Navigation

Researchers at UCD

researcher

Nicole Beisiegel

Post Doc Research Fellow Lvl I

School Of Mathematics & Statistics
Science Centre - East
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel:
Email: nicole.beisiegel@ucd.ie

Biography

My major research interest is the development of new computational approaches for coastal processes and flood related hazards.

Since September 2014, I hold a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Hamburg where I performed my doctoral research on high-order adaptive discontinuous Galerkin inundation modeling under the directions of Prof. Dr. Jörn Behrens. The major aspect of my work was the development of a stable two-dimensional, adaptive numerical model of intermediate complexity that is capable of modeling wind-induced flooding and drying.

Following this, I worked at the interdisciplinary Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability on the EU-funded project ASTARTE, that deals with assessment strategies and risk reduction for tsunamis in Europe. I contributed to this project with a study of adaptive triangular meshes that are used to model the multi-scale character of inundation simulations. Particularly, I studied metrics to quantify the computational efficiency of these meshes. Furthermore, I worked on the methodological improvement of a discontinuous Galerkin model to simulate onshore propagation of ocean waves.

Since January 2016, I am a postdoc research fellow at University College Dublin. Within the project "Understanding Nearshore Wave Events through Studies of Coastal Boulder Transport" I study the relationship between ocean wave energy and onshore mass transport. In particular, my work is concerned with understanding and modeling wave amplification across uneven submarine topography.
 

 
 

Professional

             

Employment

Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Postdoc Research Fellow
Employer: University of Hamburg
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Employer: University of Hamburg
Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
Employer: University of Hamburg
Position: Research Assistant (PhD student)

Education

Year 2014 Institution: University of Hamburg
Qualification: Dr rer nat Subject: High-order Adaptive Discontinuous Galerkin Inundation Modeling
Year 2010 Institution: University of Hamburg
Qualification: Diplom Subject: On structural differences and similarities between radial basis functions and wavelets

Languages

English:
German:
French:
 

Outreach Activities

  • Participation (talk) in Hamburg's 6th Science Night; Event: "How to become a climate researcher"
    organized by School of Integrated Climate System Sciences (SICSS), Hamburg, 07.11.2015

  • Participation (talk) in Girl's Day: "How can I become a climate researcher"; Event for young women
    and girls interested in pursuing a career in environmental science, Hamburg, 26.04.2013
  • PhD student speaker of School of Integrated Climate System Sciences (SICSS): Organization of annual retreats, extracurricular meetings and lectures; Member of SICSS committee (May 2011 - May 2013)
   

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Drähne, U; Goseberg N; Vater S; Beisiegel, N; Behrens, J (2016) 'An Experimental and Numerical Study of Long Wave Run-Up on a Plane Beach'. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 4 (1):1-23. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Beisiegel, N; Behrens, J (2015) 'Quasi-Nodal Third-Order Bernstein Polynomials in a Discontinuous Galerkin Model for Flooding and Drying'. Environmental Earth Sciences, 74 (11):7275-7284. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Vater, S; Beisiegel, N; Behrens, J (2015) 'A Limiter-Based Well-Balanced Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Shallow-Water Flows with Wetting and Drying: One-dimensional Case'. Advances in Water Resources, 85 :1-13. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Vater, S; Beisiegel, N; Behrens, J (2015) Comparison of a new wetting and drying RKDG2 method with classical finite volume based second-order hydrostatic reconstruction Work-shop on Advances in Numerical Modelling of Hydrodynamics, Sheffield University Available Online [Details]
Beisiegel, N; Behrens, J (2014) A Slope-Limited and Well-Balanced Adaptive Discontinuous Galerkin Inundation Model XX. International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources Available Online [Details]
         

Dissertations/Theses

Beisiegel, N (2014) High-order Adaptive Discontinuous Galerkin Inundation Modeling. Dissertations/Theses Available Online [Details]
                                                                                                     

Research

Research Interests

- Coastal Inundation and Storm Surge Modeling
- Discontinuous Galerkin Methods
- Adaptive Mesh Refinement
- Ocean Wave Modeling
- Scientific Computing
- Coastal Hazard Assessment
     

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

 

Enhancement of Teaching

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

Developing as a Teacher

Innovation & Leadership

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

At University College Dublin, I am collaborating with James Herterich and Frédéric Dias on the investigation of numerical methods to simulate extreme wave events near shore. In particular, we study the relationship between ocean wave energy and onshore mass transport.

External Collaborators

I am collaborating with Jörn Behrens and Stefan Vater (both: University of Hamburg, Germany) on the effect of slope limiting techniques in discontinuous Galerkin schemes that solve shallow water equations.