Ton van den Bremer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, and Tutor and Fellow in Engineering in Worcester College.
His research interests are in geophysical fluid mechanics, understanding the role of non-linearity in oceanic and atmospheric gravity waves. For his Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship, Ton is examining the role of waves in the transport and spreading of plastic pollution in the ocean. He also has an interest in stochastic processes, applied to the economics of natural resources and climate.
As part of the project, Ton van den Bremer will examine the evolution of waves from deep water onto the top of slopes, where increases in the probability of extreme waves have been observed and offshore wind turbines are planned.