Peter C. Chu

Distinguished Professor and Chair

Department of Oceanography
Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, CA  93943

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

EDUCATION:

 

·                Ph.D.  Geophysics, University of Chicago, March 1985

 

CITIZENSHIP:  USA

 

SECURITY CLEARANCE:     Secret

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

 

1986 – Present:  Naval Postgraduate School

 

·                Distinguished Professor (2011-present)

·                Chair, Department of Oceanography (2012-present)

·                Associate Chair, Department of Oceanography (2011-2012)

·                Professor (2000-present)

·                Associate Professor (1992-1999) 

·                Adjunct Professor (1986-1991) 

·                NPS Academic Council Member, 1992-1999

·                NPS Undersea Warfare Academic Committee Member, 1999-present

·                NPS Library Council Member, 1992-present

·                NPS Dean Search Committee Member, 2001

·                Affiliated Professor of  the Wayne Meyer Institute of Systems Engineering

·                Affiliated Professor of  the Modeling, Virtual Environment, and Simulation (MOVES) Institute

 

1980 – 1986:  University of Chicago

 

·                Research Associate (1985-1986), Research Assistant (1980-1985)

 

1978-1980: Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 

·                Research Assistant

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE:

 

·                Visiting Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1998

 

EDITORIAL BOARDS:

 

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

·                Editor-in-Chief, The Open Remote-Sensing Journal, 2008-present

·                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

 

TEACHING INTERESTS:

 

·       Numerical  Modeling and Data Assimilation

·       Air-Sea Interaction

·       Ocean Dynamics

·       Statistical Data Analysis

·       Decision Analysis in Uncertain Ocean Environment

·       Mapping, Charting, and Geodesy

·       Naval Ocean Analysis and Prediction

·       Modeling and Simulation in Ocean Environment

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

·       P-vector Inverse Method

·       Three-Point Sixth-Order Numerical Schemes

·       Ocean Optimal Spectral Decomposition (OSD)

·       First Passage Time for Model Predictability

·       3D Mine Impact Burial Prediction

·       3D Underwater Bomb Trajectory Prediction

 

AWARDS/HONOURS:

 

·                Fellow, American Meteorology Society (to date)

·                Distinguished Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, 2011

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

·                Certificate of Appreciation, Korean Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Society, 12 November  2010

·                GESEA Meritorious Award for Research, Naval Postgraduate School, 2009

·                Outstanding Instructional Performance Award, Naval Postgraduate School, 2000

·                Keynote Speaker, “Fundamental problems in coastal ocean prediction,” Oceanology International 99, Singapore, 27-29 April, 1999

·                Outstanding Research Achievements Award, Naval Postgraduate School, 1998

·                President Guest Lecturer, Taiwan Naval Academy, ‘Meteorology and Physical Oceanography in the South China Sea’, Kao Hsiung, Taiwan, 14 May 1996

·                Outstanding Research Achievements Award, Naval Postgraduate School, 1992

 

BOARDS/MEMBERSHIPS:

 

·                Organizer, International Monterey Colloquium on Deep Convection and Deep Water Formation in the Ocean, 1990

·                Panel Member, Earth in Space, American Geophysical Union, 1992-1994.

·                Scientific and Technological Activities Commission (STAC) Committee on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, American Meteorological Society, 1995-1997

·                Scientific Committee, International South China Sea Monsoon Experiment (SCSMEX), 1994-1998

·                Scientific Working Group, NSF/ONR Sponsored Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean (SHEBA) Project, 1996-1998

·                Organizing Committee, the Fourth Polar Meteorology and Oceanography Conference, American Meteorological Society, Dallas, Texas, 9-13 January 1995

·                Co-Chairman, Independent Modeling Review Panel,  Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, 1996-present

·                Organizing Committee, International Workshop on Polar Processes in Global Climate, American Meteorological Society, Cancun Mexico, 13-15 November 1996

·                Panel Member on the Environmental Effects, Military Operations Research Society, 1997

