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Professor Ruoying He

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Coastal and Estuarine Circulation Dynamics; Numerical Modeling and Data Assimilation; Coastal Ocean Observing System; Bio-physical Interactions; Air-sea Interaction; Satellite Oceanography

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

      2006- present    Associate Professor, North Carolina State University

      2008- present    Adjunct Professor, Ocean University of China

      2008- present    Adjunct Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

      2004-2006         Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

      2003-2004         Postdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

      2002-2003         Postdoctoral Associate, University of South Florida, College of Marine Sciences

 

EDUCATION

 

    2002          Ph.D.         University of South Florida- Physical Oceanography

    1996-1998 M.S. study  Institute of Oceanography, Chinese Academy of Sciences-Physical Oceanography

    1996          B.S.            Ocean University of China- Oceanography

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

2006            National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Young Investigator Award

2006            Sears Collaboration Award, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

2005            Independent Study Award, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

2005            Coastal Ocean Research Award, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

2004            Green Innovative Technology Award, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

2004            Sackett Innovative Research Award, University of South Florida

2003            Postdoctoral Scholarship Award, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

2002            Young Scientist Travel Award, National Science Foundation

2002            Knight Research Fellowship Award, University of South Florida

2001            Honor Society of PHI KAPPA PHI

2000            Garrels Research Fellowship Award, University of South Florida

1999            Getting Research Fellowship Award, University of South Florida

1993-1995   Undergraduate Student Fellowship, Ocean University of China

 

 

RECENT RESEARCH PROJECTS AND GRANTS

 

Current

[1] “Rapid Environmental Assessment Using an Integrated Coastal Ocean Observation and Modeling System”, ONR 2006-2011. Co-PI with O. Schofield et al.

 

[2] “Dynamics of Alexandrium fundyense distributions in the Gulf of Maine - an Observational and Modeling study of Nearshore and Offshore Shellfish Toxicity, Vertical Toxin Flux, and Bloom Dynamics in a Complex Shelf Sea”, NOAA, 2006-2011. Co-PI with D. Anderson et al.

 

[3] “Investigation of Coastal Phytoplankton Dynamics by Adjoint Data Assimilation of Satellite Ocean Color Data”. NASA, 2007-2010. PI.

 

[4] “Coastal Ocean Processes and Sediment Transport Dynamics”, USGS, 2007-2012. PI

 

[5] “Development of a Combined Hydrodynamic, Sediment Transport and Nutrient Response Model System for Falls of the Neuse Reservoir, Neuse River Basin”, NC DENR, 2007-2009, Co-PI with J. Lin, JP Liu.

 

[6] “Collaborative Research: Frontal Interaction and Atmospheric Forcing North of Cape Hatteras: an Analysis and Modeling Study”, NSF, 2009-2012, Co-PI with G. Gawarkiewicz and J. Churchill.

 
[7] “NOAA Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research, and Technology: Connectivity between Deep  and Shallow 
Ecosystems: Ecosystem-based Management of New Shelf Edge MPAs”, NOAA, 2009-2014, Co-PI with D. Eggelston, et al. 

 

 

PAST

[4] “Understanding shelf hydrography seasonal evolution using novel glider technique”, NCSU FRPD, 2008-2009.

 

[3] “Community Sediment Transport Modeling”. NOPP, 2006-2008.

 

[2] “Data Assimilative Interdisciplinary Modeling of the Adjacent Coastal Water of the Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory”. Coastal Ocean Institute Award, 2005-2007.

 

[1] “Evaluation of Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) Hindcast in Providing Open Boundary Conditions for High Resolution Coastal Circulation Modeling”, Independent Study Award, 2005-2007.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

International & National Level

Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research- Oceans

Panelist, National Science Foundation, Physical Oceanography Program 

Participating scientist - Scientific User Requirement Group for National Science Foundation Ocean Observatories

Initiative (NSF OOI), Cyber Infrastructure Implementing Organization.

Participating scientist – NOAA National Scientific Research, Development, Demonstration, and Technology Transfer (RDDTT) Plan on Reducing Impacts from Harmful Algal Blooms.

Session Chair - Ocean Sciences Meeting 2008, “Coastal Ocean Modeling and Prediction”

Session Chair - AGU Western Pacific Geophysical Meeting 2006, “Modeling and Prediction on Circulation, Ecosystem and Coastal Environment”

Session Chair - 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting, “Coastal Ocean Circulation and Ecosystem Prediction and Assimilation

 

Regional Level

NCSU Representative of Ocean Leadership Consortium

NCSU Representative of Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing and Regional Association (SECOORA)

Convener and Co-chair of 2009 Joint Mid-Atlantic Bight Physical Oceanography and Meteorology (MABPOM) and Southeast Coastal Oceanography and Meteorology (SECOM) Conference

 

University and Departmental Level

Committee member - PAMS Advisory Council Committee

Committee member - MEAS Departmental Computer Committee

Committee member - MEAS Departmental Seminar Committee

Committee member - Faculty Search Committee for mesoscale meteorologist

 

Reviewer for Journals

Continental Shelf Research                                            Geophysical Research Letters

Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology             Journal of Geophysical Research

Journal of Physical Oceanography                                  Journal of Marine Research

Journal of Marine System                                              Ocean Modeling

Oceanography   

 

Reviewer for National Agencies

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

American Geophysical Union

American Metrological Society

The Oceanography Society

 

RESEARCH CRUISES

 

North Carolina Shelf Survey                                                        R/V Cape Hatteras       11/2008

Gulf of Maine Harmful Algal Bloom Survey                                 R/V Tioga                     04/2006

Gulf of Maine Harmful Algal Bloom Rapid Response Survey        R/V Tioga                     06/2005

Gulf of Maine Harmful Algal Bloom Rapid Response Survey        R/V Tioga                     05/2005

Gulf of Maine Harmful Algal Bloom Survey                                 R/V Oceanus                05/2005

Gulf of Maine Harmful Algal Bloom Survey                                 R/V Oceanus                05/2003

West Florida Shelf ECOHAB Survey                                          R/V Suncoaster             01/2002

West Florida Shelf ECOHAB Survey                                          R/V Suncoaster             07/2001

West Florida Shelf ECOHAB Survey                                          R/V Suncoaster             01/2001

West Florida Shelf ECOHAB Survey                                          R/V Suncoaster             09/2000

West Florida Shelf ECOHAB Survey                                          R/V Suncoaster             04/2000

West Florida Shelf ECOHAB Survey                                          R/V Suncoaster             11/1999

West Florida Shelf ECOHAB Survey                                          R/V Suncoaster             07/1999

West Florida Shelf ECOHAB Survey                                          R/V Bellows                 03/1999

West Florida Shelf ECOHAB Survey                                          R/V Suncoaster             12/1998

West Florida Shelf ECOHAB Survey                                          R/V Bellows                 08/1998

West Florida Shelf ECOHAB Survey                                          R/V Suncoaster             07/1998

East China Sea Hydrographic Survey                                          R/V Dongfanghong        07/1997