is the W.I. Koch Professor of Marine Technology at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, after having been educated in Naval Architecture
and Marine Engineering as well as in Electrical Engineering. He
has been a professor of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
for more than 35 years. His teaching and research work spans Ship
Design and Hydrodynamics to Applied Physical Oceanography.
He was one
of the early developers of Equipment for the cleanup of oil spills
which was then purchased by the U.S. Coast Guard, offshore oil
ports and several ports in the former Soviet Union. He holds 12
patents on oil spill cleanup technology.
to teaching Naval Architecture, Ocean engineering, theoretical
hydrodynamics, system dynamics and numerical marine hydrodynamics
in the MIT Ocean Engineering Department, he has taught fluid mechanics
in Mechanical Engineering, as well as Signals and systems and
Modern optics in Electrical Engineering. His research has included:
ship development, the oceanography associated with the remote
sensing of ship wakes by radars in aircraft and spacecraft, the
science of the behavior of oil spills on the ocean, the behavior
of sea waves and of natural surfactants on the surface of the
ocean, the dynamics of underwater vehicles, along with other topics.
More recent work is oriented toward the detection of small plant
and animal life forms in the ocean by computer enhanced holography.
In total, this work has resulted in more than 100 publications.
He is a Life
Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
and a Life Member of the National Academy of Engineering.