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Kemal Cambazoglu

Kemal Cambazoglu

Assistant Professor


Dr. Kemal Cambazoglu received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering with an emphasis on Coastal Engineering and minor in Oceanography from Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include Coastal Ocean Modeling with development of coupled modeling frameworks; numerical modeling of near coastal hydrodynamics and sediment transport with applications to coastal engineering; synthesis of ocean model products with remote sensing imagery, in-situ measurements and autonomous vehicles data. His recent projects focus on impact of physical circulation and dynamics on ocean biogeochemistry, i.e. exchange of estuarine-shelf waters, transport on the shelf, impact of atmospheric forcing on ocean circulation and currents, sediment transport, ecosystem dynamics, habitat suitability and resilience. He has recently been a Principal Investigator on GOMRI-funded CONCORDE project ( and the core research program of MBRACE ( for modeling tasks.

  • Civil Engineering (Coastal Engineering) (PHD) - Georgia Institute of Technology (2009)
  • Civil Engineering (Hydraulics) (MS) - Middle East Technical Univ (2002)

OE 321 - Coastal Engineering
OE 326 - Fundamentals of Ocean Mechanics
OE 417 - Engineering Ethics and Safety Culture
OE 489 - Ocean Engineering Seminar

  • Bonnet CarrĂ© Spillway freshwater transport and corresponding biochemical properties in the northern Gulf of Mexico shelf, Continental Shelf Research, 2020,
  • Contrasting fine-scale distributional patterns of zooplankton driven by the formation of a diatom-dominated thin layer, Limnology and Oceanography, 2020,
  • Functioning of Coastal River-Dominated Ecosystems and Implications for Oil Spill Response: From Observations to Mechanisms and Models, Oceanography, 2018,
  • Advection of Karenia brevis blooms from the Florida Panhandle towards Mississippi coastal waters, Harmful Algae, 2018, 10.1016/j.hal.2017.12.008
  • Inflow of shelf waters into the Mississippi Sound and Mobile Bay estuaries in October 2015, JOURNAL OF APPLIED REMOTE SENSING, 2017, 10.1117/1.JRS.11.032410
  • Oceanic Engineering Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation
  • Marine Technology Society
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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Areas of Expertise

Coastal Ocean Modeling, Coastal Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Coastal Sediment Transport