James T Kirby Jr.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421, aboyle@udel.edu
  • Studies the ways the ocean moves.
  • Research focuses on ocean waves, beaches, currents, beach erosion and sediment transport.
  • Can authoritatively discuss tsunamis and was featured in various media outlets after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
  • Recipient of the Walter Huber Research Prize awarded by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Web Site:
http://chinacat.coastal.udel.edu/~kirby

Titles:
Edward C. Davis Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

UDaily Articles:
Talk on Tsunamis Tuesday in Wilmington
CBS crew learns about rip currents

Keywords:
engineering, environmental, ocean, tsunamis, waves, beaches, rip currents, beach erosion, surf zone, oil spills