Jack Puleo

Ph.D, University of University of Florida

Associate Professor

Office: 203 Ocean Engineering Lab
Phone: (302) 831-2440
Fax: (302) 831-1228
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[ 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

US-UK Fulbright Award: Council for International Exchange of Scholars 2011-2012
Chi Epsilon Arthur Chiu Excellence in Faculty Advising Award: Chi Epsilon 2012
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 Publication

Lanckriet, T. and J.A. Puleo. 2015. A semi-analytical model for sheet flow sediment transport in the swash zone, Journal of Geophysical Research, 120 (2), 1333-1352.

Puleo, J.A. A. Pieterse, T.E. McKenna. 2015. Quantifying tidal mud flat elevations from fixed-platform long-wave infrared imagery, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 8 (3), 199-1207.

Inch, K., G. Masselink, J.A. Puleo, P. Russell and D.Conley. 2015. An investigation of cross-shore velocity profiles, bed shear stress and friction in the swash zone of a high energy, macrotidal beach, Continental Shelf Research,

Keshtpoor, M., J.A. Puleo, F. Shi, G. Ma. 2015. 3-D numerical simulation of turbulence and sediment transport within a tidal inlet, Coastal Engineering, 96, 13-26.

Keshtpoor, M., J.A. Puleo, F. Shi, N. DiCosmo. 2014. Numerical simulation of nearshore hydrodynamics and sediment transport downdrift of a tidal inlet, Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000273, 04014035.

Puleo, J.A., T. Lanckriet, C. Blenkinsopp.  2014.  Bed level fluctuations in the inner surf and swash zone of a dissipative beach, Marine Geology, 349, 99-112.

Puleo, J.A., C. Blenkinsopp, D. Conley, G. Masselink, I.L. Turner, P. Russell, D.   Buscombe, D. Howe, T. Lanckriet, R. McCall and T. Poate.  2014.  A comprehensive field study of swash-zone processes, Part 1: Experimental design with examples of hydrodynamic and sediment transport measurements, Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering. INVITED

Lanckriet, T., J.A. Puleo, G. Masselink, I.L. Turner, D. Conley, C. Blenkinsopp and P. Russell. 2014.  A Comprehensive Field Study of Swash-Zone Processes, Part 2: Sheet Flow Sediment Concentrations During Quasi-Steady Backwash, Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering. INVITED

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