About Me

I specialize in coastal and urban disaster prevention research. Currently I hold a Research Assistant Professor joint position. I am hosted by the Environmental Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory where I am working on a day-to-day basis. My home institute is the University of Notre Dame where I conduct research with Professor Westerink’s  Computational Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL).

I have particularly strong research expertise in developing and advancing coastal ocean numerical models over large multiscale regions.

  • During my PhD in the Disaster Prevention Research Institute at Kyoto University I developed a multiscale coupled 2D-3D numerical model for tsunamis, called 2CLOWNS-3D.
  • During my postdoc in CHL I became a developer of the ADCIRC hydrodynamic model and have made many advances to enable it to model storm tides (surge + tide) more accurately on a global scale, and to incorporate the effects of density stratification.

Please check out my current project on the GLObal Coastal Ocean Flood Forecasting System.

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Sea surface heights (red-blue colors) around Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands left in the wake of Hurricane Maria (black streamlines). This is adapted from my 2019 JGR-Ocean paper which highlights the benefit of incorporating density stratification in storm tide models.