Neil J. Gallagher


Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering



B.S. of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Webb Institute

M.S. of Naval Architecture and Ocean Systems Management, MIT

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Appointments At Webb:

  • Shirley N. & Stephen R. Towne Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 1993 – Present

Non-academic Experience:

  • Consultant in naval architecture and marine engineering, providing support to shipyards and owners in stability, strength, machinery design, and shaft alignment, 1993 – present
  • Chief Engineer, Chief Marine Engineer, R.E. Derecktor of RI Shipyard, 1983 – 1991
  • Senior Engineer, Engineer, Associate Engineer; Bethlehem Steel Corporations Sparrows Point Shipyard, 1978 – 1983

Courses Taught, 2002 to Present:

  • ME1: Introduction to Marine Engineering
  • ME 3: Machine Design
  • ME 4: Machinery Systems Design
  • ME 6: Marine Diesel and Machinery Plant Design
  • NA7/Ship Design 2
  • Ship Design II; NA 10
  • Marine Transportation & Ship Production
  • CAD
  • Machine Shop

Professional Registration:

  • Professional Engineer – State of New York

Professional Development Activities:

  • Training Course on Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine, 2014
  • Professional engineering continuing education for NYS PE license

Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)

Important Publications and Presentations, 2002 to Present:

  • SNAME Energy Efficiency Workshop: Panel 1 – The Impact of Ship Design on Energy Efficiency, March 2014.

Additional Duties Beyond Teaching, 2002 to Present:

  • Thesis Advisor
  • Marine Engineering Lab Chair
  • Machine Shop Director
  • Yacht Club Advisor

Service Beyond Webb Institute:

  • Taught in SNAME professional engineering review course 2008 – Present
  • Author in SNAME Energy Efficiency Design Workshop, 2014
  • Panelist in Shaft Alignment Panel Discussion, SNAME Annual Meeting, 2010