Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering


The NAME faculty include an integrative multi-disciplinary team of experts and researchers focusing on design and engineering analysis of marine vessels and offshore platforms. Current research areas encompass hydrodynamics, marine structures, fluid-structure interaction, dynamics and control, marine renewable energy, structural and hydro-acoustics. Marine vessels and offshore structures must maximize both energy and environmental efficiency (e.g., minimizing GHG emissions and noise pollution) to improve their sustainability. In that regard, the faculty develop and employ advanced tools and techniques for multiphysics and multiscale analysis, design optimization and control of intelligent and green marine vessels and offshore structures. The research area also places a strong emphasis on the education and mentoring of our graduate and undergraduate students by integrating teaching and research activities.



Rajeev Jaiman

Computational Fluid Dynamics and Fluid-Structure Interaction

Research Interests: fluid-structure interaction, computational methods and numerical analysis, data-driven computing, model order reduction, bluff-body flows and flow-induced vibration, flow control and drag reduction, multiphase flows

Jasmin Jelovica

Structural Analysis and Optimization Methods for Marine Vessels

Research Interests: beams, plates and shells; finite element analysis; machine learning and optimization; efficient structural forms

Patrick Kirchen


Research Interests: thermochemical energy conversion, combustion, internal combustion engines, ion transport membranes

Dominic Liao-McPherson

Research Interests: model predictive control; constrained control; multi-agent systems; optimization algorithms and real-time optimization; algorithmic game theory; additive manufacturing; robotics; autonomous vehicles; energy systems; aerospace

Jon Mikkelsen

Hydrodynamics and Naval Architecture

Research Interests: ocean renewable energy, development of selective fishing gear, mechanical design

Ryozo Nagamune

Robust and Optimal Control

Research Interests: control engineering: multiple robust control, parameter variation identification, nevanlinna-pick interpolation approach to robust control, machine tool servo control, wind turbine control, automotive engine control, hard disk drive track-following control, robust chatter stability analysis, magnetically actuated microlens control