Departamento de Ingeniería Civil

Curso que dicta


  • Mecánica de Fluidos
  • Hidráulica


  • Transporte de Sedimentos
  • Hidráulica Fluvial
  • Hidráulica Ambiental

Producción Científica


  • 2015-2019 NSF-IGERT. “Adaptation to change in water resources: science to inform decision-making across disciplines, cultures and scales”. Chilean academic representative.
  • 2014- 2016 Fondecyt 11140764. “Time and space scales in the morphological responses of river morphology due to large structures (hydropower): approaches to better understanding the trends and kinetic responses of the rivers in Chile”. Colaborator.
  • 2012- 2014 Fondecyt 1120878. “Characterization of nearshore processes and morphology variability for the highly energetic wave-dominated central Chile coast”. Co-PI.
  • 2010- 2012 Fondecyt 11100399, “Sustainability of morphology features in alluvial rivers and coastal systems in Chile: The Biobío River as study case”. PI
  • 2010 – 2012 Innova 10CREC-8453 2010, “Water, emergency situations, and technical viability to use urbans lagoons as a drinking water reasource”. Co-PI.


  • Tranmer, A., Goodwin, P., Caamaño, D. (2017). Assessment of alluvial trends toward dynamic equilibrium under chronic climatic forcing. Under revision in Advances in Water Resources Journal.
  • Villagran, D., Caamaño, D., and Cienfuegos, R. (2014). Hydrodynamics of a river-associated tidal inlet and maintenance of dynamic equilibrium: preliminary findings. Journal of Coastal Research. Vol.70, pp 592-597.
  • Maturana, O., Tonina, D., McKean, J. A., Buffington, J. M., Luce, C. H., and Caamaño, D. (2014). Modeling the effects of pulse versus chronic sand inputs on salmonid spawning habitat in a low-gradient gravel-bed river. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. Vol.39, pp 877–889.
  • van Heemst, C., Willems, J., Weller, A., van Verseveld,H., Caamaño, D., and Aránguiz, R. (2013). Flood defense alternatives for the lower Biobio River, Chile. Obras y Proyectos. Vol.14, pp 19 – 30.
  • Andreoli, A., Mao, L., Iroumé, A., Arumí, J.L., Nardini, A., Pizarro, R., Caamaño, D., Meier, C. &, Link, O. (2012). The need of a hydromorphological approach for Chilean river management. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural. Vol. 85, pp 335 – 343.
  • Caamaño, D., Goodwin, P., and J. M. Buffington. (2012). Flow Structure Through Pool-Riffle Sequences and a Conceptual Model for Their Sustainability in Gravel-Bed Rivers. River Research and Applications. Vol. 28, Issue 3, pp 377 – 389.
  • García, A., Jorde, K., Habit, E., Caamaño, D., and Parra O. (2011). Downstream environmental effects of Ralco and Pangue dam operations: Changes in habitat quality for native fish species, Biobío River, Chile. River Research and Applications, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp 312 – 327.
  • Caamaño, D., Goodwin, P., Buffington, J. M., Liou, J. C., and Daley-Larsen, S. (2009). A unifying criterion for velocity reversal hypothesis in gravel-bed rivers. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 135, Issue 1, pp 66 – 70.

Líneas de Investigación

  • Transporte de Sólidos y Solutos en cursos Fluviales
  • Morfología Fluvial