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Cary D. Troy

Cary D. Troy

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Dr. Cary Troy received a B.S. in civil engineering with an emphasis in hydrosystems engineering from the University of Illinois and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University’s Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory. His dissertation research focused on the development of a laboratory experiment that examined internal waves, a type of water wave very common in oceans and lakes. This experiment utilized high-resolution flow visualization to quantify the mixing and breaking of internal waves with important implications for oceanographers and large-scale circulation models.

After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Troy remained at Stanford for a post-doctoral appointment that included further development of laboratory experiments and also work on an oceanic instrument designed to quantify small-scale ocean mixing. His teaching experiences include a self-developed course on water waves and two different elementary fluid mechanics courses.

Dr. Troy's work at Purdue has involved the development of a new experimental facility designed to examine large-scale stratified flows and development of field instrumentation to examine processes in local lakes.