Monday Lectures

In addition to the formal courses, all students attend the Monday Lecture Series, these lectures are given by speakers on a wide variety of topics-some technical, but many on quality of life, historical, or current events topics. The Monday lecture series is designed to expand Webb students’ education in both technical and non-technical subject areas. View our current lecture schedule and watch past lectures below. All videos are available on the Webb Institute Vimeo Channel.

Also, once or twice a year, a formal, evening lecture of the Zeien Lectures Series is presented.

If you have a suggestion for a Monday lecture or would like to present one, please contact Dean Matthew Werner at

Fall 2020 Lecture Schedule

Date Subject Speaker
Aug 24 Welcome Back President Michel, Dean Werner, Lauren Carballo
Aug 31 Drugs and Alcohol Awareness LICADD
Sept 14 Autonomous Systems Dr. Zak Harris ’11, Draper Labs
Sept 21 High-Fidelity Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Flows Prof. Krishnan Mahesh, University of Minnesota
Sept 28 Tunnel Thrusters: Function, Sizing, and Design – Video available below. Don MacPherson ’80, Technical Director, HydroComp, Inc.
Oct 5 Title IX Ms. Lauren Carballo, DASA
Oct 19 Set-Based Design Dr. David Singer, University of Michigan
Nov 2 Stepped Planing Hulls – Video available below. Dr. Michael Morabito ’05, USNA
Nov 23 Structural Design Approaches – Ships vs. Offshore Structures Dr. Roger Basu
Nov 30 Advanced Structures and Composites Dr. Anthony Viselli, Dr. Dagher – University of Maine, Advanced Structures & Composites Center

Past Lectures

Tunnel Thrusters: Function, Sizing, and Design

Donald Macpherson ‘80
Technical Director, HydroComp, Inc.

Stepped Planing Hulls. When Are They Appropriate?

Dr. Michael G. Morabito ‘05
Director of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, United States Naval Academy

Gary Vogel 

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.

Gary Vogel - Eagle Bulk

James (Jim) Gaughan

American Bureau Shipping (ABS)

“Liquefied Natural Gas Carrier Containment Systems’

James Gaughan

John (Jay) Edgar ’87

Naval Architect, Engineering Leader

“Building SBX: Development of the Sea-based Radar SBX-1”

John (Jay) Edgar ’87

Dr. Bob Brier

Researcher, Egyptologist

“Cleopatra’s Needles: The Lost Obelisks of Egypt”


Greg Diggs ’91


“Naval Acquisition Careers”

Greg Diggs ’91