Field of Focus
  • Computer and Computation Research
  • Geosciences and Geochemistry
  • Surficial Processes
  • Mechanical and Structural Systems
  • Industrial Science and Technological Innovation
  • Modeling
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Physics
  • Research Instrumentation
Area of Expertise
Marine Physics
Education
  • Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., 1996
  • M.S. in Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1991
  • M.S. in Applied Physics and Math, Gdansk Technical University, Gdansk, Poland, 1982
  • B.S.E. in Engineering (Engineering Diploma), Gdansk Technical University, Gdansk, Poland, 1981

Assistant Professor at the Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Research Interests

  • Small scale physics and mixing processes in the coastal ocean
  • Air-sea CO2 gas transfer, turbulent transport across air-sea interface, global CO2 fluxes
  • Optical oceanic measurements, optical properties of the water column constituents, new methods in optical measurements and remote optical sensors
  • Development new remote sensing algorithms for active sensors optical/microwave: LIDAR/ QuickScatt Scatterometer
  • Numerical methods in fluid dynamics
  • Numerical methods in remote sensing
  • Radiative Transfer calculations
  • Mathematical modeling of ecosystems
  • Remote sensing of the ocean and the coastal biological-physical interactions

PROGRAMMING/NUMERICAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Direct Numerical (DNS) Calculations of the Navier Stokes equation - turbulent flows and properties of scalars such as temperature– Fortran 90
  • Monte Carlo simulations of the Radiative Transfer equation on the USC Linux cluster (2048 processors) for MFOV (Multi Field of View) LIDAR application (C++)
  • Programming and data acquisition in: MATLAB and LabView, Fortran
  • Familiarity with: Javascript, C++, Java, IDL
  • Environments: UNIX, Linux, MS Windows
  • Symbolic computing: Maple

EXPERIMENTAL:

  • Developed and equipped the Marine Optical Sensing Laboratory (MOSL) using corporate funding. The instrumentation includes: 
  • Wavefront sensing setup to measure the spectral density of refractive index fluctuation and turbulence properties of a flow
  • Optical diffractomer to measure nearforward/back scatter by water samples
  • Nephlometer to measure in a sample the Volume Scattering Function and the elements of Muller matrix
  • In situ Optical Turbulent Sensor (OTS) to measure optical and turbulent properties (temperature and energy dissipation rate) of the water column in a profiling or moored configuration.

GoMRI-funded research:
CARTHE (Funded to investigate the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, we seek to accurately predict the fate and transport of the hydrocarbons (oil)