of Hurricane Wind Field Variability on Real-time Forecast Simulations of the Coastal Environment

A subset of the broader North Carolina area (Currituck Sound) was studied during two hurricanes, and the results presented at Coastal Sediments 2019.

Numerical Modelling Of Storm-driven Sediment Transport In Currituck Sound, NC

Wastewater Stabilization Ponds

Initial work on my thesis focused on conditions in Wastewater Stabilization Ponds, or WSPs. I looked at several different aspects of these systems, including:

Temperature Stratification in an Operational Waste Stabilization Pond (DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001876):

WSP Stratification

Three-dimensional Hydrodynamic Behaviour of an Operational Waste Stabilization Pond (DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001834):

WSP Hydrodynamics

Impact of Control Structures on Hydraulic Retention Time in Wastewater Stabilization Ponds:

Hydraulic Structures

I also published an early conference presentation showed collected data, as well as preliminary modeling results for the project, titled: Modeling and validation of stratification and hydrodynamics in a wastewater stabilization pond using Delft3D.

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Undergraduate Projects

I was lucky enough to be involved in a number of projects over the course of my undergraduate degree. Most recently, I completed an undergraduate thesincludedis on the use of Coir fibres in shoreline reinforcement. This paper also used a novel application of 2-dimensional normalized cross correlation to align sensor data.

Optimal alignment of coastal bathymetry data using fast normalized cross-correlation

I also assisted on Chris Frutel's Master's thesis, which looked at hyperberic flows in rivers. Specifically, I contributed to the experimental method of using image registration and subtraction to track due progression through a gravel bar. A summary of this work was recently published in the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering

A laboratory method for the visualization and quantification of hyporheic flow paths and velocities

Earlier Work

Prior to my undergrad degree, I completed a rescearch project on the social determinants of oral health in Kindergarten students in Brant County. This project was done in partership with the Brant County Health Unit, and was presented at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in 2011.

More Than Just Brushing More Than Just Brushing- Presentation

If you'd like more information about any of these projects, or think you have something I would be interested in, please get in touch!

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