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Zhuomin Chen, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Department of Marine Sciences

Contact Information:
Mobile: 732-543-6408


Mailing Address:

University of Connecticut
Department of Marine Sciences
1080 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT 06340


I am currently a Research Scientist at University of Connecticut, working with Dr. Samantha Siedlecki, Dr. Colleen Petrick, and Dr. Matthew Long on a project about decadal predictability of oxygen and metabolic indices relevant to fisheries in large marine ecosystems of the ocean.

I have worked for ~3 years as a postdoc at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution working with Dr. Young-Oh Kwon, Dr. Paula Fratantoni, Dr. Ke Chen, Dr. Terry Joyce and Dr. Glen Gawarkiewicz on a project about developing and evaluating a statistical forecasting system for oceanographic conditions and living marine resources over the Northeast U.S. shelf.

I was trained as a coastal oceanographer through my PhD study with Dr. Enrique Curchitser at Rutgers University, where I investigated dynamics and spatio-temporal variability of the Mid-Atlantic Bight Cold Pool, and its potential connections with the meridional fluctuations of the Gulf Stream and the North Atlantic Oscillation.

Research Interests:

Coastal ocean dynamics; continental shelf and slope processes; Seasonal-to-interannual prediction/predictability in coastal oceans; Linkage between coastal ocean and large-scale climate /oceanic processes.


  • 2009.09-2013.06, B.S. with honors in Marine Science, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
  • 2013.09-2018.10, Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, United States
  • 2018.08-11, Guest Student in Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole, United States


  • 2021.07-present, Research Scientist, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut
  • 2020.08-2021.07, Postdoc Investigator, Physical Oceanography Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • 2018.11-2020.08, Postdoc Fellow, Physical Oceanography Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • 2018.11-2020.08, National Research Council Postdoc Research Associate, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Northeast Fisheries Science Center