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Join the Lab

I am seeking students who are enthusiastic about coastal processes and engineering to join the team! Specific topics of interest are wave breaking and circulation dynamics, wave-driven sediment transport processes, and coastal change in response to extreme events. Students will have the opportunity to gain experience designing and conducting laboratory experimentation, close-range remote sensing, and/or coastal numerical modeling. Our lab is committed to fostering an inclusive team of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and encourage applicants from groups traditionally underrepresented within STEM. Students will also be part of a vibrant community within Stanford's Bob and Norma Street Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

Graduate Students

Prospective PhD students are encouraged to apply to the Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD program. Please mention Dr. Baker in your statement of purpose. Interested students should email Dr. Baker ( with the subject line "Prospective PhD student in Stanford CEE" and include their CV, information on their background (education, coursework, relevant previous research or work experience), and a description of how their interests align with the lab's research. 


Motivated and creative applicants are encouraged to apply with:

  • a graduate or undergraduate degree in Coastal/Civil/Environmental/Mechanical Engineering or related fields, such as Oceanography, Physics, Earth/Marine Science, Applied Mathematics, etc.

  • strong technical writing and oral communication skills and/or desire to learn in these areas

  • experience with statistical analysis and familiarity with coding data analysis and/or desire to learn in these areas

  • an ability to work in a collaborative team environment

Postdoctoral Researchers

I am seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher (2-year funded position) with a background in nearshore processes or environmental fluid mechanics, specifically related to wave breaking and nearshore circulation. Prospective postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to reach out to discuss this position.


Prospective postdocs interested in applying for a fellowship within our group related to coastal processes/engineering are also encouraged to reach out. Prospective postdocs are highly encouraged to develop their own research projects in collaboration with Dr. Baker. 

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