Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty at the University of Delaware

Jack Puleo

Professor and Chair
301 DuPont Hall
Newark, Delaware 19716
Phone: 302-831-2442
Research Website


2004 | Ph.D | University of Florida
1998 | Master | Oregon State University
1996 | Bachelor | Humboldt State University


Inner surf and swash zone hydrodynamics and sediment transport; sediment suspension in turbulent flows; video-based remote sensing of nearshore processes; sensors; surf zone injuries


  • Coastal and Ocean
  • Disasters
  • Sustainability


  1. Pieterse, A., J.A. Puleo and T.E. McKenna. 2016. Hydrodynamics and sediment suspension in shallow tidal channels intersecting a tidal flat, Continental Shelf Research, 119, 40-55.
  2. Ruju, A. D. Conley, G. Masselink, M. Austin and J.A. Puleo. 2016, Sediment transport dynamics in the swash zone under large-scale laboratory conditions, Continental Shelf Research, 10.1016/j.csr.2016.03.015.
  3. Chardon-Maldonado, P., J.C. Pintado-Patino and J.A. Puleo. 2015. Advances in swash zone research: Small-scale hydrodynamics and sediment transport processes. Coastal Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.10.008.
  4. Puleo, J.A. and A. Torres-Freyermuth. 2015. The second international workshop on swash-zone processes, Coastal Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.09.007.
  5. Masselink, G., A. Ruju,  D. Conley, I. Turner, G. Ruessink, A. Matias, C. Thompson, B. Castelle, G. Wolters, J.A. Puleo and V. Citerone. 2015. Large-scale barrier dynamics experiment II (BARDEX II): Experimental design, instrumentation, test programme and data set, Coastal Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.07.009.
  6. Ruju, A., D. Conley, G. Masselink, M. Austin, J.A. Puleo, T. Lanckriet and D. Foster. 2015. Boundary layer dynamics in the swash zone under large-scale laboratory conditions, Coastal Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.08.001.
  7. Puleo, J.A., K. Hutschenreuter, P. Cowan, W. Carey, M. Arford-Granholm, K. K. McKenna. 2015.  Delaware surf zone injuries and associated environmental conditions, Natural Hazards, 81(2), 845-867, doi:10.1007/s11069-015-2108-9.
  8. Heiss, J.W., J.A. Puleo, W.J. Ullman and H.A. Michael. 2015. Coupled surface-subsurface hydrologic measurements reveal recharge and discharge dynamics across the swash zone of a sandy beach, Water Resources Research, 10.1002/2015WR017395.
  9. Pintado-Patino, J.C., A. Torres-Freyermuth, J.A. Puleo and D. Pokrajac. 2015. On the role of infiltration and exfiltration in swash zone boundary layer dynamics in the swash zone, Journal of Geophysical Research, 10.1002/2015JC010806.

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