Student Advising and Supervising

Post-doc Supervision

Deepak Adhikari
December 2013 – November 2016
Research: Pteropod Swimming Behavior as a Bio Assay for Ocean Acidification

Ann Larsson
August 2011 – January 2013
Research: Simultaneous PIV and LIF Measurements in Meandering Plumes

Konstantin Volyanskyy
August 2010 - August 2011
Research: Design and Implementation of Algorithm for Autonomous Tracking in Turbulent Chemical Plume

Ph.D. Student Guidance

Graduated

David L. Young
Starting Term: Fall 2011
Completion: Spring 2016
Thesis: "A hydrodynamic characterization of saltmarsh ecosystems"

Aaron C. True
Starting Term: Spring 2008
Completion: Summer 2014
Thesis: "Ecological Engines: Finescale Hydrodynamic and Chemical Cues, Zooplankton Behavior, and Implications for Nearshore Marine Ecosystems"

David W. Murphy
Starting Term: Spring 2008
Completion: Summer 2012
Thesis: "Planktonic Propulsion: The Hydrodynamics, Kinematics, and Design of Metachrony"

Sarah Delavan
Starting Term: Fall 2005
Completion: Summer 2010
Thesis: "The Reciprocal Relationship between Hydrodynamics and Bivalves"

Kimberly Catton
Starting Term: Fall 2004
Completion: Fall 2009
Thesis: "Aspects of Sensory Cues and Propulsion in Marine Zooplankton Hydrodynamic Disturbances "

Brian Dickman
Starting Term: Fall 2003
Completion: Fall 2008
Thesis: "Chemical and Hydromechanical Cue Structure in the Context of Turbulent Odor Plume Tracking"

C. Brock Woodson
Starting Term: Spring 2002
Completion: Fall 2005
Thesis: "Thin Layers: Physical and Chemical Cues Contributing to Observed Copepod Aggregations"
CEE Best Ph.D. Thesis Award 2006

L. Prasad Dasi
Starting Term: Summer 2000
Completion: Summer2004
Thesis: "The Small-Scale Structure of Passive Scalar Mixing in Turbulent Boundary Layers"

Shikha Rahman
Starting Term: Fall 1998
Completion: Spring 2002
Thesis: "Effect of Bed Roughness on Scalar Mixing in a Turbulent Boundary Layer"

In Progress

Anna Skipper

Starting Term: Spring 2016

Research: Hydromechanical sensing in copepods

 

Dorsa Elmi

Starting Term: Summer 2016

Research: Copepod responses to Burgers’ vortex

 

Alexandra Muscalus

Starting Term: Fall 2017

Research: Coastal marsh flow in vegetation

Ocean Science & Engineering Program. Co-advisor: Kevin Haas (CEE)

 

Melissa Ruszczyk

Starting Term: Fall 2017

Research: Copepod swimming behavior

Ocean Science & Engineering Program. Co-advisor: Jeannette Yen (BIOL)

M.S. Thesis Students

Graduated

Anna Skipper
Starting Term: Fall 2014
Completion: Fall 2016
Thesis: “Behavior response of an alpine lake copepod to thin layer structure

Seongyu (John) Jung
Starting Term: Summer 2014
Completion: Fall 2015
Thesis: “Implementation of internal wave apparatus for copepod behavior assays
2016 CEE Outstanding MS Thesis Award

David L. Young
Starting Term: Fall 2011
Completion: Summer 2014
Thesis: “Turbulence-Copepod Interaction: Acartia tonsa Behavioral Response to Burgers’ Vortex
2014 CEE Outstanding MS Thesis Award, 2015 Sigma Xi Best Master’s Thesis Award

Joseph Chrzan
Starting Term: Fall 2010
Completion: Summer 2012
Thesis: “Laser Induced Fluorescence Measurements of Dual Plumes and Comparison of Laser Induced Fluorescence and Conductivity Probe Measurements

Aaron C. True
Starting Term: Spring 2008
Completion: Fall 2011
Thesis: “A Mechanism of Patchiness: Zooplankton Behavior in Finescale Vertical Shear Layers

W. Alex Berry
Starting Term: Fall 2007
Completion: Fall 2009
Thesis: " A Hydrodynamic Characterization of Tidal Ecosystems with Respect to Predation"

Ronald J. Miller

Starting Term: Fall 2004

Completion: Fall 2005

Thesis: "A Study of Passive Scalar Mixing in Turbulent Boundary Layers using Multipoint Correlators"

Katie Rasberry
Starting Term: Summer 2004
Completion: Summer 2005
Thesis: "The Behavioral Effect of Laboratory Turbulence on Copepods"

Frank Schuerg
Starting Term: Fall 2002
Completion: Fall 2003
Thesis: "Fractal Geometry of Iso-surfaces of a Passive Scalar in a Turbulent Boundary Layer"

Aisha Brathwaite
Starting Term: Fall 2001
Completion: Spring 2003
Thesis: "A Novel Laboratory Apparatus for Simulating Isotropic Oceanic Turbulence at Low Reynolds Number"
CEE Outstanding MS Thesis Award 2003

Cayman Percy
Starting Term: Spring 2000
Completion: Spring 2001
Thesis: "The Influence of Fluid Mechanics on the Orientation Behavior of Blue Crabs"

D. Scott Felton
Starting Term: Fall 1999
Completion: Fall 2000
Thesis: "Theoretical Dissolution Coefficient for Rock Fractures"

