Research Expertise and Interest
fluid dynamics, stratified flows, upper-ocean dynamics, physical oceanography, geophysical fluid dynamics, mixing, internal waves, shear instabilities
Alexis Kaminski is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Ho-Shang and Mei-Li Lee Faculty Fellow. Her research includes: stratified flows, hydrodynamic instabilities, transition to turbulence, mixing and entrainment, internal waves, non-normal stability, upper-ocean dynamics, physical oceanography, geophysical and environmental fluid dynamics.
She received her BSc (2010) and MSc (2012) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta, and her PhD (2016) in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining UC Berkeley in 2021, she worked as a postdoc in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University and at the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory.