Distinguished Professor and Chair

Department of Oceanography

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, California



Citizenship:                                 USA

Current Academic Rank:            Distinguished Professor

Telephone:                                  (831) 656-3688

FAX:                                          (831) 656-3686

Email address:                  





Ph. D. in Geophysical Sciences, 1985, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA.




Naval Postgraduate School



Distinguished Professor



  9/11 - present


Chair, Oceanography

10/12 - present


Associate Chair

10/11- 9/12



  4/00- 9/11


Associate Professor

  2/92 - 4/00


Adjunct  Professor

11/86 - 2/92

University of California Santa Cruz

Visiting Professor


University of Chicago

Postdoctoral Associate



Research Assistant






2018-present       Member of Steering Group, Global Temperature and Salinity Profile Program (GTSPP), Joint IOC-WMO Program

2017-present       Member, Navy’s Task Force Ocean (TFO) Working Group 2 – Understanding, Modeling and Prediction

2012-present       Member, Monterey Bay Crescent Ocean Research Consortium (MBCORE)

2010-present       Science Adviser, Global Temperature and Salinity Profile Program (GTSPP), Joint IOC-WMO  


2008-present       Member, NOAA/NECI Global Temperature and Salinity Profile Program (GTSPP) Working   


1995-present       Member, Navy’s Oceanographic and Atmospheric Master Library Review Board

1996-2000          Co-Chairman, Commander Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC) 

                            Independent Modeling Review Panel

1996-1998          Member, Scientific Working Group, NSF/ONR Sponsored Surface Heat Budget of the     

                           Arctic Ocean (SHEBA) Project

2009                    Member, Office of Naval Research BAA Review Panel

2007                    Member, Office of Naval Research BAA Review Panel

2006                    Member, Office of Naval Research BAA Review Panel

2005                    Scientific Advisor, Third International Symposium on Air Quality Management at Urban,

                           Regional, and Global Scales & 14th International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and

                           Environmental Protection Associations (IUAPPA) Regional Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 26-

                           30 September 2005

2002-2003          One of Founders, the Asia and Oceania Geophysical Society (AOGS)

2003                    International Scientific Advisor, International Symposium on Clean Environment, Cheonan,

                            Korea, 21-22 November 2003

2000                    Member, NASA Physical Oceanography Review Panel

  2001                    Member, International Council for Sciences, Scientific Committee for Oceanic Research    

                             (SCOR), Working Group-111 “Coupling Waves, Currents, and Winds in Coastal Models

  1997                   Panel Member, Military Operations Research Society (representing Environmental


1996                  Reviewer, on the Naval Research Laboratory-Stennis, Ocean Wave Modeling Program,  

                          organized by  CNMOC

1995                  Reviewer, on the Naval Research Laboratory  Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation

                         (RDT&E) Program, organized by Commander, Space and Naval Warfare System Command


1994-1996        Member, Scientific Steering Committee, International South China Sea Monsoon Experiment


1990                  Co-Organizer, International Deep Convection and Deep Water Formation Colloquium, Monterey,    





  2012-present      Chair, Department of Oceanography

  2011-2012         Associate Chair and Academic Associate, Department of Oceanography

1992-present      Member, Naval Postgraduate School Library Council

2001                   Member, Naval Postgraduate School GSEAS Dean Search Committee

1992-1999          Member, Naval Postgraduate School Academic Council


GRADUATE ADVISOR (see Website “Thesis Supervision”)


M.S.  82 students


Ph.D. Committee: 12 students




   OC3140 Probability and Statistics for Air-Ocean Sciences

   OC3902 Fundamentals of Mapping, Charting, Geodesy

   OC4211 Ocean Waves

   OC4323 Numerical Air and Ocean Modeling

   OC4325 METOC for Warfighter Decision Making

   OC4335 Naval Ocean Analysis and Prediction

   OC4413 Air-Sea Interaction

   MV3472 Graphical Simulation of Physical Systems in Virtual Worlds

   MV4030 Modeling and Simulation in Ocean Environments




2018                  Denny Medal,  IMarEST, London, United Kingdom

2011                  Distinguished Professor, Naval Postgraduate School

2010                  Fellow, American Meteorological Society

2010                  Certification of Appreciation, Korean Unmanned   Underwater Vehicle Society

2009                  GSEAS Meritorious Award for Research, Naval Postgraduate School

2000                  Outstanding Instructional Performance Award, Naval Postgraduate School

 1998                  Outstanding Research Achievement Award, Naval Postgraduate School

 1996                  President Guest Lecturer, Taiwan Naval Academy, ‘Meteorology and Physical  

                           Oceanography in the South China Sea’, Kao Hsiung, Taiwan, 14 May 1996

1992                   Outstanding Research Achievement Award, Naval Postgraduate School





Dr. Wenju Cai (1995, 1997)

