Kun Zhao


I am currently doing PhD under supervision of Zheng Gong and Giovanni Coco. My research interest is tidal channel evolution with emphasis on bank collapse. I have built a process-based morphodynamic model taking into account bank collapse from a combined perspective of geotechnical and soil mechanic dynamics. Recently, I conduct a physical experiment, with the aim to test the importance of bank height and near-bank water depth in bank instability. Now, I am trying to simulate channel meanderings in tidal systems. 


Phone: +64 021 2621539 



  • Gong, Z, Zhao, K., Zhang, C., Dai, W., Coco, G., Zhou, Z., 2018, The role of bank collapse on tidal creek ontogeny: A novel process-based model for bank retreat, 2018, Geomorphology, 311, 13-26.