Environmental Fluid Dynamics


In my laboratory I supervise graduate students with interests in physical limnology, coastal oceanography or fundamental fluid dynamics. Successful graduate students would need to be self motivated, have an undergraduate background in mathematics, physics, geology or engineering, and have good communication skills.

As of 2023 there are new funding opportunities for undergrad, grad and PDF positions through the Water Pathways research cluster – check the website for announcements.

Potential students would be enrolled in the PhD program in Environmental Science at the University of Toronto. I also supervise student projects in the Department of Earth Sciences and the  Department of Physics.

Interested Masters and PhD students are encouraged to contact me directly at m.wells@utoronto.ca about potential research projects for 2023-2024.

Eligible students should also apply for Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)  or NSERC graduate fellowships.

—— Research opportunities also exist for undergraduate students through the readings course  EESC24H3 Advanced Readings in Environmental Science  or the course  EESD10Y3 Research Project in Environmental Science. Undergraduate summer research projects that lead into EESD10 are also possible, and students are encouraged to apply for the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards  or the University of Toronto Excellence Awards (UTEA) In the Natural Sciences and Engineering.