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Robert Odom
Research Associate Professor
Principal Physicist, UW Applied Physics Laboratory
Office: Henderson Hall 277
Phone: 206-685-3788
Fax: 206-543-0489 (shared)
Email: [javascript protected email address]
Interests: Underwater Acoustics, Wave Propagation, Inverse Problems
Research Groups: Seismology and Tectonics, Marine Geology and Geophysics

Ph.D., Geophysics, 1980, University of Washington
M.S., Nuclear Engineering, 1973, University of Washington
B.S., Physics 1971, University of Washington
Current Research:
Dr. Odom's background is in acoustic and elastic wave propagation. He is principal investigator on projects to model propagation in range-dependent shallow water with elastic bottom effects and to develop improvements to the Navy bottom backscatter/bottom loss models and databases at mid-frequencies. He is also the APL lead for the Ocean Acoustic Observatory Federation, part of the ONR National Ocean Partnership Program. He has published papers on wave propagation and nonlinear inverse problems in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Geophysical Journal International, Bulletin of the Seismological Society, and Geophysics. Dr. Odom joined the Laboratory in 1990.