Kelly Ogden

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
M.Math., University of Waterloo
B.A.Sc., University of Waterloo

Kelly Ogden is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Western University. Before joining Western, she was a post-doctoral associate at MIT. She completed her Ph.D. in the MIT/WHOI joint program in physical oceanography. She obtained her masters in applied mathematics and bachelors in mechanical engineering, both from the University of Waterloo.

Dr. Ogden conducts numerical and analytical research to further understand mixing, waves, and hydraulic processes in coastal flows. These flows affect tidal energy available for extraction, water properties (temperature, salinity, and oxygen) that impact the ecosystem, and distribution of contaminants. Furthermore, in a changing climate, changes in coastal flows can have significant impact on society.