GoMRI
Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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Funding Source: Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)

Project Member Institutions

Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies II (DROPPS II)

Alverno College

Department of Biology

Mackenzie R. Switzer
Undergraduate Student

eAchieve Academy

Internship

Elizabeth Fennimore
High School Student

East China Normal University

Department of Geography

Qing Wang
Graduate Student - PhD Level

Johns Hopkins University

Department of Civil Engineering

Robert (Tony) Dalrymple
Task Co-Lead,
Research Scientist

Department of Environmental Health Sciences

Patrick Nolan Breysse
Task Co-Lead,
Research Scientist
Tim Green
Research Staff
Kirsten Koehler
Task Co-Lead,
Research Scientist
Andrés Lam
Research Staff
Pooja Mandke
Research Staff
Ana Rule
Research Scientist
Venkataramana Sidhaye
Task Co-Lead,
Research Scientist

Department of Mechanical Engineering

John Aguilar
Undergraduate Student
Kyle Candela
Undergraduate Student
Shigan Chu
GoMRI Scholar,
Graduate Student - PhD Level
Alexander Cohen
Undergraduate Student
Devin Conley
Undergraduate Student
Vincent D'Albignac
Graduate Student - Master's Level
Jalen Doherty
Undergraduate Student
Brandon Fielder
Undergraduate Student
Jian Gao
Post-Doc
Joshua Gilbert
Undergraduate Student
Joseph Katz
Co-Principal Investigator,
Task Lead,
Task Co-Lead
Cheng Li
GoMRI Scholar,
Graduate Student - PhD Level
Jesse Miller
Undergraduate Student
Dave Morra
Undergraduate Student
David Murphy
Post-Doc
Alex Naticchia
Undergraduate Student
Andrea Prosperetti
Task Co-Lead,
Research Scientist
Evan Rodbell
Undergraduate Student
Yury Ronzhes
Research Staff
Kaushik Sampath
Graduate Student - PhD Level
Stefano Tusa
Undergraduate Student
Xinzhi Xue
GoMRI Scholar,
Graduate Student - PhD Level

Department of Medicine

Menghan Wang
Research Staff

Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Alan Scott
Research Scientist

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Michel Boufadel
Co-Principal Investigator,
Task Lead
Chanyuan Ding
Research Scientist
Lin Zhao
Post-Doc

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Feng Gao
GoMRI Scholar,
Graduate Student - PhD Level

SINTEF

Department of Environmental Monitoring and Modelling

Christos Stefanakos
Research Scientist

Department of Marine Environmental Technology

Cynthia Juyne Beegle-Krause
Co-Principal Investigator,
Task Co-Lead,
Research Scientist
Odd Gunnar Brakstad
Task Co-Lead,
Research Scientist
Per Johan Brandvik
Task Co-Lead,
Research Scientist
Ute Brönner
Research Scientist
Emlyn Davies
Research Scientist
Raymond Nepstad
Research Scientist
Tor Nordam
Research Scientist
Mark Reed
Co-Principal Investigator,
Task Lead,
Task Co-Lead
Jørgen Skancke
Task Co-Lead,
Research Scientist

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mathew Amaro
Undergraduate Student
Larry Brock
Research Staff
Maryam Jalali-Mousavi
Research Scientist,
Research Staff
Noah Maxwell
Undergraduate Student
Michael Miranda
Undergraduate Student
Jian Sheng
Co-Principal Investigator
Abdulrahman Washili
Undergraduate Student
Andrew White
Post-Doc

Texas Tech University

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Ali Khodoyaribavil
Graduate Student - PhD Level
Mehdi Molaei
Graduate Student - PhD Level
Jian Sheng
Co-Principal Investigator,
Project Data Point of Contact,
Task Data Contact

The University of Texas at Austin

Department of Marine Science

Lalitha Asirvadam
Program Manager / Technical Coordinator,
Outreach Point of Contact,
Data Team,
Outreach Team,
Administrative Staff
Genoa J. Black
Program Manager / Technical Coordinator,
Outreach Point of Contact,
Outreach Team,
Administrative Staff
Edward J. Buskey
Principal Investigator,
Task Co-Lead
Deana L. Erdner
Task Co-Lead,
Outreach Point of Contact,
Research Scientist,
Outreach Team
Meredith Evans
GoMRI Scholar,
Graduate Student - Master's Level
O'Connor John
Graduate Student - Master's Level
Jiqing Liu
Research Staff
Zhanfei Liu
Task Co-Lead,
Research Scientist
Maud Moison
Post-Doc
Bum-soo Park
Post-Doc
Julia Plotkin
Undergraduate Student
Carolyn Rose
Outreach Team
Chi Hung Tang
GoMRI Scholar,
Graduate Student - PhD Level

Marine Science Institute

Jianhong Xue
Research Staff

University of Houston

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Andrea Prosperetti
Research Scientist

University of Pennsylvania

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Kathleen Stebe
Co-Principal Investigator,
Task Lead,
Task Co-Lead
Liana Vaccari
Graduate Student - PhD Level

University of South Florida

Department of Integrative Biology

Lama Alqasemi
Undergraduate Student
Kevin DuClos
Post-Doc
Sara Garcia
GoMRI Scholar,
Graduate Student - Master's Level
Brad J. Gemmell
Co-Principal Investigator,
Task Co-Lead,
Research Scientist
Olivia Hawkins
Undergraduate Student

Department of Mechanical Engineering

David Murphy
Post-Doc

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Department of Biological Sciences

Simon Gilbert
Undergraduate Student
Sarah Horn
Undergraduate Student
Rudi Strickler
Co-Principal Investigator,
Task Co-Lead

School of Freshwater Sciences

Ai Nihongi
Research Scientist,
Post-Doc
Jeremy Rubio
Research Staff,
Undergraduate Student
Shaun Wahlig
Research Staff
This research was made possible by a grant from BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.
www.gulfresearchinitiative.org