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.  Students working in the lab go on to careers as professors, government scientists, coastal and hydraulic engineers, and many other positions. If you have a passion for water, consider joining us!