The Troy Lab at Purdue University investigates hydrodynamic processes and related engineering and biological applications in coastal waters. Our work focuses on improving our understanding of how substances are transported in lakes and oceans, how coastlines evolve in response to different hydrodynamic conditions, and how coastlines can be engineered to be more resilient. We have a primarily observational approach, carrying out field and laboratory experiments in the Burke Laboratory facilities as well as in our “natural laboratory,” Lake Michigan.