Jeff Koseff, founding co-director of the Stanford Woods Institute, is an expert in the emerging interdisciplinary domain of environmental fluid mechanics. His research focuses on the interaction between physical and biological systems in natural aquatic environments, and in particular on turbulence and internal wave dynamics; transport, mixing, and phytoplankton dynamics in estuarine systems; and coral reef, kelp forest, and sea-grass hydrodynamics. Long-term research projects include understanding the transport of mass and energy in estuarine systems such as San Francisco Bay, and understanding how water flow affects the functioning of California kelp forests and coral reef systems of the Great Barrier Reef, the Red Sea and Hawaii. Koseff has served on the board of governors of the Israel Institute of Technology and is a member of the visiting committees of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University, Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research and The MIT-WHOI Joint Program. He is a former member of the Independent Science Board of the Bay/Delta Authority.
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Robert T. Knapp Award given by the Fluids Engineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1985; American Society of Civil Engineers Award for Outstanding Service, 1986-87; Stanford University School of Engineering Tau Beta Pi Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 1989; Leavell Family Faculty Scholar, Stanford University School of Engineering, 1989-92; Gledden Visiting Senior Fellow, University of Western Australia, 1991, 2003; ASSU Outstanding Teaching Award, 1991-92; Lillian and Thomas B. Rhodes Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 1993; University Fellow, Stanford University, 1994-1996; Bing Teaching Fellowship, Stanford University, 1995-1998; Eugene L. Grant Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 1995; Associated Students of Stanford University, Teacher of the Year – Honorable Mention, 2007; Eugene L. Grant Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2011