Faculty Profile

 

 

Edwin G. Wiggins

Mandell and Lester Rosenblatt Professor of Marine Engineering

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1976.

M.S. Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University, 1968.

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 1965.


Appointments at Webb Institute:
Mandel & Lester Rosenblatt Professor of Marine Engineering, November 2000 - Present
Professor of Marine Engineering, 1992 - 2000
Dean and Professor of Marine Engineering, 1987 - 1992

Other Academic Experience:
Head of Engineering, US Merchant Marine Academy, 1982 - 1987
Marine Engineering Dept. Head, Texas A&M University at Galveston, 1978 - 1982

Non-academic Experience:
Ensign through lieutenant commander, tours of duty included chief engineer of a guided missile destroyer, and docking officer at Charleston Naval Shipyard, U.S. Navy, 1965 – 1978

Courses Taught, 2002 to Present:
Materials Science
Thermodynamics
Dynamics
Engineering Economics
Marine Engineering V (renumbered as IV in 2007)
Science Laboratory (lab for Materials Science)
Chemistry Laboratory

Important Publications and Presentations, 2002 to Present:

  • “Finite Element Analysis in Heat Transfer,” submitted for consideration to Computers in Education Journal.
  • “Using CAD to Analyze Journal Bearing Friction,” submitted for consideration to Computers in Education Journal.
  • “Using CAD to Help Students Learn Statics,” accepted for publication in Computers in Education Journal.
  • “Heat Exchanger Design,” presentation at the November 10, 2011 meeting of the New York Metro Section of SNAME.
  • “COGAS Propulsion for LNG Ships,” Journal of Marine Science and Application, vol. 10, no.2, June 2011, p. 175.
  • “Transient Heat Conduction in a Sphere,” Computers in Education Journal, vol. XX, no. 4, October – December 2010, p 1.
  • “Lecture Visuals from a 3-D CAD Program,” Computers in Education Journal, vol. XVIIII, no. 4, October – December 2009, p 63.
  • “Alternative Computer Solution Methods for Free and Forced Vibrations,” Computers in Education Journal, vol. XVIIII, no. 3, July-September 2009, p. 66.
  • “The Speed of Sound in Steam,” Computers in Education Journal, vol. XVIIII, no. 2, April – June 2009, p. 93.
  • “Iron-Iron Carbide Phase Diagrams in Mathcad,” Computers in Education Journal, vol. XVIIII, no. 2, April – June 2009, p. 60.

Professional Development Activities:
Mock ABET Visit, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Columbia, 2014 
SHIPPING Insight 2013
Combined Cycle User Group 2012
Combined Cycle User Group 2011
Mock ABET Visit, ESPOL, Guayaquil, Ecuador, January 2013

Honors and Professional Recognition:
Fellow of Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology
Fellow of Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Distinguished Service Award, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 2001
Centennial Certificate, American Society for Engineering Education
Centennial Medallion, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Best Teacher Award at Merchant Marine Academy, 1987

Professional Memberships:
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)
Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Additional Duties Beyond Teaching, 2002 to Present:
Faculty Honor Committee, Chair
Admissions Committee, 1978 - 2013
ABET Board of Directors, 2005 - 2008
ABET EAC, 1991 - 1997 and 2000 - 2005
ABET TAC, 1988 - 1991

Service Beyond Webb Institute:
ABET Board of Directors
ABET International Visits as program evaluator and team chair
SNAME Section Librarian
SNAME Scholarships Committee
ASEE OMED abstract reviewer

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