Stuart Pearson


Stuart Pearson is a postdoctoral researcher at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and consultant/researcher at Deltares, both located in Delft, the Netherlands. He carried out his PhD in Coastal Engineering at TU Delft and received his MSc in Coastal and Marine Engineering & Management jointly from TU Delft, the University of Southampton (UK), and the Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU). Originally hailing from Canada, he grew up on the shores of the Great Lakes and completed his BASc in Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He also worked for several years as a coastal engineering consultant at Baird & Associates in Oakville, Ontario. 

Today his research focuses on understanding how waves and tides move sand around on our coasts, so that we can better manage flooding and erosion in the face of sea level rise and climate change. In his postdoc he is developing a coastal sediment transport pathway model and visualization tool for predicting and communicating about estuarine sediment dynamics and the fate of sand nourishments (SedTRAILS).  At Deltares, Stuart is also co-developing an early warning system for wave-induced flooding on low-lying tropical islands.

Stuart regularly writes about his research and other cool things that pique his curiosity on his blog, Check it out for more details and recent updates! You can also find him on Google Scholar, ResearchGate, or LinkedIn.

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Updated January 3rd, 2022

Stuart Pearson

PhD Student

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