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Joint Program Faculty

Harriet Alexander, Assistant Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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phytoplankton, microbial ecology, computational biology, bioinformatics

Neel Aluru, Associate Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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environmental biology, epigenetics, toxicology, molecular biology

Donald M. Anderson, Senior Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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phytoplankton, harmful algal blooms

Magdalena Andres, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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observational oceanography, PIES, western boundary currents, wind driven circulation

Amy Apprill, Associate Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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marine microbiology, contribution of microbes to marine organism health

Carin J. Ashjian, Senior Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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zooplankton

Andrew D. Ashton, Associate Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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coastal processes, geomorphology

Andrew Babbin, Assistant Professor
Biogeochemistry,  MIT
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global biogeochemical cycles, nitrogen metabolisms, microfluidics, chemical-microbial interactions

Arthur B. Baggeroer, Ford Professor of Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,  MIT
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sonar, ocean acoustics, adaptive arrays

Peter Barry, Assistant Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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Noble Gases, Isotope Geochemistry, Fluids and Volatiles, Volcanoes, Crustal Processes

Mark Baumgartner, Associate Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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marine mammals, zooplankton

Stace Beaulieu, Senior Research Specialist
Biology,  WHOI
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benthic-pelagic coupling, benthic invertebrates, deep-sea biology

Kristin Bergmann, Assistant Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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sedimentology, clumped isotope geochemistry, geobiology, Precambrian Earth History

Joan M. Bernhard, Senior Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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biogeochemical sedimentology, foraminiferal ecology and paleoecology

Julien Bonnel, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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ocean acoustics, signal processing, passive acoustic monitoring, sonar

Tanja Bosak, Associate Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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molecular and morphological biomarkers, molecular microbiology, fossilization, microbial and algal ecophysiology

Amy S. Bower, Senior Scientist and Department Chair
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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dense overflows, Lagrangian floats, Gulf Stream

Edward A. Boyle, Professor
Joint Program Director
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  MIT
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paleoceanography; trace element geochemistry; sediment geochemistry

Ken O. Buesseler, Senior Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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carbon cycle science, colloid chemistry, environmental biogeochemistry, geochemistry, global change, isotope geochemistry, nuclear and radioactive waste disposal, ocean tracers, particle fluxes, radiochemistry

Richard Camilli, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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Juan Pablo Canales, Associate Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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geophysics, marine seismic reflection/refraction

Claudia Cenedese, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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geophysical fluid dynamics, laboratory experiments, eddies, coastal circulation

Matt Charette, Senior Scientist
Marine Geochemistry,  WHOI
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coastal groundwater, environmental biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry, estuarine sciences, global change, nutrient chemistry, ocean tracers, radiochemistry

Alan D. Chave, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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seafloor observatories, electromagnetic measurements, instrumentation

Ke Chen, Assistant Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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Coastal Ocean Dynamics, Coastal and Large-Scale Connections, Physical-Biological Interactions, Mesoscale Eddies, Numerical Modeling

Sallie W. Chisholm, Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering,  MIT
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phytoplankton

Carol Anne Clayson, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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energy and water cycles, air-sea fluxes, ocean and atmospheric boundary layers, air-sea feedbacks, turbulence modeling, remote sensing

Anne Cohen, Associate Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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biomineralization, ocean acidification, paleoceanography, low temperature geochemistry

Sylvia Cole, Assistant Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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eddies and stirring, internal wave dynamics, ice-ocean interactions, observations

John A. Collins, Senior Research Specialist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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marine seismology

Alan Condron, Assistant Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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climate modeling, paleoclimate, icebergs, sea ice, abrupt climate change

Otto Cordero, Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering,  MIT
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Microbial community ecology, microbial interactions, marine particles, genomics, theoretical ecology

Timothy Cronin, Assistant Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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Global climate, atmospheric dynamics and radiation, idealized modeling

John W.H. Dacey, Associate Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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biogeochemistry

Sarah B. Das, Associate Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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glaciology; paleoclimatology

Henry J. B. Dick, Senior Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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igneous petrology & geochemistry

Robert Dirk van der Hilst, Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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seismic tomography; studies of earth structure with emphasis on mantle beneath convergent plate boundaries; tectonic evolution of subduction systems; mantle dynamics; structure and evolution of continental lithosphere; field studies with portable seismometers

Jeffrey P. Donnelly, Senior Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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coastal processes; sedimentology

