Arthur B. BaggeroerProfessor of Mechanical, Ocean and Electrical Engineering, Ford Professor of Engineering, Emeritus Home Phone: (617) 253-4336home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: acoustics, sensing Website Website
Ocean acoustics, sonar array processing, acoustic telemetry of the ocean and matched field array processing.
George BarbastathisSingapore Research Professor of Optics; Professor of Mechanical Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-1960home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: optics, autonomous imaging Website Website
Physics and engineering of 3D optical systems for use in autonomous devices to capture digital holographic images of ocean species (e.g. plankton) and multi-phase flows.
Tanja BosakAssistant Professor of Geobiology Home Phone: (617) 324-3959home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: microbiology, geology Website Website
Co-evolution of life and the environment on early Earth; study of the microfossil record associated with major climatic and geochemical oscillations in the Neoproterozoic.
Ed BoyleProfessor of Ocean Geochemistry; Director of WHOI-MIT Joint Program Home Phone: 617-253-2288home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: chemical oceanography, biogeochemistry Website Website
Marine chemistry: distribution of trace elements in the ocean and their use as paleochemical tracers; response of the ocean to anthropogenic lead emissions; relation between dust, iron in the ocean, and marine biological activity.
Sallie (Penny) W. ChisholmProfessor of Environmental Studies; Professor of Biology Home Phone: (617) 253-1771home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: biological oceanography, microbial ecology Website Website
Microbial oceanography: the role of marine phytoplankton in the ocean’s “metabolism”; the cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus as a model to study marine ecology from the genome level to the whole ocean.
Chryssostomos ChryssostomidisDirector, MIT Sea Grant, Doherty Professor of Ocean Science and Engineering Professor of Mechanical & Ocean Engineering Home Phone: 617 253-7131home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: autonomous underwater vehicles Website Website
Development of technology and systems for advanced autonomous surface and underwater vehicles.
Stephanie DutkiewiczPrincipal Research Scientist Home Phone: (617) 253-2454home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: Biogeochemistry Website Website
Kerry EmanuelCecil and Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science Home Phone: (617) 253-2462home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: atmospheric convection, hurricanes Website Website
Atmospheric convection; interaction of hurricanes with the ocean.
Raffaele FerrariBreene M. Kerr Professor of Oceanography Home Phone: (617) 253-1291home Personal Email: raffaele@MIT.EDUINTERNET Interest Areas: physical oceanography, paleoclimate, biological oceanography Website Website
Ocean circulation: dynamics of the ocean and climate, atmospheric and oceanic turbulence, air-sea interactions, the energetics of the ocean circulation, the impact of ocean physics on biology, and paleoclimate.
Glenn FlierlProfessor of Oceanography Home Phone: (617) 253-4692home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: physical oceanography, eddies Website Website
Oceanic eddies and their impacts upon the distribution of tracers and on the biology of the sea.
Mick FollowsAssociate Professor Home Phone: (617) 253-5939home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: biogeochemistry, ocean circulation Website Website
Models of interactions of ocean circulation, biogeochemical cycles and marine ecosystems.
Philip M. GschwendFord Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-1638home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: environmental organic chemistry Website Website
Environmental organic chemistry: phase exchanges and transformation processes; the modeling of fates of organic pollutants; the roles of colloids and black carbons; and passive sampling for site evaluation.
Patrick HeimbachPrincipal Research Scientist Home Phone: (617) 253-5259home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: ocean and ice, inverse methods Website Website
Ocean circulation and its role in the global climate system; the dynamics of sea ice, ice sheets, and glaciers.
Harry F. HemondProfessor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-1637home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: biogeochemistry, renewable energy Website Website
Earth’s biochemical cycles and development of novel observational systems to study those cycles; methods to interact sustainably with the natural environment.
Christopher N. HillPrincipal Research Engineer Home Phone: (617) 253-6430home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: ocean modeling, computation Website Website
Ocean modeling: development of software, computing infrastructure and numerical algorithms for simulation of atmospheric, oceanic and geophysical flows.
Franz S. HoverFinmeccanica Career Development Professor in Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-6762home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: networking, engineering Website Website
Design methods for complex ocean systems; autonomous inspection of in-water ships; design of ocean networks comprising groups of communicating vehicles as well as fluid and power systems.
