Mr Ian Coghlan
Engineer

Mr Ian Coghlan

Engineering
Water Research Laboratory

Senior Project Engineer at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Water Research Laboratory (WRL)

 

Core responsibilities

Ian Coghlan is an actively practicing professional engineer at the Water Research Laboratory (WRL).  His CV is available here.  He has completed a Master of Engineering Science degree with specialisation in the field of Coastal Engineering and Management, a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree, with first class honours and a Diploma in Engineering Practice. He has ten years’ experience working at WRL and has undertaken and managed a range of projects primarily in the fields of coastal structures, coastal processes and hydraulic structures. These studies include physical modelling, numerical modelling, desktop analysis, field investigations and data analysis. Ian is a member of the Institution of Engineers Australia and regularly attends their Coastal, Ocean and Port Engineering Panel (Sydney Division) seminars. He has been a surfer for over 15 years. 

Ian is an Australian expert in two-dimensional and quasi three-dimensional flume physical modelling with expertise in the application of over 25 physical models for assessing coastal and marine structures. He has completed desktop based coastal process studies ranging from assessment of small property developments, through to regional coastal climate change vulnerability assessments. Ian is also an expert in numerical modelling of rivers, estuaries and oceans and analysing large datasets.

Professional Organisations

MIEAust

Awards

D.N. Foster Award – 2005

Education

Post graduate (including any certifications)

MEngSc (Coastal Engineering)

Undergraduate

BE (Hons 1) (Mechanical Engineering)

DipEngPrac

Phone
(+61 2) 8071 9866
Location
UNSW Water Research Laboratory Manly Vale Campus
  • Reports | 2020
    Ruprecht J; Tucker T; Coghlan I; Glamore W, 2020, Pampoolah Floodplain Remediation Investigation and Riverbank Vulnerability Assessment, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL TR2019/18
    Reports | 2017
    Coghlan I; Carley JT; Harrison A; Howe D; Ruprecht J; Short AD; Flocard F; Rahman PF, 2017, Eurobodalla Coastal Hazard Assessment, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WR: 2017/09
    Reports | 2016
    Glamore W; Coghlan I; Ruprecht J, 2016, 2015 Riverbank Vulnerability Assessment using a Decision Support System: Seaham Weir Pool and Lower Williams River, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2015/02, http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/projects/hunter/williams-river/williams-river-erosion-study.pdf
    Reports | 2016
    Glamore W; Coghlan I; Ruprecht J, 2016, Clyde Terminal Conversion: Restoration of Green and Golden Bell Frog Habitat, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2016/06
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Ruprecht JE; Glamore WC; Coghlan IR; Flocard F, 2015, 'Wakesurfing: Some wakes are more equal than others', in Australian Coasts and Ports 2015 Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 779 - 784, presented at Australian Coasts and Ports 2015 Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 15 September 2015 - 18 September 2015, https://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=724770812980275;res=IELENG
    Reports | 2014
    Glamore W; Coghlan IR; Ruprecht JE, 2014, Riverbank Vulnerability Assessment using a Decision Support System: Lower Hawkesbury River (Wisemans Ferry to Spencer), Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2014/04, http://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/63774/WRL-Report-2014-04-Final.pdf
    Reports | 2014
    Glamore W; Coghlan IR; Ruprecht JE; Flocard F; Drummond CD, 2014, Riverbank Vulnerability Assessment using a Decision Support System: Clarence River (Rogans Bridge to Ulmarra), Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2014/12, http://maritimemanagement.transport.nsw.gov.au/documents/wrl-report-clarence-river.pdf
    Reports | 2012
    Coghlan IR; Ruprecht J; Blacka MJ, 2012, Abbot Point MCF 2D and Q3D Baseline Modelling Study, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering UNSW, Manly Vale, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2011/16