Walter ‘Pete’ Sarnacki picture

Walter ‘Pete’ Sarnacki

Department: Engineering

· Associate Professor

Phone: 207-326-2269
Office: 200 Rodgers Hall
Office Hours: M & F (BY APPT),T (12:20-12:50) W (10:00-12:00) TH (13:00-14:00)


Peter Sarnacki earned his B.S. degree in engineering from Maine Maritime Academy in 1979 and he began his teaching appointment at MMA in 1995. He is currently the Marine Engineering Operations program coordinator.

Mr. Sarnacki developed and teaches courses in steam and gas turbines and marine power auxiliary systems. He is a member of ASME International Gas Turbines Institute (IGTI) and has conducted research and authored papers in the field of thermal electric energy conversion devices and is a paper reviewer for IGTI. His engineering background also includes ten years of service on the trans-Alaska pipeline system where he completed his appointment as Marine Operations Supervisor in the Valdez oil terminal in charge of tanker movements and oil spill response at the port of Valdez.

Mr. Sarnacki holds a U.S. Coast Guard unlimited marine engineers license for Steam, diesel and gas turbines and has first class stationary engineer licenses from the state of Alaska and second class stationary engineers' license from the state of Maine. He holds a 50-ton U.S. Coast Guard masters license on inland waterways and 50-ton mate near coastal waters.

B.S., Maine Maritime Academy
State of Alaska First Class Stationary Engineer
State of Maine Second Class Stationary Engineer
Second Assistant Engineer, Steam or Gas Turbine Vessels, Unlimited
Third Assistant Engineer, Motor Vessels, Unlimited