ORE has 8 departmental faculty members. All faculty members are graduate faculty with the UH Graduate Division and are responsible for instruction, research, and administration within the department. To administer the department, faculty serve rotational terms as ORE Department Chair, Associate Chair, and Graduate Chair.

Jump to: Ellen Briggs, Kwok Fai Cheung (Graduate Chair), Bruce Howe, Deniz Gedikli, Zhenhua Huang, Mike Krieg, Eva-Marie Nosal (Department Chair), Justin E. Stopa

Ellen Briggs, PhDEllen Briggs

Assistant Professor

Development and deployment of prototype autonomous sensors and instrumentation, chemical sensors, using novel instrumentation for monitoring the marine inorganic carbon dioxide system, coral reef metabolism, and biogeochemical dynamics in the seasonal sea ice zone

Kwok Fai Cheung

Kwok Fai Cheung, PhD, PE

Professor and Graduate Chair

Coastal and offshore engineering, marine hydrodynamics, computational methods, water wave mechanics, coastal flood hazards

Deniz Gedikli, PhDDeniz Gedikli

Assistant Professor

Offshore marine structures, Experimental hydrodynamics and fluid-structure interactions, Structural dynamics, Dynamical systems and development of multivariate analysis methods, Data science and nonlinear time series analysis

Bruce HoweBruce Howe, PhD

Research Professor

Ocean acoustics including tomography and ambient sound, ocean observing sensor webs including fixed (e.g., cabled) and mobile platforms (e.g., gliders and profilers), navigation, and communications

Zhenhua HuangZhenhua Huang, PhD

Associate Professor

Marine energy, hydrodynamics of ocean waves, coastal and ocean engineering, coastal sediment transport, coral reef hydrodynamics, tsunami hazard mitigation

Mike Krieg, PhDMike Krieg

Assistant Professor

Underwater robotics, autonomous vehicles


Eva-Marie Nosal, PhD

Associate Professor and Department Chair

Passive acoustic monitoring methods, ocean ambient noise, sediment acoustics, bioacoustics, signal processing, inverse methods DCLDE2020

Justin Stopa Justin E. Stopa, PhD

Assistant Professor

Marine forecasting / hindcasting, data analysis applications in geophysical datasets, oceanic remote sensing, spectral wave models, wind and wave climate

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