Michael T. Martin

Michael Martin - Professor of Electrical Engineering

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering



Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manhattan College 1992

Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, New York Institute of Technology 2010

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  • Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, 2015 to Present
  • Professional Engineer, New York
  • Professional Engineer, New Jersey
  • Certified Energy Manager, Association of Energy Engineers
  • Program Management Professional, Program Management Institute

“Preserving the Missouri, One Tank at a Time”, February 2011. Paper presented to the NY Metropolitan SNAME section.

“Shore Power for the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, a Case Study”, November 2010. Paper presented to the NY Metropolitan SNAME section.

“COLD IRON, A Maritime Contribution to our Environment”, September 2006. Paper presented to the SNAME Annual Meeting,

Over 23 years of experience as a marine electrical engineer with a background in a broad range of electrical systems, including electrical propulsion, power generation, power distribution, lighting systems, communications, navigation, and internal communication systems. Very familiar with applicable codes, standards and sound engineering practices (including USCG and ABS). Responsible for running research and development programs as well as the preparation of detailed contract documents. Assignments have included development of one-line diagrams, load analyses, material takeoffs, IC block diagrams, matrices, and installation drawings; power and lighting calculations (fault current, voltage drop, protective device coordination, etc.), deck plans; studies and reports; plan approval and specifications. Extensive experience in the preparation of detailed construction drawings, construction cost estimates and providing customer support during both the development and construction phase of projects.

Staten Island Ferry, new 4500 Passenger Class – Principal Electrical Engineer for the design of a new class of ferries. Developing electrical plant load analysis, fault current analysis, protective device coordination study and detailed engineering drawings. The ferries are being built to ABS and USCG rules.

Maritime Services Vessel 2.0 – Program Manager and Principal Electrical Engineer for the conversion of a roll-on-roll-off ship to a helicopter capable maritime services vessel. Developing the detailed design and supporting calculations for adding a helicopter hangar, helicopter control station, fight deck, vertical replenishment station and supporting services. Supporting services include 400 Hz and 28 VDC electrical power for the aircraft as well as detailed lighting control systems for landing.

Military Sealift Command Energy Conservation Program – Principal Electrical Engineer supporting the MSC ENCON program. The program included energy management planning and auditing for MSC vessels. Developed detailed energy management plans and executed energy audits as part of the MSC program to reduce energy and fuel consumption. The program involved reviewing all systems on MSC vessels to develop detailed plans for reducing energy consumption. These planning documents were then supported with measured data taken on board each of the target vessels. The program included all classes of MSC vessels and more than 15 energy audits. Results of the audits were presented in detailed finding reports, and specific recommendations were implemented using detailed design drawings.

U.S. Marine Corps Energy Modeling and Automated Load Bank Prototype – Principal Electrical Engineer. Developed a detailed model of energy consumption for USMC forward operating bases to identify areas for improved energy efficiency. The computer model was configurable to match specific electrical generators used at FOBs based on the on-site equipment. Phase two of the project was to utilize this detailed model to develop a dynamic generator testing system for the USMC. The dynamic generator testing system utilizes the energy model of the FOB to automatically control a configurable set of resistive load banks. Developed the detailed design of the control system, fabricated and tested the prototype.

U.S. Marine Corps Energy and Water Conservation System Prototype – Principal Electrical Engineer. Developed the electrical power and control system design for a gray water treatment system intended for use at USMC forward operating bases. The system is intended to recycle shower, laundry and galley wastewater to reduce water deliveries. Assisted in the fabrication and testing of a prototype version of the system.

Military Sealift Command Engineering Support – Principal Electrical Engineer supporting various MSC projects under the N7 (engineering branch) level of effort contract. The projects include a variety of efforts from simulation to detailed design for habitability upgrades. The projects are on a wide variety of vessels and include most shipboard systems. Final products include reports, studies and detailed design documents.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Energy Auditing Program – Principal Electrical Engineer supporting the NOAA energy-auditing program. The program includes energy management planning and auditing for NOAA vessels. Developed detailed energy management plans and executed energy audits as part of the NOAA program to reduce energy and fuel consumption. The program involved reviewing all systems on NOAA vessels to develop detailed plans for reducing energy consumption. These planning documents are then supported with measured data taken aboard each of the target vessels. The program includes three classes of NOAA.

