Cary D. Troy

Cary D. Troy, PhD

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Office: HAMP 1101D
Office Phone: (765) 494-3844

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.

Teaching and Service Awards


Ph.D., Stanford University, 2003
M.S., Stanford University, 1997
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995