Tamay M Ozgokmen

Professor

Phone:
(305) 421-4053
Locator Code:
VK

 
About

Professor, Department of Ocean Sciences - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Tamay Ozgokmen is a Professor in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He is interested in oceanographic studies that combine social impact with a grand scientific challenge. In particular, he strives to better understanding oil spills and turbulence. 

Ozgokmen teaches courses in Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence. He advises doctoral students in the Ocean Sciences graduate program, as well as postdocs and researchers.
Career

Education

1988B.S. Mechanical Engineering Bosphorus University
1990M.S. Mechanical Engineering University of Miami
1995Ph.D. Engineering Sciences Dartmouth College

Career Summary

Ozgokmen started his career with the vision of becoming an engineer, receiving his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering. He slowly drifted into the field of physical oceanography because it was less developed than engineering, consisted of a smaller community, and posed different challenges for making scientific advances. In addition, Ozgokmen enjoys his career in oceanography because oceanographic institutions are closer to the ocean and that usually makes for a great location for employment.
 
Awards and Leadership Positions

By far, Ozgokmen’s greatest accomplishment is the formation of the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE; http://carthe.org/), which is comprised of 43 senior researchers from 25 institutions. The highly coordinated group is conducting research on the physical distribution of oil and other surface materials in the Gulf of Mexico. CARTHE have conducted a series of very ambitious field experiments, produced 100 papers, and is gaining momentum every day.

Career Summary

Ozgokmen started his career with the vision of becoming an engineer, receiving his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering. He slowly drifted into the field of physical oceanography because it was less developed than engineering, consisted of a smaller community, and posed different challenges for making scientific advances. In addition, Ozgokmen enjoys his career in oceanography because oceanographic institutions are closer to the ocean and that usually makes for a great location for employment.
 
Awards and Leadership Positions

By far, Ozgokmen’s greatest accomplishment is the formation of the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE; http://carthe.org/), which is comprised of 43 senior researchers from 25 institutions. The highly coordinated group is conducting research on the physical distribution of oil and other surface materials in the Gulf of Mexico. CARTHE have conducted a series of very ambitious field experiments, produced 100 papers, and is gaining momentum every day.

Conferences & Events

April 2017
SPLASH Expedition | Gulf of Mexico
May 2017
IOSC | Long Beach CA.
Research

Scientific Research

Ozgokmen explores fluid dynamics with relevance to the ocean using theory, numerical simulations, laboratory experiments, and field experiments.

Service at UM and for the Wider Scientific Community

Ozgokmen tries to learn something new every day, work as hard as he can, publish papers, and give seminars and other talks to disseminate his findings many different communities. His goal is to increase awareness that the environment is very important, and unless the human race understands how it works, we may not live with it in harmony.

Media / Outreach

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Plenary Speaker Tamay Ozgokmen PhD - CARTHE

 

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Plenary Speaker Tamay Ozgokmen PhD - CARTHE

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In the Media

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

Tamay Ozgokmen PhD - CARTHE

June 24, 2015