Associate Professor Badin Gibbes

Associate Professor

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
b.gibbes@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 59151

Overview

Badin is an environmental engineer with over 20 years experience in environmental hydrology and water resource engineering. In his current role with the University of Queensland’s School of Civil Engineering he leads the Aquatic Systems Research Group. This group uses innovative monitoring systems and advanced numerical models to better understand the hydrodynamic and biogeochemical factors that influence water quality in water supply reservoirs. A feature of this program has been the close collaboration with water management agencies in the development and delivery of scientific information to support management decisions. Badin's other research interests focus on the measurement and modelling of the complex interactions between surface water and groundwater systems. Badin also maintains an active involvement in the University of Queensland’s undergraduate and post-graduate teaching programs where he delivers lectures in various subjects including environmental engineering, hydrology, environmental risk assessment and modelling of surface water and groundwater systems. He currently supervises a number of post-graduate students who are pursuing research in the area of environmental hydrology and water resource management.

Research Interests

  • Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources
    Monitoring and modelling of water flows and associated bio-geochemical processes at the catchment scale as they relate to water supply systems. A particular research interest is monitoring and modelling the coupled hydrodynamic and bio-geochemical processes that occur in lakes and water supply reservoirs.
  • Surface Water-Groundwater Interactions
    Measurement and modelling of the exchange of water (and associated dissolved chemicals) between groundwater and surface water systems such as lakes, rivers, estuaries and oceans.

Qualifications

  • BEng with Honours (Environmental Engineering), Griffith University
  • Master of Engineering Science (Water Engineering), University of New South Wales
  • PhD in Environmental Engineering, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • Opportunities in these areas of investigaiton are continually emerging. Please contact me directly (b.gibbes@uq.edu.au) to discuss the latest research opportunities or to propose your own study topic.

    Current areas of active research include:

    1. Monitoring and modelling of pollutants (sediments, nutrients, pathogens and chemicals) in lakes and groundwater systems.

    2. Urban lake modelling and management.

    3. Simulation of future climate impacts on the hydrologial cycle with a focus on assessing changes in catchment runoff and lake dynamics.

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Baum, M. J. and Gibbes, B. (2017). Improved understanding of dense jet dynamics to guide management of desalination outfalls. 22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2017), Hobart, TAS Australia, 3-8 December 2017. Canberra, ACT Australia: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand.

  • Gibbes, Badin, Grinham, A., Bartkow, M and Watkinson, A (2013). Sub-tropical water supply reservoirs: a monitoring-modelling-management response to emerging issues. PPNW2013: 16th International Workshop on Physical Processes in Natural Waters, Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia, 7-11 July, 2013. Gold Coast, QLD, Australia: Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Management.

  • Gibbes, Badin, Olfateh, M., Laursen, R., Grinham, A. and Callaghan, D. (2013). Variability in estimates of wind stress on the water surface of a small coastal lagoon. PPNW2013: 16th International Workshop on Physical Processes in Natural Waters, Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia, 7-11 July, 2013. Gold Coast, QLD, Australia: Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Management.

  • Grinham, Alistair, Gibbes B., Laursen, R. and Rissik, D. (2013). Wind-driven sediment porewater mixing drives nitrogen cycling in a shallow coastal lake. PPNW2013: 16th International Workshop on Physical Processes in Natural Waters, Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia, 7-11 July, 2013. Gold Coast, QLD, Australia: Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Management.

  • Laursen, Rikke K., Gibbes, B., Grinham, A., Lemckert, C. and Bartkow, M. (2013). Wind-driven water movements in an Australian subtropical freshwater reservoir. PPNW2013: 16th International Workshop on Physical Processes in Natural Waters, Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia, 7-11 July, 2013. Gold Coast, QLD, Australia: Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Management.

  • Grinham, A., Gibbes, B., Gale, D., Watkinson, A. and Bartkow, M. (2012). Extreme rainfall and drinking water quality: a regional perspective. Water Pollution XI: 11th International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Water Pollution, New Forest, United Kingdom, 10-12 July 2012. Hants, United Kingdom: W I T Press. doi: 10.2495/WP120161

  • Laursen, R. K., Gibbes, B., Grinham, A., Gale, D., Udy, J. and Lockington, D. (2011). Effects of large water level fluctuations on water quality in subtropical reservoirs. 34th IAHR World Congress, 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering, Brisbane, Australia, 26 June - 1 July 2011. Brisbane, Australia: Engineers Australia.

  • Cartwright, Nick and Gibbes, Badin (2011). Oceanic pulse forcing of a beach groundwater system. 20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference 2011, COASTS 2011 and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference 2011, PORTS 2011, Perth, WA, 28-30 September 2011. Red Hook, NY United States: Curran Associates Inc.

  • Badin Gibbes, Barry, M.E., Collecutt, G.R., Lemckert, C.J., Udy, J. and Lockington, David A. (2009). Preliminary modeling of hydrodynamics of purified recycled water inputs to Lake Wivenhoe.. 18th World IMACS Congress, Cairns Australia, 13-17 July 2009. Australia: The Modelling and Simulation Soc of Australia and New Zealand Inc.

  • Gibbes, B., Robinson, C., Li, L. and Lockington, D. (2007). Measurement of hydrodynamics and pore water chemistry in intertidal groundwater systems. 9th International Coastal Symposium, Gold Coast , Australia, 16-20 April, 2007. West Palm Beach, FL, United States: Coastal Education and Research Foundation.

  • Robinson, C., Baldock, T. E., Horn, D. P., Gibbes, B., Hughes, M. G., Nielsen, P. and Li, L. (2005). Measurement of groundwater and swash interactions on a sandy beach. 5th International Conference on Coastal Dynamics, Barcelona, Spain, 4-8 April, 2005. Red Hook, U.S.: Curran Associates. doi: 10.1061/40855(214)104

  • Gibbes, B., Li, L. and Lockington, D. (2004). Flow systems within intertidal sandbanks and their implications for iron transport in Moreton Bay. International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering (ICCEE-2004), Faculty Club (Gakushi-Kaikan), Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan, 27 - 28 July, 2004.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Opportunities in these areas of investigaiton are continually emerging. Please contact me directly (b.gibbes@uq.edu.au) to discuss the latest research opportunities or to propose your own study topic.

    Current areas of active research include:

    1. Monitoring and modelling of pollutants (sediments, nutrients, pathogens and chemicals) in lakes and groundwater systems.

    2. Urban lake modelling and management.

    3. Simulation of future climate impacts on the hydrologial cycle with a focus on assessing changes in catchment runoff and lake dynamics.