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Marine Science & Technology emphasizes societal need-driven research and learning in an interdisciplinary environment. The UMass Dartmouth faculty focuses on observations, modeling, experimentation, and theory in the areas of ocean sciences, ocean technology, and marine policy.

Gavin
Fay

Assistant Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 228

Research

Research Interests

  • Developing interdisciplinary modeling approaches to extend the scope of applications for fisheries
  • Ecosystem assessment methods
  • Testing the performance of decision support tools for living marine resource management

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Kevin
Stokesbury

Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 122

Research

Research Interests

  • Spatial distributions of marine fishes and invertebrates
  • Marine fishes and invertebrates migrations
  • Marine fishes and invertebrates community structure
  • Marine fishes and invertebrates predator-prey interactions
  • Marine fishes and invertebrates population dynamics and fisheries

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Pingguo
He

Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 127

Research

Research Interests

  • Sustainable fisheries
  • Fish behavior near fishing gear
  • Environmentally friendly fishing gear design
  • Evaluating and reducing fishing impact

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Steven
Cadrin

Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 121

Research

Research Interests

  • Interdisciplinary Stock Identification
  • Spatially-Structured Population Models
  • Management Strategy Evaluation
  • Fishery Stock Assessment
  • Collaborative Research with Fishermen

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Banafsheh
Seyedaghazadeh

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Science & Engineering 116C

Research

Research Interests

  • Fluid-Structure Interactions
  • Flow-Induced Vibration
  • Experimental Fluid Dynamics
  • Vibrations
  • Renewable Energy

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Hangjian
Ling

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Violette Research 214

Research

Research Interests

  • Experimental fluid dynamics in turbulence, boundary layers, multiphase flows
  • Super-hydrophobic surfaces and the wetting dynamics
  • Collective behavior such as bird flocks, fish schools, human crowds and cell colonies
  • 3D Imaging technologies using digital holography and stereo-imaging

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Mehdi
Raessi

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Textiles 226

Research

Research Interests

  • Interfacial flows
  • Multi-phase flows with phase change
  • Energy systems (renewable/conventional)
  • Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer
  • Scientific and High-Performance Computing

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Miles
Sundermeyer

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology West, New Bedford 110A

Research

Research Interests

  • Small-scale vertical and horizontal mixing processes
  • Dye release and Lagrangian drifter studies
  • Numerical modeling of two- and three-dimensional turbulent flows
  • Numerical modeling of physical and biological interactions

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Diego
Bernal

Professor

Biology
Violette Research 116

Research

Research Interests

  • Fish biology
  • Comparative physiology of fishes
  • Comparison of the morphological, physiological, and biochemical specializations of high-performance fishes
  • Fish response to angling-induced stress
  • Disruption to homeostasis in fish

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Erin
Bromage

Associate Professor

Biology
Science & Engineering 327

Research

Research Interests

  • Antibody production
  • Antibody mediated protection
  • Structure of the antibody
  • Quality of the antibody for pathogen recognition

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Kenneth
Oliveira

Professor / Chairperson

Biology
Violette Research 106

Research

Research Interests

  • Biology of fishes with an emphasis on the biology of American eels
  • Life history strategies
  • Age and growth of fishes

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Pia
Moisander

Associate Professor

Biology
Violette Research 209

Research

Research Interests

  • Marine microbial ecology
  • Marine nitrogen cycle
  • Marine biofouling
  • Cyanobacterial blooms

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Robert
Drew

Associate Professor

Biology
Science & Engineering 328B

Research

Research Interests

  • Genomic and quantitative genetic approaches to investigate adaptations in fish
  • Fish domestication
  • Physiological and genetic changes underlying domestication

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Daniel
MacDonald

Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Violette Research 107B

Research

Research Interests

  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Turbulence and Mixing
  • River Plume Dynamics
  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Environmental Data Collection with Autonomous Vehicles

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Daniel
MacDonald

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 233

Research

Research Interests

  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Turbulence and Mixing
  • River Plume Dynamics
  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Environmental Data Collection with Autonomous Vehicles

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Geoffrey
Cowles

Associate Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 218

Research

Research Interests

  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Ocean Modeling
  • Shape Optimization and Design
  • High Performance Computing
  • Coupled Marine Bio-Physical Models

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Mehdi
Raessi

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Textiles 226

Research

Research Interests

  • Interfacial flows
  • Multi-phase flows with phase change
  • Energy systems (renewable/conventional)
  • Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer
  • Scientific and High-Performance Computing

