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Instructor Information

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Alberto Rodriguez (Spring)

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Class of 1957 Career Development Professor

Interest Areas

  1. Autonomous Robotic Manipulation
  2. Dexterous Manipulation and Grasping
  3. End-effector Design

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Thomas Peacock (Spring)

Professor

Interest Areas

  1. Deep-Sea Mining
  2. Environmental Fluid Dynamics
  3. Physical Oceanography

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Nicholas Makris (Fall)

Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering; Director of the Center for Ocean Engineering; Director of the Laboratory for Undersea Remote Sensing; William I. Koch Professor

Interest Areas

  1. Physics of Sensing, Imaging and Perception; Acoustics; Statistical Estimation in Sensing
  2. Ocean Exploration; Undersea Remote Sensing of Marine Life and Geophysical Phenomena; Ocean Ecology, Group Behavior
  3. Wave Propagation and Scattering Theory in Remote Sensing through Random Media and Waveguides; Polar and Icy Satellite exploration; Musical Instrument Acoustics and Evolution

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Themistoklis Sapsis (Fall)

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering

Interest Areas

  1. Quantification and prediction of extremes events in complex systems
  2. Reduced order modeling of chaotic and turbulent systems
  3. Targeted energy transfers in mechanical systems

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J Kim Vandiver (Fall)

Dean for Undergraduate Research

Interest Areas

  1. Flow-induced vibration of large marine structures
  2. The role of damping in control of vibration
  3. Design for the developing world