Julia Hopkins

Assistant Professor,  Civil and Environmental Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Marine and Environmental Sciences

Contact

Office

  • 457 SN

Research Focus

coastal morphodynamics, including effects of extreme weather events on sediment transport in the surf zone; wave-current interactions in the nearshore; developing and implementing field-verified numerical models to study coastal processes, informing coastal management with process-based research

Education

  • PhD, Applied Ocean Science and Engineering, MIT, 2017

Research Overview

coastal morphodynamics, including effects of extreme weather events on sediment transport in the surf zone; wave-current interactions in the nearshore; developing and implementing field-verified numerical models to study coastal processes, informing coastal management with process-based research

Selected Research Projects

  • SBIR Phase I: The Emerald Tutu
    Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation

Selected Publications

  • J. Hopkins, M.A. de Schipper, M. Wengrove, F. De Wit, B. Castelle, Observations and Numerical Model Results of Morphodynamic Feedback Owing to Wave-Current Interaction, Coastal Sediments 2019, 553–564
  • J. Hopkins, S. Elgar, B. Raubenheimer, Storm Impact on Morphological Evolution of a Sandy Inlet, Journal of Geophysical Research, 123, 2018, 5751-5762
  • J. Hopkins, S. Elgar, B. Raubenheimer, Flow Separation Effects on Shoreline Evolution, Coastal Engineering, 125, 2016, 23-27
  • J. Hopkins, S. Elgar, B. Raubenheimer, Observations and Model Simulations of Wavecurrent Interaction on the Inner Shelf, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120, 2015, 1–11
  • V.J. Coles, M.T. Brooks, J. Hopkins, M.R. Stukel, P.L. Yager, R.R. Hood, The Pathways and Properties of the Amazon River Plume in the Tropical North Atlantic Ocean, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118, 2013, 6894–6913

Faculty

Sep 29, 2020

Julia Hopkins is Lead Scientist on New NSF Grant for ‘Emerald Tutu’

CEE Assistant Professor Julia Hopkins was named the lead scientist on a new NSF Small Business Innovation Research grant for research and development of a nearshore solution for coastal flooding.

Faculty

Sep 02, 2020

New Faculty Spotlight: Julia Hopkins

Julia Hopkins joins the Civil and Environmental Engineering department in August 2020 as an Assistant Professor.

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