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  • Prof. Tracy Mandel joined the Mechanical and Ocean Engineering faculty at UNH in January 2020. Prior to joining the faculty at UNH, she received her M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University in the Bob and Norma Street Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, and was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Merced.

    Prof. Mandel's research explores several problems in environmental fluid mechanics, with a focus on laboratory experiments. She is particularly interested in the surface signature of systems that have complex subsurface hydrodynamics (such as a seagrass bed or an oil plume), and in developing simplified models that can "invert" this interior behavior by measuring the free surface. She also studies near-shore circulation and coastal dynamics.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2021 Local and Nonlocal Impacts of Gaps on Submerged Canopy FlowWater Resources Research.  57. 2021
    2019 On the surface expression of a canopy-generated shear instabilityJournal of Fluid Mechanics.  867:633-660. 2019
    2017 Characterizing free-surface expressions of flow instabilities by tracking submerged featuresExperiments in Fluids.  58:153. 2017

    Teaching Activities

  • Ocean Hydrodynamics Taught course 2021
  • Ocean Hydrodynamics Taught course 2021
  • Intro to Engineering Computing Taught course 2020
  • Ocean Hydrodynamics Taught course 2020
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Tracy Mandel