Projects per year
Major research interests
- Beach morphodynamics
- Coastal hazards modelling
- Coastal ecosystem
- Surface water modelling
Dr Fangfang Zhu obtained her BEng degree in Environmental Engineering from Hohai University in China in 2007 and PhD in Civil Engineering from University of Nottingham UK in 2012. She first joined UNNC in October 2012 as a teaching fellow in Applied Mathematics, and she was then appointed as an assistant professor in Civil Engineering of UNNC in August 2013. In August 2020, she was promoted to Associate Professor in Coastal Engineering at UNNC.
Dr Zhu has conducted extensive theoretical and numerical research work in the field of beach morphodynamics. She has a broad range of research interests including coastal dynamics, coastal hazards modelling, coastal ecosystem and surface water modelling. Dr Zhu aims to produce world-leading research to improve theoretical understanding of coastal dynamics and solve global issues, e.g., coastal erosion.
Dr Zhu has been awarded research grants from National Natural Science Foundation of China and Ningbo Science and Technology Bureau. She has published more than 15 SCI papers, two of which are published in Journal of Fluid Mechanics. She also serves as a reviewer for many international journals including Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Coastal Engineering, Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, Coastal Management, and Journal of Coastal Research.
CIVE1015 Hydraulics 1
CIVE2025 Hydraulics 2
H23H13 Hydraulics 3
H23EXF Experiments in Fluid Mechanics
H22IS4 Water in the Environment
CIVE3074 Hydraulic Design and Experiments
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Zhu, F., Dodd, N., Briganti, R., Larson, M. & Zhang, J., Mar 2022, In: Coastal Engineering. 172, 104048.
Research output: Journal Publication › Article › peer-review
Lessons learnt from Typhoons Fitow and In-Fa: implications for improving urban flood resilience in Asian Coastal CitiesChan, F. K. S., Gu, X., Qi, Y., Thadani, D., Chen, Y. D., Lu, X., Li, L., Griffiths, J., Zhu, F., Li, J. & Chen, W. Y., 21 Sep 2021, (Published Online) In: Natural Hazards. 110, 3, p. 2397-2404 8 p.
Research output: Journal Publication › Article › peer-review1 Citation (Scopus)
Numerical modelling of intra-wave sediment transport on sandy beaches using a non-hydrostatic, wave-resolving modelMancini, G., Briganti, R., McCall, R., Dodd, N. & Zhu, F., Jan 2021, In: Ocean Dynamics. 71, 1, p. 1-20 20 p.
Research output: Journal Publication › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)
Mancini, G., Briganti, R., Ruffini, G., McCall, R., Dodd, N. & Zhu, F., 31 Dec 2020, In: Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference. 36, 2020
Research output: Journal Publication › Conference article › peer-review1 Citation (Scopus)
Griffiths, J., Shun Chan, F. K., Shao, M., Zhu, F. & Higgitt, D. L., 3 Apr 2020, In: Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences. 378, 2168, 20190222.
Research output: Journal Publication › Article › peer-review23 Citations (Scopus)