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John A Colosi

Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-3260
Other Experience
  • 2004 - 2005 Associate Scientist (tenured), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • 2000 - 2004 Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • 1996 - 2000 Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • 1993 - 1996 Postdoctoral Research Oceanographer, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Research Interests
Wave propagation through random media
Acoustical oceanography
Tides and internal waves
Nonlinear dynamics/chaos
Teaching Interests
Wave propagation through random media
Waves/geophysical fluid dynamics


  • 2001 - A.B. Wood Medal, Institute of Acoustics & Acoustical Society of America
  • 2000 - Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Scholar, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • 1998 - Young Investigator Award, ONR
  • 1992 - Fellowship, ARCS

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • Member, Acoustical Society of America
  • Member, American Geophysical Union

Scholarly Work

  • Journal Article
  • Smith, K. B., & Colosi, J. A, (2008). Effects of solitons on acoustic energy flow in three dimensions. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 5(123), 3942–3942.