• Professor
  • Director, Graduate Program
Jeffery Falzarano

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Michigan – 1990
  • Masters of Science in Engineering, aerospace engineering, University of Michigan – 1989
  • Masters of Science in Engineering, applied mechanics, University of Michigan – 1987
  • Masters of Science in Engineering, naval architecture and marine engineering, University of Michigan – 1985
  • Bachelor of Science, Webb Institute – 1982

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

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

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