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Ryan
Beemer

Assistant Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Violette Research 220A

Research

Research Interests

  • Offshore Geotechnical Engineering
  • Offshore Foundations and Anchors
  • Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbines
  • Calcareous Sediments

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Amit
Tandon

Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Science & Engineering 208A

Exploring the Upper Ocean: Tandon Laboratory at UMass Dartmouth

Research

Research Interests

  • Fluid dynamics and heat transfer of the ocean, and the engineering tools needed to study them
  • Oceanic sub-mesoscale frontal gradients and mesoscale eddies, and their role in setting up the circulation and the air-sea interaction
  • Theory, simulations, and observational analysis of sub-mesoscale features in the ocean

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Amit
Tandon

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
Science & Engineering 208A

Exploring the Upper Ocean: Tandon Laboratory at UMass Dartmouth

Research

Research Interests

  • Fluid dynamics and heat transfer of the ocean, and the engineering tools needed to study them
  • Oceanic sub-mesoscale frontal gradients and mesoscale eddies, and their role in setting up the circulation and the air-sea interaction
  • Theory, simulations, and observational analysis of sub-mesoscale features in the ocean

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Changsheng
Chen

Professor & Montgomery Charter Chair

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 226

Research

Research Interests

  • Modeling and observational exploration of coastal ocean circulation
  • Oceanic frontal processes
  • Biological and physical interactions
  • Arctic Ocean and Climate Change
  • Multi-scaling ocean model developments

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Geoffrey
Cowles

Associate Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 218

Research

Research Interests

  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Ocean Modeling
  • Shape Optimization and Design
  • High Performance Computing
  • Coupled Marine Bio-Physical Models

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Cynthia
Pilskaln

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology West, New Bedford 218A

Research

Research Interests

  • Marine biogeochemistry and sedimentology
  • Geochemical particle fluxes in the ocean and large lake systems with emphasis on their quantitative relationship to climate forcing over short and long time scales and to underlying sediment record
  • Organic carbon and biogenic silica cycling including aggregation, export and remineralization processes in the water column and at the sediment/water interface
  • Development and use of particle imaging instrumentation, submersible vehicle-based technology, and image analysis techniques for the in-situ study of marine particulates and plankton

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David
Brown

Professor

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Fall River 123

Research

Research Interests

  • Transducer modeling
  • Training of undergraduate and graduate students in engineering acoustics

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David
Brown

Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dion 319D

Research

Research Interests

  • Transducer modeling
  • Training of undergraduate and graduate students in engineering acoustics

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John
Buck

Chancellor Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dion 324B

Research

Research Interests

  • Signal Processing
  • Underwater Acoustics
  • Animal Bioacoustics
  • Engineering Pedagogy

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Paul
Gendron

Associate Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Science & Engineering 214D

Research

Research Interests

  • Adaptive filtering for angle-delay-Doppler spread channels
  • Low probability of detection acoustic communications
  • Magnetic anomaly detection and tracking
  • Seismic event detection and classification

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Yifei
Li

Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Science & Engineering 214E

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Brian
Howes

Chancellor Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology West, New Bedford 116A

Research

Research Interests

  • Restoration of estuarine nutrient related habitat quality
  • Restoration of salt marshes through tidal enhancement and through Phragmites removal using natural biogeochemical cycles
  • Groundwater nutrient transport & transformation from uplands to coastal waters
  • Relationship between nutrient loading, algal production, oxygen levels and benthic communities in embayments
  • Long-term impact of sea level rise on community structure of wetland ecosystems

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Mark
Altabet

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology West, New Bedford 122A

Research

Research Interests

  • Major marine biogeochemical cycles
  • Global N cycle and its interactions with climate change
  • Atmospheric CO2 concentration
  • Coastal eutrophication

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Sukalyan
Sengupta

Director

Center for Indic Studies
Violette Research 108C

Research

Research Interests

  • Adsorbents and Ion-Exchangers
  • Nutrient Removal and Recovery
  • Reuse of Solid Wastes
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Treatment

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Sukalyan
Sengupta

Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Violette Research 108C

Research

Research Interests

  • Adsorbents and Ion-Exchangers
  • Nutrient Removal and Recovery
  • Reuse of Solid Wastes
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Treatment

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Yuegang
Zuo

Chancellor Professor

Chemistry & Biochemistry
Science & Engineering 325A

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