Directory of Key Center Personnel 

 

Laboratory Faculty

Richard Kimball
Dr. Rich Kimball
Laboratory Director
Rm 301 Dimukes Hall
richard.kimball@mma.edu
Dr. Kimball is METEL’s Technical Director and Professor of Engineering at MMA. He earned a Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering at MIT in the area of Marine Propulsion. He has several years' experience as an engineering manager and has published research in a wide range of disciplines including: marine propulsion, ocean energy, alternative fuels, wave basin/tow tank and wind tunnel testing.
More Info
Eaton Pic
Dr. Scott Eaton
Associated Faculty & Assistant to the Director
Rm 102 ABS Building
scott.eaton@mma.edu
Dr. Eaton is an Assistant Research Professor of Engineering and is Assistant to the Director. His research interests include alternative fuel chemistry and processing, advanced combustion engine strategies and exhaust chemistry and aftertreatment technologies.
More Info
laurie flood
Laurie Flood
Associated Faculty & Engineering Department Chair
Rm 102 Dismukes Hall
laurie.flood@mma.edu
Ms. Flood is a Professor and Department Chair of Engineering at MMA. She is a licensed marine engineer and expert in marine environmental regulation and compliance. Prof. Flood has an M.A. in Environmental Law and Policy and a M.S. in environmental engineering.
More Info
Paul wlodkowski
Dr. Paul Wlodkowski
Associated Faculty
Rm 104 Dismukes Hall
paul.wlodkowski@mma.edu
Dr. Wlodkowski is a Professor of Engineering at MMA and earned his Ph.D. from University of Maryland. He worked for Wilcox Research developing vector acoustic sensors for the Navy and has experience with active materials such as thermoelectrics.
More Info
doug read
Dr. Douglas Read
Associated Faculty
Rm 302 ABS Building
douglas.read@mma.edu
Dr. Read is an Associate Professor of Engineering at MMA. He earned a Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering from the University of Maine. His research interests include analytical wave resistance and hull optimization.
More Info

Richard Collenburg
Associated Faculty
Rm 418 Leavitt Hall
richard.collenburg@mma.edu
Mr. Collenburg is an Assistant Professor of Engineering at MMA. He holds a USCG Chief Engineer Unlimited license and has 3 years experience managing technical departments for the offshore oil and gas industry. He is a Caterpillar certified master mechanic for large bore engines and has 10 years experience operating and repairing offshore equipment world wide.
More Info
Mark Libby
Mark Libby
Associated Faculty
Rm 204 Dismukes Hall
mark.libby@mma.edu
Mr. Libby is a Professor of Engineering at MMA. He is a USCG licensed Chief Engineer and is an expert in marine diesel engines, their operation and maintenance.
More Info

 

 

Laboratory Staff

Tom Lokocz Adams
Tom Lokocz Adams
Lead Research Engineer
Andrews Hall Rm 112
thomas.adams@mma.edu
Mr. Adams manages the METEL lab and is an experienced engineer working in the marine field. He holds a USCG 200 ton Captains license.
BSarnacki
Dr. Brendyn Sarnacki
Research Engineer
Andrews Hall Rm 111
brendyn.sarnacki@mma.edu
Dr. Sarnacki received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in the areas of combustion and particulate measurements from UVA. He is an expert in state of the art emissions measurements.
Travis Wallace
Travis Wallace
Research Engineer
Andrews Hall Rm 110
travis.wallace@mma.edu
Mr. Wallace holds a USCG 3rd Assistant Engineering License and a in B.S. Marine Systems Engineering. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maine. His expertise is engineering of thermoelectric devices. He is a principle engineer of our heavy fuel engine systems.
Joshua Henry_good
Dr. Joshua Henry
Research Engineer
Andrews Hall
joshua.henry@mma.edu
Dr. Henry earned his Ph.D. in physical chemistry and materials engineering in 2005 from Cornell University. He conducts original research in the areas of materials synthesis and alternative fuels.
rick smith_good
Rick Smith
Research Engineer
Rm 113 Andrews Hall
richard.smith@mma.edu
Mr. Smith holds a B.S. in Marine Systems Engineering from MMA. He is a retired ships captain and has experience in engineering and project management in the areas of alternative energy and marine systems.

 

 

Collaborating Faculty

clay wheeler_good
Dr. M. Clayton Wheeler
Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of Maine
cwheeler@umche.maine.edu
Dr. Wheeler is METEL’s Lead Coordinator at UMaine. He is a group leader of UMaine's Forest Bioproducts Research Institute and has significant experience in the development of fuel products from various feedstocks such as biomass.
More Info
Bill Desisto_good
Dr. William DeSisto
Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of Maine
wdesisto@umche.maine.edu
Dr. DeSisto is a professor of Chemical Engineering at UMaine and earned his Ph.D. from Brown University in Chemical Engineering. He has significant experience in the development of fuels from various feedstocks such as biomass. He worked for 10 years as a researcher at the US Naval Research Laboratory.
More Info