Estuarine processes, hydrodynamics, remote sensing, tidal analysis

Ramin Familkhalili

Ramin is a Ph.D Student at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Portland State University.

He has experience in analytical and numerical modeling of estuarine and coastal systems. His current work focuses on modeling tides and storm surge in estuaries and near-coastal regions, with a particular focus on understanding how much local development has altered the characteristics of extreme events in coastal areas. His past studies focus on numerical modeling of sediment supply and transport patterns on coastal areas.

Email: rfa2@pdx.edu

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He received his M.Sc from Lehigh University in Environmental Engineering in 2014. He holds a M.Sc in Civil Engineering from University of Tehran (2011), and a B.Sc in Civil Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (2008).


As the Ocean Creeps in: A Florida Times-Union special report, featuring my research, addresses the dramatic changes to the St. John River that can create economic wealth and major flooding risks.

This article, featuring my research, addresses the impact dredging estuaries has on storm surges and flooding.


The effect of channel deepening on tides and storm surge: A case study of Wilmington, NC

Changes in Inundation Risk in the Delaware River Estuary: Past and Future

Increased tides and storm surge in the Cape Fear River Estuary over the past century

The effect of changing topography on coastal tides and storm surge: a historical perspective

Numerical Modeling of Sediment Transport and  Deposition in Coastal Areas; Effects of Industrial Pollution

Numerical Study on Effects of Flow Velocity on Coastal Sediment Transport Rate with MIKE21