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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)
Virginia Tech Swing Space, Room 143
1600 Innovation Drive
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).
  • 2021 Harold E. Saunders Award for Lifetime Achievement, American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE)
    Alan J. Brown (2021)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).