Marine and Environment Faculty

Edgar An, Ph.D.

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Engineering & Computer Science
Ocean & Mechanical Engineering
Professor
Research Expertise: Underwater Robotics, Artificial Intelligence

John Baldwin, Ph.D.

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Science
Biology
Associate Professor
Research Expertise: Population Genetics / Conservation

William Baxley, M.A., PE

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SNMREC
Chief Engineer
561.297.2391
wbaxley1@fau.edu

Brian Benscoter, Ph.D.

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Science
Biology/Environmental Science
Assistant Professor
Research Expertise: Ecosystem Ecology

Pierre-Philippe Beaujean, Ph.D.

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Engineering & Computer Science
Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Professor
Research Expertise: Signal Processing, Sonar Systems Design, Communication Navigation Systems, Transducer Design

Laurent Cherubin, Ph.D.

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FAU Harbor Branch
Ocean Modeling and Bio-physical processes
Associate Research Professor
Research Expertise: Ocean Modeling & Bio-physical Processes

Oscar Curet, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor
Department of Ocean & Mechanical Engineering
Research Expertise: Fluid Dynamics of Animal Locomotion, Biomimetics and Biological Propulsion, Hydrodynamics of Underwater Vehicles, Energy Harvesting, Direct Simulation of Freely Swimming Fish

Anni Dalgleish, Ph.D.

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Associate Research Professor Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Research Expertise: Adoption of Optical, Laser-based Techniques to Study the Properties of Turbid Media and Flows (i.e., fluorescence, mie scattering, schlieren, absorption spectroscopy, and acousto-optic methods)

Fraser Dalgleish, Ph.D.

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FAU Harbor Branch
Ocean Engineering & Technology
Associate Research Professor
Research Expertise: Underwater Remote Sensing

Megan Davis, Ph.D.

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FAU Harbor Branch
Administration & Operations
Interim Executive Director
Research Expertise: Development of Aquaculture Species for Food and Stock Enhancement

Manhar Dhanak, Ph.D.

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Engineering and Computer Science
OME/SeaTech
Professor & Director
Research Expertise: Hydrodynamics/Autonomous Vehicles

Myeongsub (Mike) Kim

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Assistant Professor
Department of Ocean & Mechanical Engineering
Research Expertise: Microfluidic Sensors, Optical Diagnostic Techniques, Energy Systems (oil and gas), Thermal-fluid Sciences

Nurgun Erdol, Ph.D.

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Engineering & Computer Science
CEECS/COECS
Department Chair and Professor
Research Expertise: Signal Processing

Esther Guzman, Ph.D.

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FAU Harbor Branch
Cancer Cell Biology
Associate Research Professor
Research Expertise: Cancer Immunology; research focusing on finding marine natural products that have the potential to be novel therapeutics against cancer

Javad Hashemi, Ph.D.

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Engineering & Computer Science
OME
Department Chair and Professor
Research Expertise: Materials

Dennis Hanisak, Ph.D.

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FAU Harbor Branch
FAU Harbor Branch Marine Botany
Principal Investigator
Research Expertise: IRLO, Water Quality, CIOERT

Mingshun Jiang, Ph.D.

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FAU Harbor Branch
Ocean Dynamics & Modelling
Associate Research Professor
Research Expertise: Ocean Modeling and Observations

Stephen Kajiura, Ph.D.

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Science
Biology
Associate Professor
Research Expertise: Sensory Biology of Fishes

Margeurite Koch-Rose

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Division of Research
SNMREC
Energy Systems Engineer
Research Expertise: Ocean Energy

Brian LaPointe, Ph.D.

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FAU Harbor Branch
Marine Ecosystem Health
Research Professor
Research Expertise: Algal Physiology and Biochemistry, Seagrass and Coral Reef Ecology, Eutrophication, Marine Bioinvasions and Marine Conservation

J. William Louda, Ph.D.

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Environmental Biogeochemistry
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Environmental Sciences
Research Professor
Research Expertise: Water Quality (Nutrients), Algal Blooms, Microalgal Community Assessment, Pigment-based Chemotaxonomy of Microalgal Communities

Peter McCarthy, Ph.D.

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FAU Harbor Branch
Marine Ecosystem Health
Research Professor
Research Expertise: Microbiology

Dan Meeroff, Ph.D.

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Engineering and Computer Science
Civil, Environmental & Geomatics Engineering
Associate Chair and Professor
Research Expertise: Environmental Engineering, Solid Waste Management, Water Chemistry, Water/Wastewater Treatment Processes, Green Engineering

Aditya Nayak, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Research Expertise: Ocean Instrumentation, Coastal Processes, Turbulence, Marine Particle Dynamics, Biophysical Interactions

Gregory O’Corry-Crowe, Ph.D.

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FAU Harbor Branch
Population Biology & Behavioral Ecology
Associate Research Professor
Research Expertise: Combining Molecular Genetic Analysis with Field Ecology to study the molecular and behavioral ecology of marine apex predators,the effects of ecosystem and climate change on upper trophic levels

Bing Ouyang, Ph.D.

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FAU Harbor Branch
Ocean and Engineering Technology
Assistant Research Professor
Research Expertise: Application of Compressive Sensing Theory in Underwater Imaging Applications, computer vision in underwater laser imaging applications, real-time environmental monitoring and events detection, application of electro-optic imaging numerical model and deconvolution technique in image enhancement and pulse resolution improvements

Colin Polsky, Ph.D.

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Science
Center for Environmental Studies
Director
Research Expertise: Environmental Studies

Shirley Pomponi, Ph.D.

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FAU Harbor Branch
Marine Biomedical & Biotechnology Research
Research Professor
 

John Reed, M.Sc.

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FAU Harbor Branch
Marine Ecosystem Health
Research Professor
Research Expertise: Coral Reef discovery and Conservation

Georgios Skilvanitis

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Research Assistant Professor Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 777 Glades Road, EE 311
Research Expertise: Cognitive Radio, Waveform Design for Interference Avoiding Networking, Software-defined Wireless Networks, Adaptive Underwater Acoustic Communications, Robust Localization and Navigation in GPS-less Environments, Autonomous Networked Systems

Jim Sullivan, Ph.D.

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FAU Harbor Branch
Biological Oceanography
 

Verma Siddartha, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Research Expertise: Machine Learning in Fluid Mechanics, Turbulence Modelling and Large Eddy Simulation, Fluid Mechanics of Collective Behavior, Numerical Methods and High Performance Computing

Joshua Voss, Ph.D.

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FAU Harbor Branch
Marine Ecosystem Health
Assistant Research Professor
Research Expertise: Coral Reef Resources, Tracking and Predicting the Impacts of Coral Stressors on Reef Ecosystems

Paul Wills, Ph.D.

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FAU Harbor Branch
Aquaculture
Principal Investigator
Research Expertise: Aquaculture of Finfish for Food and Stock Enhancement and Development of New Fish Species for Aquaculture

Amy Wright, Ph.D.

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Fau Harbor Branch
Natural Products Chemistry
Research Professor
Research Expertise: Marine Natural Products with Potential Use as Human Therapeutic Agents, primarily discovery of compounds with anticancer properties and agents useful against neurodegenerative disease, malaria and tuberculosis

Zhixiao Xie, Ph.D.

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Science
Geosciences
Chair, Department of Geosciences and Professor
Research Expertise: GIS/Remote Sensing

Peng Yi, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatics Engineering
Research Expertise: Water Treatment, Environmental Nanotechnology, Health Impacts of Nanomaterials, Membrane Technology, Renewable Energy