Jack Puleo

Ph.D, University of University of Florida


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

Research Interests:
 Inner surf and swash zone hydrodynamics and sediment transport; sediment suspension in turbulent flows; video-based remote sensing of nearshore processes; sensors; surf zone injuries


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

Pieterse, A., J.A. Puleo and T.E. McKenna. 2016. Hydrodynamics and sediment suspension in shallow tidal channels intersecting a tidal flat, Continental Shelf Research, 119, 40-55.

Ruju, A. D. Conley, G. Masselink, M. Austin and J.A. Puleo. 2016, Sediment transport dynamics in the swash zone under large-scale laboratory conditions, Continental Shelf Research, 10.1016/j.csr.2016.03.015.

Chardon-Maldonado, P., J.C. Pintado-Patino and J.A. Puleo. 2015. Advances in swash zone research: Small-scale hydrodynamics and sediment transport processes. Coastal Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.10.008.

Puleo, J.A. and A. Torres-Freyermuth. 2015. The second international workshop on swash-zone processes, Coastal Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.09.007.

Masselink, G., A. Ruju,  D. Conley, I. Turner, G. Ruessink, A. Matias, C. Thompson, B. Castelle, G. Wolters, J.A. Puleo and V. Citerone. 2015. Large-scale barrier dynamics experiment II (BARDEX II): Experimental design, instrumentation, test programme and data set, Coastal Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.07.009.

Ruju, A., D. Conley, G. Masselink, M. Austin, J.A. Puleo, T. Lanckriet and D. Foster. 2015. Boundary layer dynamics in the swash zone under large-scale laboratory conditions, Coastal Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.08.001.

Puleo, J.A., K. Hutschenreuter, P. Cowan, W. Carey, M. Arford-Granholm, K. K. McKenna. 2015.  Delaware surf zone injuries and associated environmental conditions, Natural Hazards, 81(2), 845-867, doi:10.1007/s11069-015-2108-9.

Heiss, J.W., J.A. Puleo, W.J. Ullman and H.A. Michael. 2015. Coupled surface-subsurface hydrologic measurements reveal recharge and discharge dynamics across the swash zone of a sandy beach, Water Resources Research, 10.1002/2015WR017395.

Pintado-Patino, J.C., A. Torres-Freyermuth, J.A. Puleo and D. Pokrajac. 2015. On the role of infiltration and exfiltration in swash zone boundary layer dynamics in the swash zone, Journal of Geophysical Research, 10.1002/2015JC010806.

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