Yuchen Wang

PhD Student (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)


Room 304, East Quad, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8744-3634

Research title: Sediment transport of made ground along Scottish sites

Research Summary

My research is to broaden the existing classification of beaches by introducing a new kind of anthropogenic mixed beach in terms of their grain size characterisations, sediment compositions, morphological features, and how they will behave under climate change. I picked up 3 beaches in Scotland and used multi-method approaches to determine the grain size distributions and percentage weight of anthropogenic sediments, and determined their morphological features using DTM collected through repeated UAV surveys. In the future, I will focus on figuring out how these beaches change through time.



  • SAGES 12th Call Small Grants Scheme (£500)
  • British Society for Geomorphology PGR Travel Grant (£300)


  • SAGES 10th Call Small Grants Scheme (£750) 


University of Glasgow - The China Scholarship Council (CSC) Co-operative Scholarship (2022-2026)



  • 5th December, Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) Annual Conference, Glasgow, UK - e-Poster
  • 4th - 6th September, British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) Annual Conference, Edinburgh, UK - Poster


  • 5th - 8th December, Windsor Workshop, Winsor, UK - Oral Presentation (5min)



Full year: GEOG L1 Labs - Tutor

Semester 2: GEOG L2 Physical/Environmental Labs - Demonstrator

Semester 1: GEOG L2 STATS/GIS Labs and MSc Introduction to GIS Labs - Demonstrator


Full year: GEOG L1 Labs - Demonstrator

Full year: GEOG L2 Earth Science Workshops - Demonstrator