METU Department of Civil Engineering
Hasan Gokhan Guler is a research assistant and Ph.D. student in METU, Ankara, Turkey. He has been a guest researcher in Port and Airport Research Institute, Japan in 2013, Chuo University, Japan in 2016 and 2017. His primary research interests are numerical and physical modeling of wave-structure interaction mainly focusing on tsunami attack on rubble mound breakwaters; design of rubble mound breakwaters; and, disaster management.
His current research is on developing a new CFD-DEM coupling model in OpenFOAM environment. This model will be calibrated and validated using the data from the physical model experiments on motion of solid spheres under solitary wave attack which is the remaining part of the thesis study.
He has been selected as one of the top eight authors at American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers (COPRI) PORTS’13 Conference Student and Young Professionals Paper Contest. Furthermore, his MSc Thesis was awarded “The Best Thesis Award, 2015” of the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, METU.
He authored several research articles published in high-quality journals on the performance of a selected rubble mound breakwater under tsunami attack and recovering process after the 2011 Great East Japan Tsunami. He is a member of International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) Joint Tsunami Commission.
Tuesday, July 31
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM
Thursday, August 2
2:40 PM – 2:45 PM