Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering

hitchcock: building

Ethan Kubatko

Associate ProfessorCivil, Envir & Geod Eng

Hitchcock Hall
2070 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

About Me

Research Interest - Numerical models for flow and transport processes, hurricane storm surge.

Honors

2013

  • Lumley Research Award, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University
  • National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium nominee, National Academy of Engineering

2012

  • Brazilian Association for Computational Methods in Engineering (ABMEC) Travel Scholarship, Brazilian Association for Computational Methods
  • Visiting Fellowship to participate in Multiscale Numerics for the Atmosphere and Ocean, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK
  • The J. Tinsley Oden Faculty Fellowship Research Program, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)

2011

  • The J. Tinsley Oden Faculty Fellowship Research Program, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)

2010

  • The J. Tinsley Oden Faculty Fellowship Research Program, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)

2009

  • ASCE Student Chapter Professor of the Year, ASCE
  • The J. Tinsley Oden Faculty Fellowship Research Program, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)

2008

  • USACM Young Investigator Travel Award, United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM)
  • The J. Tinsley Oden Faculty Fellowship Research Program, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)

2007

  • Department of the Army, Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of contributions to the Interagency Performance Evaluation Taskforce (IPET) for hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Department of the Army

2006

  • SGI Award for Computational Science and Visualization, SGI

2001

  • Monbukagakusho Research Experience Fellowship, National Science Foundation

Journal Articles

2014

  • Wiraset, D., Kubatko, E.J., Michoski, C., Tanaka, S., Westerink, J.J., Dawson, C., "Discontinuous Galerkin methods with nodal and hybrid modal/nodal triangular, quadrilateral, and polygonal elements for nonlinear shallow water flow." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 270
  • Tamura, H; Bacopoulos, P; Wang, D; Hagen, SC; Kubatko, EJ, "State estimation of tidal hydrodynamics using ensemble Kalman filter." Advances in Water Resources 63

2013

  • Kubatko, EJ; Yeager,BA; Maggi,AL, "New computationally efficient quadrature formulas for triangular prism elements." COMPUTERS & FLUIDS 73 187-201
  • Kubatko, EJ; Yeager, BA; Maggi, AL, "New computationally efficient quadrature formulas for pyramidal elements." FINITE ELEMENTS IN ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 65 63-75
  • Michoski, C; Dawson, C; Mirabito, C; Kubatko, E.J., Wiraset, D., Westerink, J.J.,, "Fully coupled methods for multiphase morphodyanmics." ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCES 59 95-110
  • Dawson, C; Trahan, CJ; Kubatko, EJ, "A Parallel Local Timestepping Runge–Kutta Dis- continuous Galerkin Method with Applications to Coastal Ocean Modeling." COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING 259 154-165

2012

  • Conroy, CJ; Kubatko, EJ; West, DW, "ADMESH: An advanced, automatic unstructured mesh generator for shallow water models." OCEAN DYNAMICS 62 10-12 1503-1517

2011

  • Dawson, C; Kubatko, EJ; Westerink, JJ; Trahan, C; Mirabito, C; Michoski, C; Panda, N, "Discontinuous Galerkin methods for modeling Hurricane storm surge." ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCES 34 9 1165-1176
  • Michoski, C; Mirabito, C; Dawson, C; Wirasaet, D; Kubatko, EJ; Westerink, JJ, "Dynamic p-enrichment schemes for multicomponent reactive flows." ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCES 34 12 1666-1680
  • Michoski, C; Mirabito, C; Dawson, C; Wiraset, D; Kubatko, EJ; Westerink, JJ, "Adaptive hierachic transformations for dynamically p-enriched slope-limiting over discontinuous Galerkin systems of generalized equations." JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS 230 22 8028-8056
  • DuChene, M; Spagnuolo, AM; Kubatko, EJ; Westerink, JJ; Dawson, C, "A Framework for running the ADCIRC discontinuous Galerkin storm surge model on a GPU." PROCEDIA COMPUTER SCIENCE 4 2017-2026
  • Mirabito, C; Dawson, C; Kubatko, EJ; Westerink, JJ; Bunya S, "Implementation of a discontinuous Galerkin morphological model on two-dimensional unstructured meshes." COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING 200 1-4 189-207

