Paul Mario Koola

Professor of Practice

EASA-Galveston Coordinator

Koola, Paul Mario

Office: PMEC 114 (Galveston)
Phone: 409.740.4755 

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Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Applications of systems engineering, machine learning and AI targeted to the marine domain including novel ocean infrastructure
  • Smart Energy Absorbing Structures (SEAS)
  • Energy stations at sea
  • Ocean renewable energy powered autonomous exploration vehicles
  • Marine Cyber Security 


Awards & Honors

  • German Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow, 1997
  • Danida Scholarship (Danish Government), 1993
  • U.S. Fulbright Scholar, 1987


  • Master of Business Administration, Texas A&M University, 2000
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, 1991

Selected Publications

Paul Mario Koola, Akif Ibragimov, “The dynamics of Wave Carpet  – A novel deep water wave energy design” OCEANS 2003, MTS/IEEE Conference Proceedings- 2288-2293, San Diego, California.

Chakrabarti, S. K., and Koola, P. M., "Interaction of a Flexible Floating Carpet with Ocean Waves", OMAE2003-37444, Proceedings of the Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Symposium, Cancun, Mexico, June, 2003.

Chakrabarti, S. K., and Koola, P. M., "Hydroelastic Analysis of a Floating Carpet in Waves" Proceedings on Fluid Structure Interaction '03, Cadiz, Spain, June, 2003.

Koola, P. M.; Kaldenhoff, H. and Schlurman, T.: Multifunctional wave absorbing breakwaters with extreme force dissipation. 5th Int. Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries COPEDEC, Cape, Town, South Africa, 19-23 April 1999.

Koola, P.M; Sundar, V.; Kaldenhoff, H. and Baur, R.: Pressure Distribution around cylinders due to freak waves. Proc. Int. Conf. in Ocean Engineering, Madras, India, 17-20 Dec. 1996, pp. 189-194.