The Korea Times

july 23, 2024

Trilateral partnership to train

Shin Jong-gye technical adviser to HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), poses with U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro, Senior Adviser to the Secretary of the Navy Steve Brock, and Jonathan Page, naval architecture and marine engineering professor at the University of Michigan, after signing a memorandum of understanding to nurture U.S. shipbuilding experts. HD Hyundai, the parent firm of HD KSOE, said Tuesday that it agreed with the University of Michigan and Seoul National University to jointly train marine engineers in the U.S. Courtesy of HD Hyundai

navy press release

july 22, 204

SECNAV Del Toro Announces Michigan Maritime Manufacturing Initiative

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro announced the Michigan Maritime Manufacturing Initiative (M3), a federal, state and local partnership to help rebuild the maritime industrial base workforce the Navy needs, July 22.

The White House Briefing Room

July 22, 2024

Biden-Harris Administration Announces the Michigan Maritimes Manufacturing (M3) Initiative

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration, the U.S. Navy, and the State of Michigan announced the Michigan Maritime Manufacturing (M3) initiative. M3 will build skilled workforce pipelines and programs to help meet our nation’s demand for over a hundred thousand new workers in the submarine and maritime industries over the next decade.

USA Today

July 14, 2024

Cruise lines and ports are banking on shore power. What does that mean?

Shore power has become a major focus of the cruise industry’s sustainability efforts. Technology enabling ships to connect to landside electrical power has been added to many new and existing vessels in recent years. PortMiami, the world’s busiest cruise port, launched shore power in mid-June, with Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Conquest being the first ship to plug in there.

Interesting Engineering

July 13, 2024

Story futures: How climate change is reshaping marine engineering

How will the marine industry, valued at approximately $108.4 billion in 2023, navigate the challenges posed by climate change?

offshore energy

july 10, 2024

University of Michigan picks Beaver Island for wave energy study

Graham Sustainability Institute’s research team from the University of Michigan is to conduct a feasibility study off the coast of Beaver Island in Michigan, U.S., as part of an effort to explore the possibility of powering remote and underserved coastal communities with wave energy technology.

June 26, 2024

Renewable wave energy project to launch on Beaver Island

A new type of renewable energy is coming to Beaver Island. Engineering researchers from the University of Michigan will sometime within the next two years test various wave energy technologies in the water around remote Beaver Island in Lake Michigan.

July 3, 2024

University Of Michigan Team Preparing Electric-Powered 22-Foot Liberator For Shootout Competition And More

The University of Michigan Electric Boat project team is preparing its new 22-foot Liberator Boats catamaran to compete at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Central Missouri August 24-25.


May 15, 2024

Scholar Stories: Kilinski Finds Niche in Smallest-Sized Program in School of Engineering

Sitting down to discuss his four-year journey at the University of Michigan, senior infielder Trevor Kilinski could not help but chuckle to himself as he fielded a question he has faced countless times; what in the world was he studying?

The associate press

May 13, 2024

Ship that brought down Baltimore bridge had 4 power outages: report

Thomas McKenney, a University of Michigan professor of naval architecture and marine engineering, said the tragedy in Baltimore raises questions about whether most cargo ships have enough safeguards.

Marine Link

May 13, 2024

Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Net-Zero Maritime Center Adds Academia Partners

The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping has welcomed new, including University of Michigan, Maritime Research Alliance, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and World Maritime University, in a move to foster interdisciplinary collaboration between industry and academia.

Crains detroit business

May 6, 2024

U.S. Navy to build $14.5M research center at University of Michigan

The U.S. Office of Naval Research plans to build a new research center at the University of Michigan.

Washington Post

April 22, 2024

These 150-foot-high sails could help solve shipping’s climate problem

“We’re at an inflection point,” said Matthew Collette, a professor of naval architecture and marine engineering at the University of Michigan. “We’re going to see this coming very quickly to a larger number of ships.”

The waterways journal

January 26, 2024

From Father To Son And Grandson, Three Generations Of Townsends Lead CT Marine

Three generations of Townsend men are behind CT Marine, the company that has designed every towboat on the Mississippi River more powerful than 6,600 hp. since 1988.

Naval Sea Systems COmmand

February 26, 2024

Carderock’s Patrick Crowley Recognized with DON Civilian Service Award

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division recognized Patrick Crowley with the Department of Navy Civilian Service Achievement Medal in West Bethesda, Maryland, on Jan. 24, 2024, for his contributions as the engineering lead for the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) Unmanned Autonomous Prototype project.

Tech Xplore

March 4, 2024

Bubble simulation: Model improves prediction of cavitation nuclei

Small gas bubbles that form and collapse in a liquid—a process known as cavitation—can cause big problems for equipment like ship propellers. Imploding bubbles create noise and vibration, interfering with acoustic sensors, and even erode metal over time. To predict cavitation, you have to account for nuclei. In the past, the fluids community treated nuclei empirically, entering the level determined from experimentation into calculations.