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.

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

Spring 2022 Lecture Schedule

Date Subject Speaker
3/7/22 Welcome back and Webb updates President Michel and Dean Werner
3/14/22 Leadership at Webb Dean Werner
3/21/22 Contemporary Marine Classification and Regulation Issues Mr. Richard Delpizzo, ABS
4/4/22 The Maritime Energy Transition Nicolas Cazeres, Managing Director of Longitude Engineering
4/4/22 Coatings-Based Fracture Protection for Modern Aluminum Naval Vessels Dr. Matthew E. McMahon,  Materials Engineer in the Physical Metallurgy and Fire Protection Group at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD)
4/11/22 Discussion on Foiling Board Technology Zach Backus ’16 and Cody Stansky ’16 from Fliteboard and Darkmatter Engineering

Past Lectures

The Character of Truly Liberal Education

Dr. Shawn Welnak
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, LIUPost
Adjunct Professor of Political Philosophy, Webb Institute

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”