University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Horn Point Laboratory
2020 Horns Point Rd.
Morris Marine Laboratory
Cambridge, Maryland 21613
estuarine physics, sediment transport, interdisciplinary studiesView Lawrence's CV
Larry Sanford serves as Interim Vice President for Education at UMCES and is also a Professor at UMCES Horn Point Laboratory. He maintains an active research program in fine sediment transport processes, coastal and estuarine physical oceanography, waves, and turbulence, with a special interest in interactions between fluid flow and estuarine ecology. Larry has served on the Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, the Bay Program Modeling Subcommittee and Sediment Workgroup, and various other Chesapeake Bay advisory committees. He also serves on the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Cohesive Sediment Transport Processes.
Larry joined UMCES Horn Point Laboratory in 1984 as a postdoc and rose through the faculty ranks to Professor in 2001. He has authored or co-authored more than 65 peer-reviewed publications, served as major advisor for 12 graduate students, served on 75 other graduate committees, advised 12 undergraduate research interns, and taught 13 graduate courses.
At UMCES he has served on the Faculty Senate, chaired the Environmental Sustainability Council, and chaired a number of UMCES review committees. He has received the UMCES President’s Award for Excellence in Application of Science, the Kirby Laing Fellowship of the School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor, and the USM MEES Program Teaching Award.
Larry earned his Ph.D. in Oceanographic Engineering in 1984 from the Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He received his ScB in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University in 1978.