Development of technology and systems for advanced autonomous surface and underwater vehicles.
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.
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.
Ocean exploration, remote sensing of marine life and geophysical phenomena, census of marine life, ocean acoustics, and hurricane classification.
Physical mechanisms which affect the transport and fate of contaminants and nutrients in surface water systems; wetland hydrodynamics, vegetated flow dynamics, and lake physics.
Laboratory experiments to obtain insight into all manner of dynamical phenomena, from micro-scale diffusive processes to global-scale oceanic wave fields.
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.
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.
Solving hydrodynamics problems for use by the ocean science and engineering communities through rigorous experimental investigation and imaging.
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.
Marine fluid mechanics and ocean engineering: problems ranging from coastal and offshore development to understanding the role of oceans in global warming.