Ocean Engineering in DMES includes research in naval architecture and high-speed small-craft, corrosion and biofouling control, marine materials, ocean observing system design and integration, beach erosion, coastal structures and processes, environmental fluid mechanics, artificial reefs, hydrographic surveying, ocean energy, autonomous underwater vehicles, and marine and environmental instrumentation.
Ocean Engineering Management is part of the College of Engineering’s management curriculum, and in DMES is a science-based decision-making program highlighted by internships with government and non-governmental organizations, and industry.
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Dr. Stephen Wood – Ocean Engineering Program Chair (Underwater Technology & Ocean Energy):
• Development of surface (autonomous and mobile) vehicle/buoy for Indian River Lagoon studies for physical oceanography, environmental impact assessment, and integrated marine environment management
• Development of remotely operated crawlers and flyers for underwater archaeology (ROV, AUV, ASV)
• Development of offshore ocean energy systems – surface & subsurface waves, and current systems
Dr. Prasanta Sahoo (Naval Architect):
• Hydrodynamics of high-speed craft and multi-hulled surface vessels, Naval architecture, Numerical modeling, Ship motions in shallow water harbors, Wave resistance
Dr. Geoffrey Swain (Materials and Biofouling):
• The testing and development of environmentally acceptable methods for biofouling control. • Corrosion, Materials, Offshore technology, Ship operations,
• Numerical simulations of natural hazards to coastal engineering structures and coastlines: 2D/3D circulation modeling, Coastal flooding and transport, Littoral processes, Real-time oceanographic and meterological data, Water quality
Dr. Steven Jachec (Coastal Engineering):
• Developing and applying numerical simulations to solve fluid flow problems in the coastal ocean: Coastal processes and engineering, Environmental fluid mechanics, Numerical models of hydrodynamics and sediment transport, Turbulence modeling
So whether you just want to play in or on the ocean or get down and dirty into the details of the ocean, designing for the ocean, we have something for you: naval architecture and high-speed small-craft, corrosion and biofouling control, marine materials, ocean observing system design and integration, beach erosion, coastal structures and processes, environmental fluid mechanics, artificial reefs, hydrographic surveying, ocean energy, autonomous vehicles (AUV, ROV, ASV), and marine and environmental instrumentation.