• The University of Western Australia (M470), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 32 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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Personal profile


David is a research fellow in the Wave Energy Research Centre. He specializes in wave structure interactions, fluid mechanics, mathematical modelling, and wave-prediction. Before coming to the University of Western Australia, he completed his PhD at the University of Adelaide in the field of wave-sea ice interactions.

Education/Academic qualification

Applied Mathematics, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Adelaide

Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronic), University of Adelaide

Applied Mathematics, Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, University of Adelaide


  • Fluid mechanics
  • Surface gravity waves
  • Wave structure interactions
  • Mathematical Modelling

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Research Output 2015 2018

  • 32 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 4 Conference paper
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Non-UWA Thesis
Open Access

Water wave overwash of a step

Skene, D., Bennetts, L., Wright, M., Meylan, M. & Maki, K., 25 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 839, p. 293-312 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

water waves
Water waves
computational fluid dynamics
dynamic models
Dynamic models
2 Citations (Scopus)

Experimental and numerical models of wave reflection and transmission by an ice floe

Nelli, F., Skene, D. M., Bennetts, L. G., Meylan, M. H., Monty, J. P. & Toffoli, A., 2017, Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE. ASME International, Vol. 8. 130830

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Wave transmission
Numerical models
Water waves
7 Citations (Scopus)

Reflection and transmission of regular water waves by a thin, floating plate

Nelli, F., Bennetts, L., Skene, D., Monty, J., Lee, J., Meylan, M. & Toffoli, A., Apr 2017, In : Wave Motion. 70, SI, p. 209-221 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

water waves
plastic plates

Comparison of mathematical and CFD models of overwash of a step

Skene, D., Bennetts, L., Meylan, M., Wright, M. & Maki, K., 2016, Proceedings of the 31st International Workshop of Water Waves & Floating Bodies. 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Open Access


operations research
University Research

Tuck Fellowship

David Skene (Recipient), 2016



University Medal

David Skene (Recipient), 2013