Prof. Xiongshan Chen (1998-99)

Prof.Yuchun Chen (1997– 2006)

Prof. George Galanis (2007—present) 

Dr. Jose E. Goncalves (1996-99)

Prof.Shugui Hou (2004) 

Prof. Ming-Jer Huang (2002 – 2013) 

Prof. Leonid Ivanov, Senior NRC Research Scientist,1999-2000, Visiting Professor 2001, Research Associate Professor (NPS) 2008-present

Dr. Chan Joo Jang (2000)

Dr. Sang-Ki Jeong (2018-2019)

Prof. Cheolsoo Kim (2004-2005) 

Prof. Joon-Young Kim (2017-2018)

Mr. Yu-Heng Kuo (2009 - 2010)

Prof. Jian Lan (1998-1999; 2001-2004) 

Prof. Rongfeng Li (1999-2000)

Dr. Ray-Qin Lin (2006)

Dr. Hui Liu (1998) 

Prof. Qinyu Liu (2001)  

Prof. Shihua Lu (1996-97, 1999, 2004)

Dr. Jeng-Chi Mau (2011)

Dr. Tetyana Margolina (2001)  now Faculty Associate – Research  (NPS)

Prof. Oleg Melnichenko (2003) 

Prof. Yign Noh (1999)

Dr. Sunghyea Park (2003-2010)

Prof. Kyeong-ju Park (2013-2014) 

Dr. Yuriy Poberenzhny (2005-2006) 

Prof. Yongfu Qian (1996-1997) 

Prof.Yiquan Qi (2001) 

Prof. Sergi Ryanzhin (2002) 

Dr. Kwang sub Song (2010-present), now Faculty Associate-Research (NPS)

Dr. Charles Sun (2017)

Prof. Jilin Sun (2002-2003) 

Prof. Guihua Wang (2001) 

Prof. Qianqian Wang (1996-1997)

Prof. Chau-Ron Wu (2017)





Member                     American Meteorological Society (AMS)                                              1980-present

Member                     American Geophysical Union (AGU)                                                    1986-present

Founding Member     The Oceanographic Society (TOS)                                                        1988-present

Founding Member     Asia and Oceanic Geophysical Society (AOGS)                                   2003-present

Member                      Scientific Program Committee, AOGS                                                 2003-2005

Board of Directors      Society for Counter-ordnance Technology                                           2002-2012

Secretary                   AOGS  Ocean and Atmospheric Section                                                2002-2004

Keynote Speaker     “Fundamental problems in coastal ocean prediction”

                                 Oceanology International 99, Singapore, 27-29 April, 1999                   1999

Member                    Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Analysis

                                 Requirements Panel  (Chaired by RADM Robert Nutwell, CNO-N60)  1997 

Member                    AMS STAC Committee on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography       1995-1997

Member                    AGU "Earth in Space" Advisory Board                                                  1992-1994

Session Chair           Ocean Model, SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing, Anaheim, California, 9-13 April 2017






Chief Editor, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology (Ocean Section), American Meteorological Society, 2009-2016

Editor, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 2007-2008

Associate Editor, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 1998-2006

Associate Editor, Geophysical Research Letters, 1996-2001

Associate Editor, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 1988-2011

Associate Editor, Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 2002-present

Editorial Board, International Journal of Ocean System Engineering, 2011 - present

Editorial Board, The Scientific World Journal, 2012 - present

Editorial Board, International Journal – Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements, 2010 - present

Editorial Board, International Journal of Oceanography, 2008 - 2011

Editorial Board, The Open Ocean Engineering Journal, 2007 - 2010

Editorial Board, The Open Civil Engineering Journal, 2007 – 2010

Editorial Board, The Open Hydrology Journal, 2008 - present

Editorial Board, Plateau Meteorology, 2011-present

Editor - Elsevier Oceanography Series, Vol 57





Chu, P.C., 2006:  P-vector Inverse Method, Springer, 605 pp. ISBN 3-540-33384-3


Chu, P.C. and J.C. Gascard (editors), 1991: Deep Convection and Deep Water Formation in Oceans, Elsevier, pp. 382, ISBN 0-444-88764-4.


REFERRED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (see website “Journal Papers”)


Published 182 papers with 130 sole/first author


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (see website “Conference Presentations”)


FUNDED RESEARCH (see website “Funded Research”)


EXTERNAL LECTURES/SIMINARS (see website “Seminars/Lectures”)