·                Panel Member, NASA Physical Oceanography Peer Review Board, 2000

·                Member, International Council for Sciences, Scientific Committee for Oceanic Research (SCOR),  Working Group-111, 2001

·                Secretary of the Ocean and Atmospheric Section, Asia-Oceania Geophysical Society, 2002-2004

·                Scientific Program Committee, Asia and Oceania Geophysical Society, 2003-2005

·                Board of Directors, Society of Counter-Ordnance Technology, 2002-present

·                Scientific Adviser, International Symposium on Clean Environment. Cheonan, Korea, 21-22 November 2003

·                International Scientific Advisor, International Symposium on Clean Environment, Cheonan, Korea, 21-22 November 2003

·                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

·                Panel Member, ONR Review Panel on Coastal Geosciences 2007-present

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

·                Office of Naval Research BAA Review Panel, 2006, 2007, 2009

 

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES:

 

·        Adviser, National Research Council Associateship Program

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

 

·                American Meteorological Society (1980 –present)

·                American Geophysical Union (1986-present)

·                The Oceanography Society (1988-present, Founding Member)

·                The Society for Counter-Ordnance Technology (Member from 2000, Board of Directors, 2002-present)

·                The International Association for Physical Sciences of the Oceans (1987 – present)

·                The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (1987- present)

·                Asia Oceania Geophysical Society (2003-present)

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

·                More than 300 papers (161 refereed journal articles with 117 as the sole/first author), three authored books, and two edited books.

 

RESEARCH FUNDING

 

2013-2014       Principal Investigator,  Corporation of Navy’s Ocean Data into UUV Path Panning with Obstacle Avoidance, Office of Naval Research

 

2013-2014       Principal Investigator,  Development of Precision Mine Detecting Capability through Analysis of Rapid, Airborne, Reconnaissance (ROAR) Data, Office of Naval Research

 

2012-2013    Principal Investigator, Littoral Oceanography for Mine Warfare Mine with Underwater Unmanned Vehicle (UUV), Naval Oceanographic Office

 

2011-2012       Principal Investigator,  Joint Optimization and UUV Sensing and Sampling, Naval Oceanographic Office

 

2011-2012         Principal Investigator,  Joint Optimization of Sensing and Sampling with Unmanned Undersea Vehicles, Office of Naval Research

 

2001-Pres.          Principal Investigator, Littoral Oceanography for Mine Warfare, Naval Oceanographic Office

 

2010-2011          Principal Investigator, New Algorithm (BEMD) Development for Mine Detection  and Change Detection, Naval Oceanographic Office      

 

2009-2011      Principal Investigator, Underwater Bomb Trajectory Prediction for JABS from Very Shallow Water to Deep Water, Office of Naval Research

 

2006-2009          Principal Investigator, Optimal Spectral Decomposition (OSD) for Analysis of GTSPP/Argo Data, NOAA Office of Scientific Research

 

2008-2009          Principal Investigator, Wave Effect on Underwater Bomb Trajectory and Tail Separation, Office of Naval Research

 

2008-2009          Principal Investigator, Red Team IED Attack, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization

 

2007-2009          Principal Investigator, Priorities and Focus Areas of Chinese Oceanographic Research, Office of Naval Research International Field Office

 

2005-2006          Principal Investigator, Oceanography for Campaign Analysis on Undersea Warfare, Naval Oceanographic Office

 

2005-2006          Principal Investigator, Development and Verification of the Navy’s 3D Mine Impact Burial Prediction Model (IMPACT35), Office of Naval Research

 

2003-2004          Principal Investigator, Upgrade of the Hydrodynamic Component of the Navy’s Mine Impact Burial Prediction Model (IMPACT28), Office of Naval Research

 

2002-2004          Principal Investigator, Value-Aided of Altimetry Data to Undersea Warfare Using Mark 48 Table Group Selection, Space and Naval Warfare Command

 

2001-2002          Principal Investigator, Distance Learning, CNET

 

