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Dr David McGovern


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    020 7815 7658
  • School/Division:
    Built Environment and Architecture / Civil and Building Services Engineering

Dr David J. McGovern joined LSBU in August 2017. After completing his PhD at Lancaster University, he held post-doctoral research positions at the National University of Singapore (2.5 years) and University College London (3.5 years). He teaches fluid mechanics and geology.

David is highly research active, with interests in the interaction fluid with structures and sediment in the fields of coastal, ocean and flood engineering. Currently, he is working on tsunami interaction with the coastal built environment. In his research he uses a mix of physical models, data analysis and programming techniques.

David is open to prospective PhD students with funding. This can be with fully or partially formed research questions in the following topics: Natural hazards, tsunami, extreme events, coastal and ocean engineering, and sediment transport and scour. Laboratory work as well as the use of big data and machine learning in these fields is particularly interesting.

Additionally, he has several areas of research as mentioned above that are suitable for PhD students including tsunami runup analysis. For any further information and informal discussions please make direct contact.

David is module coordinator for Engineering Mechanics. This includes fluid mechanics. David uses a student-centred approach with additional online content such as key video explanations and interactive lecture content that allow students to participate with lecture content in real-time.

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