Gregory Ivey

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

  • The University of Western Australia (M017), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 2805 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
1992 …2020
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Professor Greg Ivey is Deputy Dean/ Deputy Dean Research in the Faculty of Engineering Computing and Mathematics, and is Winthrop Professor of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics in the School of Environmental Systems Engineering and the UWA Oceans Institute.

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, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 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 and was Head of the School of Environmental Systems Engineering from 2004 to 2007. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts


ocean mixing, internal waves, ocean currents


  • 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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Research Output 1992 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Cylinder wakes in shallow oscillatory flow: The coastal island wake problem

Branson, P. M., Ghisalberti, M., Ivey, G. N. & Hopfinger, E. J., 10 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 874, p. 158-184 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

boundary layers
Boundary layers
upwelling water

Generation and Propagation of Near-Inertial Waves in a Baroclinic Current on the Tasmanian Shelf

Schlosser, T. L., Jones, N. L., Bluteau, C. E., Alford, M. H., Ivey, G. N. & Lucas, A. J., Oct 2019, In : Journal of Physical Oceanography. 49, 10, p. 2653-2667 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

How Leonardo da Vinci, ‘Master of Water’, explored the power and beauty of its flow

Broomhall, S., Jones, N. & Ivey, G., 1 Apr 2019, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Observations of Diurnal Coastal-Trapped Waves with a Thermocline-Intensified Velocity Field

Schlosser, T. L., Jones, N. L., Musgrave, R. C., Bluteau, C. E., Ivey, G. N. & Lucas, A. J., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Physical Oceanography. 49, 7, p. 1973-1994 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)
nonlinear wave
internal wave
internal tide
Froude number

Projects 1996 2020


APS/DFD Gallery of Fluid Motion Award

Paul Branson (Recipient), Matt Rayson (Recipient), Marco Ghisalberti (Recipient) & Gregory Ivey (Recipient), 2017