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

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

33 Research Team Members

Principal Investigator

Edward J. Buskey
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science

Co-Principal Investigator

Deana L. Erdner
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
Joseph Katz
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Zhanfei Liu
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
Mark Reed
SINTEF
Department of Marine Environmental Technology
Jian Sheng
Texas Tech University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Jørgen Skancke
SINTEF
Department of Marine Environmental Technology
Kathleen Stebe
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Rudi Strickler
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of Biological Sciences

Program Manager / Technical Coordinator

Lalitha Asirvadam
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science

Project Data Point of Contact

Jian Sheng
Texas Tech University
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Outreach Point of Contact

Lalitha Asirvadam
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science

Research Scientist

Jiqing Liu
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
Andrea Prosperetti
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Post-Doc

Hernando Bacosa
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
David Murphy
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ai Nihongi
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
School of Freshwater Sciences

Data Team

Lalitha Asirvadam
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
Lindsay Scheef
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science

Outreach Team

Lalitha Asirvadam
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
Deana L. Erdner
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
Carolyn Rose
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science

Administrative Staff

Genoa J. Black
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science

GoMRI Scholar

Shigan Chu
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Meredith Evans
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
Avesta Hojjati
Texas Tech University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Cheng Li
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mehdi Molaei
Texas Tech University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Liana Vaccari
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Zucheng Wang
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science

Graduate Student - PhD Level

Shigan Chu
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Seangho Kim
Texas Tech University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Cheng Li
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Liana Vaccari
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Xinzhi Xue
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Student - Master's Level

Vincent D'Albignac
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Meredith Evans
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science

Undergraduate Student

Kyle Candela
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Devin Conley
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sarah Horn
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of Biological Sciences
Alex Naticchia
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Evan Rodbell
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
https://sites.cns.utexas.edu/utmsi.dropps
This research was made possible by a grant from BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.
www.gulfresearchinitiative.org