Lakshmi Prasad Dasi
Starting Term: Summer 1999
Completion: Summer 2000
Thesis: "Statistical Characteristics of Turbulent Chemical Plumes"

Ying Liu
Starting Term: Fall 1998
Completion: Spring 2000
Thesis: "Measurements of Jet Velocity in Unstratified and Stratified Fluids"

Layla Ra`ad
Starting Term: Fall 1997
Completion: Summer 1999
Thesis: "Simultaneous Measurements of Velocity and Concentration for a Turbulent Jet"

 

Undergraduate Research Students

Samantha Bennett: Plankton trajectories in a Burgers’ vortex, Summer 2017

Savannah Howard: Phytoplankton trajectories in a Burgers’ vortex, Spring 2017

Ahron Cervania: Phytoplankton trajectories in a Burgers’ vortex, Summer 2016 (NSF REU program)

Chengyao (Raven) Yan: Kinematics analysis of phytoplankton trajectories in Burgers’ vortex, Summer 2015 

Nick Henderson: Kinematics analysis of copepod swimming trajectories, Fall 2014 

Rockne Burns: Kinematics analysis of copepod swimming trajectories, Fall 2014 

Ethan Brown: Kinematics analysis of copepod swimming trajectories, Fall 2014 

Yichao Qian: Development of the Burgers’ vortex apparatus, Summer 2014 

Nerida H De Jesus Villanueva: Kinematics analysis of T. longicornis swimming trajectories in Burgers’ vortex, Summer 2014 (NSF REU program) 

Julia Wang: Kinematics analysis of copepod swimming trajectories, Spring & Summer 2014 

Jennifer Young: Kinematics analysis of copepod swimming trajectories in a Burgers’ vortex, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014 

Briana Corcoran: Kinematics analysis of copepod swimming trajectories in a Burgers’ vortex, Spring 2014 

Jordan Shields: Design and evaluation of Krillbot, Fall 2013 

Seongyu (John) Jung: Developing an internal wavemaker to simulate sensory cues in the plankton, Fall 2013, Spring 2014 

Malin Dartnell: Design and construction of Krillbot, Summer 2013 (NSF REU program) 

Anna Skipper: Zooplankton interactions with fluid mechanics, Summer 2013, Fall 2013, PURA Spring 2014 

Alexandra Wright: Kinematics analysis of copepod swimming trajectories in thin layers, Summer 2012 

Andrew Griesmer: Kinematics analysis of copepod swimming trajectories in thin layers, Spring 2012 

Clara Choi: Kinematics analysis of copepod swimming trajectories in thin layers, Spring 2012 

Alex Nguyen: Kinematics analysis of copepod swimming trajectories in thin layers, Spring 2012 

Edward Lo: Copepod response to turbulent motions, Summer 2011 (NSF REU program) 

Allison Bergin: Copepod response to thin layers of harmful algal bloom, Summer 2010 (NSF REU program) 

Thanh Nguyen: Stereo video analysis of 3D krill positions in schools, Summer 2010, Fall 2010; Design and construction of Krillbot, Summer 2011, PURA Fall 2011 

Nadir Kabir: High speed video analysis of krill pleopod kinematics and stereo video analysis of 3D krill positions in schools, Fall 2009, PURA Spring 2010 

A. Morgan Stephenson: High speed video analysis of krill pleopod kinematics, Spring 2009 

Hunter Causey: Zooplankton behavior trails in laboratory mimics of thin layers, Spring 2009 

Matthew Lynch: Copepod response to thin layers of harmful algal bloom, Summer 2008 (NSF REU program), Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2010 

Robert Ussery: Sensor-driven autonomous behavior algorithms for chemical plume tracking, Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, and Spring 2009 

Aaron Johnson: Copepod response to thin velocity layers of different orientation, Summer & Fall 2007. NSF REU program during Summer 2007 

W. Alex Berry: Simultaneous velocity and concentration measurements in a meandering plume, Spring 2007 

James Bullock: Analysis of blue crab tracking in 3D concentration fields, Spring 2007 

Genevra Pittman: Chemical cues in thin layers, Summer 2006. NSF REU program, co-advised with J. Yen (BIOL) 

Paul Hobson: Copepod response to thin layer structure in the ocean, Fall 2005 

Brendan McArdle: Copepod response to thin layer structure in the ocean, Spring 2005 

Max Coursey: Velocity measurements in turbulent boundary layers over rough beds, Spring 2004

Katie Rasberry: Zooplankton behavior response to turbulent motions, Fall 2003 & Spring 2004

Matthew Shingler: Design of turbulent actuators, Fall 2002

Molly Palmer: Dynamics of vortex breakdown, Spring 2001

Sharon Palmer: Blue crab chemical plume tracking trials, Spring 2001

Justin Redmond: Pump stand assembly and data acquisition development, Spring 2001

Richard Kim: Blue crab chemical plume tracking trials, Summer & Fall 2000

J. Ryan Smith: Blue crab chemical tracking trials, Spring 2000

Anny Huang: Chaotic mixing in vortex breakdown, Summer & Fall 1999

E. Ross Brockwell: Blue crab chemical tracking trials, Fall 1999

Tonia Hanson: Turbulent collapse in density stratified fluid, Summer 1999

Marissa Muschott: Chemical plume tracking abilities of blue crabs, Summer 1999

Dustin Hodges: Validation of flow characteristics in new salt-water flume, Spring 1999

Todd Taylor: Dynamics of vortex breakdown, Winter & Spring 1999