Professor Guy Meadows has been a faculty member at the University of Michigan since 1977. His areas of research include; field and analytical studies of marine environmental hydrodynamics with emphasis on mathematical modeling of nearshore waves, currents and shoreline evolution, active microwave remote sensing of ocean dynamics including wave/wave, wave/current, wave/topographic interactions with recent work in signatures of surface ship wakes and naturally occurring ocean surface processes and the development of in situ and remote oceanographic instrumentation and data acquisition systems designed to measure the spatial and temporal structure of coastal boundary layer flows.
Heidi Purcell holds a BSE in Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as a MSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. As Technical Coordinator for Alliance for Coastal Technologies she is responsible for the Great Lakes Chapter's sensor technology verifications and demonstrations. Research activities include nearshore hydrodynamics and current systems, observing systems, and buoy technologies.
Hunter Brown holds a BS in Applied Mathematics from North Carolina State University and an MS in Ocean Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology. His research interests include autonomous robotics, machine vision, wearable computing, and computational geometry. Lately, his research includes directional wave spectra, nearshore meteorological phenomena, and oceanographic instrumentation. Mr. Brown is also an Advanced EANx Scuba Instructor for IANTD and serves as the Dive Safety Officer of the OEL.