Professor Sally MacIntyre
University of California, Santa Barbara
Sally MacIntyre attended Duke University (B.A. in Zoology, Ph.D. in Zoology with a minor in Mechanical Engineering), held a National Needs Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCSB in 1981, and was a Professional Researcher from 1982 -2004. In 2004 she joined the faculty at UCSB in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology. During her career, she has studied lakes from the tropics to the poles and participated in research cruises in coastal California and Antarctica.
Stephen Monismith, the Obayashi Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University, received all his degrees (in Civil Engineering ) from UC Berkeley. Following completion of his thesis, he did a postdoc in Western Australia focusing on the fluid mechanics of stratified flows in lakes. He has been at Stanford in the Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 1987, has been the director of the Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory at Stanford since 1996, and was department chair between 2009 and 2016. His research uses field, lab, and computational experiments to look at estuarine and lake physics as well as nearshore flows with waves and stratification, focusing on mixing and transport processes that are central to ecology, biogeochemistry and environmental management. Through his work on estuarine dynamics, he has been active in San Francisco Bay-Delta issues, including helping to develop the scientific underpinnings of freshwater flow regulations. In recent years, much of his efforts (and travel) have focused on the physics of coral reef flows, with fieldwork and modeling carried out on reefs in the Red Sea, and in nearshore waters of Hawaii, Moorea, Palmyra Atoll, American Samoa, and Palau. He has parallel interests studying the inner shelf flows found near and inside the kelp forests of California.
Professor Rich Pawlowicz
University of British Columbia
Prof. Rich Pawlowicz is a physical oceanographer interested in small-scale physical processes like internal waves and double diffusion, the physical properties of seawater and other natural waters, and in the regional oceanography of the NE Pacific coast. He has written and continues to support a number of software products for tidal analysis, mapping, and the electrical conductivity of natural waters and was on the development team for the current official description of the physical properties of seawater, the Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater 2010 (TEOS-10). Currently, he is the chair of the Joint SCOR/IAPSO/IAPWS Committee on the Properties of Seawater (JCS).
Professor Alfred Johny Wüest
Prof. Alfred Johny Wüest is head of the Physics of Aquatic Systems Laboratory (Margaretha Kamprad Chair) at EPFL Lausanne and member of the Eawag Directorate. His research focuses on small-scale processes such as turbulent mixing, boundary layer fluxes and double-diffusion. Applied research and expert services refer to lake management (nutrients, turbidity, heat use, hydropower). Within this research portfolio, A Wüest published more than 140 peer-reviewed articles and 22 book chapters. The goals of larger and interdisciplinary projects are to assess anthropogenic effects on physical and biogeochemical processes in stratified lakes and reservoirs. Major studies concerned Lakes Ohrid, Baikal and Kivu.