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neil gallagher 


Neil J. Gallagher

Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 


M.S. Naval Architecture; Ocean Systems Management; MIT

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

Appointments at Webb Institute:
Professor, Shirley N. and Stephen R. Towne Professor of Ship Design, 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 Marine Engineer, managed engineering department for new construction of Coast Guard cutters, Army tugboats, and commercial ferries, R.E. Derecktor of RI Shipyard, 1983 - 1991

Senior Engineer, marine engineer in Central Technical Division involved with design and production support of commercial ship construction, Bethlehem Steel Corporations Sparrows Point Shipyard, 1978 -1983

Courses Taught, 2002 to Present:
ME 1: 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
Machine Shop

Publications and Presentations:
SNAME Energy Efficiency Workshop: Panel 1 - The Impact of Ship Design on Energy Efficiency, March 2014.

Professional Registration:
Professional Engineer (NY)

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)

Additional Duties Beyond Teaching, 2002 to Present:
Thesis Advisor
Marine Engineering Lab Director
Machine Shop Supervisor
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


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