Jens Figlus

Assistant Professor

Figlus, Jens

Office: PMEC 218 (Galveston)
Phone: 409.741.4317
Email: figlusj@tamug.edu

Curriculum Vitae
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Research Interests

  • The recovery of beaches after severe storms including detailed hydrodynamics, sediment transport and morphodynamics of ridge-runnel systems

  • Vegetated coastal dunes and their resilience against erosion, overtopping and overwash

  • Hybrid coastal storm surge protection systems (i.e. core-enhanced coastal dunes)

  • Innovative coastal protection schemes for eroding coastlines

  • Wave – structure – sediment interaction

  • Wave – vegetation – sediment interaction

Awards & Honors

  • Fulbright Alumni
  • U.S. National Scholars Honor Society
  • Faculty Fellow TAMUG Center for Texas Beaches and Shores (www.tamug.edu/ctbs/)
  • Reviewer ASCE Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering and Elsevier Coastal Engineering
  • Co-organizer and chair of ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) 2013 mini-symposium “Coastal Hazards and Hydraulics” (Chicago, IL)

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Delaware, USA (2010)
  • M.C.E.m University of Delaware, USA (2007)
  • Diploma, Civil Engineering, University of Karlsruhe (now KIT), GERMANY (2005)

Selected Publications

Ma, G., Kirby, J.T., Su, S-F., Figlus, J., and Shi, F. (2013). “Numerical study of turbulence and wave attenuation induced by vegetation canopies.” Coastal Engineering, 80, 68-78

Figlus, J., Kobayashi, N., and Gralher, C. (2012). “Ridge-Runnel Migration.” Proc. of 33rd Intl. Conference on Coastal Engineering, Santander, Spain.

Figlus, J., Kobayashi, N., and Gralher, C. (2012). “Onshore Migration of Emerged Ridge and Ponded Runnel.” Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, 138/5, 331-338.

Kobayashi, N., Jung, H., and Figlus, J. (2011). “Maintenance of Beach and Dune for Coastal Flooding Reduction.” Coastal Structures 2011,Yokohama, Japan.

Kobayashi, N., Hicks, B.S., and Figlus, J. (2011). “Evolution of Gravel Beach Profiles.” Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, 137/5, 258-262.