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Principal Investigator:

Robert E. Todd, PhD ORCID iD icon

Robert is an Associate Scientist in the Physical Oceangraphy Department at WHOI. After undergraduate work at North Carolina State University and graduate work at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, he came to WHOI in 2011 and has been here ever since.

  • BS, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Marine Science, North Carolina State University, 2005
  • MS, Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, 2006
  • PhD, Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, 2011

View Robert's CV here: rtodd_cv.pdf

Outside of work, Robert enjoys sailing fast boats, photography, diving, and traveling with his wife and two kiddos.

Robert's office is located in Clark 343A on WHOI's Quissett Campus. His contact information is below.

Contact Information:
Office: Clark 343A, WHOI Quissett Campus
Email: rtodd@whoi.edu
Phone: +1 508 289 2533

Mail Stop #21
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050 USA

Postdoctoral Researchers

Alice S. Ren

Alice is a WHOI Postdoctoral Scholar studying the Gulf Stream region. Alice joined the group in 2022 after completing her PhD at Scripps.

MIT-WHOI Joint Program Students

Please contact Robert via email about graduate student opportunities.

Technical and Administrative Staff

Patrick Deane

Patrick keeps our fleet of gliders running. He's responsible for maintenance and prepartion of the gliders in the lab, organizing field logistics, and running most of our at-sea operations.

Julie Hildebrandt

Julie handles much of the administrative load associated with our group's operations.

Past Group Members

Julie K. Jakoboski, PhD

Julie completed her PhD in 2019, studying circulation near the Galápago Islands. She is now at MetOcean Solutions in Ragland, New Zealand.

Joleen Heiderich, PhD

Joleen completed her PhD in 2021, studying the transport of Gulf Stream.

LT Kyle R. Kausch

Kyle is a Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) officer in the US Navy. He completed his Master's in 2021, studying the impact of glider observations in the Navy's operational forecasst model.

Devon Gaynes

Devon joined us from Stony Brook University as a WHOI Summer Student Fellow in 2018.