The Regents have approved the appointment of David R. Dowling as the ABS Professor of Marine and Offshore Design Performance, for a five-year renewable term, effective February 1, 2023, through January 31, 2028.
Regents approve appointment of Professor David R. Dowling as ABS faculty chair
Tracking ocean microplastics from space
Microplastic pollution can be spotted from space because its traveling companion alters the roughness of the ocean’s surface.
Senior hires stand out in an impressive year for faculty hiring
The cohort of 36 new tenured and tenure-track faculty includes 11 faculty hired at the rank of professor or associate professor.
Q&A: Plastic to metal, steel to aluminum—the future of welding and lightweight vehicles
New techniques for welding very different materials could enable better cars.
NAME students present research at Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference
Four NAME undergraduate students were invited by the Dean of the College of Engineering to represent the University of Michigan at the 11th Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference (NASEC), held 6-8 November 2022 in Annapolis, Maryland. This year’s conference, titled Powering the Modern World, is organized around the themes of Energy and Sustainability. Delegates […]
Professor Mahesh receives named professorship
Krishan Mahesh has been named the Richard B. Couch Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering effective October 1, 2022, through September 20, 2027. The appointment was approved by the Regents at their September meeting. Mahesh joined the NAME department in August from the University of Minnesota, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics. His research […]
GSRA Jia Mi joins NAME with accolades
Mi recently joined the NAME department with new faculty member Lei Zuo and is already receiving recognition for his work.
Students test a Michigan marine oddity
Thought to be the first all-steel metal pleasure-craft, the Aha was built in 1891 by lumber baron and inventor Ephraim Shay and operated on Little Traverse Bay until the 1930s.
Professor McCoy establishes first of its kind Marine Engineering Lab
Professor Tim McCoy has established the first-of-its-kind multi-physics hardware lab dedicated to marine engineering systems in the United States for his project, Data Model Fusion: Design, Experiments, and Frameworks for Surface Platforms.
Lecturer Lesa Begley joins NAME
Lesa Begley has joined the NAME Department as a new lecturer, joining lecturer Laura Alford as co-instructor in ENG 101 teaching duties. Begley came to the University of Michigan as an undergraduate in 1996 to study microbiology and immediately connected with the culture of both the University and Ann Arbor. After completing her Bachelor’s degree […]
NAME department hires 3 new faculty
The department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering has added three new faculty to its ranks. The search focused on candidates with research interests in any aspect(s) of naval architecture and marine engineering, including disciplines relevant to the blue economy such as ocean energy and marine-environmental engineering.
2022 Leaders and Honors Award Recipients
Students Ashleigh Simonis and Alexander Hrabski are the 2022 NAME Leaders and Honors Award recipients by Michigan Engineering for their distinguished academic achievement.
Professor Dong appointed Collegiate Professor of Engineering
Pingsha Dong has been appointed as the Robert F. Beck Collegiate Professor of Engineering effective March 1st, 2022 through February 28th, 2027.
Wenqing Zhou wins SAE Henry O. Fuchs Student Award
Ph.D. student Wenqing Zhou has been awarded the 2021 SAE Henry O. Fuchs Student Award by the SAE Fatigue Design Evaluation Committee for his Ph.D. thesis “Modeling of Welding-Induced Distortion Effects of Lightweight Shipboard Structures.”
The ocean is full of tiny plastic particles – we found a way to track them with satellites
In The Conversation, Chris Ruf explains how CYGNSS can find the source ocean microplastics and aid in future clean up.
New NAME chair aims to spark growth, convey the breadth of the discipline to new students
“NAME grads are responsible for building offshore structures, doing undersea pipelines, cabling, harbors. There’s just a huge breadth of influence.”