Timothy F. Duda, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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ocean sound propagation, acoustic tomography, acoustic remote sensing, internal waves

Virginia Edgcomb, Associate Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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marine microbial ecology, symbioses, OMZs, deep biosphere

James Edson, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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air-sea interaction, marine meteorology, boundary-layer turbulence

Steve Elgar, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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nearshore, surfzone, sediment, morphological processes

Kerry A. Emanuel, Professor
Tropical Meteorology and Climate,  MIT
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global climate, tropical cyclone activity

John M. Essigmann, Professor
Chemistry, Toxicology and Biological Engineering,  MIT
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toxicology

J. Brian Evans, Professor
Rock Mechanics,  MIT
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effect of fluids and iimpurities on strength; interrelationships of porosity, permeability; and plastic flow

Rob. L Evans, Senior Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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geophysics; electromagnetics

J. Tom Farrar, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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Air-sea interaction and exchange, dynamics and thermodynamics of the upper ocean, tropical dynamics and equatorial waves, oceanic internal waves and eddies, satellite oceanography, ocean observing and instrumentation

Raffaele Ferrari, Associate Professor of Oceanography
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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upper ocean processes, mixing, stirring, geophysical fluid dynamics

Erin Fischell, Assistant Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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Autonomy, acoustics, AUV, ASV, robotics, sensing, underwater navigation

John Fisher, Senior Research Scientist
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab,  MIT
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Glenn Flierl, Professor
Chair, Joint Committee for Physical Oceanography
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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geophysical fluid dynamics, nonlinear waves, eddies, bio-physical interactions

Mick Follows, Associate Professor
Chair, Joint Committee for Biological Oceanography
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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ocean circulation, biogeochemical cycles, numerical modeling, observations

Kenneth G. Foote, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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surveying marine organisms; acoustic scattering

Gregory P. Fournier, Assistant Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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Glenn Gaetani, Associate Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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experimental petrology

Scott M. Gallager, Associate Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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zooplankton, larval ecology

Valier Galy, Associate Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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global carbon cycle, organic carbon, rivers, erosion, paleoclimate, biomarkers, radiocarbon, stable isotopes

Rebecca J. Gast, Associate Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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microzooplankton, symbiosis

Glen G. Gawarkiewicz, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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Jake Gebbie, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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climate dynamics, paleoceanography, interannual to multidecadal variability, numerical modeling, inverse methods

Chris R. German, Senior Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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geologic controls, hydrothermal activity, chemosynthetic ecosystems

W. Rockwell Geyer, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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estuaries, coastal hydrodynamics, dispersion, sediment transport, morphodynamics

Liviu Giosan, Associate Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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coastal processes; sedimentology

Yogesh Girdhar, Assistant Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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computer vision, machine learning, marine robotics, adaptive exploration and sampling algorithms

Alan D. Grossman, Professor
Biology,  MIT
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microbiology

Timothy L. Grove, Professor
Geology,  MIT
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experimental phase equilibrium and kinetic studies to develop an understanding of the chemical evolution of the earth’s mantle at ocean spreading centers; mantle melting processes that lead to the generation of mid-ocean ridge basalts and crystallization and chemical differentiation that accompanies the formation of oceanic crust

Philip M. Gschwend, Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering,  MIT
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environmental organic chemistry

Weifu Guo, Associate Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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clumped isotope geochemistry, paleoceanography, biomineralization, isotope biogeochemistry, global change

Bradford Hager, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Earth Sciences
Mantle Dynamics,  MIT
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Numerical modelling of solid-state convection at high Rayleigh numbers; study of the Earth’s gravity field; core-mantle coupling; space-geodetic observations of surface deformation; dynamical processes in the interiors of the terrestrial planets

Mark Hahn, Senior Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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environmental toxicology, biochemistry

Colleen Hansel, Associate Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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metal biogeochemistry, microbial redox-active metabolites, microbe-microbe and microbe-mineral interactions, biomineralization, environmental mineralogy, microbial production of reactive oxygen species, microbial (exo) proteomes

Karl R. Helfrich, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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geophysical fluid dynamics, stratified flows, hydraulics, laboratory experiments

Harold F. Hemond, Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering,  MIT
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biogeochemistry and hydrology of wetlands; chemical limnology; in-situ instrumentation

