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Research Focus

Coastal engineering and science, particularly in the development and application of state-of-the-art numerical models to address coastal resiliency and sustainability.

Education

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Old Dominion University in collaboration with Danish Hydraulic Institute
  • M.Sc. Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Hohai University, China
  • B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Hohai University, China

Research Overview

Coastal engineering and science, particularly in the development and application of state-of-the-art numerical models to address coastal resiliency and sustainability.

Selected Research Projects

  • A Coastal Resilience Collaboratory: Cyber-Enabled Discoveries for Sustainable Deltaic Coasts
    • – Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation
  • Collecting Ecological Data and Models of Living Shoreline Restoration Projects (MD, NJ, NY, VA).
    • – Principal Investigator, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Convergence: RAISE Nearshore Water-Land Interface During Extreme Storms
    • – Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation
  • Updating USACE’s Nearshore Coastal Numerical Model to Calculate Benefits of Vegetated Shorelines
    • – Principal Investigator, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Selected Publications

  • L. Zhu, Q. Chen, Y. Ding, N. Jafari J.D. Rosati, A Semi-Analytical Model of Depth-Integrated Vegetal Drag Force Based on Stokes Second-Order Wave Theory, Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, 145(2), 2019, 04018041
  • L. Zhu, Q. Chen, Phase-Averaged Drag Force of Nonlinear Waves Over Submerged and Through Emergent Vegetation, Journal of Geophysical Research–Oceans, 124, 2019
  • K. Liu, Q. Chen, K. Hu, K. Xu, R. Twilley, Modeling Hurricane-Induced Wetland-Bay and Bay-Shelf Sediment Fluxes, Coastal Engineering, 135, 2018, 77-90
  • K. Hu, Q. Chen, H .Wang, E.K. Hartig, P.M. Orton, Numerical Modeling of Salt Marsh Morphological Change Induced by Hurricane Sandy, Coastal Engineering 132, 2018, 63-81

Faculty

Aug 28, 2020

Defending Against Mother Nature

While Hurricane Laura was the strongest storm to hit Louisiana in 160 years, CEE Professor Qin Jim Chen worked with local officials to best prepare for and predict the damage caused by the storm.

Faculty

Jan 30, 2019

Wind and Waves- Lessons in Resiliency from Hurricane Hydrodynamics

CEE/COS Professor Jim Chen and his Coastal Hydrodynamics Lab are studying the development and application of state-of-the-art computational models to address coastal resiliency and sustainability.

Faculty

Jan 03, 2019

Chen to Lead Grant in Creating Sustainable Deltaic Coasts

CEE/COS Professor Qin Jim Chen is leading a $866K CyberSEES NSF grant, in collaboration with Louisiana State University and Texas A&M University, for “A Coastal Resilience Collaboratory: Cyber-enabled Discoveries for Sustainable Deltaic Coasts”.

Faculty

May 21, 2018

2018 GRI Seed Grant Awardees

Congratulations to the four COE teams out of eight total receiving 2018 Seed Grant funding from the Global Resilience Institute (GRI). The resilience project topics range from coastal flooding prediction to combating opioid addiction. This year’s pool of proposals was particularly robust, with submissions demonstrating both strengths in their interdisciplinary approaches and in their promise […]

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