Wooyoung Choi´s research interest lies mainly in fluid mechanics and nonlinear waves, in particular, with applications to geophysical flow problems. His recent research focuses on the development of simple but accurate mathematical models to describe various physical processes in the ocean and, in collaboration with physical oceanographers, their validation with field and laboratory measurements. His current research projects include the development of new asymptotic models and efficient numerical methods to study the short-term evolution of nonlinear ocean surface waves with enhanced physical parameterizations of wave breaking and wind forcing, and the dynamics of large amplitude internal waves in density stratified oceans and their surface signatures.
The main research interest of Wooyoung Choi lies in theoretical and computational fluid mechanics, and specific research areas include nonlinear wave mechanics, free surface flows, geophysical flow processes, naval hydrodynamics, vortex dynamics, and hydrodynamic stability. His research involves solving intriguing nonlinear problems with simple but reliable analytical models and a skillful use of numerical techniques.
Current research projects include the development of mathematical models for short-term prediction of evolving nonlinear wave fields and nonlinear wave-body interaction, and the study of large amplitude internal solitary waves and their surface signatures with application to remote sensing.