GoMRI
Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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Funding Source: Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)

Project Roster

Gulf of Mexico Integrated Spill Response Consortium (GISR)

75 Research Team Members

Principal Investigator

Piers Chapman
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography

Co-Principal Investigator

E. Eric Adams
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Thomas S. Bianchi
University of Florida
Department of Geological Sciences
John "Chip" Breier
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering
Ping Chang
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography
Steven F. DiMarco
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography
Oliver B. Fringer
Stanford University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Allen H. Goldstein
University of California Berkeley
Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management
Norman L. Guinasso, Jr.
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography
Ruoying He
North Carolina State University
Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Robert D. Hetland
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography
Ben R. Hodges
The University of Texas at Austin
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department
Matthew K. Howard
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography
John Kessler
University of Rochester
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Andone C Lavery
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering
Jim Ledwell
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering
Stephen M. Masutani
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
Gerard Nihous
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
Elizabeth Watkins North
University of Maryland
Center for Environmental Science
Jeff Seewald
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering
Scott A. Socolofsky
Texas A&M University
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
Thorsten Stoesser
Cardiff University
Hydro-environmental Research Centre
Istvan Szunyogh
Texas A&M University
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Evan A. Variano
University of California Berkeley
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Terry Wade
Texas A&M University
Geochemical and Environmental Research Group
Shari Yvon-Lewis
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography

Program Manager / Technical Coordinator

Joe Kuehl
Texas A&M University
Geochemical and Environmental Research Group

Project Data Point of Contact

Matthew K. Howard
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography

Outreach Point of Contact

Jean Ann Bowman
Texas A&M University
Department of Atmospheric Sciences

Research Scientist

Joe Kuehl
Texas A&M University
Geochemical and Environmental Research Group
Diego Lopez-Veneroni
Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP)
Programa de Investigación del Medio Ambiente y Seguridad (PIMAS)
Laura Mazzaro
University of California Berkeley
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Angel Ruiz-Angulo
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Centro de Ciencias de la Atmosfera
Anne Thessen
Arizona State University
School of Life Sciences
Zhankun Wang
Texas A&M University
Geochemical and Environmental Research Group

Post-Doc

Omar Amador
University of California Berkeley
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Gabriele Bellani
University of California Berkeley
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Greg Drozd
University of California Berkeley
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Bruno Fraga Bugallo
Cardiff University
Hydro-environmental Research Centre
Vikram Khade
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography
Dongjin Kim
Georgia Institute of Technology
Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources Program
Jaison Kurian
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography
Ruth Lambert
University of California Berkeley
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Matthew Rayson
Stanford University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Kristen Thyng
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography
Dave Worton
University of California Berkeley
Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Research Staff

Hannah Baker
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering
Brian Guest
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering
Leah Houghton
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering
Ann Lovely
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering
Erik Quiroz
Texas A&M University
Geochemical and Environmental Research Group
Karen Riedel
Texas A&M University
College of Geosciences
Cynthia Sellers
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering
Daniel Torres
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering

Data Team

Anne Thessen
Arizona State University
School of Life Sciences

Outreach Team

Jean Ann Bowman
Texas A&M University
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Laura Caldwell
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography

Administrative Staff

Laura Caldwell
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography
Linda Cannata
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering

GoMRI Scholar

Mehtap Cevheri
Cardiff University
Hydro-environmental Research Centre
David Christiansen
The University of Texas at Austin
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department
Chuan-Yuan Hsu
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography
Elizabeth Jones
University of California Berkeley
Civil and Environmental Engineering
InOk Jun
Texas A&M University
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
Chris Lai
Texas A&M University
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
Dawei Shi
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography
Laura Spencer
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography
Jordan Young
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography

Graduate Student - PhD Level

Mehtap Cevheri
Cardiff University
Hydro-environmental Research Centre
Vadoud Dehkharghanian
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Madeline Foster
University of California Berkeley
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Xianlong Hou
The University of Texas at Austin
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department
Chuan-Yuan Hsu
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography
InOk Jun
Texas A&M University
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
Chris Lai
Texas A&M University
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
Mariana Rodriguez Buno
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dawei Shi
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography
Jordan Young
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography

Graduate Student - Master's Level

David Christiansen
The University of Texas at Austin
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department
Florian Hillenhagen
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering
Jongsun Kim
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography
Samantha Maneses
Coastal Carolina University
Department of Marine Science
Constance Previtti
Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography
Abby Thomasek
The University of Texas at Austin
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department
Dayang "Cindy" Wang
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Undergraduate Student

Luz Areli-Zarate
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering
Lauren Replogle
Texas A&M University
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
This research was made possible by a grant from BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.
www.gulfresearchinitiative.org