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Kemal Cambazoglu

Kemal Cambazoglu

Assistant Professor


I received my Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering with an emphasis on Coastal Engineering and minor in Oceanography from Georgia Institute of Technology.

My research interests include Coastal Ocean Modeling with development of coupled ocean-wave-atmosphere modeling frameworks; near coastal hydrodynamics & sediment transport with coastal engineering applications; synthesis of model products with remote sensing, in-situ measurements and autonomous vehicle data.

Some of the recent projects of my modeling group are on:
- Modeling the impacts of Bonnet Carre Spillway and other freshwater influences on Mississippi Sound/Bight,
- Development of a modeling system for Lower Pearl River,
- High-resolution coastal test area sensor and model development,
- Modeling storm generated waves in northern Gulf of Mexico,
- MBRACE Core Research Program on sustainability and restoration of oyster reef habitat in Mississippi Sound.

  • 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
OE 389 - Professional Skills for Ocean Engineers
OE 493 - Ocean Engineering Projects & Design
OE 497 - Ocean Engineering Capstone

  • 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
  • Modeling the impact of the 2019 Bonnet CarrĂ© Spillway opening and local river flooding on the Mississippi Sound, IEEE XPlore, 2022, 10.23919/OCEANS44145.2021.9705854
  • 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, Coastal Oceanography