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Ryan Walter

Ryan Walter

Contact Information

Assistant Professor

Office: 180-509
Phone: (805) 756-1357

Research Interests

  • Physical Oceanography
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Mixing and Transport Processes in the Coastal Ocean
  • Internal wave dynamics and turbulence


  • BS: Cornell
  • PhD: Stanford
  • Research Area: Exp/theor/modeling flows in coastal environment (marine sciences)


Student Research Projects:

 I am looking for enthusiastic students who want to explore the physics of the ocean with me through field projects and data analysis (e.g., summer research opportunities, school-year research, senior projects, etc.). Please don't hesitate to contact me so we can explore the various options. 



My research activities are in the field of environmental fluid mechanics, and involve the application of fluid mechanics principles to the study of flow and transport processes in the coastal ocean. My research focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of environmental fluid mechanics and specifically on how various physical processes affect ecosystem health and biological processes in environmental systems. If you'd like to find out more information, please contact me using my email address. You could also check out my Cal Poly webpage for additional information about me and my research:

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