2010

  • Wirasaet, D; Tanaka, S; Kubatko, EJ; Westerink, JJ; Dawson, C, "A performance comparison of nodal discontinuous Galerkin methods on triangles and quadrilaterals." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN FLUIDS 64 10-12 1336-1362

2009

  • Bunya, S; Kubatko, EJ; Westerink, JJ; Dawson, C, "A wetting and drying treatment for the Runge-Kutta discontinuous Galerkin solution to the shallow water equations." COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING 198 17-20 1548-1562
  • Kubatko, EJ; Bunya, S; Dawson, C; Westerink JJ, "Dynamic p-adaptive Runge-Kutta discontinuous Galerkin methods for the shallow water equations." COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING 198 21-26 1766-1774
  • Kubatko, EJ; Bunya, S; Dawson, C; Westerink, JJ; Mirabito, C, "A performance comparison of continuous and discontinuous finite element shallow water models." JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING 40 1-3 315-339

2008

  • Kubatko, EJ; Dawson, C; Westerink, JJ, "Time step restrictions for Runge-Kutta discontinuous Galerkin methods on triangular grids." JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS 227 23 9697-9710
  • Westerink, JJ; Luettich, RA; Feyen, JC; Atkinson, JH; Dawson, C; Roberts, HJ; Powell, MD; Dunion, JP; Kubatko, EJ; Pourtaheri, H, "A basin- to channel-scale unstructured grid hurricane storm surge model applied to southern Louisiana." MONTHLY WEATHER REVIEW 136 3 833-864

2007

  • Kubatko, EJ; Westerink, JJ, "Exact discontinuous solutions of Exner's bed evolution model: a simple theory for sediment bores." JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING 133 3 305-311
  • Kubatko, EJ; Westerink, JJ; Dawson, C, "Semi discrete discontinuous Galerkin methods and stage-exceeding-order, strong-stability-preserving Runge-Kutta time discretizations." JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS 222 2 832-848

2006

  • Kubatko, EJ; Westerink, JJ; Dawson; C, "An unstructured grid morphodynamic model with a discontinuous Galerkin method for bed evolution." OCEAN MODELLING 15 1-2 71-89
  • Kubatko, EJ; Westerink, JJ; Dawson, C, "hp Discontinuous Galerkin methods for advection dominated problems in shallow water flow." COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING 196 1-3 437-451

Unknown Year

  • Kubatko, EJ; Yeager, BA; Ketchenson, DI, "Optimal Strong-Stability-Preserving Runge–Kutta Time Discretizations for Discontinuous Galerkin Methods." Journal of Scientific Computing

Presentations

2013

  • "Assessment of tidal stream energy resources in the UK using a discontinuous Galerkin finite element scheme." Finite Elements in Flow Problems. 2013.
  • "Optimal strong-stability-preserving Runge–Kutta methods for discontinuous Galerkin spatial discretizations of hyperbolic problems." SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering. 2013.
  • "Recent advances in discontinuous Galerkin methods for shallow water flow." Finite Elements in Flow Problems. 2013.
  • "Computational Modeling: From the worlds oceans to the small intestine." The Ohio State University Environmental Science Graduate Program Seminar. 2013.
  • "Introducing DG-WAVE: A discontinuous Galerkin-based wave prediction model." The 17th Annual ADCIRC Model Workshop. 2013.
  • "ADMESH: An Advanced Unstructured Mesh Generator for Ocean Models." The 17th Annual ADCIRC Model Workshop. 2013.
  • "Development and Application of a Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Model for the Great Lakes." 12th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2013.
  • "Development of an accurate and efficient discontinuous Galerkinbased wave prediction model." SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences. 2013.
  • "Discontinuous Galerkin methods for coastal ocean models." Finite Elements in Flow Problems. 2013.
  • "Development and validation of a discontinuous Galerkin wave prediction model." The Mathematics of Finite Elements and Applications. 2013.
  • "Some Efficiency Improvements for Runge–Kutta Discontinuous Galerkin Methods." 12th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2013.
  • "Development and Validation of DG WAVE: a Discontinuous Galerkin-Based Numerical WAVe Prediction Model." 12th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2013.
  • "hp Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for the Vertical Extent of the Water Column." 12th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2013.
  • "Automatic extraction of watershed features for overland flow mesh generation." 12th International Workshop on Multi-scale Unstructured Mesh numerical modeling for coastal, shelf and global ocean dynamics. 2013.
  • "New time steppers and integration rules for discontinuous Galerkin methods." 12th International Workshop on Multi-scale Unstructured Mesh numerical modeling for coastal, shelf and global ocean dynamics. 2013.

