Design of Ocean Systems

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Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis
Director, MIT Sea Grant, Doherty Professor of Ocean Science and Engineering Professor of Mechanical & Ocean Engineering Home Phone: 617 253-7131 Interest Areas: autonomous underwater vehicles Website Website

Development of technology and systems for advanced autonomous surface and underwater vehicles.

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Franz S. Hover
Finmeccanica Career Development Professor in Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-6762 Interest Areas: networking, engineering Website Website

Design methods for complex ocean systems; autonomous inspection of in-water ships; design of ocean networks comprising groups of communicating vehicles as well as fluid and power systems.

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John Leonard
Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-0607 Interest Areas: navigation, robotics, mapping Website Website

Navigation and mapping for autonomous mobile robots, robotic localization and mapping applications below, on and above water in marine and river environments.

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Yuming Liu
Principal Research Scientist Home Phone: (617) 252-1647 Interest Areas: Theoretical and computational hydrodynamics Website Website

Development of tools for analysis and design of advanced ocean systems including ships, offshore platforms, and underwater vehicles. Development of tools for ocean wave prediction. Wave/tide energy extraction, and advanced propulsion.

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Nicholas Patrikalakis
Kawasaki Professor of Engineering Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-4555 Interest Areas: Robotics and Sensing Website Website

Robotics and Sensing, Dynamic Data-Driven Forecasting Systems, Computer-Aided Design, Visualization.

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Paul Sclavounos
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture Home Phone: (617) 253-4364 Interest Areas: Maritime, offshore and energy engineering applications Website Website

Modeling of free surface flows past conventional and high-speed vessels and the estimation of their resistance and seakeeping in deep and shallow waters. Coupling of hydrodynamic simulations with optimal control theory for the minimization of the motions and the fuel efficient navigation of vessels.

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Alexander Slocum
Neil and Jane Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-0012 Interest Areas: MEMS, precision engineering, machine and product design Website Website

Design and manufacture of innovative medical devices, precision machines and components, and energy systems, including offshore, floating wind turbines.

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Michael S. Triantafyllou
William I. Koch Professor of Marine Technology; Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering; Associate Head for Ocean Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-4335 Interest Areas: fluid dynamics, biometrics Website Website

Physics of flow-sensing in fish and marine mammals; achieving super-maneuverability in ocean vehicles through flow feedback control; development of biometric robots to study the agility of fish and cetaceans.

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J. Kim Vandiver
Dean for Undergraduate Research, Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-4366 Interest Areas: structural dynamics, ship vibration, and downhole drillstring dynamics Website Website

Dynamics of offshore structures and flow-induced vibration.

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Tomasz Wierzbicki
Professor of Applied Mechanics Home Phone: (617) 253-2104 Interest Areas: structural crashworthiness and failure Website Website

Structural mechanics of large complex structures, impact loads and weapon effects on structures, and crashworthiness.

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Dick K.P. Yue
Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering; Director of International Programs Home Phone: (617) 253-6823 Interest Areas: fluid mechanics, ocean engineering Website Website

Marine fluid mechanics and ocean engineering: problems ranging from coastal and offshore development to understanding the role of oceans in global warming.