Alex Lopez
Assistant Teaching Professor

Full CV

Research/Teaching Interests

My research interests include applications of regional ocean models to transport pathways and timescales, as well as simulating regional microplastic particle fate. My teaching interests include developing students into skilled researchers that exemplify lifelong learners, through critical thinking engagement, practical learning experiences, and presentation opportunities.


Short History
I received my B.S. in Physics from The College of New Jersey in 2010, then a Master of Arts in Teaching in 2011, also from The College of New Jersey. I received my Ph.D. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 2020, studying circulation timescales and transport pathways of the Mid-Atlantic Bight and Gulf of Maine using ROMS. I was a postdoctoral scholar at Pennsylvania State University, studying microplastic particle fate within Chesapeake Bay using modeling.


Upcoming Teaching Efforts
16:712:506      Integrated Ocean Observing 2                                    (Spring)

16:712:508      Field Laboratory Methods 2                                       (Spring)

16:712:507      Field Laboratory Methods 1                                       (Summer/Fall)

16:712:509      Integrated Ocean Observing – Software Bootcamp   (Summer/Fall, Co-Lead)

16:712:510      Operational Ocean Modeling                                     (Fall)

16:712:505      Integrated Ocean Observing 1                                    (Fall, Co-Lead)