Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Group
Environmental Dynamics Laboratory, Environmental Robotics Laboratory, Tahoe Environmental Research Center
I study environmental fluid dynamics. I am especially interested in how turbulence generated by internal waves interacts with the benthic boundary layer driving sediment resuspension. To investigate this phenomenon I use buoyancy driven autonomous underwater vehicles known as gliders. I am a Slocum Glider Pilot and have 'flown' these vehicles in various research campaigns to measure turbulent mixing, including in Lake Geneva (Switzerland/France), Lake Superior (USA), Lake Tahoe (USA), and in Terra Nova Bay (Antarctica).