Faculty

Brian Polagye

  • NNMREC co-Director
  • Research Assistant Professor
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Washington (PhD 2009)
  • Princeton University (BSE 2000)

Research

  • Site and device characterization
  • Environmental impact monitoring and mitigation
  • Micropower for instrumentation

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Alberto Aliseda

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • University of California, San Diego (PhD 2004)

Research

  • Numerical modeling of devices
  • Flume experiments

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Peter Dahl

  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Principal Engineer, Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (PhD 1989)

Research

  • Underwater noise generation and propagation
  • Vector acoustics
  • Acoustic scattering and reflection from the sea surface and sea bed

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Brian Fabien

  • Professor
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Columbia University, New York (PhD 1990)

Research

  • Compliant mooring dynamics
  • Composite aging

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John Horne

  • Associate Professor
  • School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland (PhD 1995)

Research

  • Fisheries interactions with MHK devices

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Lekelia (Kiki) Jenkins

  • Assistant Professor
  • School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
  • Duke University (PhD 2006)

Research

  • Public acceptance and governance of tidal energy

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Mitsuhiro Kawase

  • Associate Professor
  • School of Oceanography

Research

  • Numerical modeling of energy removal from tidal systems

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Mike Motley

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Princeton University (PhD 2011)

Research

  • Fluid-structure interaction, structural analysis of marine rotors

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James Riley

  • PACCAR Professor of Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Johns Hopkins University (PhD 1972)

Research

  • High-resolution modeling of tidal energy sites

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Jim Thomson

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Oceanographer
  • Applied Physics Laboratory

Research

  • Site and device characterization
  • Characterization of turbulence at tidal energy sites

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Staff

Joe Talbert

  • Field Engineer
  • Applied Physics Lab

Research

  • Instrumentation for site and device characterization

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Students

Teymour Javaherchi

  • PhD Student
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Washington (MSME 2010)
  • Sharif University of Technology & Aachen University of Applied Sciences (BEME 2007)

Research

  • Numerical modeling of devices

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Danny Sale

  • PhD Student
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Tennessee (BSME 2009)

Research

  • Prediction of turbine performance and structural loads
  • Turbine design and optimization

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James Joslin

  • PhD Student
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College (MS, BE, 2007)
  • Dartmouth College (BA 2005)

Research

  • Development of stereo imaging system to observe turbine operation

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Rob Cavagnaro

  • PhD Student
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Carnegie-Mellon University (BSME 2007)

Research

  • Micropower for instrumentation

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Andrew Davis

  • PhD Student
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Idaho (BSME 2012)

Research

  • Non-linear dynamics modeling of compliant moorings

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Trevor Harrison

  • PhD Student
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research

  • Instrumentation for marine renewable energy

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Alex Gramling

  • PhD Student
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research

  • Underwater noise
  • Sound from wave and tidal energy converters

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Ramona Barber

  • Masters Student
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research

  • Fluid-structures interactions
  • Structural response of turbine blades

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Alumni

Name Degree, Year Employer
Sam Gooch Mechanical Engineering (MSME 2009) DNV (Seattle, WA)
Jeff Epler Mechanical Engineering (MSME 2010) Williamson & Associates (Seattle, WA)
Anderson Ogg Mechanical Engineering (MSME 2011) US Coast Guard Academy (New London, CT)
Joe Graber Mechanical Engineering (MSME 2011) Shoreline Community College (Shoreline, WA)
Gabrielle DeVault Mechanical Engineering (MSME 2011)
Ryan Tyler Mechanical Engineering (MSME 2011) Microsoft (Bellevue, WA)
Moriel Arango Mechanical Engineering (MSME 2011) Jansen Company (Woodinville, WA)
Michael Palodichuck Mechanical Engineering (MSME 2012) ATA Engineering (San Diego, CA)
Taylor Hall Mechanical Engineering (MSME 2012) Battelle Columbus Laboratory (Columbus, OH)
Adam Niblick Mechanical Engineering (MSME 2012) Creare, Inc. (Hanover, NH)
Kristen Thyng Mechanical Engineering (PhD 2012) Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
Samantha Adamski Mechanical Engineering (Masters 2012)
Chris Bassett Mechanical Engineering (PhD 2013) MIT Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Nick Stelzenmuller Mechanical Engineering (MSME 2013) University of Grenoble
Arshiya Hoseyni Chime Mechanical Engineering (MSME 2013) University of Washington
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