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, focusing on turbulent flow at ocean margins. This includes topics from coastal flow through seagrass meadows and salt marshes to the surfacing dynamics of meltwater plumes discharged from marine-terminating glaciers. Her research is primarily experimental and observational, making use of the lab facilities in the Chase Ocean Engineering Lab at UNH and beautiful field sites in the New Hampshire Seacoast.