2012

  • "Automatic Mesh Generation of Watersheds Using High-Resolution Digital Elevation Maps." 12th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2012.
  • "Development and application of a discontinuous Galerkinbased wave prediction model." 10thWorld Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2012.
  • "Efficient numerical integration formulas for pentahedral elements." 10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2012.
  • "Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) Methods for Hydrodynamics and Transport." University of Central Florida Coastal Hydroscience Analysis, Modeling, and Predictive Simulations Laboratory Seminar. 2012.
  • "A discontinuous Galerkin method for 3D shallow water flow." 10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2012.
  • "2D Transport Tendencies of Floridas East Coast Nearshore and Estuarine Waters." 10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2012.
  • "Importance of Local Mass Conservation in Coupling Flow and Transport Models." 3rd International Symposium on Shallow Flows. 2012.
  • "Optimal strong-stability-preserving Runge–Kutta time discretizations for discontinuous Galerkin methods." 10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2012.
  • "ADMESH: An Advanced Mesh Generator for Coastal Ocean Modeling." 10thWorld Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2012.
  • "Development and validation of a high-resolution nearshore model for Lake Erie." 10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2012.

2011

  • "ADMESH: An advanced automatic mesh generator for shallow water models." International Workshop on Multiscale (Un)-structured Mesh Numerical Modeling. 2011.
  • "Poster: Development and validation of a nearshore model for Lake Erie." InternationalWorkshop on Multiscale (Un)-structured Mesh Numerical Modeling. 2011.
  • "Poster: Modeling of circulation and transport in the Gulf of Mexico for ninety days following the deepwater horizon oil spill." International Workshop on Multiscale (Un)-structured Mesh Numerical Modeling. 2011.
  • "hp discontinuous Galerkin methods for shallow water flow and transport." The Ohio State University Applied Math Seminar. 2011.
  • "Developing a Computational Infrastructure for Mixed Element Meshes." 11th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2011.
  • "Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Hydrodynamics, Waves and Sediment Transport." 11th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2011.
  • "Modeling of circulation and transport in the Gulf of Mexico for 90 days following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill." 11th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2011.
  • "2D salinity calculations for South Atlantic Bight using discontinuous Galerkin method." 11th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2011.
  • "A sigma-coordinate, discontinuous Galerkin method for the three-dimensional shallow water equations." SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences. 2011.
  • "Recent Progress on DG-ADCIRC." The 15th ADCIRC Model Workshop. 2011.
  • "“An Assessment of Discontinuous Galerkin Methods with Nodal and Hybrid Modal/Nodal Triangular, Quadrilateral, and Polygonal Elements for Shallow Water Flows." 11th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2011.
  • "Dynamic p-Enrichment Schemes with Dynamic Slope Limiting for Multicomponent Reactive Flows." 11th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2011.

