Nick Hanousek

Project: Near and far-field hydro-environmental modelling of marine renewable energy schemes

Supervisors: Dr Reza Ahmadian and Professor Roger Falconer

Background

Nick has recently graduated with an MEng in Civil Engineering from Cardiff University. His third year project analysed various tidal range power scheme options that have been proposed for the Severn estuary area using a 2D depth averaged numerical model.

Nick will continue to study at Cardiff University on his WISE PhD project.

Work Experience

As part of his degree, Nick undertook a year in industry at HR Wallingford where he worked within the coastal structures team; primarily building and testing physical models of coastal developments in 2D wave flume, and 3D wave basin models. He was also involved the official testing of flood protection products for the BSI Kitemark, and research testing of historic breakwaters. Nick also undertook work experience at Halcrow in Exeter which ultimately led to him pursue a career in civil engineering.

Research Interests

  • Numerical and physical modelling of water
  • Renewable energy
  • Coastal structures