Imperial College London

Ioannis Karmpadakis

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Lecturer in Coastal Engineering



+44 (0)20 7594 6001i.karmpadakis




333Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus




Coastal Engineering

  • Wave propagation over complex bathymetry
  • Nonlinear wave interactions and characteristics of the largest waves
  • Wave breaking
  • Environmental loading on Coastal Structures
  • Nature-based solutions for coastal protection

Extreme Events

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  • Wave statistics (crest heights, wave heights, kinematics)
  • Rogue waves and extreme events in shallow water
  • Long-term statistics of sea-states used in marine and coastal design
  • Climate change effects on sea-state severity
  • Coastal flood risk analysis