Prof. Tracy Mandel joined the Mechanical and Ocean Engineering faculty at UNH in January 2020. Prior to joining the faculty at UNH, she received her M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University in the Bob and Norma Street Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, and was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Merced.
Prof. Mandel's research explores several problems in environmental fluid mechanics, with a focus on laboratory experiments. She is particularly interested in the surface signature of systems that have complex subsurface hydrodynamics (such as a seagrass bed or an oil plume), and in developing simplified models that can "invert" this interior behavior by measuring the free surface. She also studies near-shore circulation and coastal dynamics.
Ph.D., Stanford University
M.S., Stanford University
B.S., Cornell University
Coastal & Ocean Engineering
IAM 550: Intro to Engineering Computing
OE 753/853: Ocean Hydrodynamics
Mandel, T. L., Gakhar, S., Chung, H., Rosenzweig, I., & Koseff, J. R. (2019). On the surface expression of a canopy-generated shear instability. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 867, 633-660. doi:10.1017/jfm.2019.170
Mandel, T. L., Rosenzweig, I., Chung, H., Ouellette, N. T., & Koseff, J. R. (2017). Characterizing free-surface expressions of flow instabilities by tracking submerged features. Experiments in Fluids, 58(11). doi:10.1007/s00348-017-2435-6
Mandel, T. L., Zhou, D. Z., Waldrop, L., Theillard, M., Kleckner, D., & Khatri, S. (n.d.). Retention of rising droplets in density stratification. Physical Review Fluids, 5(12). doi:10.1103/physrevfluids.5.124803