IAHR, founded in 1935, is a worldwide independent member-based organisation of engineers and water specialists working in fields related to the hydro-environmental sciences and their practical application. Activities range from river and maritime hydraulics to water resources development and eco-hydraulics, through to ice engineering, hydroinformatics, and hydraulic machinery.
Log On
About IAHRDirectoryCommitteesMy IAHRNews & JournalseLibraryeShopEventsJoin IAHRWorld CongressDonate
You are here : Home : News List
Go Back...

PhD fellowship on Coastal Morphodynamics at UPC, Spain
The Coastal Morphodynamics Group (http://df.upc.edu/en/morfos) of the Physics Department of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain), has a fellowship available for a PhD student on fundamental processes of beach morphodynamics (“Ayudas para contratos predoctorales para la formación de doctores 2015”, Spanish “Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad”).

The objetive of the PhD project is to gain understanding on the interactions between surf zone morphodynamic patterns on sandy beaches, combining video and field observations at Castelldefels beach (south of Barcelona) with process-based mathematical modelling. The surf-zone moprodynamic patterns include shore-parallel bars, crescentic bars (also called rip-channel systems), transverse bars, megacusps and beach cusps, and their possible interactions with larger scale patterns will also be explored. An existing video monitoring software will be used and extended when necessary to extract shorelines, barlines and other information from the images of the video monitoring system that the team has in Castelldefels. Mathematical models already developed by the team will be used and extended when necessary to investigate the physical processes behind the pattern interactions. Model results will be compared with observations in Castelldefels and other beaches worldwide.

We are looking for a well qualified student with a degree in one of the following topics: physics, physical oceanography, civil engineering, physical geography, geology, mathematics or related fields. We offer a 4-year appointment.
IAHR Media Library
11 August 2018 - 15 August 2018
Special Workshop, “Copula Method in Hydrology and Environmental Science"
19 August 2018 - 24 August 2018
12th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics
20 August 2018 - 23 August 2018
6th International Conference on Estuaries and Coasts- ICEC-2018
01 September 2018 - 30 September 2018
ICUD 2020 - International Conference on Urban Drainage
02 September 2018 - 05 September 2018
21st Congress of the Asian Pacific Division of IAHR
See all Events