Research Affiliate, Nepf Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, MIT
Senior Research Assistant, Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW), ETH Zurich
Numerous rivers have been confined and are eco-morphologically impaired, resulting in an increased demand for river restoration projects. Wood placements are a common and inexpensive measure for river restoration. To plan and evaluate river restoration projects including wood accumulations, it is important to understand the interactions between flow, wood, and sediment. Using physical modeling, my project aims to quantify flow and morphological structures associated with different wood accumulation setups. The results will be used to develop design recommendations for wood accumulations.