Professor Tom Baldock

B.Eng, Ph.D (Lond), DIC, MIEAust

School of Civil Engineering

The University of Queensland

Professor Baldock’s research is primarily in the field of Coastal and Ocean Engineering, but also encompasses renewable energy and higher education. He has published 73 journal papers and over 50 conference papers, notably in top-rated journals for his discipline (Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society), and is the most published author in the journal Coastal Engineering over the past decade. He is presently principal supervisor for 6 Ph.D. students and a Research Fellow, with 9 PhD students graduated since 2007. He has strong national and international collaboration on research on topical issues in coastal engineering and close links with Government and National agencies, which includes consultancy and expert witness services in Marine Engineering. Recent and current relevant research projects include a multi-partner CSIRO Cluster project under the Wealth from Oceans Flagship, investigating tsunami impact on ultra-long submarine pipelines running from the deep ocean up to continental slope and then onshore, ARC Discovery and ARC Linkage projects investigating storm surge and wave run-up along the East Australian coast, and two European Union HYDRALAB IV transnational access projects to study beach erosion and recovery processes in large wave flume facilities.