Dmitry Brazhnikov

School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks
dbrazhnikov@alaska.edu

Background and research interests

Dmitry obtained MSc in Applied Physics and Mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. His project was to investigate lead patters in sea ice cover under vortex wind field applying theory of characteristics. After graduating he was working as a research assistant at State Oceanographic Institute in Moscow where he was taking part in different projects mostly dealing with modeling of naturally occurring forces on geotechnical structures in Arctic oceans. In the fall of 2011, he enrolled in SFOS UAF as a PhD student. The main topic of his research is coastal effects of tsunami waves. To investigate such problems he intends to use 3D Volume of Fluid model. Dmitry is proficient in C and Fortran and has strong experience in data processing with such scripting languages as GNU R, Matlab and Python.