Dr. Thomas McKenney will be joining the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department on Nov. 1, 2023 as an Associate Professor of Engineering Practice. Dr. McKenney’s experience involves cruise ship design & manufacturing, and low- & zero-carbon technologies for shipping. Both expand the academic possibilities (research, teaching, service) of our Department. McKenney was previously Head of Ship Design at Maersk Mc-Kinney […]
Thomas McKenney joins NAME faculty
Professor Lei Zuo appointed Collegiate Professor of Engineering
Lei Zuo has been appointed as the Herbert C. Sadler Collegiate Professor of Engineering for a 5-year term effective March 1st, 2023. The Herbert C. Sadler Collegiate Professorship in Engineering was established in February 2023 to honor Herbert C. Sadler, the University’s first Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, who supervised the design and […]
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.
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.
Professor Steven Ceccio honored by ASME
Steven Ceccio, the Vincent T. and Gloria M. Gorguze Professor of Engineering and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Fluids Engineering Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
David Dowling receives ASME Per Bruel Gold Medal
EXPERTS: David Dowling received the ASME Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics “for the pioneering development of novel and robust techniques for remote focusing of acoustic waves, and remote localization and characterization of sound sources in complicated, noisy and imperfectly known environments.” The medal recognizes eminent achievement and extraordinary merit in the […]
Jing Sun named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Department Chair Jing Sun has been named to the 2018 class of Fellows for the National Academy of Inventors.
New associate deans of academic affairs and research named
Steve Ceccio and Eric Michielssen’s leadership will continue to guide the College forward.
Maki to take over as Director of Marine Hydro Lab
EXPERTS: 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 […]
Maani Ghaffari Jadidi joins NAME faculty as Assistant Professor with joint Robotics appointment
EXPERTS: The department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is pleased to welcome Maani Ghaffari Jadidi as Assistant Professor with a joint appointment with the Robotics Institute. Ghaffari received his Ph.D. degree from the Centre for Autonomous Systems (CAS), University of Technology Sydney, in 2017. He was previously an Assistant Research Scientist at the U-M […]
Pingsha Dong named ASME Fellow
EXPERTS: Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Pingsha Dong has been named as American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow. The ASME Committee of Past Presidents confers the Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements. A Fellow, one who has attained a membership grade of distinction, at the time […]