Porter Hoagland, Senior Research Specialist
Marine Policy Center,  WHOI
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marine policy, marine resource economics, policy analysis, ecosystem services, ocean zoning, coastal and marine spatial planning, ocean twilight zone, shoreline change, fishery management, harmful algal blooms, law of the sea

Tristan Horner, Assistant Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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Isotope geochemistry, Chemical oceanography, Trace-element biogeochemistry, Paleoceanography, Biological carbon pump

Forrest Horton, Assistant Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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mantle geochemistry, hotspot volcanism, noble gas systematics, petrochronology, ultrahigh-temperature metamorphism

David E. Housman, Professor
Biology,  MIT
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genetics

Jonathan How, Professor
Aeronautics and Astronautics,  MIT
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Julie Huber, Associate Scientist
Microbial Biogeochemistry,  WHOI
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microbial ecology, deep sea, subseafloor, hydrothermal vents, biogeochemistry, genomics, astrobiology

Konrad Hughen, Senior Scientist
Geochronology and Radioisotopes,  WHOI
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carbon cycle science, geochemical modeling, geochemistry geochronology, global change, paleoceanography, quaternary geology, trace elements

Susan E. Humphris, Senior Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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marine geochemistry

Oliver Jagoutz, Associate Professor
Chair, Joint Committee for Marine Geology and Geophysics
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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geology

Steve R. Jayne, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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western boundary currents, remote sensing, climate

Stephanie Jenouvrier, Associate Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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seabirds, climate change, population ecology

Rubao Ji, Senior Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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coupled biological-physical modeling, food web dynamics

Houshuo Jiang, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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Small-scale biological-physical interactions in plankton; Behavioral, physical and sensory ecology of marine organisms; Plankton fluid dynamics; Bio-fluid dynamics; Environmental fluid dynamics; Applied computational fluid dynamics; Atmospheric mesoscale numerical modeling over the Red Sea

Di Jin, Senior Scientist
Marine Policy Center,  WHOI
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integrated economic and ecological models, integrated economic and geological models

Matt Johnson, Associate Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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protists, mixotrophy, grazing, symbiosis

Roger D. Kamm, Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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biomechanics, physiology

Sertac Karaman, Associate Professor
Aeronautics and Astronautics,  MIT
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robotics, control systems, transportation and logistics

Jonathan King, Professor
Biology,  WHOI
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proteins

James Kinsey, Senior Engineer
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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marine robotics, state estimation, dynamics and control, nonlinear systems, geophysical sensing, autonomous systems

Anthony Kirincich, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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Frieder Klein, Associate Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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fluid-rock interactions, oceanic crust, hydrothermal systems

Benjamin David Kocar, Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering,  MIT
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soil and aqueous biogeochemistry

Elizabeth B. Kujawinski, Senior Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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organic geochemistry, microbial ecology, high-resolution mass spectrometry, biogeochemical cycles, bacterial-protozoan interactions

Mark D. Kurz, Senior Scientist
Director, NOSAMS
Geochronology and Radioisotopes,  WHOI
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hard-rock geochemistry

Young-Oh Kwon, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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ocean’s role in climate, climate variability, large-scale circulation, mode water

Samuel Laney, Associate Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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phytoplankton ecology, marine photosynthesis, ocean instrumentation

Andone Lavery, Senior Scientist
J. Seward Johnson Chair, Education Coordinator
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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acoustic scattering processes

Veronique Le Roux, Associate Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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petrology, geochemistry, experiments, 3-D imaging, deep Earth

John J. Leonard, Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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sensor data fusion, autonomous underwater vehicles, adaptive echolocation

Pierre Lermusiaux, Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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Yang Liao, Assistant Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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Physical Volcanology, Hydrothermal circulation, Geophysical Fluids Dynamics, Turbulence, and Analogue experiments.

Jian Lin, Senior Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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geodynamics; marine geophysics

Ying-Tsong Lin, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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ocean acoustics; computational acoustics; passive acoustic localization; array signal processing

Daniel Lizarralde, Associate Scientist
J. Seward Johnson Chair, Education Coordinator
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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marine seismology, geophysics

Joel Llopiz, Associate Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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fish, fish larvae, zooplankton, trophic interactions, larval ecology

Matt Long, Assistant Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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Benthic biogeochemistry, carbon cycling, eutrophication, turbulent exchange, eddy covariance, air-sea exchange, in-situ chemical sensor and instrument development, coastal ecosystem dynamics

Laurence P. Madin, Senior Science Advisor
Biology,  WHOI
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zooplankton

