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Arthur B. Baggeroer
Professor of Mechanical, Ocean and Electrical Engineering, Ford Professor of Engineering, Emeritus Home Phone: (617) 253-4336 Interest Areas: acoustics, sensing Website Website

Ocean acoustics, sonar array processing, acoustic telemetry of the ocean and matched field array processing.

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George Barbastathis
Singapore Research Professor of Optics; Professor of Mechanical Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-1960 Interest Areas: optics, autonomous imaging Website Website

Physics and engineering of 3D optical systems for use in autonomous devices to capture digital holographic images of ocean species (e.g. plankton) and multi-phase flows.

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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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Patrick Heimbach
Principal Research Scientist Home Phone: (617) 253-5259 Interest Areas: ocean and ice, inverse methods Website Website

Ocean circulation and its role in the global climate system; the dynamics of sea ice, ice sheets, and glaciers.

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Christopher N. Hill
Principal Research Engineer Home Phone: (617) 253-6430 Interest Areas: ocean modeling, computation Website Website

Ocean modeling: development of software, computing infrastructure and numerical algorithms for simulation of atmospheric, oceanic and geophysical flows.

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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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Pierre Lermusiaux
Associate Professor in Ocean Utilization Home Phone: (617) 324-5172 Interest Areas: modeling systems, ocean dynamics Website Website

Ocean modeling and data assimilation techniques to quantify regional ocean dynamics on multiple scales; new methods for multiscale modeling, uncertainty quantification, data assimilation and the guidance of autonomous vehicles.

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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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Nicolas Makris
Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering Home Phone: (617) 258-6104 Interest Areas: engineering, remote sensing Website Website

Ocean exploration, remote sensing of marine life and geophysical phenomena, census of marine life, ocean acoustics, and hurricane classification.

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John Marshall
Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Oceanography Home Phone: (617) 253-9615 Interest Areas: oceanography, climate dynamics Website Website

Climate and the general circulation of the atmosphere and oceans; development of mathematical and numerical models of key physical and biogeochemical processes, oceans and climate, and paleoclimate.

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David Mindell
Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing, and Head of DeepArch Group in Technology, Archaeology and the Deep Sea Home Phone: (617) 253-0221 Interest Areas: Website Website

Historian and electrical engineer, an expert on human/machine relationships in broad technical, social, and historical contexts.

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Heidi Nepf
Professor, Margaret MacVicar Fellow in Civil and Environmental Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-8622 Interest Areas: fluid mechanics, ecology Website Website

Physical mechanisms which affect the transport and fate of contaminants and nutrients in surface water systems; wetland hydrodynamics, vegetated flow dynamics, and lake physics.

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Alan Oppenheim
Ford Professor of Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253 2561 Interest Areas: digital signal processing Website Website

Research interests are in the general area of signal processing and its applications: coauthor of the widely used textbooks Discrete-Time Signal Processing and Signals and Systems.

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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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Thomas Peacock
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Home Phone: (617) 258-0736 Interest Areas: fluid dynamics, stratified flows Website Website

Laboratory experiments to obtain insight into all manner of dynamical phenomena, from micro-scale diffusive processes to global-scale oceanic wave fields.

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Paola Rizzoli
Professor of Physical Oceanography Home Phone: (617) 253-2451 Interest Areas: general circulation, climate modeling Website Website

Climate; general ocean circulation and ecosystem models developed through mathematical numerical models.

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Daniela Rus
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Head of CSAIL Home Phone: (617) 258 7567 Interest Areas: environmental robotics Website Website

Distributed robotics, mobile computing, programmable matter and applications in environmental robotics.

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Henrik Schmidt
Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-5727 Interest Areas: engineering, acoustics Website Website

Arctic and shallow water acoustics; scattering and reverberation due to sea surface and ice roughness; determination of seismic-acoustic propagation and reverberation in ocean environments; and 3-D acoustics in very shallow water.

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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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Alexandra H. Techet
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering Home Phone: (617) 452-2266 Interest Areas: hydrodynamics, engineering Website Website

Solving hydrodynamics problems for use by the ocean science and engineering communities through rigorous experimental investigation and imaging.

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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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Brian Williams
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Home Phone: (617) 253-1678 Interest Areas: model-based programming, robotics Website Website

Model-based programming and cooperative space, air, land and undersea vehicles, on Earth and on other planets

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Carl Wunsch
Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physical Oceanography Home Phone: (617) 253-5937 Interest Areas: ocean circulation, climate Website Website

Understanding ocean circulation and its implications for climate and paleoclimate by combining global general circulation models and the recently available global data sets.

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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.