ProfIanGuymer

Professor Ian Guymer

Professor of Civil Engineering

Address:
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD

Tel: +44(0) 114 222 5740
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 5700

Email: i.guymer@Sheffield.ac.uk
Room: Mappin MEZC3

 

 

 

 


My research helps manage the water environment, by describing how pollutants mix in water.

Professor Ian Guymer

Profile

Ian graduated in 1981 from Loughborough University of Technology in Civil Engineering. He did his PhD at the University of Birmingham, graduating in 1985, on aspects of solute mixing processes in well-mixed estuaries. His first academic appointment was as at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, followed by an appointment to the lecturing staff within our Department in 1990, where, alongside Professor Adrian Saul, he helped to set up our postgraduate Water MSc courses and the Water research group. In January 2005, he was appointed Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Warwick. He returned to Sheffield in 2018 with EPSRC Established Career Fellowship funding. Ian is Sheffield born and bred and for the majority of his life, has lived in his home city.

Ian's research interests centre around the mixing and transport of contaminants and pollutants in coastal and estuarine areas, rivers, urban drainage and most recently, pipe distribution systems. His work aims to identify and quantify the transport and mixing processes within areas of civil engineering hydraulics. This is achieved by conducting laboratory and field studies, then developing simplified modelling procedures for engineering applications.

Research projects have investigated the mixing processes in urban drainage and treatment systems, looking at specific components, such as manholes and combined sewer overflow structures, wetlands and ponds, river systems, quantifying dispersion effects due to topographic variations, estuarine studies and coastal mixing processes. These topics are particularly important for modelling water quality processes.

He has been funded to undertake research studies on UK national hydraulic facilities, the Flood Channel and the Coastal Research Facility, formerly situated at HR Ltd., Wallingford and major European research laboratory facilities at DHI and Delft. In recent years, fundamental research has been funded by EPSRC, NERC, and the EU, with applied research funded by Unilever, Water utilities, the Environment Agency and Highways England (formerly the Highways Agency).

Ian is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. Ian is currently the Academic-in-Residence for the Institution of Civil Engineers' Shaping the World initiative. Shaping the World uses the knowledge and experience of civil engineers to help find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.




Selected Publications

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Stovin V, Guymer I & Sonnenwald F (2019) A validated CFD model for estimating residence times in vegetated stormwater ponds. NOVATECH 2019. Lyon, France, 1 July 2019 - 5 July 2019. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Corredor-garcia JL, Delande A, Stovin V & Guymer I (2019) On the use of surface PIV for the characterization of wake area in flows through emergent vegetation. The XXXVIII International School of Hydraulics. Łąck, Poland, 21 May 2019 - 24 May 2019. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Atthanayake I, Esfahani S, Denissenko P, Guymer I, Thomas PJ & Guo W (2018) Experimental molecular communications in obstacle rich fluids. Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication - NANOCOM '18, 5 September 2018 - 7 September 2018. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sonnenwald F, Stovin V & Guymer I (2018) A non-dimensional model for longitudinal dispersion in emergent vegetation based on stem-spacing. 5th IAHR Europe Congress. Trento, Italy, 12 June 2018 - 14 June 2018. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Golzar M, Sonnenwald F, Guymer I & Stovin V (2018) A CFD based comparison of mixing due to regular and random cylinder arrays. GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences (pp 195-205) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Golzar M, Sonnenwald F, Guymer I & Stovin VR (2017) Transverse mixing coefficient in random cylinder arrays – a CFD validation study. Proceedings of the 37th IAHR Word Congress, 13 August 2017 - 18 August 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sonnenwald FC, Guymer I, Marchant A, Wilson N, Golzar M & Stovin V (2016) Estimating stem-scale mixing coefficients in low velocity flows. Sustainable Hydraulics in the Era of Global Change, 27 July 2016 - 29 July 2016. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sonnenwald F, Stovin V, Guymer I, Webb JA, Costelloe JF, CasasMulet R, Lyon JP & Stewardson MJ (2016) COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS MODELLING OF A VEGETATED STORMWATER POND. 11TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ECOHYDRAULICS View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • West P, Hart J, Guymer I, Stovin V, Webb JA, Costelloe JF, CasasMulet R, Lyon JP & Stewardson MJ (2016) QUANTIFYING SOLUTE MIXING AND FLOW FIELDS IN LOW VELOCITY, REAL EMERGENT VEGETATION. 11TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ECOHYDRAULICS View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • West P, Hart J, Guymer I & Stovin V (2016) Development of a Laboratory System and 2D Routing Analysis to Determine Solute Mixing Within Aquatic Vegetation (pp 49-61) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sonnenwald F, Stovin V & Guymer I (2016) Feasibility of the Porous Zone Approach to Modelling Vegetation in CFD (pp 63-75) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Saul Solis S, Guymer I & Dutton R (2013) Analysis of Solute Entrapment and Dispersion in a Meandering Channel, bye Dye Trace and Image Acquisition Techniques. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 35TH IAHR WORLD CONGRESS, VOLS I AND II (pp 5237-5243) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hover E, Ni Q & Guymer I (2013) PHYSICAL MODELLING OF TUBE SAMPLING DISTURBANCE IN CLAYS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL YOUNG GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERS' CONFERENCE (IYGEC 2013), Vol. 2 (pp 415-418) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sonnenwald F, Stovin V & Guymer I (2013) Correlation Measures for Solute Transport Model Identification and Evaluation (pp 389-401) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hart J, Guymer I, Jones A & Stovin V (2013) Longitudinal Dispersion Coefficients Within Turbulent and Transitional Pipe Flow (pp 133-145) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Solís S, Guymer I & Dutton R (2010) Predicting travel time in natural streams, using a Monte Carlo simulation. Environmental Hydraulics - Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, Vol. 1 (pp 283-288) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chandler ID, Pearson JM, Guymer I & Van-Egmond R (2010) Quantifying hyporheic exchange coefficients using the EROSIMESS-System. Environmental Hydraulics - Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, Vol. 2 (pp 765-770) RIS download Bibtex download

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