Amala Mahadevan, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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Physical-biological interactions, upper ocean processes, fronts and eddies

Nicholas Makris, Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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acoustical oceanography, underwater imaging, matched field tomography

Ted Maksym, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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sea ice, polar regions, ice-ocean-atmosphere interactions, polar technology

Olivier Marchal, Senior Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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paleoceanography; paleoclimatology

John Marshall, Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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ocean modeling, climate, biogeochemical cycles, geophysical fluid dynamics

Daniel C. McCorkle, Senior Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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benthic geochemistry

David McGee, Assistant Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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paleoclimatology, isotope geochemistry, U-Th geochronology

Dennis J. McGillicuddy Jr., Senior Scientist and Department Chair
Biogeochemistry,  WHOI
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mesoscale dynamics, upper ocean processes, numerical modeling

Jeff McGuire, Senior Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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marine geophysics; geodetics

Ann McNichol, Senior Research Specialist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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radiocarbon, carbon cycle science, organic geochemistry

Anna Michel, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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instrumentation, sensor development, trace gas sensing, laser spectroscopy

Brent Minchew, Assistant Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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geophysics, glaciology, ice-sheet dynamics, remote sensing observations of ice flow, fluid and solid mechanics

T. Aran Mooney, Associate Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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sensory biology, hearing, physiology, bioacoustics, sensory ecology, marine mammals, squid

Michael J. Moore, Senior Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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marine mammals

Lauren Mullineaux, Senior Scientist and Department Chair
Biology,  WHOI
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larval ecology, benthic ecology

Heidi M. Nepf, Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering,  MIT
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turbulence, wave-breaking, estuaries

Mark G. Neubert, Senior Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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mathematical ecology

David (Roo) Nicholson, Associate Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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air-sea exchange, autonomous observations, biogeochemical cycles, carbon cycle science, ecosystem modeling, gas tracers, geochemical modeling, global change, isotope geochemistry, primary production

Sune Nielsen, Associate Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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Isotope geochemistry, novel paleoclimate proxies, mantle geochemistry, subduction processes, thallium isotopes, vanadium isotopes

Shuhei Ono, Assistant Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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stable isotope, biogeochemical cycle, mass-independent fractionation, deep biosphere, hydrothermal deposit, Archean

Alan Oppenheim, Distinguished Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,  MIT
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signal processing, geophysical signal processing, chaotic and fractal signals

Delia W. Oppo, Senior Scientist
Associate Dean
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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paleocenaography; paleoclimatology

Maria Pachiadaki, Assistant Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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metagenomics, single cell genomics, metatranscriptomics, dark ocean, oxygen minimum zones, microbial ecology, microbial function, chemoautotrophy, nitrogen cycle, sulfur cycle

Thomas Peacock, Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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Matej Pec, Assistant Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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experimental rock deformation, melting and melt migration, semi-brittle flow, fault rocks

Taylor Perron, Associate Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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geomorphology, planetary surface processes, landscape evolution, self-organization

Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink, Senior Scientist and Department Chair
Marine Geochemistry,  WHOI
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geochemistry, global element cycles, hard-rock geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, mantle geochemistry, sedimentary geochemistry, trace elements

Robert S. Pickart, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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western boundary currents, ventilation, deep convection

Christopher Piecuch, Assistant Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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sea level, ocean circulation, Bayesian methods, numerical modeling

Jesús Pineda, Senior Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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larval ecology, benthic ecology

Desiree Plata, Gilbert W. Winslow Career Development Professor in Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering,  MIT
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environmental chemistry, environmentally and economically sustainable design

Albert J. Plueddemann, Senior Scientist and Department Chair
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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air-sea interaction, upper ocean processes, surface boundary layer

Martin Polz, Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering,  MIT
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microbial ecology

Kurt L. Polzin, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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internal waves, mixing, stirring, fine structure

Lawrence J. Pratt, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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deep overflows, chaos, meanders, hydraulic

Andrey Proshutinsky, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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arctic ocean, tides, numerical modeling, climate

David Ralston, Associate Scientist
Chair, Joint Committee for Applied Ocean Science & Engineering
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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estuarine physics, sediment transport, physical-biological interactions

Britt Raubenheimer, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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surf and swashzone processes, wave runup, alongshore currents

Chris Reddy, Senior Scientist
Director, Coastal Ocean Institute
Organic Geochemistry,  WHOI
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environmental biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry, organic chemistry

