The Troy Lab at Purdue University investigates hydrodynamic processes and related engineering and biological applications in coastal waters. Think: Oceanography and Coastal Engineering in the Midwest… Our work focuses on improving our understanding of how substances are transported in lakes and oceans, how shorelines evolve in response to different hydrodynamic conditions, and how coasts can be engineered to be more resilient. We have a primarily observational approach, carrying out experiments in Purdue’s Burke Laboratory facilities as well as in our “natural laboratory,” Lake Michigan.
Dr. Cary Troy runs the Troy Lab at Purdue University. His research focuses on coastal hydrodynamic processes with engineering and ecological applications. Dr. Troy did his Ph.D. research at Stanford University in the Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, studying breaking internal waves with a novel set of laboratory experiments. At Purdue University, he has maintained a geographic focus on the Laurentian Great Lakes and examined a wide range of physical processes, ranging from deep-water turbulence and mixing to shoreline erosion. Dr. Troy has also conducted pedagogical research, and teaches courses in the areas of hydraulics and hydrology, environmental fluid mechanics, coastal engineering, and basic water science.
Beach rebuilding period buffers Indiana beach erosion in Lake Michigan
Nelson-Mercer, B., H. Tomkins, T. Ahsan, and C.D. Troy Accepted, Journal of Great Lakes Research
A Machine Learning Framework for Extending Wave Height Time Series Using Historical Wind Records
Abdelhady, H.U., and C.D. Troy In review, Applied Ocean Research (submitted)