Faculty Profile



Matthew R. Werner

Dean and American Bureau of Shipping Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Ph.D. Ocean Engineering, Stevens Institute, Candidate

Masters of Business Administration, Long Island University, 2003

M.S. Ocean Technology and Commerce, Webb Institute, 1997

B.S. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, 1995

Appointments at Webb Institute:
ABS Chair of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 2010 - Present
Professor, 2011 - Present
Associate Professor, 2007 - 2011
Assistant Professor, 2002 - 2007

Other Academic Experience:
Adjunct Professor, Stevens Institute, 2012 - Present
Visiting Professor of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2012 - Present
Adjunct Professor, United States Merchant Marine Academy, 2004 - Present

Non-academic Experience:
Independent Consultant NA/ME, 2002 - Present (part time)
Naval Architect/Marine Engineer, Hiltveit Associates, Inc., 1998 - 2002
Naval Architect/Marine Engineer, Electric Boat Corporation, 1995 - 1998

Courses Taught, 2002 to Present:
Electrical Engineering II: Machines and Controls 
Engineering Mechanics: Statics
Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
Computer Programming with Applications
Marine Engineering II: Introduction to Auxiliary Systems and Components
Marine Engineering V: Auxiliary System Design
Physics II
Ship Structures
Submarine Design Technology, Senior Elective (assisted Dr. Compton)

As an adjunct at Stevens Institute
Total Ship Design I
Total Ship Design II

As a visiting professor at the University of Michigan
NA 431: Marine Engineering II

As an adjunct at the United States Merchant Marine Academy
EM 200: Marine Engineering I
EM 210: Transport Processes I
EM 310: Transport Processes II
EM 621: Advanced Marine Propulsion Systems

Important Publications and Presentations, 2002 to Present:

Authored Chapter 31: Chemical Tankers for the text
Lamb, Thomas. 2004. Ship Design and Construction, Vol. 2, SNAME, Paramus, New Jersey.

Challenges and Future Research, Presentation to ABS Technology Forum, Houston, Texas, May 2012.

Professional Development Activities:
Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering at Stevens Institute.
Actively consulting in areas of ship design, construction, operations, and management.
Attended the National Academy of Engineering's sixth Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium, October 2014.
Member of NY Metropolitan Section’s executive committee 2010-2014.
Regularly attend SNAME annual meetings and local section meetings.
Webb representative on visiting team to Newport News Shipyard Apprentice School, July 2013.
Reviewer of papers for SNAME’s Journal of Ship Production and Design.
Consulting on NA/ME projects with AMSEC LLC.
ONR/NSF Sponsored Faculty Workshop, Integrated Electric Energy Systems Curriculum, University of Minnesota, June 2010.
Attended Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) seminar on preparing the MSCHE Periodic Review Report.  Philadelphia, February 2013.

Professional Memberships:
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)

Additional Duties Beyond Teaching, 2009 to Present:
Assessment Committee
ABET Visit Coordinator
Campus Security Committee
CQI Action Team 4 - Semester Abroad Program
Drafting Equipment Chairperson
Faculty Advisor to the Webb Institute Student SNAME/ASNE/MTS Section
Faculty Honor Committee
Library Committee
Marine Engineering Curriculum Subcommittee - Chair 
Ship Visit Coordinator
Sophomore Sea Term Coordinator
Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees (2009 – 2013), Member of various BOT committees
Faculty Search Committee, 2012, 2014
Faculty Promotion Committee, 2014
Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC) – Primary Investigator
Webb Institute Alumni Historian

Service Beyond Webb Institute:
SNAME Education Committee Chairman
SNAME New York Metropolitan Section
- Chair, 2013 - 2014
- Vice Chair, 2012 - 2013
- Secretary, 2011 - 2012
- Treasurer, 2010 - 2011
- Electronic Media Coordinator, 2009 - 2010
Patchogue Medford Youth Soccer League – Boys U-12 Travel Team Coach, Girls U-11
Intramural Coach

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