I was trained as a very broad fluid dynamicist and did Ph.D. research on circulation, wave, and sediment transport in aquatic systems. My interests are very broad, interdisciplinary, and span coastal, estuarine, and freshwater (lakes and rivers) systems. Since coming to Florida in 1986, I have worked on the modeling and monitoring of physical processes (circulation, wave, sediment transport, waste heat dispersal, dispersion of concentrated brine, etc.) and modeling of biogeochemical processes in coastal, estuarine, and freshwater systems - including Lake Okeechobee, Lake Apopka, Sarasota Bay, Tampa Bay, Charlotte Harbor, Indian River lagoon, Florida Bay, Biscayne Bay, and St. Johns River, and Chesapeake Bay, etc.). I have collaborated with faculty in many other disciplines and departments, including Civil and Coastal Engineering, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Environmental Engineering Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Soil and Water Science, Fishery and Aquatic Science, Statistics, and Geological Science, etc. Current Projects:1. Development of a Super Coastal Ocean Observing and Prediction Grid - This project is funded by NOAA and ONR through the Southeastern Universities Research Assocaition (SURA).2. Modeling and Monitoring of Three-Dimensional Circulation in Charlotte Harbor This project is funded by the Southwest Florida Water Management.3. Modeling Flow and Salinity in Caloosahatchee and Estero Bay. This project is funded by the South Florida Water Management District.4. Cyberinfrastructure Team - Coastal and Estuarine Science Cyberinfrastructure This project is funded by the National Science Foundation.5. Forecasting Storm Surge and Coastal Inundation in Caloosahatchee Estuary This project is funded by the South FLorida Water Management District.6. Assessing the Risk and Vulnerability of Coastal Highways and Bridges to Hurricane Induced Storm Surge and Wave This project is funded by the US Department of Transportation.7. An Integrated Forecasting System for Storm Surge and Shoreline Erosion This project will be funded by the Florida Sea Grant.8. Three-Dimensional Modeling of Circulation and Water Quality in Indian River Lagoon. This project is funded by the St. Johns River Water Management District.
Keywords: CBRNE; CIRCULATION; CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE; FLOOD; GRID; HURRICANE; INSURANCE; MFL; PLRG; TMDL