Effective June 1, 2020, Richard B. Couch Development Professor of Marine Hydrodynamics Kevin Maki will take over as Director for the Aaron Friedman Marine Hydrodynamics Lab.
After more than three years of dedicated and passionate service, Julie Young has decided to move on to focus on research, teaching, and services that are important to the overall mission and scholarship profile of the department.
Taking the helm will be Kevin J. Maki, who has made excellent contributions to the department and to hydrodynamics research with his scholarship, teaching, and professional activities.
Dr. James Gose, who has been serving in the role of acting director during the leadership transition, will take over as Associate Director effective June 1, as well.
Of the change Department Chair Jing Sun says, “I look forward to working with Kevin and Jimmy in their new capacities, as well as with the rest of the team to advance the research, education, and service missions of MHL and the department.”