PROF Alexander Babanin

PROF Alexander Babanin




    • Professor - Ocean Engineering
    • Co-Director, Australia-China Centre for Maritime Engineering
    • Adjunct Professor, Swinburne University of Technology

    Professor Alexander Babanin obtained a Bachelor of Science (Physics) from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia in 1980; a Master of Science in Physical Oceanography in 1983 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics and Mathematics in 1990.

    He worked in the Marine Hydrophysical Institute, Sebastopol (Russia) before relocating to Australia in 1996.
    He has worked at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra, The University of Adelaide in South Australia and Swinburne University of Technology.
    In early 2016 he commenced at the University of Melbourne.

    His areas of expertise and research are wind-generated waves, maritime engineering, air-sea interactions, ocean turbulence, ocean mixing, climate, remote sensing of the ocean.

    He has produced more than 200 publications.   


Member of

  • Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. xxxx 2011 - 2016
  • Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society. xxxx 2010 - 2016
  • American Geophysical Union. xxxx 2005 - 2016
  • American Meteorological Society. xxxx 1999 - 2016


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Education and training

  • PhD, Academy of Sciences 1990
  • Masters, Moscow State University 1983
  • Bachelor, Moscow State University 1981

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Australia, 2008


Available for supervision

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