Justin Rogers

Mr. Justin Rogers, a Ph.D. candidate working with Stephen Monismith at the Environmental Fluid Mechanics Lab at Stanford University, is a member of the RTI project, Physical Oceanography. Justin is interested in many aspects of environmental fluid mechanics, but especially the fundamental principles of hydrodynamics and geomorphology in coastal systems. This includes wave-current interaction and nearshore circulation; wave-driven hydrodynamics and geomorphology of spur and groove formations on coral reefs; and the synthesis of fieldwork and numerical modeling in coastal environments. He is currently using models to understand the hydrodynamics and geomorphology of coral reefs focusing on wave-induced circulation on spur and groove formations. In addition, he is working on large-scale circulation model of a pacific atoll, synthesizing modeling (ROMS/SWAN) and field data to evaluate important hydrodynamic processes for coral reef resilience. His other interests include ocean waves, circulation, bottom shear stress, physical-biogeochemical coupling, and transport, as well as the application of sustainable practices to stream and coastal restoration. Justin is an experienced water resources civil engineer and is registered in California and Arizona. Prior to coming to Stanford, he worked for 4 years at HDR Engineering in San Diego as a consulting water resources engineer, and, prior to that, he was a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Contact Justin