Dr Francesca Ribas Prats
Position: Associate professor
Department: Physics Department
University/Institute/Company: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Research on coastal morphodynamics (including sediment transport, waves and currents) focusing on formation of nearshore sand bars and shoreline sand waves. Theoretical studies using numerical modelling and stability analysis, with special emphasis on self-organization processes. Experimental studies using imagery analysis with video-cameras. Applications to coastal engineering.