University of Bath
Dr Chris Blenkinsopp is a senior lecturer in Coastal and Water Engineering in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath.
Chris graduated with an MEng in civil engineering from the University of Nottingham in 2001 after which he worked in New Zealand and the UK as a coastal engineering consultant.
Chris completed a PhD examining air entrainment and energy dissipation in breaking waves at the University of Southampton, graduating in 2007.
Following his PhD, he took up a postdoctoral position at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Water Research Laboratory working on the field investigation of sediment transport in the swash zone of sand and gravel beaches. Chris was appointed as an associate lecturer in Environmental Fluid Mechanics at UNSW in January 2009 and was appointed as a lecturer in July 2011.
Chris has been at Bath since 2013 and has been pursuing research interests in remote sensing of nearshore waves and morphology change, swash zone processes and beach recovery funded by bodies including the EU, Australian Research Council and EPSRC. Chris’s primary research currently focusses on composite sand-gravel beaches and applying that knowledge to develop sustainable coastal protection.