BIO

Currently, I am an adjunct associate professor at the School of Civil Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Lima, Peru), adjunct professor at the National University of Peru, and visiting professor the National Agrarian University – La Molina (Peru). From 2018 to 2020, I was an associate professor at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Universidad del Norte (Barranquilla, Colombia).
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), soil erosion assessment at regional scales, and scientific software development. I am also interested in hydraulic risk assessment and management, river restoration, the Amazon River system, ecohydraulics, sediment mechanics, experimental hydraulics, nature based solutions in erosion control, river hydro-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
  • Large fluvial systems: Amazon, Magdalena, Parana
  • Ecohydraulics and environmental hydraulics
  • Soli erosion: modeling, nature-based solutions
  • 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

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Office Address

PUCP

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E-mail

rgutierrezl@pucp.pe; gutierrezllrrphd@gmail.com