Principal Engineer, Lab Manager
Research Interests: Remotely operated submersibles, propulsion systems, application of close loop control of remotely operated vehicles, introduction of remotely operated systems for oceanographic research.
Research Interests: Development and operation of software and electrical systems of autonomous vehicles for scientific use.
Research Interests: Mechanical design, electrical design, CAD and CAM with Autodesk software, Inventor and Fusion, underwater thruster design and hydraulic systems.
Research Interests: Design and operation of autonomous, hybrid, and remotely operated underwater vehicles and mechanical support equipment. Design and construction of underwater hydraulic power systems. Mechanical Finite Element Analysis.
Research Interests: Autonomous decision making, mission planning, path-planning, test and evaluations methods for autonomous systems.
Research Interests: Mechanical design of oceanographic systems including ROVs and specializing in ROV LARS cranes, winches, umbilical cables and other portable structures mounted to oceanographic vessels.
Mario Fernandez Jr.
Research Interests: Mechanical design engineering for ROV Jason.
Research Interests: Systems level design of autonomous, manned, and unmanned underwater vehicles. Hydrodynamics and propulsion optimization of underwater vehicles. Improved payload and power plant interchangeability. Design deployment and recovery systems of autonomous underwater vehicles.
Research Interests: Python-based data processing and analysis, Big data system architectures, Linux kernel drivers and systems programming, embedded systems integration, radio-frequency and acoustic communications.
Research Interests: Mechanical design and operation of autonomous underwater vehicles and autonomous surface vehicles. Mechanical support equipment design. Electromechanical systems integration.
Research Interests: Design, construction, and operation of deep diving research submersibles including ROVs, AUVs, HOVs, and hybrid vehicles.
Research Interests: Design and operation of autonomous and remotely operated underwater vehicles, navigation and control, lightweight tether design and tether dynamics, operation in polar environments and under ice, long range marine robotics.
Research Interests: Computer graphics, ROS Robotic Vehicle Development, C++ Application and Library Design, vehicle navigation.
Research Interests: Development of new technologies and hardware to improve underwater vehicles and systems.
Research Interests: Mechanical and systems engineering of innovative Remotely Operated and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles to enable access to unique environments, full ocean depth and under ice robotics, at sea vehicle operations and logistics. Ocean Worlds exploration. Creating inclusive work environments. Project organization and resource management.
Information Systems Associate II
Research Interests: Remote sensing using satellite-derived data, software development, underwater instrumentation, underwater acoustics.
Research Interests: Long endurance autonomous vehicles, battery systems, fiber optics, and under ice sampling.
Research Interests: Development, testing and operations of oceanographic vehicles, ROV electrical and fiber optic system architecture, electro-optical and mechanical design.
Research Interests: Swarm Systems, Deep-Sea exploration, Big Data Processing/ML, and Remote Robotics operations.
Research Interests: Development, management and use of cost-effective and user-friendly instrumentation and software.
Research Interests: Mechanical design and testing of subsea vehicles.
Research Interests: Undersea vehicle design, electrical systems design.
Research Interests: Dynamically adjustable autonomy, multi-agent systems, remote sensing and sampling, sensor fusion, asynchronous computing, deep reinforcement learning, underwater communications.
Research Interests: Remotely Operated Vehicles, deep-sea videography/photography, fiber optic telemetry systems, vehicle control systems software/hardware, video distribution/routing/monitoring/recording, single board computers.