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The MIT-WHOI Joint Program draws from the resources of two preeminent institutions to form one of the largest oceanographic faculties in the world. Experts in their fields instruct students using personal research and field studies to support graduate education in ocean sciences and oceanographic engineering. Research interests encompass a wide range of theoretical, observational, and experimental approaches to understanding the ocean. Faculty specialties in the Applied Ocean Science and Engineering programs include coastal ocean fluid dynamics, ocean acoustics, underwater vehicle design, signal processing, and ocean instrumentation.

Faculty Name Expertise
Julien Bonnel Ocean Acoustics, Signal Processing
Richard Camilli Robotic Tools for Marine Exploration and Environmental Monitoring
Alan D. Chave Electromagnetic Measurement Methods
Timothy F. Duda Ocean Mixing and Acoustics
James Edson Air-Sea Interaction, Marine Meteorology
Steve Elgar Coastal and Nearshore Dynamics
Erin Fischell Acoustics, Robotics, AUV, ASV
Kenneth G. Foote Acoustic Scattering
Wayne R. Geyer Estuarine and Coastal Hydrodynamics
Yogesh Girdhar Marine Robotics, Machine Learning
Houshuo Jiang Small-Scale Biological-Physical Interactions
Andone Lavery Acoustic Scattering Processes
Ted Maksym Ice-Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions
Dennis J. McGillicuddy Jr. Upper Ocean Processes
Anna Michel Sensor Development, Trace Gas Sensing
David Ralston Fluid Mechanics and Scalar Transport
Britt Raubenheimer Coastal and Surfzone Dynamics
Malcolm Scully Coastal and Estuarine Circulation, Mixing
Peter A. Traykovski Sediment Transport and Instrumentation
John H. Trowbridge Shelf and Nearshore Processes
Catherine Walker Ice-Ocean Interactions, Ice Dynamics, Planetary Sciences
Dana R. Yoerger Robotics and AUV Design
W. Gordon Zhang Coastal Ocean Dynamics, Biophysical Interaction
Daniel Zitterbart Ocean Acoustics, Bioacoustics, Polar Research