2019 – Present
Junior Partner, Consulting Engineer and Surveyor, MARTIN, OTTAWAY, van HEMMEN & DOLAN, INC. Areas of specialization include forensic engineering, valuations, offshore operations, surveys, environmental management, and project management.
2018 – 2019
Graduate Student Research Assistant, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, MI – Extracted data using Python from a 2013 voyage of the R/V Knorr, from a 2012 model trials of the R/V Melville, and from concurrent ship motion data processed using SHIPMO.BM, a two-dimensional strip theory seakeeping program, to analyze the trajectory and motions of the vessels. Comparisons of this data with numerical predictions used in the development of a digital twin framework.
2017 – 2018
Research Assistant, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, MI – Designed the experimental setup and conducted tests of regular waves in the Wind-Wave Tank for the development of a transfer function. Investigated the temporal and spatial evolution of wind-generated waves at various wind speeds and short fetch lengths to support theoretical estimations of wave growth functions and depict capabilities of modeling developing waves in a controlled laboratory environment.
Engineering Intern, GIBBS & COX MARITIME SOLUTIONS, Arlington, VA – Estimated structural weights of deck plans, shell expansions, and electrical power distribution system drawings for military vessel. Modeled a vessel, performed intact stability tests, and found hydrostatics characteristics based on ABS criteria. Investigated fairing of a customized adapter for a sonar window for the USNS Waters. Presented recommendations to Lockheed Martin who accepted the recommendations. Implemented ASSET to model green technology on a Fast Response Frigate.
Engineering Intern, SAFE BOATS INTERNATIONAL, Tacoma, WA – Compiled part weights from diagrams to accurately describe weight of the MK VI Patrol Boat. Performed inclining experiments on the MK VI to determine the hydrostatic characteristics of the boat. Edited design drawings based on comments from the U.S. Navy during performance review trials.
Education and Professional Qualification
Master of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan, 2019
Thesis: “Comparison of Model Ship Motions with Numerical Predictions”
Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan, 2018
Senior Capstone Project: “Design of the USCG Polar Icebreaker”
Investigated the temporal and spatial evolution of wind-generated waves, 2018
Performed inclining experiments for the MK VI Patrol Boat, 2016
Investigated accuracy of wave motion predictions for the Environmental Ship Motion and Forecasting Project (ESMF) under the direction of Professor Bob Beck, 2015
Designed and built a Formula SAE car for competition and won first prize in the design category, 2014
“Pushing Boundaries: Investigating the Golden Ray and Other Vessel Catastrophes,” presented at the SNAME Maritime Convention, Houston, TX, September 27, 2022
“Comparison of Model Ship Motions with Numerical Predictions,” University of Michigan, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Master’s thesis, May 1, 2019
“Design of the USCG Polar Icebreaker,” University of Michigan senior design project, presented April 27, 2018
“Experimental Study of the Spatial and Temporal Evolution of Wind-Generated Waves,” Senior research project presented at the SNAME Maritime Convention, Providence, RI, October 29, 2018
Member of the American Society of Appraisers
Associate Member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Tools and Software
Python, Matlab, Latex, AutoCAD, Rhino 3D, MaxSurf, GHS, ASSET, MIG Welding
2017 Recipient of the Frank C. and Irving Pahlow Merit Scholarship, University of Michigan Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Spanish, elementary conversational
French, elementary conversational
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