Texas A&M University, Zachry Engineering Centre
College Station, TX 77843-3136
- American Society of Civil Engineers, 2009 Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize for the paper "Experiments on Mass Exchange between Groin Fields and Main Stream in Rivers" in the Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Febraury, 2008.
- Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, Montague Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Scholar, 2008.
- Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Zachry Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2007.
- Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), Select Young Faculty Award, 2005
- National Science Foundation, CAREER Award, Division of Chemical Transport Systems, Particulate and Multiphase Flow, 2004.
- Ketchum Award, Outstanding graduating senior, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1994
My teaching activities are focused on fluid mechanics and numerical methods. See the Teaching pages for more details.
This semester I will be teaching
Recent Courses (Since 2007):
- CVEN 311 - Fluid Dynamics
- CVEN 302 - Computer Applications in Engineering and Construction
- OCEN 475/675 - Mixing and Transport in the Environment
- OCEN 678 - Fluid Dynamics for Ocean and Environmental Engineering
- OCEN 681 - Seminar
- CVEN 489 - Mixing and Transport in the Environment
- OCEN 689 - Environmental Fluid Mechanics
- ENGR 111 - Foundations of Engineering 1
- ENGR 212 - Conservation Principles in Thermal Sciences
Scott A. Socolofsky
My research is in the broad area of Environmental Fluid Mechanics, with emphasis on laboratory experiments and data analysis to elucidate mixing mechanisms by turbulence and coherent structures. Current research projects study turbulent mixing processes in three contexts: (1) multiphase plumes, (2) shallow tidal inlets, and (3) coastal wetlands. See the Research pages for more details.
Environmental Fluid Mechanics, multiphase flow, direct ocean carbon sequestration, reservoir management, stratified fluids, shallow flow stability, shallow starting jet vortices, tidal inlet mixing, wetland hydrodynamics, aquatic vegetation.
Abstracts of Current Projects:
(For a full listing of projects, visit my Projects.)
Mixing at Tidal Inlets
- Field Investigations of Mixing at Tidal Inlets, funded by Texas Sea Grant
- Estuary Mixing Processes on the Texas Coast, funded by Texas Sea Grant
- Wave Hydrodynamics in Constructed Wetlands, funded by Texas Sea Grant
- Henriksen, J., Randall, R. & Socolofsky, S. A., Near-field model for a cutter suction dredge," J. Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Eng., In press.
- Bryant, D. B., Whilden, K. A., Socolofsky, S. A. & Chang, K.-A. (2012), "Formation of tidal starting-jet vortices through idealized barotropic inlets with finite length," J. Environ. Fluid Mech., doi: DOI 10.1007/s10652-012-9237-4.
- Socolofsky, S. A., Adams, E. E. & Sherwood, C. R. (2011), "Formation dynamics of subsurface hydrocarbon intrusions following the Deepwater Horizon blowout," Geophys. Res. Letters, 38, L09602, doi:10.1029/2011GL047174.
- Seol, D.-G., Bryant, D. B. & Socolofsky, S. A. (2009), "Measurement of behavioral properties of entrained ambient water in a stratified bubble plume," J. Hydraulic Eng., 135:11, 983-988.
- Bryant, D. B., Seol, D.-G. & Socolofsky, S. A. (2009), "Quantification of turbulence properties in bubble plumes using vortex identification methods." Phys. Fluids, 21, 075101, doi: 10.1063/1.317646.
- Nicolau del Roure, F., Socolofsky, S. A., & Chang, K.-A. (2009), "Structure and evolution of tidal starting jet vorties at idealized barotropic inlets." J. Geophys. Res., 114, C05024, doi: 10.1029/2008\-JC004997.
- Choi, J., Olivera, F., & Socolofsky, S. A. (2009), "Storm identification and tracking algorithm for modeling of rainfall fields using 1-h NEXRAD rainfall data in Texas," J. Hydrologic Eng., 14:7, 721-730.
- Kim, D.-H., Lynett, P. J. & Socolofsky, S. A. (2009), "A depth-integrated model for weakly dispersive, turbulent, and rotational fluid flows," Ocean Modelling, 27:3-4, 198-214.
- Negretti, M. E., Socolofsky, S. A. and Jirka, G. H. (2008), "Linear stability analysis of inclined two-layer stratified flows," Phys. Fluids, 20, paper 094104, 8 pages.
- Socolofsky, S. A. and Bhaumik, T. (2008), "Dissolution of direct ocean carbon sequestration plumes using an integral model approach," J. Hydraulic Eng., 134:11, 1570-1578.
- Choi, J., Socolofsky, S. A. & Olivera, F. (2008), "Hourly disaggregation of daily rainfall in Texas using measured hourly precipitation at other locations," J. Hydrologic Eng., 13:6, 476-487.
- Seol, D.-G. and Socolofsky, S. A. (2008). "Vector post-processing algorithm for phase discrimination of two-phase PIV." Experiments in Fluids, 45(2): 223-239.
- Socolofsky, S. A., Bhaumik, T., and Seol, D.-G. (2008). "Double-plume integral models for near-field mixing in multiphase plumes." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 134(6): 772-783.
- Weitbrecht, V., Socolofsky, S. A., and Jirka, G. H. (2008). "Experiments on mass exchange between groin fields and the main stream in rivers." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 134(2), 173-183. Awarded the Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulics Prize for best paper appearing in the journal that year.
- Seol, D.-G., Bhaumik, T., Bergmann, C., and Socolofsky, S. A. (2007). "Particle image velocimetry measurements of the mean flow characteristics in a bubble plume." Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 133(6), 665-676.
- Socolofsky, S. A., and Adams, E. E. (2005). "Role of slip velocity in the behavior of stratified multiphase plumes." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 131(4), 273-282.
- Negretti, M. E., Socolofsky, S. A., Rummel, A. C., and Jirka, G. H. (2005). "Stabilization of cylinder wakes in shallow water flows by means of roughness elements: an experimental study." Experiments in Fluids, 38(4), 403-414.
- Rummel, A. C., Socolofsky, S. A., von Carmer, C. F., and Jirka, G. H. (2005). "Enhanced diffusion from a continuous point source in shallow free-surface flow with grid turbulence." Physics of Fluids, 17(7), Art. No. 075105.
- Socolofsky, S. A., and Jirka, G. H. (2004). "Large-scale flow structures and stability in shallow flows." Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science, 3(5), 451-462.
- Socolofsky, S. A., and Adams, E. E. (2003). "Liquid volume fluxes in stratified multiphase plumes." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 129(11), 905-914.
- Socolofsky, S. A., and Adams, E. E. (2002). "Multi-phase plumes in uniform and stratified crossflow." Journal of Hydraulic Research, 40(6), 661-672.
- Socolofsky, S. A., Adams, E., and Entekhabi, D. (2001). "Disaggregation of daily rainfall for continuous watershed modeling." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 6(4), 300-309.
- Associate Professor, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2009-present
- Assistant Professor, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2003-2009
- Division Director, Environmental Fluid Mechanics Group, Institute for Hydromechanics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany, 2002
- Research Associate, Institute for Hydromechanics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany, 2001
- Research Assistant, Parsons Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995-2001
- Research Fellow, Parsons Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994-1995
- Engineer, Wright Water Engineers, Inc., Denver, Colorado, 1994
- Engineering Technician, Wright Water Engineers, Inc., Denver, Colorado, 1989-1994
I have served as a peer-review consultant for the Supreme Council for the Environment and Natural Reserves in Doha, Qatar, Chevron Petroleum Technology Company, and ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company.