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Mohsen Badiey

Acting Dean

Dr. Mohsen Badiey is currently serving as Acting Dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.  He was appointed Acting Dean effective July 1, 2015, as Dean Nancy Targett serves as Acting President of the University of Delaware until a new president is seated. CEOE's School of Marine Science and Policy.


Dr. Mohsen Badiey will serve as Acting Dean of the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment effective July 1, 2015.

A member of the faculty since 1990, he has served as the college’s deputy dean since 2011, overseeing the research development of the college and developing strategic initiatives to further the mission of the college.    Badiey is a full professor of physical ocean science and engineering (POSE) in CEOE, with joint appointments in the College of Engineering. He played a key role in the formation of the POSE Program in CEOE’s School of Marine Science and Policy and served as the program’s director from 2006 to 2011.

Before coming to UD, Badiey spent two years at the Port and Harbor Research in Japan as a postdoctoral research fellow, developing underwater systems for determining the sea floor foundation in earthquake prone coastal. From 1992 to1995, Badiey was invited to work as a program director for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) where he formulated long-term naval research in the field of acoustical oceanography.

Badiey earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering mechanics and a master’s degree in structural engineering from Southern Illinois University, and a doctorate in applied marine physics and ocean engineering from the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. 

A distinguished scholar, he is a fellow of the American Acoustical Society, the inventor of five patents, and author of over 75 articles and technical papers in the areas of the physics of sound and vibration, underwater acoustics in shallow water regions, acoustical oceanography, underwater acoustic communications, seabed acoustics, and geophysics.

Research Interests

Ocean acoustics and acoustical oceanography; shallow water, high frequency acoustic wave propagation and scattering; low frequency acoustic wave propagation; real-time observation of coastal ocean; surface gravity waves and current variations; atmosphere and ocean interaction in coastal regions.

Research Group

  • Dr. Lin Wan (Post-Doctoral Associate), College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
  • Justin Eickmeier (Ph.D. Candidate), College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
  • Zheguang Zou (Graduate Student), College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment


  • B.S., Engineering Mechanics, Southern Illinois University, 1981
  • M.S., Structural Engineering, Southern Illinois University, 1983
  • Ph.D., Applied Marine Physics and Ocean Engineering, University of Miami, 1988


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Integrated ocean dynamics and acoustics, a Department of Defense MURI ocean research project

Arctic accoustical oceanography

Understanding and predicting how acoustic signals travel in the Arctic

M. Badiey Courses Taught
Badiey Courses Taught

Courses taught by Dr. Mohsen Badiey

M. Badiey Research Gate
M. Badiey Research Gate

Publications by Mohsen Badiey posted on Research Gate, with a focus on ocean acoustics, physical ocean science and engineering


• Ocean Observation• Ocean Acoustics


CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA
Phone: 302-831-2841 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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