2010

  • "Computational Modeling for predicting natural disasters." Kiwanas Club. 2010.
  • "Predicting the Impact of Natural Disasters with the Help of Computational Modeling." The Ohio State University Science Cafe. 2010.
  • "Towards a sigma-coordinate, discontinuous Galerkin method for the three dimensional shallow water equations." The Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science 2nd International Workshops on Advances in Computational Mechanics. 2010.
  • "A discontinuous Galerkin method for the 3d shallow water equations." International Workshop on Multiscale (Un)-structured Mesh Numerical Modeling. 2010.
  • "Poster: ADMESH: An advanced automatic mesh generator for hydrodynamics models." Workshop on Multiscale (Un)-structured Mesh Numerical Modeling. 2010.
  • "hp discontinuous Galerkin methods for shallow water flow and transport." Society of Underwater Technology Group on Environmental Forces (SUTGEF). 2010.
  • "Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Hydrodynamics and Transport." Oxford University, Department of Engineering Science Seminar. 2010.
  • "HPC for Hurricane Storm Surge and Sediment Transport Using Discontinuous Galerkin Methods." The Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science 2nd International Workshops on Advances in Computational Mechanics. 2010.
  • "RKDG Shallow Water Model with an Eulerian Moving Boundary Method for Riverine and Coastal Flow Problems." The Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science 2nd International Workshops on Advances in Computational Mechanics. 2010.
  • "A Study on Performances of Nodal Discontinuous Galerkin Methods on Quadrilaterals and Triangles." 14th ADCIRC Model Workshop. 2010.
  • "Nodal Discontinuous Galerkin Solutions to Shallow Water Flow and Transport on Triangles and Quadrilaterals." Joint 9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 4th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2010.
  • "A sigma-coordinate, discontinuous Galerkin method for the three-dimensional shallow water equations." Joint 9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 4th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2010.
  • "An advanced automatic mesh generator for hydrodynamic models." Joint 9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 4th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2010.
  • "Poster: Discontinuous Galerkin methods for the shallow water equations comparing triangular, quadrilateral and mixed meshes." International Workshop on Multiscale (Un)-structured Mesh Numerical Modeling. 2010.

2009

  • "A Discontinuous Galerkin Storm Surge Model." SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering. 2009.
  • "Hydrodynamic Modeling in Lake Erie." Ohio Lake Erie Commission Quarterly Meeting. 2009.
  • "Advances in Scalable High Resolution Wave and Current Computations." ADCIRC Workshop. 2009.
  • "Aspects of Runge-Kutta discontinuous Galerkin methods for shallow water flow and transport." International Conference on Finite Elements in Flow Problems. 2009.
  • "Discontinuous Galerkin methods for storm surge modeling." Oakland University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics Colloquium. 2009.
  • "Implementation of a Discontinuous Galerkin Morphological Model on Two-dimensional Unstructured Meshes." 10th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2009.
  • "A finite element hydrodynamic model for Lake Erie." 10th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2009.
  • "Poster: Tidal calculations for the South Atlantic Bight and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway based on a discontinuous Galerkin method." 10th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2009.

2008

  • "Progress with ADCIRC-DG." The 12th ADCIRC Model Workshop. 2008.
  • "hp Discontinuous Galerkin methods for shallow water hydrodynamics and transport." University of Central Florida, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar. 2008.
  • "hp discontinuous Galerkin methods for shallow water hydrodynamics and transport." Oakland University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics Colloquium. 2008.
  • "CFL Conditions for Runge–Kutta and multi-step discontinuous Galerkin methods." The 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2008.
  • "Parallel Finite Element Models for Hurricane Storm Surges." Teragrid 2008 Conference. 2008.
  • "Stage-Exceeding Order SSP Time-stepping for Runge–Kutta Discontinuous Galerkin Methods." SIAM Annual Meeting. 2008.
  • "Towards a discontinuous Galerkin based storm surge model." The Eighth International Conference on Hydro-Science and Engineering. 2008.
  • "Designing the next generation of hurricane storm surge models." The Water Management Association of Ohio Luncheon Seminar Series. 2008.
  • "Computational Modeling: From the Gulf of Mexico to the small intestine." The Ohio State University Dean’s Seminar Series, College of Engineering. 2008.
  • "A Comparative Study of Continuous and Discontinuous Finite Element Methods for the Shallow Water Equations." Seventh International Workshop on Unstructured Grid Numerical Modelling of Coastal, Shelf, and Ocean Flows. 2008.
  • "A RKDG Shallow Water Model for Coastal and Riverine Flow Problems ContainingWetting and Drying Zones." International Workshop on Unstructured Grid Numerical Modeling of Coastal, Shelf and Ocean Flows. 2008.

2007

  • "Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Coastal Hydrodynamics." ADCIRC Users GroupWorkshop. 2007.
  • "Modeling Hurricane Storm Surge along the Gulf Coast—Toward Petaflop Computations." The 9th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2007.
  • "Verification and validation of a discontinuous Galerkin model for shallow water flow and transport." The 9th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2007.
  • "Validation of a Moving Boundary RKDG Method for the Shallow Water Equations." The 9th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2007.
  • "High Performance Computing to Resolve Propagation and Advection Dominated Multi-Scale Multi-Process Physics." 10th International Workshop on Wave Hindcasting and Forecasting and Coastal Hazard Symposium. 2007.
  • "Modeling Hurricane Storm Surge along the Gulf Coast in the Wake of Katrina: Towards Petaflop Computations." Third Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics in conjunction with Eleventh International Conference on Enhancement and Promotion of Computational Methods in Engineering and Science. 2007.

