List of researchers and links to institution pages

Dr Greg Sambrook Smith – University of Birmingham


Greg is the Team Leader for this project. He uses Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) as a geophysical tool to image and quantify the stratigraphy of subsurface sediments in a range of fluvial environments.

Professor Jon Bull – University of Southampton

Jon Bull

Jon leads the seismic acquisition component of the project. He is a marine geophysicist with an interest in the development of new technology and applications of high resolution acoustics.

Dr Andrew Nicholas – University of Exeter


Andrew’s expertise is found in the numerical modelling of fluvial systems using CFD, reduced-complexity, and more recently his HSTAR physically-based hydraulic model.

Dr Mark Vardy – University of Southampton

Mark Vardy

Mark is a post-doc on the project with interests in the application of novel, high-resolution marine seismic acquisition and processing methodologies. He is responsible for the imaging and analysis of the seismic data

Dr Simon Dixon – University of Birmingham

Simon DixonSimon is a fluvial geomorphology researcher who has worked on quantifying the impacts of river restoration on changing flood risk, as well as the organization and transport of wood in small rivers during floods. He is responsible for processing satellite images showing migration of confluence zones and analysing GPR data.

Professor Jim Best – University of Illinois


Jim is a visiting researcher on this project and has long-standing interests in the sedimentology and morphology of large rivers.

Dr Steve Goodbred – Vanderbilt University

Steve Goodbred

Steve is a visiting researcher on the project and has many years experience of working on the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta. He is currently working on a complementary NSF project in the region.

Dr Maminul Haque Sarker – CEGIS

Mamin SakerMamin is the deputy executive director of CEGIS (Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services) in Bangladesh and has interests in river morphology and bank erosion prediction. CEGIS is a key partner for the project with which we have a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate joint research activity.