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We conduct a wide range of applied and basic coastal research. Check out our Google Scholar page for more details.

Check out our latest research product: an AI-based Coastal Forecast App that runs in the cloud and provides continuous nearshore wave forecast in the US Atlantic Coast.

Coastal forecast using AI
Surf zone dynamics
Tsunami hazards
Wave-structure interaction
Coastal flooding
Coastal structure design

Student Opportunities

We always look for motivated students to join our team!

Depending on your interest, you will learn hands-on job skills for coastal modeling, coastal analysis, and machine learning applications.

Contact Us

Zhangping (John) Wei, PhD, PE | Assistant Professor of Coastal Engineering

Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography, UNC Wilmington, 601 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403 | Email: weiz(at)uncw.edu