This project focuses on landslide-tsunami interactions. The project aims to develop tools to predict and mitigate tsunami hazards worldwide, through a combination of physical modelling at Utrecht University and numerical model development (r.Avaflow) at the University of Bonn.
Every year debris flows cause many fatalities and damage in mountainous areas. Debris flows may grow by picking up material, and I will unravel the mechanisms of bed erosion by scale experiments and field measurements. This will facilitate more accurate debris-flow volume estimation, which enables better hazard prediction and mitigation.