John C. Daidola

Diadola 2015

Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering


B.S.E. – University of Michigan
M.S.E. – University of Michigan
Naval Surface Ship Design – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D. – Stevens Institute of Technology

Registered Professional Engineer, NY, FL, VA, WA, CT, NJ, PA, MD, SC, VT, AL, MI, CA, MA, RI, DE, ME, TX, LA.

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  • Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering, 2015 to present
  • Adjunct Professor, US Merchant Marine Academy, 2008-Present
    Masters in Marine Engineering Program Courses EM 661 – Propulsion and Propulsors and EM 624 – Vibrations of Marine Machinery and Structures. Also industry reviewer of undergraduate senior Capstone Design Projects.
  • Adjunct Professor, Stevens Institute, 2003-Present
    Courses OE 531 graduate course in overall ship design and NE 322 Engineering Design VI
  • AENY, President and Technical Director, 2015 – present
  • AMSEC Engineering of New York, P.C., President and Technical Director, 2006 – 2015
  • AMSEC LLC/Northrop Grumman and since 2011 Huntington Ingalls Industries, Director of Engineering and New York Operations Manager , 2007 – 2015
  • AMSEC LLC [A Joint Venture of Science Applications International Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation], Senior Vice President and Commercial Operations Manager, 2000 – 2007
  • M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc., Senior Vice President, Engineering and Branch Manager, New York Office, 1972 – 2000
  • John J. McMullen Associates, Inc., Assistant Technical Director, NY Technical Operations, 1982 – 1984
  • Storm-Master Boat Corporation, Owner, President and Chief Naval Architect, 1974 – 1978
  • Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Design Engineer, 1970 – 1972

Dr. Daidola’s interests include ship design, structure, hydrodynamics, propulsion, and ship production. He has had application in these disciplines from both research and design perspectives. His applied research and development has included ship vibration prediction methods and the evaluation of hull stiffness variation on vibratory response, analysis of ship structural collision and grounding casualties, and development of a plastic analysis procedures to predict structural deformations and energy absorption in collisions and grounding, probabilistic analysis of ship structure, the effects of hull girder stiffness on propulsion machinery alignment, elasto-plastic structural design for vessels navigating in ice, hull structural concepts for improved producibility, hydrodynamic impact loading on hull structure, residual strength of pitted plates, investigation of means of reducing hull resistance, methods and procedures for improved ship producibility, and advancement in aids to navigation. Dr. Daidola has developed software for ship design purposes including for seakeeping, maneuvering, and propeller selection.

  • Daidola, J.C., Arnold, A.M., and Imbesi, M.J., “Trimaran Preliminary Structural Design Procedures for a Large High Speed Sealift Ship”, ASNE 2017.
  • Gao, M., Daidola, J.C., Datla, R., “Resistance of Simplified Ship Forms with Fore-Aft Pressure Re-distribution”, SNAME, 2009.
  • Daidola, J.C. and Ottosson, P., “Hydrodynamic Simulation of Vessels Performing Underway Replenishment”, ASNE 2006.
  • Daidola, J.C., Sheinberg, R., Minnick, P., “U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Maneuverability, SNAME Transactions 2004.
  • Daidola, J.C. et al “Marine Systems In Refuse Hauling Infrastructure,” SNAME Transactions, 2003.
  • Daidola, J.C., Lundy, W. and Barr, R., “Evolution of the IMO Standards for Maneuverability,” to be presented at the SNAME Transactions 2002.
  • Daidola, J.C., Behr, R., Lynch, J.G., and Koehler, E.W., “The T-AGS 39 Class Ocean Survey Ships and their Conversion to Schoolships,” SNAME Marine Technology, July 2002.
  • Daidola, J., Higginbotham, J., “Development of Shipbuilder/Supplier Relationships,” American Society of Naval Engineers, ASNE Day 2002, Washington DC, April 2002.
  • Maffioli, P., Daidola, J.C. and, Olivier, J.  “Competitive Shipbuilding Production Practices,” SNAME Transactions 2001.
  • Daidola, J.C., Latorre, R., “Resistance Reduction of Displacement Hull Forms by Fore-Aft Pressure Re-Distribution,” Ocean Engineering, 29 1097-1117, 2002.
  • Schiller, T.R., Daidola, J.C., Kloetzli, J., Pfister, J., “Portfolio of World Class Ship Designs – Early Stage Design Tools” SNAME Marine Technology, April, 2001.
  • Brown, A., Tikka, K., Daidola, J.C., “Structural Design and Response in Collisions and Groundings,” to be presented SNAME Annual, 2000.
  • Daidola, J.C., and Llorca, M.R., “On the Legal Ramifications of Margins of Error,” SNAME Transactions, 1999.
  • Daidola, J.C., Reyling, C.J., Ameer, P.G., “Oil Outflow Estimates for Tankers and Barges,” Published in Spill Science and Technology Bulletin, 1998.
  • Daidola, J.C., Parente, J., Orisamolu, I.R. and Ma, K-T, “Residual Strength Assessment of Pitted Plate Panels,” U.S. Ship Structure Committee, SSC-394, NTIS No. PB97-131353, 1997.
  • Parente, J., Daidola, J.C.,  Basar, N.S. and Rodi, R.C., “Commercial Ship Design and Fabrication for Corrosion Control,” USCG SR-1377, to be published as U.S. Ship Structure Committee Report, September 1996.
  • Daidola,  J.C., et al, “Residual Strength Assessment of Pitted Plate Panels,” U.S. Ship Structure Committee, SR-1356, April 1996.
  • Cleary, C., Daidola, J.C. and Reyling, C.J., ” Sailing Ship Intact Stability Criteria,” SNAME, Marine Technology, July 1996.
  • Daidola, J.C., Parente, J. and Robinson, W.H., “Producibility of Double Hull Tankers,” 1995 SNAME/NSRP Ship Production Symposium and Journal of Ship Production, SNAME, February 1996.
  • Daidola, J.C. and Mishkevich, V., “Hydrodynamic Impact Loading on Displacement Ship Hulls:  An Assessment of the State of the Art,” U.S. Ship Structure Committee SSC-385, NTIS #PB96-129101, 1995.
  • Daidola, J.C. and Mishkevich, V., “Hydrodynamic Impact Loading on Displacement Ship Hulls:  An Assessment of the State of the Art – Bibliography,” U.S. Ship Structure Committee SSC-385A, NTIS #PB96-192119, 1995.
  • Daidola, J. C., “Tanker Structure Behavior During Collision and Grounding,” Marine Technology, SNAME, January 1995.
  • Daidola, J. C., “A Plan for Identifying a More Producible Structure for Tankers,” Journal of Ship Production, SNAME, May 1994, and 1993 SNAME/NSRP Ship Production Symposium.
  • Daidola, J. C., Parente, J., and Robinson, W. H., “Hull Structural Concepts for Improved Producibility,” U.S. Ship Structure Committee, SSC-377, 1994.
  • SNAME Panel H-10 (as member of panel), “Design Workbook on Ship Maneuverability,” T&R Bulletin   1-44, Circa 1990.
  • Daidola, J. C., and Sheinberg, R., “A Procedure for the Structural Design of Icebreakers and Other Ships Navigating in Ice,” SNAME Transactions, 1988.
  • Daidola, J. C., and Griffin, J., “Developments in the Design of Oceanographic Ships,” SNAME Transactions, 1986.
  • Daidola, J. C., “Natural Vibrations of Beams in a Fluid with Applications to Ships and Other Marine Structures,” Transactions SNAME, 1984.
  • Daidola, et al, “Naval Architectural Considerations in the Design of a Helicopter,” AIAA Journal of Hydronautics, October 1981.
  • Daidola, J. C., and Jovino V. W., “The Effects of Hull Girder Stiffness on Propulsion Machinery Alignment,” EUROMECH 122, Paris, France, 1979.
  • Daidola, J. C., and Basar, N. S., “Probabilistic Structural Analysis of Ship Hull Longitudinal Strength,” Ship Structure Committee, Publication 301.
  • Daidola, J. C., Maniar, N. M., Stanley, R., “Critical Analysis of Ship Structural Casualty Data,” Ship Structure Committee SR-1247, 1977.
  • Kline, R. G., and Daidola, J. C., “Ship Vibration Prediction Methods and Evaluation of Influence of Hull Stiffness Variation on Vibratory Response,” SSC Report 249, 1975.
  • Daidola, J.C., “Structural Design Procedure for Large Trimarans”, abstract accepted for IMDC 2018, June 2018.
  • Daidola, J.C., “Instability of Pontoon Boats in Waves,” SNAME SMC, October, 2017. Daidola, J.C., “Trimaran Structural Design Procedures for a Large High Speed Ship”, FAST 2017, September 2017.
  • Daidola, J.C., Arnold, A.M., Imbesi, M.J., “Trimaran Preliminary Structural Design Procedures for a Large High Speed Sealift Ship”, Naval Engineers Journal, June 2017. Daidola, J.C., Arnold, A.M., Imbesi, M.J., “Trima
  • Daidola, J.C., “A Cornucopia of Structural Challenges – Solved, Ongoing, Opportunities for the Future?”, SNAME Metropolitan New York Section, June 2016 (With PDH Professional Engineering credit awarded for attendance.)
  • Daidola, J.C., “Ship Design, Acquisition and Construction”,  Encyclopedia of Marine and Offshore Engineering, Wiley, 2016.
  • Daidola, J.C., “The Admiralty Technologist’s Quiver”, The Maritime Advocate, ISSN1463-9599, Issue 25, February 2004.
  • “Guidance for Naval Surface Ship Mission Oriented Requirements,” NATO ANEP, June 2004, contributing author.
  • “Guidance for Preparation of Onboard Maneuvering Information,” NATO  ANEP, June 2004, contributing author.
  • Lamb T., ed. (Daidola, J.C., Chair of the Committee), “Ship Design and Construction,” 2 Vol., SNAME, 2003.
  • Daidola, J.C., “Primer for Channel and Aid to Navigation Studies,” to be published as a SNAME T&R Bulletin.
  • Daidola, J., UNO Ship Production Technology Program – Graduate Education Program and Seminars on Shipbuilding Technology, GCRMTC/UNO, 2000.
  • Schiller, T.R., Daidola, J.C., Kloetzli, J., Pfister, J., “Preliminary Design Computer Synthesis Modeling and Cost Estimating,” International Conference on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding (ICCAS), 1999.
  • Daidola, J.C., “Ship Design – A World-Class Vision for the 21st Century,” Published in Maritime Transport International, 1998.
  • Daidola, J.C., Olofsson, H., “Twin Skeg Hull Form Applications for Large RO-RO’s,” Joint California Sections Meeting, San Diego, June 1997.
  • Daidola, J.C., “New Ship Designs,” 1997 Transportation Operations, Management and Economics International Symposium, SNAME Metropolitan Section, May 14, 1997.
  • Daidola, J.C. and Pet, E., “Application of Structural Collision Analysis to High-Speed Craft,” Joint SNAME/SNAJ International Conference on Collision and Grounding, San Francisco, August 1996.
  • Ammerman, D.J. and Daidola, J.C., “A Comparison of Methods for Evaluating Structure During Ship Collisions,” Joint SNAME/SNAJ International Conference on Collision and Grounding, San Francisco, August 1996.
  • Daidola, J.C., Editor, Ship Design – A World-Class Vision for the 21st Century, SNAME Proceedings, January 1996.
  • Daidola, J. C., Reyling, C. J., Ameer, P. G., “Oil Outflow Estimates for Tankers,” International Maritime Organization (IMO) Second International Oil Spill Research and Development Forum, London, May 1995.
  • Daidola, J. C., “Northwest Passage Shipping,” ICETECH ’94, SNAME, March 1994.
  • Daidola, J. C., and Johnson, F. M., “Propeller Selection and Optimization Program (PSOP), T&R Bulletin 7-6, June 1993.
  • Daidola, J. C., “Tanker Structure Behavior During Collision and Grounding,” SNAME Metropolitan New York Section, March 1993.
  • Daidola, J. C., Centennial Historical Volume, Chapter 7.2 Service Vessels – Oceanographic Ships, SNAME 1993 Transactions.
  • Daidola, J. C., and Johnson, F. M., “Propeller Selection and Optimization,” Hampton Roads Section SNAME, January 1992.
  • Daidola, J. C., et al, “Buoy Technology,” U.S. Coast Guard Publication, 3 vols, 1992.
  • Daidola, J. C., “Considerations for Earlier Design for Production,” SNAME/NSRP Ship Production Symposium, 1992.
