PhD Master Class
Master Class Objectives
PhD students, researchers and (young and senior) professionals are warmly encouraged to participate in the Master Class, which takes place prior to the Coastlab12 conference, on Sunday, September 16th 2012, at the Department of Civil Engineering of Ghent University.
The objective of this Master Class is to provide the participants with useful knowledge and discussion on issues dealing with experimental and numerical modeling of water waves and their interaction with coastal structures and vegetation.
During the morning session, we are pleased to announce 4 internationally established researchers, who will give an interesting lecture on the latest research results in their field of expertise. The afternoon discussion sessions are concentrating on the participants' research experiences and the day-by-day problems encountered. Within each parallel session, we encourage 6 researchers to actively take the floor and give a 5-minute presentation to briefly present their research and to highlight the issues they are dealing with, in order to trigger the discussion afterwards. We have accommodated each parallel discussion session with a number of senior experts to guide the interaction among presenting researchers and the audience, that will be asked to engage in the discussion, and to provide positive feedback and exchange of information on the problems the participants may be facing.
During the entire Master Class, participants are encouraged to get to know each other. The networking reception at the end of the day offers the possibility to meet fellow researchers in a less formal manner.
Participation in the Master Class is not included in the registration fee of the Coastlab12 conference, and is open regardless of participation in the conference. Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion of the courses attended, issued by Ghent University.
|09:00 - 09:45||"Advances in laboratory instrumentation: the experience of furbishing the CCOB" - P. Lomonaco|
|09:45 - 10:30||"Latest research results in the field of structural response" - H. Schüttrumpf|
|11:00 - 11:45||"Numerical modeling of tsunami generation and propagation" - G. Bellotti|
|11:45 - 12:30||"Utilizing wave energy - Potential, challenges and status" - J.P. Kofoed|
|Sandwiches for lunch|
|13:30 - 15:00||Parallel discussion sessions A:|
|* Structural response 1 (experts: J.P. Kofoed, E. Peña, J. De Rouck)|
|* Instrumentation (field and laboratory)(experts: P. Lomonaco, T. O'Donoghue, F. Taveira Pinto, C. Altomare,
T. De Mulder, W. Hassan)
|15:30 - 17:00||Parallel discussion sessions B:|
|* Structural response 2 (experts: H. Schüttrumpf, J. Van der Meer, G. Iglesias)|
|* Numerical modeling of wave propagation (experts: G. Bellotti, J. Monbaliu, J.L. Lara, T. Bouma, T. Suzuki)|
Networking reception (until 19h00)
PhD Master Class registration
Master Class registrations and payment of the registration fee (25 euro, including lunch and reception) can be done through the Coastlab12 conference website following this link. Note that participation in the Master Class is independent of the conference registration.
Apart from the regular registration, the participants will be asked to provide more specific extra information. Part hereof will be distributed among the participants of the Master Class, to streamline scientific contacts, in the spirit of the objective of the event.
About the experts
Corrado Altomare is post-doctoral researcher at Flanders Hydraulics Research, Belgium.
Giorgio Bellotti is assistant professor at the University Roma Tre, Italy.
Tjeerd Bouma is post-doctoral researcher at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, The Netherlands.
Tom De Mulder is professor at Ghent University, Belgium.
Julien De Rouck is professor at Ghent University, Belgium.
Wael Hassan is post-doctoral researcher at Flanders Hydraulics Research, Belgium.
Gregorio Iglesias is associate professor at the University of Santiago De Compostela, Spain.
Javier L. Lara is professor at the University of Cantabria, Spain.
Pedro Lomonaco is professor at the University of Cantabria, Spain.
Jens Peter Kofoed is associate professor at Aalborg University, Denmark.
Jaak Monbaliu is professor at KU Leuven, Belgium.
Tom O’Donoghue is professor at the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
Enrique Peña González is professor at the University of Coruña, Spain.
Holger Schüttrumpf is professor at RWTH Aachen, Germany.
Tomohiro Suzuki is post-doctoral researcher at Flanders Hydraulics Research, Belgium.
Francisco Taveira Pinto is professor at the University of Porto, Portugal.
Jentsje Van der Meer is head of Van der Meer Consulting B.V., The Netherlands.
About the local organizers
Pieter Rauwoensis post-doctoral researcher at Ghent University, Belgium.
Tomas Van Oyen is post-doctoral researcher at Ghent University, Belgium.
Peter Troch is professor at Ghent University, Belgium.