University of Delaware - College of Engineering

Jack Puleo

Ph.D, University of University of Florida

Associate Professor

Office: 203 Ocean Engineering Lab
Phone: (302) 831-2440
Fax: (302) 831-1228
Curriculum Vitae:  view

[ Short Bio | Education | Awards | Select Publications ]

Short Bio

Research Interests:
 Inner surf and swash zone hydrodynamics and sediment transport; computational fluid dynamics; sediment suspension in turbulent flows; video-based remote sensing of nearshore processes; boundary layers


2004: Ph.D, University of University of Florida
1998: Master, Oregon State University
1996: Bachelor, Humboldt State University

Honors and Awards

National Science Foundation CAREER Award: 2009
Excellence in Teaching Award: University of Delaware 2007
Slocomb Excellence in Teaching Award: College of Engineering 2007
New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award: ASCE ExCEEd 2007
Excellence in Teaching Award - Nominee: University of Delaware (2005, 2006, 2008)
ASCE Excellence in Civil Engineering Education Teaching Fellowship: 2005
Department of the Navy Alan Berman Research Publication Award: 2004
Department of the Navy Alan Berman Research Publication Award: 2003
Department of the Navy On-The-Spot award: 1999

Select Publications

Puleo, J.A. 2009. Tidal variability of swash zone sediment suspension and transport, Journal of Coastal Research, 25, 937-948.


*He, L. and J.A. Puleo. 2009. PIV measurements of surface flows in laboratory wave basins, Journal of Flow Visualization and Image Processing, 16, 1-18.


*Pearre, N.S. and J.A. Puleo. 2009. Quantifying seasonal shoreline variability at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware using automated imaging techniques. Journal of Coastal Research, 900-914


*Pietro, L., M.A. O'Neal and J.A. Puleo, 2008. Developing terrestrial-LIDARbased digital elevation models to assess beach nourishment performance at Rehoboth Beach, DE, USA, Journal of Coastal Research, 24, 1555-1564.


*Puleo, J.A., L. He, N. Pearre, L. Schmied, M. O'Neal, L. Pietro and M. Fowler, 2008. A single-user sub-aerial beach profiler, Journal of Coastal Research, 24, 1080-1086.


*Puleo, J.A., A. Farhadzadeh, and N. Kobayashi. 2007. Numerical simulation of swash zone fluid accelerations, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, C07007,doi:10.1029/2006JC004084.


Puleo, J.A., R.V. Johnson, T. Butt, T.N. Kooney, and K.T. Holland. 2006. The effect of bubbles on optical backscatter sensors, Marine Geology , 230, 87-97.


 Puleo, J.A., O. Mouraenko and D.M. Hanes. 2006. Closure: Wave bottom boundary layer model comparison: Specified eddy viscosity and turbulence closure models. Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, 132,141-142.


Calantoni, J.C., J.A. Puleo and K.T. Holland. 2006. Simulation of sediment motions using a discrete particle model in the inner surf and swash zones, Continental Shelf Research, 26, 610-621.


Masselink, G. and J.A. Puleo. 2006. Sediment transport and morphological change in the swash zone, Continental Shelf Research, 26, 661-680.


Puleo, J.A. and T. Butt. 2006. The 1st international workshop on swash zone processes, Continental Shelf Research, 26, 556-560.


Calantoni, J.C. and J.A. Puleo. 2006. Role of pressure gradients in bed load transport under waves, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol 111, doi:10.1029/2005JC002875.


Butt, T., P. Russell, J.A. Puleo, and G. Masselink. 2005. The application of Bagnold-type sediment transport models in the swash zone, Journal of Coastal Research, 21, 887-895.

Puleo, J.A., T. Butt and N.G. Plant. 2005. Instantaneous energetics sediment transport model calibrations, Coastal Engineering, 52, 647-653.

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