Lily Nguyen

Graduate Research Assistant, Applied Physics Lab & Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

As a part of the Environmental Fluid Mechanics group, I research cooling whitecap foam to quantify wave breaking and aeration. I am particularly interested in wave mechanics to understand ocean interactions with the atmosphere and environment. Guiding my research, I am co-advised by Chris Chickadel and Chris Bassett.

Prior to moving to Seattle, I studied mechanical engineering at the University of California, Irvine. During my undergraduate career, I conducted research in various disciplines such as ocean health, microplastics, combustion, physical oceanography, and marine renewable energy.

Outside of research, you can find me exploring the Seattle area. I love to go swimming, surfing, rock climbing, and adventuring around with friends.


116 Benjamin Hall Interdisciplinary Research Building
Applied Physics Laboratory
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2700