Current Graduate Students

Shirley Leung


Shirley Leung



Miguel Jimenez Urias


Miguel Angel Urias-Jimenez



Hillary Scannell


Hillary Scannell



Current post-docs

Daniel Amrhein's photo


Daniel Amrhein (PhD MIT/WHOI)  co-advised with Greg Hakim, Atmospheric Sciences



Robert Wills (PhD Cal Tech) co-advised with David Battisti and Dennis Hartmann




David Darr



Research Engineer: David Darr



Past PhD students

Andrew Shao, Summer 2010-Winter 2016, PhD Granted Winter 2016.  Co-Advisor Sabine Mecking.  Ph.D. Thesis Title: The response of thermocline ventilation to variability at the ocean surface from observations and offline tracer modeling
Currently post-doctoral fellow at the University of Victora, British Columbia

Jinting Zhang, Fall 2008-2015, PhD Granted Spring, 2015.  Co-advisor with Kathie Kelly.
PhD Thesis Title: Variability of Largescale Ocean Circulation and Meridional Heat Transport in the Atlantic Ocean
Currently data Scientist at American Express, New York, New York

Kyle Armour (Physics) Summer 2007 to Spring 2012.  PhD granted spring 2012.  Co-advisor with Cecilia Bitz, Atmospheric Sciences.
Ph.D. Thesis Title:  Reversible decline of the Arctic sea ice cover and committed climate warming due to greenhouse gas emissions
Currently Assistant Professor UW School of Oceanography and Department of Atmospheric Sciences

Chuanli Jiang, Fall 2002 to Fall 2008.  M. S. Winter, 2005 Co-advisor with Kathie Kelly, PhD granted Fall 2008.
M. S. Thesis Title: Evaluation of a hybrid satellite and NWP based turbulent heat flux product using TAO buoys PhD. Thesis Title:  The role of Horizontal Advection in SST Variability in the Eastern Equatorial PacificInfluence of QuikSCAT winds
Currently Data Scientist at SEIU Benefits Group.

David Trossman, M.S. Summer 2007, Summer 2008-Spring 2011. M. S. Thesis Title: Estimates of North Atlantic Ventilation and Mode Water Formation for Winters 2002-2006. PhD Granted Spring.  PhD Thesis Title: AdvectionDiffusion Process Inference via Statistical Oceanographic Methods in the North Atlantic and Southern Oceans,
Currently University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences

Jimmy Booth (Atmospheric Sciences) Summer 2007 to Summer 2010, co-advisor Jerome Patoux (Atmospheric Sciences), PhD Granted Summer 2010.PhD Thesis Title:  The Role of the Gulf Stream in Midlatitude Storm. Intensification.
Currently, Assistant Professor, City College of New York

Jordan Dawe, Fall 1999 M.S. Spring 2002, Ph. D. granted winter 2006.  M.S. Thesis Title: Viscositydependent internal variability in a model of the North Pacific. PhD. Thesis Title:  Aspects of Modeling the North Pacific Ocean Data scientist Unbounce, Vancouver, British Columbia 

Carol Ladd, Summer 1994-2000, M. S. granted spring 1996, PhD Spring, 2000 M.S. Thesis Title:  The influence of eddies on tracer transport in the abyssal ocean.  PhD. Thesis title:  North Pacific Mode Waters: Formation and Variability.  Oceanographer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

Emmanuel Boss, Spring 1993-Fall 1996, Ph. D. granted fall 1996.  Ph.D. Thesis Title:  Dynamics of Potential Vorticity Fronts. Professor, University of Maine

Past Postdoctoral Scholars

Frederic Vivier (with Kathie Kelly, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)

Ivan Lima (with Steve Emerson and Paul Quay) research specialist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Curtis Deutsch (with Steve Emerson), Associate Professor at UW

Taka Ito JISAO post-doc, Associate Professor at Georgia Tech University

Susan Bates (with Kathie Kelly) project scientist at National Center for Atmospheric Research

Jessica Kleiss (with Kathie Kelly), Assistant Professor at Lewis and Clark College

Wei Cheng, Oceanographer at JISAO/NOAA/PMEL

Andrew Davis, Seattle, WA

Helma Lindow, Stockholm, Sweden