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Alan Brown

  • NAVSEA Professor of Naval Ship Design
  • Ph.D., Marine Engineering, 1986, MIT
  • M.S., Ocean Engineering , 1973, MIT
  • M.S. Shipping and Shipbuilding Management, 1973, MIT
  • B.S., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 1971, MIT
  • B.A., Religion and Theater Arts, LaVerne College, 1978
Aerospace & Ocean Engineering (MC0203)
Randolph Hall, RM 311-B, Virginia Tech
460 Old Turner St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • Naval Engineering
  • Ship Design
  • Ship Survivability
  • Co-Director of Naval Engineering Education Center, SNAME Fellow
  • Past SNAME Vice President (NE Region)
  • Past ASNE National Council
  • Chairman, SNAME Adhoc Panel on Structural Design and Response in Collision and Grounding
  • Past-Chairman and Vice-Chairman, New England Section SNAME
  • Technical Advisor to US Delegation at International Maritime Organization for Bulk, Liquids and Gases (BLG) and Stability, Load Lines and Fishing Vessels (SLF) Subcommittees
  • Member, SNAME Adhoc Panel on Environmental Performance of Tankers
  • Member, SNAME Ship Design Committee
  • Member, SNAME Panel O-44, Marine Safety and Pollution Prevention
  • Liaison Member, Ship Structures Committee (SSC).
  • 2015 SNAME Webb Medal for "Outstanding Contributions to Education in Naval Architecture, Marine or Ocean Engineering"
  • 2009 American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Jimmie Hamilton Award for Best Original Paper in 2008
  • 2007 ASNE Solberg Award - for outstanding achievement in Research related to Naval Engineering
  • 2007-2008 Dean's Certificate of Teaching Excellence
  • 2008 Dean's Award for Excellence in Service
  • SNAME Fellow
  • 1998-present, NAVSEA Professor, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • 1993-1997, Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, MIT
  • 1992-1993, Associate Professor of Naval Construction and Engineering, MIT
  • 1973-1992, US Navy-CAPT, USN(ret)-Engineering Duty Officer assignments in ship operations, maintenance, repair, salvage, oil spill response, design, construction, ship systems R&D, and marine engineering in U.S. Navy ships, fleet staff, shipyards, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV).