Associate Professor, MIT (2007-present)
Assistant Professor, MIT (2003-2007)
B.Sc., Manchester University (1994)
D. Phil., Oxford University (1998)
Research Associate, University of Colorado (1998-2000)
Instructor, MIT (2000-2003)
Tom set up the ENDLab in 2003, when he joined Mechanical Engineering at MIT. The diversity of the group reflects his interests in using experiment, theory and numerics to investigate and understand dynamical phenomena. Week-in and week-out, he is involved with all the research projects going on in the lab. A resume, including a detailed list of publications and presentations is available. His official ME website has further details. [link]
A detailed resume is also available. [link]
When not in the lab trying to oversee the advancement of science, Tom likes to be outdoors and travel to far distant corners of the earth. For his sins, he is a supporter of the Spurs, who may some day rise again above mediocrity. He studied in England for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees, before coming through Colorado as a postdoc (where his skiing improved significantly) to become a faculty member at MIT.
Matthieu (2!) joined the ENDLab in winter 2013. After a Ph. D. in the ocean modeling numerics field and a first postdoc dedicated to internal wave studies (focusing in particular on nonlinear reflections), he's now working on both Lagrangian Coherent Structures and internal waves in the team. He still keeps a watchful eye and connections with the ocean modeling community and while having an applied mathematics / numerics background, his research includes lab experiments and ocean data.
Originating from the Paris region where he did his Master's in applied mathematics at ENPC and his Ph. D. at LOCEAN, he moved to the beautiful Alps region for his first postdoc at LEGI (Grenoble). His personal interests include outdoor sports and especially mountain related ones, such as walking, running, cycling, skiing, etc ... He also enjoys good food, drinks and traveling.
Email: mleclair [at] mit.edu
Matthieu joined the ENDLab in summer 2010 to pursue studies on stratified flows in general. He works on realistic setups for internal tide generation, performing both experiments and numerical simulations. He has worked more specifically on an ambitious laboratory experiment at the Coriolis platform modeling the Luzon Strait. He also investigates an original propulsion mechanism based on natural convection.
Matthieu did his Master and PhD in Physics at ENS Lyon (France). When he is not in the lab, he plays music or squash, and loves to visit new places and to travel with his family and friends. For more details visit his website. [http://web.mit.edu/mmercier/www/]
Email: mmercier [at] mit.edu
Margaux is looking into using the topological tools from braid theory to analyze drifter trajectories and transport barriers in the ocean. Her investigations, which blend her undergraduate degrees in oceanography and pure mathematics with her experience working in coastal engineering, will also incorporate laboratory experiments and oceanic flow patterns analysis.
Prior to her start at the ENDlab in June 2013, Margaux lived 5 years in Hawai'i, where she seized any chance she could to play either immersed underwater or in the air practicing her aerialist skills. Born in Paris, she spent the first 17 years of her life exploring Europe.
Email: margaux [at] mit.edu
Sasan John Ghaemsaidi
Sasan's primary research interests are stratified flows and internal wave dynamics. His research focus is a combination of computational analysis and experimental investigation. He joined ENDLab in August 2009.
Personal interests include running, international affairs, the arts, and enjoying the wealth of activites offered by both MIT and the Boston area. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin before making his way up north to MIT.
Email: sjsaidi [at] mit.edu
Maha joined ENDlab in the fall of 2012. Her work focuses on the scattering of low mode internal tides, specifically at the Line Islands Ridge. Her research encompasses theoretical analysis, field observations, as well as experimental investigation.
Originally from South Florida, Maha completed her undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. Maha's interests revolve around the water, from surfing and sailing to scuba diving, and swimming. She also loves backpacking and hiking.
Email: mhaji [at] mit.edu
Zaim joined the End lab in February 2013. His research at the lab concerns theoretical and experimental investigations of atmospheric internal waves, with a focus on the Morning Glory cloud of Northern Australia.
Zaim grew up near the Atlantic Ocean, in Morocco and in France, where he obtained his bachelor in Physics at the University of Bordeaux. He is now pursuing a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at l'Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France. His interests include hiking, body surfing, running and cards.
Email: zaim [at] mit.edu
List of past graduates
- Michael Allshouse — Postdoctoral Fellow, UT - Austin
Ph.D. (graduated 2010)
- Manikandan Mathur — Assistant Professor, IIT - Madras
Ph.D. (graduated 2010)
- Paula Echeverri — Makani Power Inc.
Ph.D. (graduated 2009)
- Matthew Weldon — Applied Research Labs, Penn State University
M.Sc. (graduated 2007)
- Raul Coral — Global Power Group, Cambridge
M.Sc. (graduated 2005)