Michael T. Martin


Michael Martin - Professor of Electrical Engineering

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

 

Education

Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manhattan College

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

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  • Assistant Professor, 2015 to Present
  • Professional Experience:
    • Over 26 years of experience as a marine electrical engineer with a background in a broad range of electrical systems, including electrical propulsion, electric drives, 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.  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.
  • Recent Noteworthy Technical Accomplishments
    • Staten Island Ferry, new 4500 Passenger (Ollis Class) – Principal Electrical Engineer for the design of a new class of ferries. Developed 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 and utilize catalytic converters to meet Tier IV emission requirements.
    • Hart Island Replacement Ferry – Principal Electrical Engineer for the design of a small vehicle ferry between Hart Island and City island in NYC. The design is unique in that it will be all-electric and operated from batteries with a shore charging station.
    • Staten Island Ferry, Environmental Upgrades (all classes) – Developed a detailed engineering analysis for waste-water (gray and black) treatment and discharge across all classes of Staten Island Ferries. Based on the analysis developed detailed engineering drawings to convert the ferries to zero discharge with all waste-water being pumped to shore.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Programming with Applications – Introductory programming course.
  • Physics III – Electricity and Magnetism.
  • Electrical Engineering I – AC networks and power analysis and introduction to electronics.
  • Electrical Engineering II – Introduction to electrical machines (generators, motors and transformers), electric propulsion and control systems.
  • Thesis Advisor (completed):
    • An Economic Analysis of the Current and Future Ship Recycling Market with regards to Environmental Regulations, Erin Hub
    • The Design and Construction of a Multipurpose Autonomous Surface Vessel, Isaac Kremers – Presented at NY Met SNAME section
    • Development of a Small, Open-source Autonomous Surface Vessel as an Economical Sensor Platform, Nicholas Ratinaud
    • Complying with the IMO Sulfur Cap 2020: An Economic, Cost Analysis of the Feasibility of Methanol and Liquid Petroleum Gas as Options for Compliance, Brandon Louis – Thesis prize winner.
    • Automated Visualization of Shipboard Wiring Systems, Josiah Peace Ng
    • Design Guide for A Modular Adaptable Oceanographic Research Vessel, Neeshani Abrianna Reddy
  • Currently Advising:
    • The Development of a Model for Autonomous Vessel Path Planning, Brandon Wui
    • Design and Development of a Small Craft Collision Detection System, Jonathan (Grant) Dixon
    • The Design and Construction of a Multipurpose Buoyancy-Driven Underwater Glider, Mara DuVernois an Alex Taber
  • Co-coordinator for the re-accreditation process for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
  • Supporting writer for ABET.
  • Electrical Engineering Lab Director
  • IEEE student chapter leader
  • NAMEPA student chapter leader
  • “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.
  • MSCHE Self Study institute
  • MSCHE Training for use of evidence inventory
  • Continuing education credits for professional licensure
  • Actively consulting in areas of ship design, construction, operations, and management.
  • Professional Engineer, New York
  • Professional Engineer, New Jersey
  • Certified Energy Manager, Association of Energy Engineers
  • Fellow, SNAME
  • Certificate of Appreciation, SNAME National
  • Certificates of Appreciation, NY MET Section SNAME
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
  • Member, Program Management Institute (PMI)
  • SNAME Regional Vice President
  • SNAME Canvassing Committee
  • SNAME New York Metropolitan Section
    • Chair 1998-2000
    • Vice Chair 1997-1998
    • Secretary 1996-1997
    • Treasurer 1995-1996
    • Papers Chair 1994-1995
    • Meetings Chair 1993-1994