Imperial College London

Dr. 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

  • Coastal Hydrodynamics
  • 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
  • Marine Renewables
  • Sediment Transport

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

Guest Lectures

Nonlinear wave interactions and breaking at finite water depths, SUT Group on Environmental Forces (SUTGEF), City, University of London, 2020

Statistical distribution of wave heights and crest heights in intermediate and shallow water depths, University of Oxford, 2019

Investigation of random wave systems in finite water depths, National Technical University of Athens, 2019

Research Student Supervision

Al Khalili,U, Numerical simulation of waves over coastal bathymetries

Almalki,Y, Optimisation of OWCs embedded in breakwaters in the coastal zone

Bellos,V, Wave propagation over complex coastal bathymetry

Hewetson,A, Effects of Coastal Change in the selection of a Geological Disposal Facility

Huo,S, Development of a probabilistic wave loading model for offshore structural designs

Mao,LX, The reliability of offshore floating wind farms

Miller,O, Extreme wave loading on coastal structures

Wright,W, Addressing coastal erosion: Stochastic modelling of shoreline evolution under a changing climate