Nina Nikora

Dr

    • AB24 3UE

    • 106 Citations
    20062018
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    Personal profile

    Biography

    I have extensive experience in research and practical facets of hydraulic engineering, developed in New Zealand and the former Soviet Union. My knowledge and skills relate to hydraulic and hydrological modelling; development of concepts and solutions for stormwater and surface water management; research investigations and monitoring of long-term planning of surface water systems; analysis and design of pipe and waterway networks; environmental impact assessments for waterway and drainage projects; and working with environmental community groups.

    Research Interests:

    My current research interests relate to flow-vegetation interactions, with particular focus on vegetation effects on hydraulic resistance in open-channel flows. Interactions between flow and vegetation are complex and depend on environmental factors and vegetation characteristics. The goal is to better understand and quantify aquatic vegetation effects on hydraulic resistance in open-channel flows and to use this knowledge in both engineering and ecological applications.

    Teaching Responsibilities:

    • Supervision of postgraduate (PG) and undergraduate (UG) projects: PG projects for a range of MSc Engineering programmes, including Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, Subsea Engineering; UG MEng and BEng Honours; ERASMUS projects (European students)
    • PG courses (Campus and Online): EG503A/B Geothermal and Hydro Energy; EG552U/2V Marine and Wind Energy
    • UG courses across all levels: Level 2 - EG2004 Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics; Level 3 - EM3019 Fluid Mechanics; EA3720 Civil Engineering Design & Surveying; Level 4 - EG4578 BEng Group Design Project

    Teaching resposibilties in previous years: Level 1 - EG1076/EG1570 Engineering Communication, Design and Practice; Level 2&3 - EG2079/EG2570/EG3516 Engineering Design and Practice; EG2501 Design and Computing in Engineering Practice; EG3078/79 Engineering Design for civil students; Level 5 - EG5085 Advanced Topics for MEng Study

    Grants & Awards

    2010 - The 2010 ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering Best Technical Note Award

    2010 - IAESTE International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, Project: “Hydraulic Resistance in vegetated open-channel flows”. Grant £1680, funded by the British Council

    2010 - EPSRC Vacation Bursary Scheme, Project: “Mixing layer analogy for vegetated channels: an experimental study”. Grant £2500, funded by EPSRC

    2014, 2009 - Excellence in Teaching Award Nominations

    2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 - The Royal Academy of Engineering, London, UK, International Travel Grant

    2009, 2007 - The Principal of University of Aberdeen Small Grant Award

    2003 - Brian Mason Scientific & Technical Trust Award, Project: “Effects of instream and streambank vegetation on hydraulic performance of Christchurch streams”, New Zealand

    2000/2001 - Queen Elizabeth II Study Award– for studying Urban Hydraulics and Hydrology in Australia, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    External positions

    Editor Assistant for Journal of Hydraulic Research (IAHR), Journal of Hydraulic Research (IAHR)

    1 Sep 201130 Sep 2016

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    drag Earth & Environmental Sciences

    Research Output 2006 2018

    • 106 Citations
    • 9 Conference contribution
    • 2 Chapter
    • 2 Article
    • 1 Paper
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Drag and Reynolds stress distribution within submerged vegetation canopies

    Nikora, N. & Nikora, V., 5 Sep 2018, Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics River Flow 2018, Lyon, France . EDP Sciences, Vol. 40. 8 p. 02040. (E3S Web of Conferences).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
    File
    submerged vegetation
    drag
    Drag
    Stress concentration
    canopy

    Turbulence intensity in open-channel flows with submerged flexible vegetation.

    Nikora, N. & Nikora, V., 1 Aug 2016, Proceedings of the 36th Congress of IAHR, The Hague, The Netherlands. Mynett, A. (ed.). IAHR, 7 p. 521

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    open channel flow
    turbulence
    vegetation
    river bed
    vertical profile

    A Multi-Mechanism Model for the Velocity Profile in Vegetated Open-Channel Flows

    Nikora, N., Nikora, V. I. & O'Donoghue, T., 2013, Proceedings of the 35rd Congress of IAHR, Chengdu, China. IAHR, p. 153-162 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    open channel flow
    velocity profile
    vegetation
    turbulence
    data interpretation
    31 Citations (Scopus)
    Open channel flow
    open channel flow
    velocity profile
    vegetation
    data interpretation
    8 Citations (Scopus)

    Flow-biota interactions in aquatic systems: scales, mechanisms, and challenges

    Nikora, V. I., Cameron, S. M., Albayrak, I., Miler, O., Nikora, N., Siniscalchi, F., Stewart, M. T. & O'Hare, M., 28 May 2012, Environmental Fluid Mechanics: Memorial Volume in honour of Prof. Gerhard H. Jirka. Rodi, W. & Uhlmann, M. (eds.). CRC Press/Balkema, p. 217-238 22 p. (IAHR Monographs).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    biota
    hydrodynamics
    biomechanics
    flow structure
    transport process

    Prizes

    2010 EWRI/ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Best Technical Note Award

    Nina Nikora (Recipient), 19 May 2010

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    File
    hydraulics
    engineering
    vegetation
    field study

    Activities 2007 2011

    • 6 Peer review of manuscripts
    • 1 Editor of research journal / publication series

    Journal of Hydraulic Research (Journal)

    Nina Nikora (Member of editorial board)
    1 Sep 201130 Sep 2016

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditor of research journal / publication series

    River Research and Applications (Journal)

    Nina Nikora (Peer Review)
    21 Nov 2010

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review of manuscripts

    Advances in Water Resources (Journal)

    Nina Nikora (Peer Review)
    14 May 2010

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review of manuscripts

    Acta Geophysica (Journal)

    Nina Nikora (Peer Review)
    1 Apr 2009

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review of manuscripts

    Journal of Hydraulic Research (Journal)

    Nina Nikora (Peer Review)
    30 Mar 2008

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review of manuscripts