John LeonardProfessor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-0607home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: navigation, robotics, mapping Website Website
Navigation and mapping for autonomous mobile robots, robotic localization and mapping applications below, on and above water in marine and river environments.
Pierre LermusiauxAssociate Professor in Ocean Utilization Home Phone: (617) 324-5172home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: modeling systems, ocean dynamics Website Website
Ocean modeling and data assimilation techniques to quantify regional ocean dynamics on multiple scales; new methods for multiscale modeling, uncertainty quantification, data assimilation and the guidance of autonomous vehicles.
Yuming LiuPrincipal Research Scientist Home Phone: (617) 252-1647home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: Theoretical and computational hydrodynamics Website Website
Development of tools for analysis and design of advanced ocean systems including ships, offshore platforms, and underwater vehicles. Development of tools for ocean wave prediction. Wave/tide energy extraction, and advanced propulsion.
Nicolas MakrisProfessor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering Home Phone: (617) 258-6104home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: engineering, remote sensing Website Website
Ocean exploration, remote sensing of marine life and geophysical phenomena, census of marine life, ocean acoustics, and hurricane classification.
John MarshallCecil and Ida Green Professor of Oceanography Home Phone: (617) 253-9615home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: oceanography, climate dynamics Website Website
Climate and the general circulation of the atmosphere and oceans; development of mathematical and numerical models of key physical and biogeochemical processes, oceans and climate, and paleoclimate.
David MindellDibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing, and Head of DeepArch Group in Technology, Archaeology and the Deep Sea Home Phone: (617) 253-0221home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: Website Website
Historian and electrical engineer, an expert on human/machine relationships in broad technical, social, and historical contexts.
Heidi NepfProfessor, Margaret MacVicar Fellow in Civil and Environmental Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-8622home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: fluid mechanics, ecology Website Website
Physical mechanisms which affect the transport and fate of contaminants and nutrients in surface water systems; wetland hydrodynamics, vegetated flow dynamics, and lake physics.
Shuhei OnoAssistant Professor of Earth Sciences Home Phone: (617) 253-0474home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: microbial oceanography, ecology Website Website
Interplay among atmosphere, rock, water and microbes; the photochemical sulfur isotope effect, early microbial evolution, deep biosphere, and seafloor hydrothermal deposits.
Alan OppenheimFord Professor of Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253 2561home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: digital signal processing Website Website
Research interests are in the general area of signal processing and its applications: coauthor of the widely used textbooks Discrete-Time Signal Processing and Signals and Systems.
Nicholas PatrikalakisKawasaki Professor of Engineering Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-4555home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: Robotics and Sensing Website Website
Robotics and Sensing, Dynamic Data-Driven Forecasting Systems, Computer-Aided Design, Visualization.
Thomas PeacockAssociate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Home Phone: (617) 258-0736home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: fluid dynamics, stratified flows Website Website
Laboratory experiments to obtain insight into all manner of dynamical phenomena, from micro-scale diffusive processes to global-scale oceanic wave fields.
Martin PolzProfessor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-7128home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: environmental microbiology, microbial ecology Website Website
Exploration of structure-function relationships in microbial communities using quantitative molecular approaches, genomics, physiology, and modeling.
Paola RizzoliProfessor of Physical Oceanography Home Phone: (617) 253-2451home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: general circulation, climate modeling Website Website
Climate; general ocean circulation and ecosystem models developed through mathematical numerical models.
Daniel RothmanProfessor of Geophysics Home Phone: (617) 253-7861home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: theoretical geophysics, biogeochemistry and paleobiology Website Website
Dynamical organization of the natural environment through investigation of the cooperative phenomena underlying common yet poorly understood observations. Work combines theory, field observations, and experiments to study problems including the carbon cycle and climate, the co-evolution of life and the environment, and the dynamics of fluids, rocks, and sand.
Daniela RusProfessor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Head of CSAIL Home Phone: (617) 258 7567home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: environmental robotics Website Website
Distributed robotics, mobile computing, programmable matter and applications in environmental robotics.
