Faculty

Jack Baldauf

Jack Baldauf

Professor

Senior Associate Vice President for Research

Geological Oceanography: Paleoceanography, Biotic Response to Climate Variability

Lisa Campbell

Lisa Campbell

Professor

Regents Professor and William R. Bryant Chair in Oceanography; Associate Editor, Journal of Plankton Research, 2018-2021

Biological Oceanography: Phytoplankton; Harmful Algal Blooms

Ping Chang

Ping Chang

Professor

Louis & Elizabeth Scherck Chair in Oceanography

Physical Oceanography: Climate Dynamics; Climate Modeling and Prediction; Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Piers Chapman

Piers Chapman

Research Professor

Chemical Oceanography; Hypoxia, Ocean Tracers, Oil Pollution

Steve DiMarco

Steve DiMarco

Professor

Team Leader Ocean Observing, GERG

Physical Oceanography: Observing Systems

Jessica Fitzsimmons

Jessica Fitzsimmons

Assistant Professor

Chemical Oceanography: Trace Metal and Nutrient Cycling

Wilford Gardner

Wilford Gardner

Senior Professor

Earl F. Cook Professor of Geosciences

Geological Oceanography: Particle Dynamics; Sediment Transport

Benjamin Giese

Benjamin Giese

Professor

Physical Oceanography: Climate Change; Ocean Modeling; Data Assimilation

Robert Hetland

Robert Hetland

Professor

Physical Oceanography: Coastal Ocean Circulation

Ann Jochens

Ann Jochens

Professor of the Practice

Physical Oceanography: Coastal/Open Ocean Exchanges and Processes

Anthony Knap

Anthony Knap

Professor

Director, GERG

Holder of the James R. Whatley Chair in Geosciences

Alejandro Orsi

Alejandro Orsi

Professor

Physical Oceanography: Climate Change; Polar Oceans; Thermohaline Circulation

Colleen Petrik

Colleen Petrik

Assistant Research Professor

Biological Oceanography: biophysical modeling, fisheries, climate variability

Pamela Plotkin

Pamela Plotkin

Associate Research Professor

Director of Texas Sea Grant

Biological Oceanography: Behavior of Marine Vertebrates, Feeding Ecology

Henry Potter

Henry Potter

Assistant Professor

Physical Oceanography: Air-sea Interaction, Tropical Cyclones, Ocean Observing, Surface Gravity Waves

Mary Jo Richardson

Mary Jo Richardson

Professor

Regents Professor

Geological Oceanography: Sources and Sinks of Oceanic Particles

Kathryn Shamberger

Kathryn Shamberger

Assistant Professor

Chemical Oceanography: Ocean Acidification; Seawater Carbonate Chemistry

Niall Slowey

Niall Slowey

Professor

Geological Oceanography: Paleoceanography; High-resolution Seafloor Mapping and Seismic Stratigraphy

Achim Stössel

Achim Stössel

Associate Professor

Physical Oceanography: Representation of Polar Processes in Climate Models

Jason Sylvan

Jason Sylvan

Assistant Professor

Assistant Department Head for Academics and Undergraduate Affairs

Biological Oceanography: Microbial Ecology, Geomicrobiology, Deep Biosphere, Hydrocarbon Microbiology

Debbie Thomas

Debbie Thomas

Professor

Dean, College of Geosciences

Geological Oceanography: Paleoceanography; Sediment Geochemistry; Greenhouse Climates

Daniel Thornton

Daniel Thornton

Professor

Biological Oceanography: Phytoplankton; Biogeochemistry; Aerosols

Kristen Thyng

Kristen Thyng

Assistant Research Professor

Physical Oceanography: coastal dynamics, numerical modeling, Lagrangian dynamics

Chrissy Stover Wiederwohl

Chrissy Stover Wiederwohl

Instructional Associate Professor

Assistant Department Head for Engagement and Graduate Affairs

Shari Yvon-Lewis

Shari Yvon-Lewis

Professor

Department Head

Chemical Oceanography: Trace Gas Biogeochemistry

Yige Zhang

Yige Zhang

Assistant Professor

Chemical and Geological Oceanography: Paleoclimate Change; Organic and Isotope Geochemistry

 

Joint Appointed Faculty

Rainer Amon

Rainer Amon

Professor

Chemical Oceanography: Biogeochemistry, Gliders

Ayal Anis

Ayal Anis

Associate Professor

Physical Oceanography: turbulence and mixing, oceanic microstructure, boundary layers processes, air-sea interactions, coastal processes

Timothy Dellapenna

Timothy Dellapenna

Associate Professor

Geological Oceanography: Seabed Dynamics; Sediment Processes

Patrick Louchouarn

Patrick Louchouarn

Professor

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer (TAMUG) and Associate Provost (TAMU)

Chemical Oceanography: bio, organic and environmental geochemistry, cycling of pyrogenic carbon, environmental forensics

Franco Marcantonio

Franco Marcantonio

Professor

Jane and Ken R. Williams ’45 Chair in Ocean Drilling Science, Technology and Education

Radiogenic isotope geochemistry, geochemical proxies of climate change, environmental geochemistry

Antonietta S. Quigg

Antonietta S. Quigg

Professor

Associate Vice President for Research & Graduate Studies

Biological Oceanography; Biotic Response to Climate Variability, Phytoplankton

Peter Santschi

Peter Santschi

Regents Professor

Chemical Oceanography: Marine and Environmental Geochemistry

Scott Socolofsky

Scott Socolofsky

Professor

Physical Oceanography: turbulence, mixing, inlet dynamics, deep ocean multiphase plumes

Pete van Hengstum

Pete van Hengstum

Assistant Professor

Geological Oceanography: paleoclimate change, coastal geosciences

 

Graduate Faculty

Hui Liu

Hui Liu

Assistant Professor

Biological Oceanography: Zooplankton, Fisheries, Population Dynamics, Climate Change, Modelling

Yina Liu

Yina Liu

Associate Research Scientist

Chemical Oceanography; Organic Biogeochemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry

Mitchell Malone

Mitchell Malone

Research Scientist

Assistant Director of Science Services, IODP

Brendan Roark

Brendan Roark

Associate Professor

Director, Environmental Programs in Geosciences

Anja Schulze

Anja Schulze

Associate Professor

Biological Oceanography: Phylogeny; Genetics of Metazoan Animals