Dr Chris Blenkinsopp joined the University of Bath in 2013 and is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. Before joining Bath he was a Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Australia and has also worked as a consultant coastal engineer in the UK and New Zealand. Chris completed his PhD in coastal hydrodynamics at the University of Southampton in 2007.
Chris’ research interest are primarily within the fields of coastal science and coastal/ocean engineering with a particular focus on remote-sensing of coastal processes, coastal adaptation to climate change and sea level rise, beach morphology change during storm erosion and recovery and breaking and broken wave hydrodynamics. He has led and participated in multiple large-scale research projects funded by EPSRC, EU and the Australian Research Council. Most recently he was the PI on the EPSRC “Waves in Shallow Water” project (EPxx) which used novel techniques to obtain the most detailed field measurements of breaking and broken waves to date which enabled new insight into energy dissipation and wave modelling in the surf zone. He is currently leading an EU HydraLab+ project investigating dynamic revetments alongside 12 leading researchers from the UK, Netherlands, France, Belgium, USA and Australia. At the University of Bath he is the University-wide theme leader for Coastal and Ocean Engineering and his research group currently consists of 5 PhD students and 1 PDRA.