Sarah Murphy
Postdoctoral Researchers & Graduate Students
Graduate Student
71 Dudley Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 | Room 205D
Research Interests

During my undergraduate degree I participated in paleoceanographic research involving reconstructing intermediate depth circulation in the Labrador Sea since the last glacial maximum. However, I found that my strengths and research interests lie in understanding physical oceanographic processes. In addition, I am very interested in offshore wind energy as an energy resource and emerging industry. I look forward to using climate modeling tools and other data at Rutgers to study coastal upwelling/seabreeze effects and possibly wind turbine/wake effects. I’m also excited to be a part of the Climate Risk and Resilience Program (C2R2) which encourages transdisciplinary research as a way to combat complex climate problems.

Short History

I am from Rockland County, NY and have obtained my B.S in Oceanography from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2017. I am currently pursuing a M.S. in Oceanography in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University. I am an avid environmentalist and have always been interested in studying the ocean. I have worked with various groups including Gateway National Park, the North Carolina Coastal Federation, and the North Carolina Estuarine Research Reserve, all with goals of protecting and restoring water quality and the critical natural habitats of the coast. I am happy to be back close to home and researching offshore wind energy with Travis Miles and the Center of Ocean Observing Leadership.


2017, B.S., Oceanography (Honors), University of North Carolina Wilmington