Cuthbertson, Alan

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20042020

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Biography

Alan joined the University of Dundee as a Senior Lecturer in January 2018, having previously been an Assistant/Associate Professor in Civil Engineering at Heriot Watt University (2010-2017). Prior to this, he held a Postdoctoral Research Associate position at the University of Dundee (Civil Engineering) between 2001 and 2010 and was a graduate engineer in the Babtie Group (now Jacobs) between 1999 and 2001. He gained his BEng and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering at the University of Glasgow in 1995 and 2002, respectively.

His expertise includes the modelling of environmental fluid mechanics problems, cohesive and non-cohesive sediment transport dynamics, and geophysical flow processes. His research interests fall into three main areas:

  1. Flow-sediment interactions at multiple scales
  2. Stratified and buoyancy driven flows
  3. Topographic and Earth rotation effects on ocean currents

This research has been supported by funding from the UK research councils, the European Union, The Royal Society and The Carnegie Trust. In 2010, he was awarded the Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize (American Society of Civil Engineers) for his paper “Deposition from particle-laden, plane, turbulent buoyant jets” [Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 134(8), 1110-1122]. He has led and participated in a number of international research projects in Trondheim (2009), Grenoble (2014, 2018) and Hull (2016) under various EU Hydralab initiatives.

Alan is currently an elected member of the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR Europe) Leadership Team and an Associate Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College. He is also an advisor on the academic panel of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

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Experimental and Numerical Modelling of Stratified Exchange Flows and Blocking over a Submerged Sill

Cuthbertson, A., Berntsen, J., Laanearu, J. & Asplin, M., Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press).

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  • Experimental Modelling of Turbidity Currents as they Undergo a Simultaneous Break in Slope and Loss of Lateral Confinement: An Analogue for Channel-Lobe Transition Zones

    Wilkin, J., Cuthbertson, A., Dawson, S., Stow, D., Stephen, K., Nicholson, U. & Penna, N., 25 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press). 3 p.

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  • Flow turbulence characteristics and mass transport in the near wake region of an aquaculture cage net panel

    Shao, D., Huang, L., Wang, R-Q., Gualtieri, C. & Cuthbertson, A., 1 Jun 2020, (Submitted) In : Environmental Fluid Mechanics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Graded Bed Load Sediment Transport in a Net Degrading Channel Under Unsteady Flow Hydrographs

    Wang, L., Cuthbertson, A., Shu, A. P., Zhang, S. H. & Pender, G., 30 May 2020, (Submitted) In : Journal of Hydrology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Modelling Exchange Flows across a Submerged Sill: A Numerical and Experimental Study

    Cuthbertson, A., Berntsen, J., Laanearu, J. & Asplin, M., 25 May 2020, (Submitted) In : Environmental Fluid Mechanics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle