Professor Michael Martin named the Lester and Mandell Rosenblatt Professor of Marine and Electrical Engineering

Webb Institute is proud to announce the promotion of Michael Martin to the position of Professor and his naming as the Lester and Mandell Rosenblatt Professor of Marine and Electrical Engineering. Professor Martin has continuously demonstrated his commitment and expertise in the realms of marine engineering.

Professor Martin received a Bachelor of Engineering from Manhattan College and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). He brings over 26 years of experience as a marine electrical engineer, specializing in a wide range of systems. His deep understanding of applicable codes, standards, and engineering practices has been instrumental in his role at Webb. His innovative work on the Hart Island Replacement Ferry, designing an all-electric, battery-operated ferry, emphasizes his commitment to sustainable engineering solutions. His work with the U.S. Marine Corps, developing an energy model for forward operating bases and a water conservation system prototype, further highlights his expertise in energy efficiency and sustainability.

At Webb, Professor Martin has taught a range of courses, including Programming with Applications, Physics III – Electricity and Magnetism, and Electrical Engineering I and II. His role as a thesis advisor has guided students through significant research projects.

Professor Martin has been a leader in the naval architecture and marine engineering community, serving as Regional Vice President with the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) in the New York Metropolitan section. Professor Martin served as past Regional Vice President with SNAME and past Chairman of the New York Metropolitan section.

We look forward to Professor Martin’s continued contributions and leadership in shaping the future of Webb.

Bradley Golden Promoted to Associate Professor of Naval Architecture

Webb Institute is delighted to announce the promotion of Bradley D.M. Golden to the position of Associate Professor of Naval Architecture. Professor Golden has demonstrated a great dedication to his alma mater.

Professor Golden graduated from Webb in 1999 before earning a Master of Science in Marine Technology from the University of Newcastle in 2000. After his graduate studies, he worked as a naval architect and later as President at an offshore shipping and engineering consultancy, leading the company’s team of naval architects on technical, design, and construction projects.

In 2018, he joined Webb as Assistant Professor of Naval Architecture. In this role, he has taught a variety of courses on naval architecture, marine engineering, and ship design. Professor Golden serves as a mentor and thesis advisor and guides students on their research projects.

In addition to his teaching, Professor Golden stays involved with the professional community of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME). He launched the groundbreaking Sustainability and Ship Design (SISD) summit at Webb. With internationally recognized speakers presenting, these conferences have become a must-attend for industry experts.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Golden on his well-deserved promotion.