M Reza Hashemi

  • Assistant ProfessorReza Hashemi
  • Department of Ocean Engineering & Graduate School of Oceanography
  • Phone: 401.874.6217
  • Email: reza_hashemi@uri.edu
  • Mailing Address: 212 Sheets Building
    Narragansett Bay Campus
    15 Receiving Rd.
    Narragansett, RI 02882


My main research  theme is ocean physics, mostly related to ocean renewable energy (tides and waves), climate change, and coastal problems (e.g. flooding and erosion). I use a combination of numerical models and  observational techniques (i.e. ship-based or satellite-based data) to study ocean physics.  I am interested in mathematical and numerical modeling of waves, and free surface flow from watersheds to coasts. I also work on sediment transport under the action of waves and currents. Another branch of my research  concerns with  numerical modeling of flow in the vicinity of  structures. I apply new and powerful numerical techniques such as Differential Quadrature Method, Radial Basis Function Based Meshless methods (Multiquadric and RBF-DQ) and Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) to model the flow field.  I also use open source structured/unstructured ocean/wave models such as ROMS, TELEMAC, SWAN and ADCIRC  in my research.


  • Ph.D. Oceanography, 2014, Bangor University (of Wales)
  • Ph.D. Civil/Hydraulic  Engineering, 2006, Shiraz University
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, 1999, Shiraz University
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, 1997, Shiraz University


New course in Ocean Renewable Energy (OCE/OCG 513), Fall Semesters
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New professional elective course in computational methods (OCE 313), Fall Semesters

Grand challenge course, Energy & Environment (EGR 213g), Spring Semesters


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