Dr. Brian Haus
Dr. Brian Haus co-teaches in the Ecosystem Science and Policy program and is Associate Professor of Applied Marine Physics and Director of the Air-Sea Interaction Saltwater Tank (ASIST) Facility at the Rosenstiel School. His expertise is in experimental studies of air-sea interaction and wave dynamics. He is the Principal Investigator of laboratory-based studies sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) on wind-wave coupling and hurricane dynamics and their effects on coastal structures. He is also leading efforts to understand wave-current interactions through innovative coastal radar systems that are operated as a part of the Integrated Ocean Observing System.
In an interesting application of this type of experimental capability, Dr. Haus is working with researchers of the UM Center for Oceans and Human Health to understand bacterial transport on recreational beaches. This research will be greatly enhanced by the new Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater building being constructed on the RSMAS campus for which Dr. Haus spearheaded a successful $15 M grant to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
132B Marine Science Center
Miami, Florida 33149