2001-2002          Principal Investigator,  Synthetic Ocean for Modeling, Virtual Environment, and Simulation (MOVES) Using the ArcView Geographic Information System (GIS), CNO-N6M

 

2001-2002          Principal Investigator, Assessment and Reconstruct of Navy’s Mine Impact Burial Prediction Model, Office of Naval Research

 

2001-2002          Principal Investigator, Theoretical Analysis of Predictability, Office of Naval Research

 

2001-2002          Principal Investigator, South China Sea and Japan Sea Modeling, Naval Oceanographic Office

 

2001-2002          Principal Investigator, Assessment of the Navy’s South China Sea and Japan Sea Modeling, Naval Oceanographic Office

 

 

2000-2001          Principal Investigator, Laboratory Development for Modeling and Simulation in Ocean Environment, CNO-N6M

 

2000-2001          Principal Investigator, Determination of Coastal Ocean Sampling Rate, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command

 

2000-2001          Principal Investigator, Effectiveness Increase of Joint Simulation System Using the Navy METOC Data and Models, Naval Oceanographic Office

 

1999-2000          Principal Investigator, Mine Burial Modeling, Naval Oceanographic Office

 

1999-2000          Principal Investigator, Environmental Effects on Joint Warfare Simulations, Naval Oceanographic Office

 

1998-2000          Principal Investigator, Coastal Ocean-Atmospheric Coupled System, Office of Naval Research

 

1998-1999          Principal Investigator, Oceanography for Mine Warfare in the South China Sea, Naval Oceanographic Office

 

1998-1999          Principal Investigator, Mine Impact Burial Model Sensitivity Study, Naval Oceanographic Office

 

1998-1999          Principal Investigator, Environmental Effects on Naval Warfare Simulation, Naval Oceanographic Office

 

1998-1999          Co-Principal Investigator, Oceanography for Mine Warfare in the East China Sea, Naval Oceanographic Office

 

1998-1999          Principal Investigator, Rapid Environmental Assessment from Lagrangian Observations, Office of Naval Research International Field Office

 

1997-1999          Principal Investigator, Improvement of the South China Sea Prediction System Using NSCAT Winds, NASA/JPL (through California State University, Monterey Bay)

 

1997-1998          Principal Investigator, Environmental Effects on Naval Warfare Simulations, Naval Oceanographic Office

 

1997-1998          Principal Investigator, Shallow Water Analysis/Forecast System for the South China Sea, Office of Naval Research

 

1995-1996          Principal Investigator, Analysis of the U.S. Navy’s MOODS data set for the Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean (SHEBA) Experiment, Office of Naval Research

 

1995-1996         Principal Investigator, Circulation and Diffusion Studies in the South China Sea, Office of Naval Research

 

1995-1996     Co-Principal Investigator, Studies in the California Current Systems, Office of Naval Research

 

 

1993-1996          Principal Investigator, Littoral Zone Naval Ocean Prediction Systems, Naval Oceanographic Office

 

1994-1995     Principal Investigator, Coastal Ocean Diagnostic/Prognostic System, Office of Naval Research

 

1993-1994       Principal Investigator, Evaluation of Naval Ocean Prediction Systems, Naval Oceanographic Office

 

1993-1994         Principal Investigator, Cloud-Mixed Layer Feedback Using NPS Surface Mixed Layer Model, Office of Naval Research

 

1991-1993          Co-Principal Investigator, Enhancement to Deep Oceanic Convection in the Arctic System, National Science Foundation

 

1991-1992         Principal Investigator, Naval Ocean Analysis and Prediction), Naval Postgraduate School Direct Fund (Reviewed by the Office of Naval Research).

 

1986-1990       Co- Principal Investigator, Coupled Oceanic and Atmospheric Boundary Layers, Naval Postgraduate School Direct Fund (Reviewed by the Office of Naval Research)

 

1986-1989          Investigator, Equatorial Mixed Layer, National Science Foundation