2013 - Present

Doctor of Philosophy

Atmospheric, Oceanic, & Planetary Physics, University of Oxford

Supervisor: David Marshall

2011 - 2013

Master of Science

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria

Supervisor: Oleg Saenko

Thesis: From winds to eddies to diapycnal mixing of the deep ocean: the abyssal meridional overturning circulation driven by the surface wind-stress.

2006 - 2011

Bachelor of Mathematics

Mathematical Physics & Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

Dean's Honours List, With Distinction, Double Major


Stanley G. J. and O. A. Saenko, 2014: Bottom-Enhanced Diapycnal Mixing Driven by Mesoscale Eddies: Sensitivity to Wind Energy Supply. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44, 68-85.


Stanley G.J. and O. A. Saenko, From Winds to Eddies to Diapycnal Mixing over Topography: Driving the Abyssal Meridional Overturning Circulation, National Oceanography Centre, March 19, 2014. Southampton, UK. (Invited Talk)

Stanley G. J. and O. A. Saenko, Diapycnal mixing parameterized by energy release from mesoscale eddies, IAHS-IAPSO-IASPEI Joint Assembly, Abstract Number P03S3.06, July 22 – 26, 2013. Gothenburg, Sweden. (Talk)

Stanley G. J. and O. A. Saenko, On the Energetics of Oceanic Mesoscale Eddies and their Parameterization Modified to Induce Diapycnal Mixing, Fall AGU meeting, December 3—7, 2012. San Francisco, CA: USA. (Poster)

Stanley G. J. and O. A. Saenko, On the Energetics of Oceanic Mesoscale Eddies and their Parameterization Modified to Induce Diapycnal Mixing, Graduate Climate Conference, October 26 – 28, 2012. Pack Forest, WA: USA. (Poster)

Teaching Experience

2014 - Flows, Fluctuations, and Complexity - B1.1, U of Oxford

   Tutor for Mansfield College

Fall 2012 – Oceans and Atmospheres – EOS 110, U of Victoria

   Lab Instructor under Duncan Johannessen

Fall 2011 – Earth System Modelling – EOS 225, U of Victoria

   Marking under Prof. Adam Monahan

Fall 2007 – Advanced Calculus 1 – MATH 140, U of Waterloo

   Marking under Prof. Brian Forrest

Selected Awards


Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowship

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

2013 – 2016

Clarendon Fund Scholarship

U of Oxford

2013 – 2016

Canadian Alumni Scholarship

Linacre College, Oxford


Gagnon Memorial Scholarship

U of Victoria


NSERC Julie Payette Research Scholarship
(to the top 24 applicants for MSc funding)



K.D. Fryer Gold Medal
(to one top Math graduate also exemplifying good student citizenship)

U of Waterloo

2006 – 2010

Rene Descartes Scholarship

U of Waterloo

2006 – 2010

Queen Elizabeth II Aim for the Top Scholarship


2007, 2008, 2010

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards



Robert Schaefer Memorial Award

U of Waterloo


President’s Research Award

U of Waterloo

Professional Activities


Reviewer for the Journal of Climate (ad hoc)


Organizer of the AOPP Software Carpentry 2-day workshop

2013 – present

Graduate Student Representative

Atmospheric, Oceanic, & Planetary Physics, U of Oxford


American Geophysical Union – Student Member


AAAS – Student Member


Undergraduate Representative to the Chair Selection Committee

Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo


Conference Volunteer, Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

Research Assistantships

Summer 2010 – Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo

   Project: Straightening formulas in the quantized universal enveloping algebra sl2

   Supervisor: Prof. David M. Jackson

Summer 2008 – Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo

   Project: Numerical simulation of entropy evolution in merging galaxy clusters

   Supervisor: Prof. Michael Balogh

Summer 2007 – Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

   Project: Numerical simulation of a superconducting flux qubit and the fidelity of its quantum state

   Supervisor: Prof. Frank Wilhelm

Summer 2006 – Richard Lewar Centre for Excellence, Heart & Stroke Lab, University of Toronto

   Project: Examining the electrophysiological structure of cardiac sodium ion channels

   Supervisor: Prof. Peter Backx

Extracurricular Experience

2014 – 2015

Green Student: Technical & Financial Support

Linacre College, Oxford

2012 – 2013

Co-Coordinator of Café Scientifique, a grassroots public science series

Faculty of Science, University of Victoria

2008 – 2010

Residence Don, University of Waterloo Housing and Residence

Leader and role model to over 100 students for 3 terms; awarded “Rookie of the Term"

Technical Skills

Extensive: Fortran, MATLAB, Ferret, Ruby, Linux, Mac.

Moderate: Windows, Scheme, Java, Mathematica, Maple, R.

Personal Interests

Bicycle touring (10,000km and counting), endurance running and biomechanics

Sustainable living, vegan cooking, food preservation, brewing, organic gardening

Soccer, badminton, squash, rock climbing, Ultimate, backcountry canoeing and hiking

British folk music

Last updated March 2015