Gregory Ivey

Emeritus Professor, BEng MEngSc W.Aust. , PhD Calif.-Berkeley

  • The University of Western Australia (M053), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Professor Greg Ivey is a Professor in the Oceans Graduate School and the Oceans Institute at UWA.

He has a BEng (Hons) and MEngSc from UWA, and a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. He has worked at the National Water Research Institute in Burlington, Ontario and the Australian National University, and has been a visiting professor at the Institute de Mecanique de Grenoble, Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and ENS de Lyon. His research is in the area of physical oceanography, focusing on ocean mixing, internal waves and currents in both the coastal and open ocean environments.

He has taught in the  Environmental Engineering program at UWA, was Head of the School of Environmental Systems Engineering from 2004 to 2007, and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences from 2010 to 2016. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society and a past member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts

Research

ocean mixing, internal waves, ocean currents

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Research expertise keywords

  • Internal waves
  • Flow and mixing processes in lakes and the ocean
  • Mixing in stratified flows
  • Particle dynamics in turbulent flows
  • Coastal upwelling
  • Vertical and horizontal transport of mass
  • Tides and currents in coastal ocean

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