Georgia Tech Launches Ph.D. in Ocean Science and Engineering


Georgia Tech now offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Ocean Science and Engineering (OSE). The new program aims to train ocean scientists and engineers by combining basic and applied sciences with innovative ocean technologies. Students in the program will participate in interdisciplinary research at the frontiers of the physical, biological, chemical, and human dimensions of ocean systems.

A partnership of the College of Sciences and the College of Engineering, the program involves faculty from the Schools of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS), Biological Sciences, and Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). The program’s director and co-director are Emanuele Di Lorenzo and Annalisa Bracco, both professors in EAS.

You can read the entire announcement here.

The inaugural class of OSE students will enroll in Fall 2017. Applications are due Dec. 8, 2016.

For more information, contact:

Emanuele Di Lorenzo,

Annalisa Bracco,

Hollie Meyer,


Annalisa Bracco

Dr. Annalisa Bracco has been at Georgia Tech since 2007. She has published over 50 papers and has had over $3 million in research proposals funded since arriving at Tech. Her research interests are at the interface between ocean sciences, geophysical fluid dynamics, and climate. She received her Ph.D degree in Geophysics and Oceanography at the University of Genoa in 2000 and then completed two years of postdoctoral research at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and has won the American Meterological Society’s Nicholas P Fofonoff Award in 2011.”

Emanuele Di Lorenzo

Dr. Emanuele (Manu) Di Lorenzo joined the Georgia Tech faculty in Fall 2004 after receiving his Ph.D. in Climate Sciences from University of California San Diego.  Manu has become among the leading physical oceanographers in the world.  His reputation has been established broadly in the areas of ocean and climate dynamics, regional and coastal oceanography, data assimilation and inverse modeling, ocean physical-biological interactions, and ocean-atmosphere coupled dynamics. While at Georgia Tech, Manu has been recognized for his contributions to teaching with the Class of 1964 Teaching Award and noted for his extensive external research funding supported by NSF, NASA, DOE and NPRB.