Gregory Ivey

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

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

    6009 Perth


  • 2595 Citations
  • 27 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

nonlinear wave
internal wave
internal tide
Froude number

Three-dimensionality of shallow island wakes

Branson, P. M., Ghisalberti, M. & Ivey, G. N., 4 Feb 2019, In : Environmental Fluid Mechanics. 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

vortex shedding
secondary flow
benthic boundary layer
6 Citations (Scopus)

A model for mass transport across the sediment‐water interface

Voermans, J., Ghisalberti, M. & Ivey, G., Apr 2018, In : Water Resources Research. 54, 4, p. 2799-2812

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sediment-water interface
mass transport
turbulent diffusion
refractive index

Coexistence of order and chaos in C major

Branson, P. M., Rayson, M., Ghisalberti, M. & Ivey, G. N., 17 Oct 2018, In : Physical Review Fluids. 3, 10, 2 p., 100510.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Contrasting Heat Budget Dynamics During Two La Niña Marine Heat Wave Events Along Northwestern Australia

Xu, J., Lowe, R. J., Ivey, G. N., Jones, N. L. & Zhang, Z., 1 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 123, 2, p. 1563-1581 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

heat budget
heat transfer

Projects 1996 2020


APS/DFD Gallery of Fluid Motion Award

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