Henrik SchmidtProfessor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-5727home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: engineering, acoustics Website Website
Arctic and shallow water acoustics; scattering and reverberation due to sea surface and ice roughness; determination of seismic-acoustic propagation and reverberation in ocean environments; and 3-D acoustics in very shallow water.
Paul SclavounosProfessor of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture Home Phone: (617) 253-4364home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: Maritime, offshore and energy engineering applications Website Website
Modeling of free surface flows past conventional and high-speed vessels and the estimation of their resistance and seakeeping in deep and shallow waters. Coupling of hydrodynamic simulations with optimal control theory for the minimization of the motions and the fuel efficient navigation of vessels.
Noelle Eckley SelinAssistant Professor of Engineering Systems and Atmospheric Chemistry Home Phone: (617) 324-2592home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: Engineering Systems Division and Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Website Website
My research focuses on using atmospheric chemistry modeling to inform decision-making strategies on air pollution, climate change and hazardous substances such as mercury and persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
Alexander SlocumNeil and Jane Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-0012home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: MEMS, precision engineering, machine and product design Website Website
Design and manufacture of innovative medical devices, precision machines and components, and energy systems, including offshore, floating wind turbines.
Roman StockerAssociate Professor Home Phone: (617) 253-3726home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: physical ecology, environmental microfluidics Website Website
Physical ecology of microorganisms; microscale transport phenomena; microfluidic experiments to understand how physical forces and chemical signals shape the behavior of marine microorganisms.
Roger SummonsProfessor of Geobiology Home Phone: (617) 452-2791home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: geobiology, biogeochemistry Website Website
Biogeochemistry and geobiology: lipid chemistry of geologically significant microbes and microbial ecosystems; organic and isotopic indicators of climate change; evolution and mass extinction; biomarkers in sediments and petroleum; and biogeochemical fossils.
Lawrence SusskindFord Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning; Director, MIT Science Impact Collaborative Home Phone: (617) 253-2026home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: Urban and Environmental Planning Website Website
Theory and practice of negotiation and dispute resolution, the practice of public engagement in local decision-making, the resolution of science-intensive policy disputes, renewable energy policy, climate change adaptation and the land claims of Indigenous Peoples; many areas of his work relate to ocean and coastal resource management.
Alexandra H. TechetAssociate Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering Home Phone: (617) 452-2266home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: hydrodynamics, engineering Website Website
Solving hydrodynamics problems for use by the ocean science and engineering communities through rigorous experimental investigation and imaging.
Janelle R. ThompsonAssistant Professor in Ocean Utilization Home Phone: (617) 324.5268home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: microbial ecology, microbial oceanography Website Website
Microbial oceanography: study of the relationship between the structure of microbial communities and their function using molecular biology, genomics, and genetics.
Michael S. TriantafyllouWilliam I. Koch Professor of Marine Technology; Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering; Associate Head for Ocean Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-4335home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: fluid dynamics, biometrics Website Website
Physics of flow-sensing in fish and marine mammals; achieving super-maneuverability in ocean vehicles through flow feedback control; development of biometric robots to study the agility of fish and cetaceans.
J. Kim VandiverDean for Undergraduate Research, Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-4366home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: structural dynamics, ship vibration, and downhole drillstring dynamics Website Website
Dynamics of offshore structures and flow-induced vibration.
Tomasz WierzbickiProfessor of Applied Mechanics Home Phone: (617) 253-2104home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: structural crashworthiness and failure Website Website
Structural mechanics of large complex structures, impact loads and weapon effects on structures, and crashworthiness.
Brian WilliamsProfessor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Home Phone: (617) 253-1678home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: model-based programming, robotics Website Website
Model-based programming and cooperative space, air, land and undersea vehicles, on Earth and on other planets
Carl WunschCecil and Ida Green Professor of Physical Oceanography Home Phone: (617) 253-5937home Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Interest Areas: ocean circulation, climate Website Website
Understanding ocean circulation and its implications for climate and paleoclimate by combining global general circulation models and the recently available global data sets.
Dick K.P. YueProfessor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering; Director of International Programs Home Phone: (617) 253-6823home Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET Interest Areas: fluid mechanics, ocean engineering Website Website
Marine fluid mechanics and ocean engineering: problems ranging from coastal and offshore development to understanding the role of oceans in global warming.