Students, staff, and faculty at 2014 All-Center Meeting

Faculty

Brian Polagye

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

Research

  • Marine energy converter optimization
  • Infrastructure and methods for environmental studies

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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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Adam Brown

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Oregon State University (PhD 2014)
  • Oregon State University (MS 2009)
  • Michigan Technological University (BS 2006)

Research

  • Experimental and computational development of wave energy converters
  • Wave resource characterization

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Steve Brunton

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Princeton University (PhD 2012)
  • California Institute of Technology (BS 2006)

Research

  • Closed-loop flow control
  • Dynamical systems analysis of fluid coherent structures
  • Machine learning and computer vision

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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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Stacia Dreyer

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
  • University of Maine (PhD 2014)

Research

  • Acceptability of and support for marine energy
  • Risk/benefit perceptions
  • Survey methods

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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

Alex de Klerk

  • Field Engineer
  • Applied Physics Laboratory

Research

  • Instrumentation for site and device characterization

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James Joslin

  • Research Associate
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Washington (PhD 2009)
  • Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College (MS & BE 2007)
  • Dartmouth College (BA 2005)

Research

  • Development and testing of the Adaptable Monitoring Package

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Tim McGinnis

  • Senior Principal Engineer
  • Applied Physics Laboratory

Research

  • ocean engineering aspects of marine energy systems

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Paul Murphy

  • Research Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering

Research

  • Development of passive acoustic monitoring systems

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Joe Talbert

  • Field Engineer
  • Applied Physics Laboratory

Research

  • Instrumentation for site and device characterization

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Students

Zhe Bai

  • Phd Student
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research

  • Sparsity and dimensionality reduction for high-dimensional datasets

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Ramona Barber

  • Phd Student
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research

  • Fluid-structures interactions
  • Structural response of turbine blades

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John Bates

  • Phd Student
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Pittsburgh (BSME 2014)

Research

  • Axial flow turbine optimization

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Ezra Beaver

  • Masters Student
  • School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

Research

  • Stakeholders' perceptions of tidal energy, their concerns, and how their concerns can be addressed

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Rob Cavagnaro

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

Research

  • Mechanical and electrical control strategies for marine energy systems

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Emma Cotter

  • PhD Student
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Case Western Reserve University (BS 2014)

Research

  • Instrumentation for the monitoring of marine renewable energy

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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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Dominic Forbush

  • PhD Student
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Washington (BSME 2014)

Research

  • Performance characterization and control of MHK turbines

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Molly Grear

  • PhD Student
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College (BE 2012)

Research

  • Animal interaction with marine energy devices

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Maricarmen Guerra Paris

  • Phd Student
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (MS)

Research

  • Space and time variations of tidal flows

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Trevor Harrison

  • PhD Student
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research

  • Instrumentation for marine renewable energy

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Hannah Linder

  • Masters Student
  • Department of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
  • University of Washington (BS 2012)

Research

  • Quantitative analysis of implementation of MHK monitoring plans and devices

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Neal McMillin

  • Masters Student
  • School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

Research

  • Innovation and learning in the tidal energy sector

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Kaylie McTiernan

  • Masters Student
  • School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

Research

  • Socio-technological integration and anticipatory governance

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Hilary Polis

  • Masters Student
  • School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

Research

  • Determining the economic value that Washington state households place on the research and development of tidal energy technology

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Hannah Ross

  • PhD Student
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Tennessee Tech University (BSME 2014)

Research

  • Energy balance around tidal turbines

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Curtis Rusch

  • PhD Student
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Washington (BSME 2015)

Research

  • Wave Energy Converter dynamic

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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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Benjamin Strom

  • PhD Student
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research

  • Turbine optimization and control
  • Turbine wake characterization

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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) Ocean Renewable Power Company
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) NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Nick Stelzenmuller Mechanical Engineering (MSME 2013) University of Grenoble
Arshiya Hoseyni Chime Mechanical Engineering (MSME 2013) University of Washington
Teymour Javaherchi Mechanical Engineering (PhD 2014) Everett Community College/University of Washington
Paul Murphy Mechanical Engineering (MSME 2015) University of Washington
James Joslin Mechanical Engineering (PhD 2015) University of Washington
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