Ocean Fluids Lab @ UNH
My research explores several problems in environmental fluid mechanics, with a focus on laboratory experiments. I am particularly interested in the surface signature of systems that have complex subsurface hydrodynamics (such as a seagrass bed or a freshwater plume), and how we can develop simplified models that allow us to "invert" this interior behavior by measuring the free surface. I also study near-shore circulation and coastal dynamics.
Prior to joining the faculty at UNH, I received my PhD from Stanford University in the Bob and Norma Street Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, and was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Merced.
Summer 2021 - Welcome Jobel & Jenna!
In June, we welcomed two new undergraduate researchers to the lab, Jenna Ehnot (senior in OE at UNH) and Jobel Villafane Pagan (senior in Geology at UPRM).
Dec. 24 - NH Sea Grant Development Fund
We were awarded a $5000 grant from the New Hampshire Sea Grant Development Fund for a pilot study of seasonal changes in the biophysical properties of salt marsh plants.