Moshe Alamaro

Moshe Alamaro
Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

617-244-7995 (cell)

Master of Science in Atmospheric Science, MIT
The Degree of Mechanical Engineer, MIT
Bachelor of Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

As a graduate student and later as a Research Scientist at the MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) Moshe Alamaro helped to design, build and manage the MIT Air-Sea Interaction Lab where he supervised six students. He specializes in fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics, applied mechanics and mechanics of materials, hydrology, sea-air interaction, ice engineering, compressible flow,  optimization and nonlinear programming, and cross-disciplinary research and engineering.   

Project Initiatives

Large-Scale Greenhouses Attached to Power Plants for the Productive Use of Waste Heat and CO2 emissions. A proposal will be submitted to DOE and economic development authorities in Maine, Wisconsin, Massachusetts and elsewhere.
See also "Power Plant Takes on a New Meaning," Digital Version of Machine Design, September 16, 2004, Page 100.

Hurricane Modification.

"Winter Ice Manufacture," a concept designed to manufacture large amounts of ice in the winter using a new snowmaking technology. Exploratory grant proposal is being prepared for submission to government and economic development agencies.

"ReSlope Global, Converting Semi-Arid Topography into Arable Land. Applicable in Water Stressed Regions (Southwest US., India, Africa, China), Around the World" This concept builds and expands on an original work done and published by Dr. Moshe Bar-Joseph, a retired plant scientist, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel.

Recognitions and Awards

National Science Fellow, Korea Institute of Machinery and Metals

Honorable Mention-Boston Edison Centennial Energy Invention Competition. One of six winners out of 260 proposals, for the concept of nitrogen fixation mobile electricity-intensive industrial plants.

Selected Publications

Alamaro, M., Emanuel, K., Langer, R., : "Surface Film Distribution System and Method Thereof", Patent Application US20120128422 and PCT/US2011/061851

Alamaro, M., Kaufman, A., Wang, J.; "System and Method for Endoscopic Size Measurement and Mapping of Internal Organs, Tumors and other Objects", US Patent Application, SN 60/733,572, October 26, 2006.

Original Images for US Patent Application, SN 60/733,572 (click).

Alamaro, M., Michele, J., Pudov, V.: "A Preliminary Assessment of Inducing Anthropogenic Tropical Cyclones Using Compressible Free Jets and the Potential for Hurricane Mitigation," Journal of Weather Modification, Vol. 38, P. 82-96, 2006.

Alamaro, M., Emanuel, KA, McGillis, W.: "Experimental Investigation of Air-Sea Transfers at High Wind Speed," forthcoming in Journal of Fluid Mechanics.

With Emanuel, K.A.: "Sea-Air Transfer in Tropical Cyclones", Proceedings of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Sapora, Japan, July 1, 2003.

Alamaro, M., Emanuel, KA, McGillis, W., Colton J.: "Experimental Investigation of Air-Sea Transfer of Momentum and Enthalpy at High Wind Speed" Presented at the Proceeding of the American Meteorology Society, May 2002.

Alamaro, M.; "Wind Wave Tank for the Investigation of Momentum and Enthalpy Transfer from the Ocean Surface at High Wind Speed," M.S. thesis at the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May, 2001.

Armstrong, R., Glenn G.J., Alamaro, M. "Coordination, research needed in weather science", Physics Today, Vol 60, Page 10, June 2007.

Alamaro, M.; "On the Feasibility of Generating and Storing Winter Ice to Meet Water Demands in the Summer", Mechanical Engineer's Degree Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May, 1999.

Alamaro, M.; "Moving to Where the Energy is," Chemtech (American Chemical Society) May, 1994, p. 49.

Alamaro, M.; "Plasma Method and Apparatus for the Production of Compounds from gas mixtures, particularly useful for the Production of Nitric Oxides from Atmospheric Air, " U.S. Patent 4,505,795.

Alamaro, M.; "Production of Nitric Oxides," U.S. Patent 4,287,040.

Alamaro, M.; "Plasma Method and Apparatus for the Production of Compounds from gas mixtures, particularly useful for the Production of Nitric Oxides from Atmospheric Air, " U.K. Patent 2 113 509.

Policy Publications

Alamaro, M.,; Water politics must adapt to a warming worldNature, September 30, 2014

Alamaro, M.; "The Economics of Peace," Harvard Business Review, Volume 80, Number 11, Page 26, November 2002.

Alamaro, M.; "Rethinking Technological Economy of Scale," IEEE Technology and Society, Winter, 1994,Vol. 13, p. 20.

Alamaro, M.; "Voodoo Engineering", Machine Design, JULY 8, 2004.

Alamaro, M.; "My Journey to Engineer the Weather," MIT Alumni News and Views, What Matters: June 2009.

Alamaro, M.; "Recovery and Reuse of Unused Prescription Drugs: Combining New Technologies, Social Policy, and Actual Implementation," MIT Alumni News and Views, What Matters: August 2005.

Alamaro, M.; Des usines-butineuses: qui se baladeront pour tirer profit du courant des centrales momentanément excédentaires LeTemps Strategique, No. 87, p. 82, Mai/Juin, 1999.

Alamaro, M.; “Hard Wisdom for Scarce Water”, Project Syndicate Nov. 28, 2014.  Was syndicated worldwide.

Alamaro, M.; Private investors needed to boost Texas water supply, Op-Ed, Statesman Austin, October 15, 2013

Alamaro, M.; "Bigger is not always better," Chemtech (American Chemical Society) Sept. 1994, page 49.

Popular Press

Can jet engines clean up Delhi's foul air?BBC, December 13, 2016

Retired jet engines could help clear smogThe Economist, November 24, 2016

Slick idea proposed to stretch water suppliesNature, February 27, 2015

"A Different Approach to Coping with Drought", New York Times, August 15, 2012

Could Limiting Evaporation Help With Drought? Here and Now, National Public Radio, June 30, 2014.

"Rising Drug Costs Prompt New Uses for Old Pills," Nature Medicine, Nature Magazine, Volume 12 P. 1333, December 2006.

"Old Pills Finding New Medicine Cabinets," The New York Times, May 18, 2005.

"Riders on The Storm," The Atlantic Monthly, October 2007.

Drought remedy: Thin barrier could save water in reservoirs, San Francisco Chronicle, February 19, 2014.

"Scientists a step closer to steering hurricanes," The Sunday Telegraph, October 21, 2007.

"An Ice Idea" The Economist, August 19, 1999.

"Gas-fired tomatoes," Power Magazine, March 15, 2005.

"Ultra-thin 'blankets' cut reservoir evaporation," New Scientist, November 2003.

Researchers seek to put a lid on Lake Travis Statesman, Austin, October 23, 2013.