Derek Roberts, PhD
Clean Water Program
Derek Roberts is an environmental scientist in the Clean Water program at SFEI. He is primarily focused on leveraging data from SFEI's moored sensor program to understand hydrodynamics and nutrient cycling in San Francisco Bay. Derek received his B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan then worked as a secondary school physics teacher in Mozambique. He completed his M.S. and Ph.D. at UC Davis where he developed a distributed sensor network at the perimeter of Lake Tahoe as a tool for understanding physical drivers of nearshore water quality.