Awards, honors, and news

TechConnect 2022 Innovation Award, 2022. A team of researchers and I from the National Energy Technology Laboratory have won this award for Advanced Infrastructure Integrity Modeling: “AIIM technology integrates big data, big data computing, and multiple machine-learning and advanced spatial models to evaluate energy infrastructure integrity. The innovation of AIIM technology applies data representing the whole natural-engineered offshore system to forecast local infrastructure longevity, inform remediation needs, and support risk-mitigation strategies, delivering real-time energy security insights.” 

National Science Foundation Award, 2021. NSF has funded an exciting 4-year project to study transport by eddies using Lagrangian observations. Investigators include Jonathan Lilly (PI), Jeffrey Early (co-PI), and myself (co-PI). Read more here: 

I participated (by invitation only) in the Virtual Community Modeling Workshop, 2021, organized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The goal is to support the development of a community-based coupled Earth system modeling approach to improve coastal and operational ocean models within the Unified Forecast System of the United States. Read more here.

Conference presentation 2021. Results by Justino Martinez and collaborators in Spain working with climatological Lagrangian Coherent Structures in the Mediterranean and Iberian Atlantic were presented at the VI Expanding Ocean Frontiers conference (EOF 2021). The 10-minute presentation is a good introduction and can be seen here: 

Recognized as IOP trusted reviewer, 2020. Received a certificate “in recognition of an exceptionally high level of peer review competency”.

Research featured in World Oil Magazine2020. Research by the Offshore Risk Modeling team at NETL was featured in World Oil Magazine. My work on Lagrangian climatologies resulted in one of the tools (CIAM) of NETL’s Offshore Modeling Suite (see R&D 100 Award below).

Research featured by National Energy Technology Laboratory, 2020. My research on Lagrangian climatologies is featured in NETL’s news

Participated (by invitation only) in phase II of the Arctic Maritime Spill Response Modeling Workshop 2020. The goal was to improve oil-spill modeling to address United States Coast Guard and Federal On-Scene Coordinator needs during an oil spill in the Arctic.

R&D 100 Award   2019. The Offshore Risk Modeling (ORM) Suite, developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory offshore team, won an R&D 100 award, conferred by R&D World magazine. Developed the Climatological Isolation and Attraction Model (CIAM), one of the eight components of the ORM suite, based on work with collaborators F. J. Beron-Vera and M. J. Olascoaga. Assisted in developing BLOSOM, another of the ORM components, by leading the development of some of its parts.

Merit-based paid invitation, 2019. Summer School on Oceanic Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems. Sponsored by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO) and Climate and Ocean—Variability, Predictability, and Change (CLIVAR). International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.

Best poster presentation in the early-career category, 2015. Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences.
Stanford University, California.

U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Fellowship, 2014. Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). Albany, Oregon.

Graduate Research Assistantship, 2008. At Oregon State University to work with Prof. Roger M. Samelson. Funding from the Office of Naval Research. Corvallis, Oregon.