• 163 Citations
20052019
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Personal profile

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“Understanding the physics and improving the modeling of environmental flows allows for better practices and smart design of interventions that affect our surroundings.”

Research profile

Matias Duran Matute is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His main research topics include Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Coastal Physical Oceanography, with a specific focus on sediment transport, dynamics of shallow flows, transport in coastal areas, effects of background rotation, turbulent mixing, and estuarine dynamics. An important goal of Matias’ research is to improve nature around us. His aim is to understand fundamental dynamics and characteristics of environmental and coastal flows to improve modeling and predictions to make better-informed decisions.

In the course of his research, Matias has performed high-resolution numerical simulations of the Dutch Wadden Sea, which have made it possible to understand and quantify the transport and fluxes in the region. Supported by an NWO VENI grant, he has proven the efficiency of vortices as transport media for sediment in coastal areas. In future, he plans to dive deeper into the understanding of the interaction of sediment and well-controlled but complex flows. 

Academic background

Matias Duran Matute obtained his PhD (with honors) in Fluid Dynamics (2010) at TU/e on the subject of Dynamics of shallow flows with and without background rotation. He also holds a BSc in Physics (2004) from the University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico and and MSc in Physical Oceanography (2006) from CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico. In 2011 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at LEGI, Grenoble, France, and from 2012 to 2014 he was a postdoctoral researcher at Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), Texel, The Netherlands, where he still works as a guest researcher.   

Matias is a reviewer for Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, Physics of Fluids, Continental Shelf Research, Journal of Turbulence, Ocean Dynamics, Ocean Science and European Journal of Mechanics-B. He is currently serving as guest editor for a ‘Shallow Flows’ special issue on Environmental Fluid Mechanics. He is regularly invited as a speaker and publishes in key journals.

External positions

Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research - NIOZ

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Research Output 2005 2019

  • 163 Citations
  • 23 Article
  • 6 Conference contribution
  • 1 Editorial
  • 1 Phd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)
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Existence and properties of the logarithmic layer in oscillating flows

Kaptein, S., Duran Matute, M., Roman, F., Armenio, V. & Clercx, H., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : IAHR Journal of Hydraulic Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Preface

Cushman-Roisin, B., Duran Matute, M., Kamp, L. & van Heijst, G. J., 21 Aug 2019, In : Environmental Fluid Mechanics. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Wavelength selection of vortex ripples in an oscillating cylinder: The effect of curvature and background rotation

Duran Matute, M., van Gorp, M. D. & van Heijst, G-J., 2019, In : Physical Review E. 99, p. 033105 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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oscillating cylinders
Wavelength Selection
Ripple
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Vortex
1 Citation (Scopus)

Morphodynamics of a sediment bed in a fluid-filled cylinder during spin-down: an experimental study

Gonzalez, A. S., Duran Matute, M. & van Heijst, G. J. F., Dec 2018, In : Physical Review Fluids. 3, 12, 22 p., 124306

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Laminar boundary layer
Sediment
Experimental Study
Sediments
Boundary layers

Datasets

3D high resolution numerical simulations of the hydrodynamics of the Dutch Wadden Sea (hindcasting 2009-2011)

Duran Matute, M. (Creator), Gerkema, T. (Creator), de Boer, G. (Creator), Nauw, J. (Creator), Gräwe, U. (Creator), NIOZ ROyal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, 2019

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Prizes

vortex
sediment transport
beach
sand
ocean

Courses

Applied natural sciences formal

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Environmental fluid mechanics

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Geophysical fluid dynamics

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Physics of transport phenomena

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Student theses

Characterization of Q2D rotating turbulence evolving over a no-slip bottom

Author: Albert, M., 31 Oct 2008

Supervisor: Duran Matute, M. (Supervisor 1), Trieling, R. (Supervisor 2) & van Heijst, G. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Modelling the sea level near the Eastern Scheldt Storm Surge Barrier

Author: Bolsius, R. M., May 2018

Supervisor: Di Bucchianico, A. (Supervisor 1) & Duran Matute, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor

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Particle dynamics in boundary layers below a swirl flow

Author: van der Linden, S., 31 Oct 2014

Supervisor: van Heijst, G. (Supervisor 1) & Duran Matute, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Semi-enclosed basins subjected to tidal forcing: circulation patterns and flushing

Author: Thorez, S., 2015

Supervisor: van Heijst, G. (Supervisor 1), Kamp, L. (Supervisor 2) & Duran Matute, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor

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Tidal vortices created by the tidal current through channels of various shapes

Author: Hoebers, R., 30 Apr 2015

Supervisor: van Heijst, G. (Supervisor 1), Kamp, L. (Supervisor 2) & Duran Matute, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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