Cary D Troy

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Purdue University
Lyles School of Civil and Construction Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051

Office: HAMP 1101D
Phone: (765) 494-3844


Ph.D., Stanford University, 2003
M.S., Stanford University, 1997
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995

Research Interests
Environmental fluid mechanics, turbulence and mixing in natural water bodies, Lake Michigan circulation, internal waves, surface water waves, density-stratified flows, laboratory and field techniques in fluid mechanics including particle image velocimetry (PIV) and planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF).

Teaching Activity

  • CE340 Hydraulics
  • CE343 Hydraulics Laboratory
  • CE443 Introductory Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • CE543 Coastal Engineering
  • CE547 Transport Processes in Surface Waters
  • CE597 Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Honors & Awards

  • Purdue University Bravo Award (2015)
  • Purdue University Exceptional Early Career Teaching Award (2014)
  • Exceptional Early Career Teaching Award, Purdue College of Engineering (2014)
  • Edmund Burke Outstanding Civil Engineering Professor Award (2012)
  • Harold Munson Teaching Award (2010)
  • Zimmerman Civil Engineering Innovation Award (2009)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, ExCEED Teaching Fellow (2009)

Selected Publications

(Pedagogical publications located here)