Deputy Director of the Energy and Environment Institute
Stuart's research focuses on physical modelling of flow processes and sediment transport dynamics. His main interests are in river dynamics, but sediment and water are everywhere so he works across a range of scales and also studies estuarine and coastal environments. Stuart manages research in the Total Environment Simulator (TES) which is a world-class experimental facility, operated by the University of Hull. The TES is designed for modelling environmental fluid and sediment dynamics across with flow, waves and rainfall in conjunction with a suite of laser and acoustic measurement equipment. Stuart leads fieldwork teaching on volcanic geomorphology in Tenerife which he has been involved with for 20 years and he manages and delivers MSc teaching programmes for the Energy and Environment Institute.
- Physical modelling of river, estuarine and coastal flow processes and sediment transport dynamics.
- Application of laser and acoustic flow measurement techniques.
- Developing new techniques for physical modelling of ecohydraulics.
- Modelling environmental impacts on the seabed associated with offshore wind energy.
- Developing research in Natural Flood Management.
- Member of the Modelling Environmental Systems Research Group at the University of Hull.
- Member of the management team for HYDRALAB+ (http://www.hydralab.eu) which is a EU-funded Infrastructure programme funded through Horizon2020. There are more than 25 participants from throughout the EU.