Jens Figlus, PhD Expert Witness
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Civil Engineering and Engineering

Keywords/Search Terms:

Wave modeling, subsidence, scour, vessel wakes and propeller wash,, Environmental fluid mechanics , Fluid-sediment-structure interactions, Coastal processes, Field measurements, Hydraulic engineering, Coastal protection, Hydrology, Sedimentation, Coastal Erosion


Ph.D. in Civil Engineering , University of Delaware ; M.C.E in Civil Engineering , University of Delaware ; Dipl.-Ing in Civil Engineering , Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

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Jens Figlus is a coastal engineering expert with 12 years of experience. He works with Bryant on expert witness cases and projects related to sediment erosion, coastal flooding, water waves, fluid-soil-structure interactions, and issues related to ship-induced hydrodynamics, such as vessel wakes and propeller wash. His background is in applied coastal research and engineering, hydraulic engineering, and environmental fluid mechanics. Dr. Figlus is an Associate Professor in the Ocean Engineering Department at Texas A&M University. He heads the Coastal Engineering Laboratory (CEL) on A&M’s Galveston Campus and is a distinguished partner with the A&M Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas (IDRT). His expertise includes field and laboratory measurements (piezo-electric, acoustic Doppler, sediment tracer, optical backscatter, laser anemometry, remote sensing) as well as process-based numerical modeling (CShore, XBeach, Delft3D, Funwave) related to nearshore and estuarine hydrodynamics, water waves, ship wakes, sediment transport, morphodynamics, and nature-based solutions for coastal risk reduction.