Faculty Profile

 

 

Edwin G. Wiggins

Mandell and Lester Rosenblatt Professor of Marine Engineering
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 1965
M.S. Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University, 1968
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1976

Appointments at Webb Institute:
Dean and Professor, July 1987-July 1992
Professor, July 1992-November 2000
Rosenblatt Professor of Marine Engineering, November 2000-present

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

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:
“COGAS Propulsion for LNG Ships,” presentation at the September 11, 2007 meeting of the New York Metro Section of SNAME.
“Air-Standard Analysis with MathCad: An Improved Heat Capacity Correlation,” Computers in Education Journal, vol. XVII, no. 3, July-September 2007, p. 12.
“Isomorphous Phase Diagrams in MathCad: A Powerful tool for Instructors,” Computers in Education Journal, vol. XVII, no. 3, July-September 2007, p. 106.
“Programming the Palm Tungsten: Third in a Series,” Computers in Education Journal, vol. XVI, no. 3, July-September 2006, p. 59.
“Programming the Palm Tungsten: Second in a Series,” Computers in Education Journal, vol. XVI, no. 1, January-March 2006, p. 24.
“Programming the Palm Tungsten,” Computers in Education Journal, vol. XV, no. 4, October-December 2005, p. 53.
“Fin Calculations in Mathcad,” Computers in Education Journal, vol. XV, no.2, April – June 2005, p.45.
“Air-Standard Analysis with Mathcad,” Computers in Education Journal, vol. XIV, no. 1, January – March 2004, p. 25.
“ABET’s New Approach to Accreditation,” keynote presentation at the Sixth Saudi Engineering Conference
“Steam Cycle Analysis with Mathcad,” Computers in Education Journal, vol. XIII, no. 3, July - September 2003, p. 37.

Professional Development Activities:
ABET Annual Meeting 2005, 2006, 2007
SNAME Annual Meeting 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007
Frequent attendance at SNAME local section meetings

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

Professional Memberships:
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society for Engineering Education
 
Additional Duties Beyond Teaching, 2002 to Present:
Faculty Honor Committee, chair
Admissions Committee

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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