Daniel J. Repeta, Senior Scientist
Organic Geochemistry,  WHOI
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carbon cycle science, climate, colloid chemistry, diagenesis, ecosystem dynamics, environmental biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry, estuarine sciences, geomicrobiology, global change, global element cycles, microbial biogeochemistry, nuclear and radioactive waste disposal

Daniel H. Rothman, Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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numerical models of nonlinear dynamical systems, fluid dynamics, and pattern formation; theoretical models of rock physics; numerical methods for seismology

Nicholas Roy, Professor
Aeronautics and Astronautics,  MIT
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autonomy, planning, machine learning

Leigh H. Royden, Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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regional geology and geophysics; plate tectonics, thermal effects of continental deformation; mechanics of large-scale continental deformation; lithospheric flexure; continental extensions and sedimentary basin formation; uplift and erosion in mountain belts

Irina I. Rypina, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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transport, stirring and mixing in geophysical flows, ocean dynamics, dynamical systems theory, chaos, eddy, Hamiltonian dynamics

Serguei Saavedra, Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering,  MIT
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ecological networks

Mak Saito, Senior Scientist
Biogeochemistry,  WHOI
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Trace element biogeochemistry, metal-microbes interactions, cyanobacteriology, marine metalloenzymes, environmental genomics and proteomics, evolution of biogeochemical cycles

Themistoklis Sapsis, Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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Reduced order modeling of chaotic and turbulent flows, quantification of extreme events in nonlinear systems, targeted energy transfer in mechanical systems, engergy harvesting from stochastic sources

Henrik Schmidt, Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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numerical modeling, seismo-acoustic propagation

Malcolm Scully, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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coastal and estuarine circulation; turbulent mixing; sediment transport; hypoxia/anoxia

Jeffrey S. Seewald, Senior Scientist
J. Seward Johnson Chair, Education Coordinator
Experimental Petrology/Phase Equilibri,  WHOI
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deep-sea hydrothermal processes, fluid-rock interaction, geochemical modeling, geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, mid-ocean ridges, petroleum science, sedimentary geochemistry

Hyodae Seo, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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Air-sea interactions, Coupled climate dynamics and modeling, Regional climate variability and change

Timothy Shank, Associate Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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population genetics, hydrothermal vents

Michelle R. Shero, Assistant Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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marine mammal, physiology, reproduction, behavior

Stefan Sievert, Associate Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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microbiology

Alexander Slocum, Walter M. May and A. Hazel May Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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precision machine design, symbiotic systems, sargassum sequestration, ocean mining

Robert A. Sohn, Senior Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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geophysics; marine seismology

Andrew R. Solow, Senior Scientist
Marine Policy Center,  WHOI
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environmental statistics, statistical ecology

Heidi M. Sosik, Senior Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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plankton ecology, time series observations

Adam Soule, Associate Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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volcanology, marine geology, geophysics, mapping, deep submergence

Michael A. Spall, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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numerical modeling, mesoscale flows, boundary currents

John Stegeman, Senior Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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biochemistry, environmental toxicology

Adam V. Subhas, Assistant Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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carbon cycle, calcium carbonate, biomineralization, sediment geochemistry

Roger E. Summons, Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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biogeochemistry and geobiology with the following themes: lipid chemistry of geologically significant microbes and microbially dominated ecostsyems; organic and isotopic indicators of climate change, biotic evolution and mass extinction; age- and environment-diagnostic biomarkers in sediments and petroleum; Archean, Proterozoic and extraterrestrialbiogeochemical fossils

Ann M. Tarrant, Associate Scientist
J. Seward Johnson Chair, Education Coordinator
Biology,  WHOI
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endocrine disruption, comparative physiology

Alexandra H. Techet, Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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Carolyn Tepolt, Assistant Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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Species invasions, ecological genomics, adaptation, ecophysiology

Simon Thorrold, Senior Scientist
Biology,  WHOI
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fish ecology

Margaret K. Tivey, Senior Scientist
Vice President for Academic Programs and Dean
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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deep-sea hydrothermal processes, geochemical modeling, geochemistry, mid-ocean ridges

Maurice A. Tivey, Senior Scientist
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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geophysics; marine magnetism

Robert Todd, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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coastal processes, upper ocean processes, coastal and boundary current systems, thermohaline structure, autonomous observations

John M. Toole, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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mixing, general circulation, instrumentation

Peter A. Traykovski, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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hydrodynamics, sediment dynamics, bedform processes

Michael Triantafyllou, Professor
Director, Center for Ocean Engineering
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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fluid-structure interactions, autonomous underwater vehicles

John H. Trowbridge, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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geophysical boundary layers, mechanics of sediment transport, shelf and nearshore processes

Caroline Ummenhofer, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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climate variability, hydrological cycle, monsoon systems, extratopical climate dynamics, hydroclimate paleo reconstructions of the last millennium, droughts and agriculture

Benjamin Van Mooy, Senior Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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organic geochemistry, molecular biology, global biogeochemical cycles, microbial ecology, planktonic nutrient dynamics, carbon export

J. Kim Vandiver, Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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flow-induced vibration, dynamics of offshore structures

Catherine Walker, Assistant Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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Zhaohui Aleck Wang, Associate Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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carbonate system, CO2 system, inorganic carbon, pH, pCO2, DIC, alkalinity, chemical sensors, CO2 flux, nutrients, carbon cycle, chemical oceanography, coastal biogeochemistry, marine chemistry

Scott Wankel, Associate Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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nitrogen cycling, links between redox cycling of metals and nitrogen/carbon, biogeochemistry of coastal and seafloor vent/seep systems, stable isotope biogeochemistry

Collin Ward, Assistant Scientist
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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aquatic photochemistry, biogeochemistry, and organic geochemistry

Benjamin Weiss, Associate Professor of Planetary Sciences
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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planetary history, paleomagnetism, early Earth, dynamo, Mars, Moon, asteroids, meteorites, planetary habitability and climate

Robert A. Weller, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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upper ocean processes, boundary layer meteorology, observations

Brian Williams, Professor
Aeronautics and Astronautics,  MIT
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Jiayan Yang, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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Arctic ocean, marginal seas, ocean modeling, climate

Dana R. Yoerger, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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robotics, Autonomous Benthic Explorer, deep sea observatories

Lisan Yu, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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climate, equatorial dynamics

Dick K.P. Yue, Professor
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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vortex dynamics, wave kinematics, hydromechanics

W. Gordon Zhang, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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Coastal ocean dynamics, biophysical interaction

Daniel P. Zitterbart, Assistant Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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collective behavior, bioacoustics, species distribution modelling, remote observation systems, polar research, passive acoustics monitoring, ocean acoustics

Maria T. Zuber, E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics
Vice President for Research
Geology & Geophysics,  MIT
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theoretical modeling of geophysical processes; models of lithosphere deformation and the physics of volcanism; relationships between gravity, topography, and tectonic features in determining the mechanical structures and states of stress in planetary lithospheres; development and implementation of space-based laser ranging systems

Retired/Emeritus Faculty

Robert C. Beardsley,  Scientist Emeritus
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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coastal circulation, observations, tides, physical-biological coupling

Kenneth H. Brink,  Emeritus Research Scholar
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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coastal, topographic effects, SeaSoar

Hal Caswell,  Scientist Emeritus
Biology,  WHOI
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mathematical ecology, population biology

Cabell S. Davis,  Scientist Emeritus
Director, Ocean Life Institute
Biology,  WHOI
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zooplankton

Werner Deuser,  Scientist Emeritus
Marine Geochemistry,  WHOI
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John W. Farrington,  Dean Emeritus
Organic Geochemistry,  WHOI
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biogeochemistry of organic contaminants; marine organic geochemistry; science education; science-policy interactions; oil pollution; contaminated sediments; ocean environmental quality

Daniel J. Fornari,  Emeritus Research Scholar
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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geologist; seafloor tectonics and volcanism

Nelson M Frew,  Oceanographer Emeritus
Analytical Geochemistry,  WHOI
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air-sea exchange, remote sensing, sea-surface microlayer

Frederick A. Frey,  Professor Emeritus
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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utilization of elemental and isotopic abundances to understand evolution of the earth’s mantle and the petrogenesis of igneous rocks in different tectonic settings; ongoing projects include studies of Indian ocean ridge basalts (plate divergence), Andean volcanism (plate convergence), and intraplate basaltic volcanism in oceanic (Hawaii, Iceland) and continental settings (China).