Staten Island Ferry Fuel Monitoring System– Designed a fuel monitoring system for the Molinari class of Staten Island Ferries. This included the 4-20ma fuel flow sensors, interface box and integration to the existing Allen Bradley programmable logic control system that is serves as the ferry’s machinery control system. The system is used to remotely monitor fuel consumption and other vessel operating information to develop energy conservation measures.

Staten Island Ferry Propulsion Drive Fault Analysis. Developed testing procedures and sea trial program to determine the cause of repeated propulsion drive faults on the ferry Marchi. Installed 3 electrical data loggers on various portions of the electrical distribution system to observe the fault during the sea trials. Based on the results of the testing developed recommendations to mitigate the cause of the faults.

Military Sealift USNS Mount Whitney Assured Power Modifications – Government representative- Principal Electrical Engineer. Provided plan review services for the USS Mount Whitney Assured Power Modification program. The Mt Whitney APM, involves the replacement of ship service diesel generators and the installation of a large uninterruptible power system. Provided independent review and confirmation of electrical system design drawings and calculations.

Carnival Cruise Lines Energy Management Program – Provided engineering support to CCL on evaluation of energy conservation measures. Performed under way validation audits on the installation of variable frequency drives for the engine room ventilation systems. Prepared detailed engineering reports on findings and provided recommendations on system configurations.

USS Missouri Humidity Monitoring System – Design manager for a design-build program to implement a system to continuously monitor the humidity in the tanks on this historic vessel. A short implementation period was required to meet a dry-dock schedule for the vessel. The project included over 500 tanks and tens of thousands of feet of fiber optic and copper cable. The system utilized a programmable logic controller network to read inputs from the humidity sensors. A custom user interface was developed to allow museum personnel to monitor the system.

Airport Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems (PIDS) – Design Manager for power and communication infrastructure for the PIDS system at John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty and Teterboro Airports. This $100 million design/build program provides a system that is a complex mix of high technology virtual fence type of equipment including CCTV cameras, IR cameras, and taut wire sensors. Implementing the concurrent design for such a system at the busiest airports in the country required close coordination among team members and project stakeholders. The program involved extensive underground electrical infrastructure an eight emergency generators.

June 2011 – Present: Marine Design Dynamics, Inc. (NY, NY) – Vice President and Principal Electrical Engineer Responsible for the daily operation and management of the New York office. Also supporting company initiatives in marine energy conservation program for the Military Sealift Command. As chief electrical engineer, supporting multiple programs for a variety of electrical generation and distribution system design and analysis.

May 2002 – June 2011: AMSEC LLC (NY, NY)– Senior Principal and Electrical Section Manager Program manager and senior electrical engineer for all electrical engineering in AMSEC New York office. Customers included; The Port Authority of NY & NJ, NYC Department of Transportation, Puget Sound Naval Ship Yard, Norfolk Naval Ship Yard. USS Missouri Memorial Museum, Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, Delaware River and Bay Authority, Horizon Lines, Conoco Philips, Military Sealift Command, among others. 4

May 2000 – June 2002: AMSEC LLC (NY, NY)– Program Manager and Senior Electrical Engineer Program manager for the Port Authority of NY and NJ level of effort contract. Supported PANYNJ on development and design advanced electronic and communication systems. Responsible for the development of detailed electrical engineering documents for a variety of marine vessels and structures.

December 1992 – June 2002: M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc. (NY, NY) – Senior Electrical Engineer and Project Engineer Responsible for the development of detailed engineering drawings and calculations. Developed engineering studies, trade-off analysis and cost estimates. As project engineer responsible for multi-discipline teams of engineers

  • Shipboard energy conservation and overall modeling of shipboard energy usage.
  • Shipboard automation and communication systems, combining my experience with commercial (shore-side) technology with marine based platforms
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)
    • Elected as Fellow to SNAME, 2016
  • American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE)