BRUnel Coastal Engineering LAB (BRUCELAB)
Brunel Coastal Engineering Lab (BRUCELAB), led by Dr Mohammad Heidarzadeh, is devoted to a broad range of coastal engineering problems such as coastal wave dynamics and coastal resilience against natural hazards (storm surges, tsunamis, earthquakes, landslides). BRUCELAB is involved in various projects worldwide addressing coastal engineering problems in Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf. In a recent project funded by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), researchers in BRUCELAB study tsunami effects to the west coast of India and deal with policy makers on the coastal resilience. Other ongoing projects are: Interaction of coastal structures and extreme geo-environmental coastal hazards, source process of the 8 September 2017 Mexico earthquake and tsunami, landslide-generated waves during the 2016 Kaikoura (New Zealand) tsunami, probabilistic and deterministic methods for coastal hazard assessment, tsunami warning systems in the Mediterranean Sea, and resilient coastal communities against extreme environmental hazards.
Global Research Challenges:BRUCELAB is committed in addressing coastal hazards throughout the world by contributing to coastal problems in various geographical locations including (but not limited to) Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Iran, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Pakistan, Oman and USA.For more information and potential collaboration, please contact Dr Mohammad Heidarzadeh
Field survey of the damage to a coastal town in east Japan during the 11 March 2011 Japan tsunami (photo showing Dr Heidarzadeh surveying the damaged area)