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Tamay Özgökmen

Tamay Özgökmen

Professor, Department of Ocean Sciences, University of Miami

Phone: (305) 421-4053

4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149


Research Interests:

Tamay Ozgokmen is a Professor in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He is interested in oceanographic studies that combine social impact with a grand scientific challenge. In particular, he strives for a better understanding of oil spills and oceanic turbulence. Ozgokmen teaches courses in Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence. He advises doctoral students in the Ocean Sciences graduate program, as well as postdocs and researchers. Ozgokmen formed the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE; http://carthe.org/), which is comprised of 43 senior researchers from 25 institutions. The highly coordinated group is conducting research on the physical distribution of oil and other surface materials in the Gulf of Mexico. CARTHE have conducted a series of very ambitious field experiments, produced over 150 papers, and is gaining momentum every day. Research Interests: Ozgokmen explores fluid dynamics with relevance to the ocean using theory, numerical simulations, laboratory experiments, and field experiments.