Jeffrey Falzarano


Graduate Program Director

Falzarano, Jeffery

Office: HEB 139E
Phone: 979.862.7942

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Research Interests

  • Autonomous Surface Vessels, Icebreaking ships
  • Ship and Offshore Platforms Hydrodynamics and Dynamic Stability
  • System Identification of Marine Dynamical Systems, Ship Roll Damping
  • Wave Structure Interaction, Optimization of Hull-forms for Design
  • Nonlinear and Random Vibrations, Long-term Prediction of Design Extreme Loading

Awards & Honors

  • 2005, Elected Fellow Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • 2005, Elected Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers


  • Ph.D.,University of Michigan, 1990
  • MSE Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 1989
  • MSE Applied Mechanics, University of Michigan, 1987
  • MSE Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan, 1985
  • BS, Webb Institute, 1982

Selected Publications

Guha, A., & Falzarano, J. (2015). The effect of hull emergence angle on the near field formulation of added resistance. Ocean Engineering, 105, 10-24.

Somayajula, A., & Falzarano, J. (2015). Large-amplitude time-domain simulation tool for marine and offshore motion prediction. Marine Systems & Ocean Technology, 10(1), 1–17.

Moideen, H., Somayajula, A., & Falzarano, J. M. (2014). Application of Volterra series analysis for parametric rolling in irregular seas. Journal of Ship Research, 58(2), 97-105.

Falzarano, J., Somayajula, A., & Seah, R. (2015). An overview of the prediction methods for roll damping of ships. Ocean Systems Engineering, 5(2), 55–76.

Guha, A., & Falzarano, J. (2015). Application of multi objective genetic algorithm in ship hull optimization. Ocean Systems Engineering, 5(2), 91–107