BIO

I am a Professor at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Universidad del Norte (Barranquilla, Colombia), and an associate professor of the School of Civil Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Lima, Peru).
My research work mainly concentrates on the study of river hydro-morphodynamic processes (e.g. river bed form self-similarity, meandering rivers planimetry evolution, and meandering river confluences). I am interested in hydraulic risk assessment and management, river restoration, Amazon River system, ecohydraulics, sediment mechanics, experimental hydraulics, bioengineering application in erosion control, and the scale and spatial patterns of soil erosion. Likewise, I am interested in river hydraulic and morphodynamic numerical modeling, and engineering education.


Education


PhD. majoring in Water Resources, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2013.

M.Sc., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2012.

B.Sc., National University of Engineering, Lima, Peru, Department of Civil Engineering, 1997.

Research interests


Broad areas of expertise and interests

  • River morphodynamics and sediment transport
  • Amazon River system
  • Ecohydraulics and environmental hydraulics
  • Erosion control
  • Experimental hydraulics
  • Water resources engineering education


Specific topics

  • Bank erosion, erosion scales
  • Planform evolution of meandering rivers
  • Morphodynamics of channelized and natural meandering rivers
  • Non-contact flow velocity river bed measurements. I performed field measurements in the Amazon River using ADCP and multibeam echosounder. I also used a small-size ADCP (e.g. River Surveyor) for small streams.
  • Application of statistical and signal processing tools to analyze river morphodynamics and hydrodynamics.
  • Anabranching, meandering rivers, and meandering confluences dynamics in the Amazon catchment.
  • Erosion modeling and erosion control regulation.
  • Linkages between water quality and quantity on water supply sources and hydropower generation in developing regions.
  • Application of phytoremediation methodologies to minimize bank erosion and analyze large-scale green space reclamation plans.
  • Model global-warming-triggered scenarios to quantify the impact on the morphodynamics of Amazonian rivers.
  • Experimental hydraulics.
  • Information technology in engineering education.


Achievements

Contact information

Phone number

(575) 350-9509 Ext. 3929

Office Address

Universidad del Norte main campus

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E-mail

rgutierrezll@uninorte.edu.co

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