  • Daidola, J. C., and Reyling, C. J., “Polynomial Representation of Propeller Characteristics,” Chesapeake Section SNAME, September 1991.
  • Daidola, J. C., and Reyling, C. J., “Weight Definition and Control for Fast Craft,” SNAME Power Boat Symposium, 1991.
  • Daidola, J. C., “Oceanographic Ships of the Future,” Sea Technology, 1991.
  • Daidola, J. C., Basar, N., and Walker, R. T., “New Buoy Systems Research,” MTS ’90, Marine Technology Society, 1990.
  • Daidola, J. C., Ship of the Future – 2000, SNAME Workshop Proceedings, author of “Oceanographic Ships of the Future,” May 1990.
  • Daidola, J. C., et al, “A Simulation Program for Vessels Maneuvering at Slow Speeds,” SNAME 1986 Spring Meeting.
  • Daidola, Graham, Hultberg, “Space Shuttle Booster Retrieval Platform for the United States Air Force,” SNAME 1982 Spring Meeting.
  • Daidola, et al, “Subdivision of Crude Oil and Product Tankships, “Marine Technology, April 1982.
  • Daidola and Daniel, “Maneuvering Considerations in the Ship Design Spiral,” New York SNAME, March 1981.
  • Daidola, Ting and Wolfe, “Propulsion Systems for Slow Amphibians,” SNAME Propeller Symposium, 1981.
  • Daidola, J. C., Basar, N. S., “Probabilistic Design for Ship Hull Structural Strength,” SNAME, Spring Meeting, 1980.
  • Basar, Daidola, Sheffield, “Station Keeping Subsystem Designs for Modular Experiment OTEC Plants,” Sixth OTEC Conference, 1979.
  • Daidola, et al, “A Bottom Fixed OTEC Plant on the Edge of a Continental (Or Island) Shelf,” Second Miami International Conference on Alternative Energy Sources, 1979.
  • Basar, N. S., and Daidola, J. C., “Stern Frame and Hawsepipe Alternatives,” National Shipbuilding and Research Program, U.S. Maritime Administration Project SP-V-K, March 1979.
  • Maniar, Daidola, “The Considerations of Vibration and Noise at the Preliminary and Contract Levels of Ship Design,” International Ship Vibration Symposium, October 1978.
  • Basar, N., Daidola, J. C., Maniar, N. M., “OTECCommercialPlantOcean Systems,” Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 1978.
  • Basar, N., Daidola, J. C., Maniar, N. M., “OTEC Ocean Systems Evaluation,” Fifth OTEC Conference, Miami, Florida, February 1978.
  • Lasky, M. P., Daidola, J. C., “Design Experience with Hull Form Definition During Pre-Detail Design,” First International Symposium on Computer Aided Hull-Surface Definition, SNAME, 1977.
  • Daidola, J. C., and Maniar, N. M., “Design Considerations for Stability of Drill Ships,” Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings, OTC 2507, 1976.
  • Daidola, J. C., “Design Data Sheet, DDS562-1; Control Surface Structure; Documentation and Rationale,” NAVSSEC Report 6136-74-278, U.S. Navy, 1974.
  • Daidola, J. C., “Draft of Design Data Sheet, DDS562-1; Control Surface Structure,” NAVSSEC Report 6136-74-279, 1974.
  • Daidola, J. C., and Canaby, C., “40 Knot Planing Passenger Craft,” Gulf Coast Section SNAME, April 1970
  • David W. Taylor Medal Notable Achievement in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Highest Award given by SNAME, 2017
  • Rosenblatt – Michigan Award, Outstanding Professional Achievement, The University of Michigan, 2004
  • Distinguished Service Award, SNAME, 1997
  • Centennial Medal, Professional Achievement, SNAME, 1993
  • Chair, ASNE Metropolitan NY Section and Member of Council, 2002-present
  • Chair, Technical & Research Committee, SNAME, 1999-2004
  • Chair, Book Control Committee, Publication: Ship Design and Construction, SNAME, 2003
  • Member, J. of Ship Production Committee, SNAME, 2000 – present
  • Member, Scholarship Committee, SNAME, 1998 – present
  • Member, Committee on Naval Architecture, ABS, 1966-1988
  • Member, Naval Technical Committee, ABS, 2003 – present
  • Member, Executive Control Board, National Shipbuilding Research Program, 1980’s
  • Chair, Ship Design Committee, SNAME, 1993-1998
  • Member, Executive Committee, U.S. Ship Structure Committee, 2000-2004
  • Patent: Marine Life Protector, 2000-2004
  • The Society of Naval Architects and Marin Engineers (SNAME), Fellow
  • American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), Member
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Non-lawyer Member
  • Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA), Member
  • North Atlantic Ports Association, Assoc. Member