Roberto Fernandez

Roberto Fernandez

Research Fellow

Faculty and Department

  • Institutes
  • Energy and Environmental Institute

Summary

Roberto is a Research Fellow at the Energy and Environment Institute. He joined the University of Hull as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Fall of 2018. Before joining us, he completed his PhD focused on the role of alluvial cover fluctuations on bedrock erosion in mixed bedrock-alluvial meandering channels at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

He is a geomorphologist and studies the ways in which erosion and deposition shape the landscapes around us. Preferred research methods include observation and experimentation.

Roberto's current research lies at the science-arts interface and focuses on melting and dissolution, two erosive mechanisms that sculpt our world by carving fantastic patterns.

More details on his website.

sites.google.com/view/geomoRF

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Laboratory observations on meltwater meandering rivulets on ice

Fernández, R., & Parker, G. (in press). Laboratory observations on meltwater meandering rivulets on ice. Earth surface dynamics ESURF ; an interactive open access journal of the European Geosciences Union, 9(2), 253-269. https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-253-2021

Hydraulic resistance in mixed bedrock-alluvial meandering channels

Vitale, A. J., García, M. H., Fernández, R., Vitale, A., Parker, G., & Garcia, M. (in press). Hydraulic resistance in mixed bedrock-alluvial meandering channels. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221686.2020.1780489

Experiments on patterns of alluvial cover and bedrock erosion in a meandering channel

Fernández, R., Parker, G., & Stark, C. P. (in press). Experiments on patterns of alluvial cover and bedrock erosion in a meandering channel. Earth surface dynamics ESURF ; an interactive open access journal of the European Geosciences Union, 7(4), 949-968. https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-7-949-2019

Upper Mississippi River Flow and Sediment Characteristics and Their Effect on a Harbor Siltation Case

Fernández, R., García, M. H., & Parker, G. (2018). Upper Mississippi River Flow and Sediment Characteristics and Their Effect on a Harbor Siltation Case. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 144(10), 04018066. https://doi.org/10.1061/%28asce%29hy.1943-7900.0001507

Input-variable sensitivity assessment for sediment transport relations

Fernández, R., & Garcia, M. H. (2017). Input-variable sensitivity assessment for sediment transport relations. Water Resources Research, 53(9), 8105-8119. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016wr020249

Research interests

Geomorphology

Sediment Transport

Fluid Mechanics

Flow Visualization