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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 Roster

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

67 Research Team Members

Principal Investigator

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

Co-Principal Investigator

Cynthia Juyne Beegle-Krause
SINTEF
Department of Marine Environmental Technology
Michel Boufadel
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Brad J. Gemmell
University of South Florida
Department of Integrative Biology
Joseph Katz
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Jian Sheng
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Department of Mechanical Engineering
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

Odd Gunnar Brakstad
SINTEF
Department of Marine Environmental Technology
Per Johan Brandvik
SINTEF
Department of Marine Environmental Technology
Robert (Tony) Dalrymple
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Civil Engineering
Deana L. Erdner
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
Maryam Jalali-Mousavi
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kirsten Koehler
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Zhanfei Liu
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
Ai Nihongi
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
School of Freshwater Sciences
Andrea Prosperetti
University of Houston
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ana Rule
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Alan Scott
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Venkataramana Sidhaye
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Jørgen Skancke
SINTEF
Department of Marine Environmental Technology

Post-Doc

Nima A-Mohajer
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Sarah Cosgrove
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
Morteza Derakhti
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Civil Engineering
Lakshmana dora Chandrala
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kevin DuClos
University of South Florida
Department of Integrative Biology
Jian Gao
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Maud Moison
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
David Murphy
University of South Florida
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Bum-soo Park
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
Tatiana Severin
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
Zhangping Wei
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Civil Engineering
Andrew White
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Fenghua Zhang
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Lin Zhao
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Staff

Tim Green
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Andrés Lam
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Jiqing Liu
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
Kristine Seiko Nishida
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Yury Ronzhes
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Jeremy Rubio
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
School of Freshwater Sciences
Shaun Wahlig
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
School of Freshwater Sciences
Jianhong Xue
The University of Texas at Austin
Marine Science Institute

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

Administrative Staff

Lalitha Asirvadam
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
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
Feng Gao
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Sara Garcia
University of South Florida
Department of Integrative Biology
Cheng Li
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Chi Hung Tang
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
Xinzhi Xue
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Student - PhD Level

Shigan Chu
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Feng Gao
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Kaushik Sampath
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Chi Hung Tang
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
Liana Vaccari
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Qing Wang
East China Normal University
Department of Geography
Xinzhi Xue
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Student - Master's Level

Sara Garcia
University of South Florida
Department of Integrative Biology
O'Connor John
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science

Undergraduate Student

John Aguilar
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mathew Amaro
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Alexander Cohen
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Simon Gilbert
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of Biological Sciences
Olivia Hawkins
University of South Florida
Department of Integrative Biology
Noah Maxwell
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Michael Miranda
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stefano Tusa
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Abdulrahman Washili
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Department of Mechanical Engineering
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This research was made possible by a grant from BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.
www.gulfresearchinitiative.org