Stephan T. Grilli, Ph.D.


  • Coastal engineering (nearshore wave modeling and experiments, wave-structure-bottom interactions, wave breaking, freak waves, wave-induced sediment transport, coastal storm and tsunami impact, geohazards)
  • Numerical modeling of ship waves, naval hydrodynamics
  • Numerical modeling (Boundary Element Method; Lattice Boltzmann Method)
  • Porous and random media flows, multi-phase flows
  • Underwater acoustic propagation/instrumentation


  • Ph.D. in Hydraulic/Ocean Engineering, University of Liège (Belgium), 1985
  • M.S. in Oceanography, University of Liège (Belgium), 1983
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Liège (Belgium), 1980

Selected Publications