Ben Modra

Ben Modra
Principal Engineer - Coastal
UNSW Water Research Laboratory
Contact details:
(+61) 2 8071 9837

A leader in physical modelling specialising in studies relating to coastal and hydraulic engineering.


Ben Modra is a Principal Engineer with the Water Research Laboratory. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering/Arts and a Masters of Engineering Science (Coastal Engineering), and has many years of experience providing specialist expertise to the coastal and engineering community in NSW and Australia.

Ben is experienced in the inspection, design and testing of coastal structures, particularly rubble mound breakwaters. Ben is experienced in the deployment of instrumentation for both laboratory and field investigations, and has a strong reputation for the analysis of environmental data. He has pioneered new approaches to tidal and wave data and is an expert of the application of timeseries and statistical analysis to coastal management.

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