Associate Professor Ron Cox

Associate Professor Ron Cox

Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Convenor of the Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure (ACCARNSI)

Ron Cox is Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Ron is also the national Convenor of the Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure ACCARNSI. Ron has extensive research experience in water, coastal and environmental engineering and management, working with industry and government within Australia and overseas. In 2008 Ron was awarded Engineers Australia's prestigious Sir John Holland Award for Civil Enginner of the Year, in recognition for his long stading and continuing contribution to the profession and community, particularly in the field of coastal engineering 

His research interests include:

  • Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Coastal Management
  • Climate change impact, risk assessment and adaptation
  • Engineering Hydrology and Flood Mitigation
  • River and Estuarine Hydraulics
  • Environmental engineering including outfall design and impact assessment
  • Field Data Collection and Interpretation
  • Power Station Water Cooling Systems
  • Numerical & Physical Modelling
  • Groundwater and Geohydrology

In recent years Ron has provided technical and policy advice to various government agencies

Phone
(+61 2) 8071 9832
Location
UNSW Water Research Laboratory Manly Vale Campus
  • Journal articles | 2018
    Hardy N; Foster S; Cox R; Pour Goudarzi HV; Amin A, 2018, 'Investigation into the use of macro synthetic fibre reinforced concrete for breakwater armour units', Coastal Engineering, vol. 140, pp. 60 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2018.06.004
    Journal articles | 2017
    Phillips MS; Harley MD; Turner IL; Splinter KD; Cox RJ, 2017, 'Shoreline recovery on wave-dominated sandy coastlines: the role of sandbar morphodynamics and nearshore wave parameters', Marine Geology, vol. 385, pp. 146 - 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2017.01.005
    Journal articles | 2017
    Simmons JA; Harley MD; Marshall LA; Turner IL; Splinter KD; Cox RJ, 2017, 'Calibrating and assessing uncertainty in coastal numerical models', Coastal Engineering, vol. 125, pp. 28 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2017.04.005
    Journal articles | 2011
    Hornsey W; Carley JT; Coghlan IR; Cox RJ, 2011, 'Geotextile sand container shoreline protection systems: Design and application', Geotextiles and Geomembranes, vol. 29, pp. 425 - 439, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geotexmem.2011.01.009