2006

  • "Developments in the discontinuous Galerkin algorithm." Developments in the discontinuous Galerkin algorithm. 2006.
  • "High-order discontinuous Galerkin methods for advection dominated shallow water hydrodynamics and transport." The 7th World Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2006.
  • "A DG-Based Hydrodynamic Storm Surge Model." The 7th World Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2006.
  • "A New Wetting and Drying Algorithm for Discontinuous Galerkin Solutions to the Shallow Water Equations." The 7th World Congress on Computational Mechanics. 2006.
  • "hp-adaptive discontinuous Galerkin methods for the shallow water equations." The Fifth International Workshop on Unstructured Grid Numerical Modelling of Coastal, Shelf, and Ocean Flows. 2006.
  • "Mass ConservativeWetting and Drying Algorithm for Discontinuous Galerkin Solutions to the Shallow Water Equations." The Fifth International Workshop on Unstructured Grid Numerical Modelling of Coastal, Shelf, and Ocean Flows. 2006.

2005

  • "hp Discontinuous Galerkin methods for coastal and estuarine circulation, morphology change, and transport." IMS-ADCIRC Workshop,. 2005.
  • "Discontinuous Galerkin methods for coastal and estuarine circulation, morphology change, and transport." CIRP-NCCHE Coordination Meeting. 2005.
  • "C.,“hp Discontinuous Galerkin methods for shallow water hydrodynamics and transport." C.,“hp Discontinuous Galerkin methods for shallow water hydrodynamics and transport. 2005.
  • "Coupled ShallowWater Equation – Morphological Computations Using Continuous Galerkin and Discontinuous Galerkin Based Finite Element Solutions." The Fourth International Workshop on Unstructured Grid Numerical Modeling of Coastal, Shelf and Ocean Flows. 2005.
  • "Recent developments and applications of an hp-discontinuous Galerkin model for shallow water flow and transport." The Fourth International Workshop on Unstructured Grid Numerical Modeling of Coastal, Shelf and Ocean Flows. 2005.

2004

  • "An unstructured grid morphodynamic model with a discontinuous Galerkin method for bed evolution." The 3rd International Workshop on Unstructured Grid Numerical Modelling of Coastal Shelf and Ocean Flows. 2004.
  • "The hp-discontinuous Galerkin method applied to the shallow water equations." The Third International Workshop on Unstructured Grid Numerical Modeling of Coastal, Shelf and Ocean Flows. 2004.
  • "Development of a Large Domain Finite Element Storm Surge Model for Southern Louisiana." International Workshops on Advances in Computational Mechanics. 2004.
  • "hp-discontinuous Galerkin methods for coastal and estuarine circulation and transport." International Workshops on Advances in Computational Mechanics. 2004.
  • "An overview of IMS-ADCIRC: A system of CG and DG based solutions for 2D and 3D hydrodynamics and transport." Inlet Modeling System Workshop. 2004.

2003

  • "Applying the Discontinuous Galerkin Method to the Equation of Sediment Continuity." Twelfth International Conference on Finite Element Methods in Flow Problems. 2003.
  • "Developments in Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Sediment Transport Models." Fourth Annual Coastal Inlets Research Program (CIRP) Student Seminar. 2003.
  • "Poster: Modeling Transport Processes with the Discontinuous Galerkin Method." Coastal Ocean Modeling Gordon Conference 2003. 2003.
  • "Development of a Discontinuous Galerkin F.E. Model for Sediment Transport." Eighth International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling. 2003.

2002

  • "Solutions to the Shallow Water and Transport Equations." Third Annual Coastal Inlets Research Program (CIRP) Student Seminar. 2002.

2001

  • "Dynamics of a rocking structure." Natural Hazard Mitigation Program in Japan (NHMJ) Student Seminar. 2001.
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