David M. Glover,  Emeritus Research Scholar
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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air-sea exchange, carbon cycle science, carbon dioxide, computer simulation and modeling, geochemical modeling, global change, nutrient chemistry, ocean chemistry, ocean tracers, particle fluxes, remote sensing, seawater properties

Susumu Honjo,  Scientist Emeritus
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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sedimentation

Nancy Hopkins,  Professor Emeritus
Biology,  MIT
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developmental biology

Rui Xin Huang,  Scientist Emeritus
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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energetics, thermocline structure, thermohaline, wind-driven circulation, climate

William J. Jenkins,  Emeritus Research Scholar
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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air-sea exchange, carbon cycle science, climate, computer simulation and modeling, deep-sea hydrothermal processes, ecosystem dynamics, geochemical modeling, global change, global element cycles, isotope geochemistry, nutrient chemistry, ocean circulation, ocean tracers, particle fluxes, radiochemistry, sediment-seawater exchange

Terrence M. Joyce,  Scientist Emeritus
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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general circulation, oceanic variability, climate

Lloyd D. Keigwin, Jr.,  Emeritus Research Scholar
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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paleoceanography; paloeclimatology

James R. Ledwell,  Emeritus Research Scholar
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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ocean circulation, tracer release experiments

Steven J. Lentz,  Scientist Emeritus
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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coastal oceanography, wind-driven circulation, buoyancy-driven circulation, boundary layer dynamics

James F. Lynch,  Scientist Emeritus
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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underwater acoustics, shallow water acoustics, arctic acoustics, acoustic tomography, high-frequency backscatter from particles

William R. Martin,  Scientist Emeritus
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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diagenesis, radiochemistry, sediment-seawater exchange, sedimentary geochemistry

Michael S. McCartney,  Emeritus Research Scholar
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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circulation, climate, water mass

Judith E. McDowell,  Scientist Emeritus
Biology,  WHOI
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physiology, environmental toxicology

Jerome H. Milgram,  Professor Emeritus
Mechanical Engineering,  MIT
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dynamics, numerical simulations, ocean measurements

W. Brechner Owens,  Emeritus Research Scholar
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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large-scale circulation, climate, observations, floats, ice

Joseph Pedlosky,  Scientist Emeritus
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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equatorial jets and undercurrents, baroclinic instability, eddies and topography

James C. Preisig,  Scientist Emeritus
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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acoustic propagation modeling, signal processing, numerical optimization, communications

James F. Price,  Scientist Emeritus
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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deep overflows, observations, upper ocean dynamics

Paola Rizzoli,  Professor Emeritus
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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climate, general ocean circulation, ecosystem models, data assimilation

Fred Sayles,  Scientist Emeritus
Marine Geochemistry,  WHOI
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Raymond W. Schmitt,  Scientist Emeritus
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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mixing, salt fingers, water cycle, observations

Nobumichi Shimizu,  Scientist Emeritus
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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solid earth geochemistry

Edward R. Sholkovitz,  Scientist Emeritus
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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atmospheric chemistry, coastal groundwater, estuarine sciences, geochemistry, remote sensing, sedimentary geochemistry, trace elements

Timothy K. Stanton,  Scientist Emeritus
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,  WHOI
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acoustic scattering, marine organisms, sea ice, scattering models

Ralph A. Stephen,  Emeritus Research Scholar
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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marine seismology; geoacoustics

William G. Thompson,  Scientist Emeritus
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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Brian E. Tucholke,  Scientist Emeritus
Geology & Geophysics,  WHOI
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geophysics; tectonics

John B. Waterbury,  Scientist Emeritus
Biology,  WHOI
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microbiology

Jean K. Whelan,  Oceanographer Emeritus
Organic Geochemistry,  WHOI
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geochemistry, geomicrobiology, organic chemistry, organic geochemistry, petroleum science, remote sensing, trace elements

John A. Whitehead,  Scientist Emeritus
Physical Oceanography,  WHOI
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laboratory studies, geophysical fluid dynamics, convection

Peter H. Wiebe,  Scientist Emeritus
Biology,  WHOI
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zooplankton

Carl Wunsch,  Cecil and Ida Green Professor, Emeritus
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,  MIT
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global ocean circulation, altimetry, inverse methods and state estimation, mixing processes, tides, internal waves, paleoclimate

James A. Yoder,  Dean Emeritus
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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Oliver C. Zafiriou,  Scientist Emeritus
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry,  WHOI
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air-sea exchange, carbon dioxide, environmental biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry, ocean chemistry, organic chemistry, photochemistry