Leadership

Since it's inception in 1946, MPL has been led by some of the world's most distinguished oceanographic researchers.  Learn more about our previous directors and their accomplishments.

William Kuperman

Director, Marine Physical Laboratory

Distinguished Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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William Hodgkiss

Associate Director, Marine Physical Laboratory

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor - Academic Planning and Resources, UC San Diego

Distinguished Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Matthew Alford

Assistant Director, Marine Physical Laboratory

Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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