Center for Ocean Engineering

Job Opportunities


Reposted, 7/8/19


STAR Center is currently seeking a Hydrodynamicist who will be responsible for the development, validation and documentation of all aspects of hydrodynamic modeling for the shiphandling simulators located at STAR Center in Dania Beach FL. This person will be required to become increasingly knowledgeable in the area of ship response modeling as it relates to training and port engineering studies.

Requirements include:

■ Undergraduate / graduate studies in Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or System Engineering
■ Mathematical modeling of ship motion dynamics for simulation
■ Hands-on exposure of using numerical tools of ship hydrodynamics for analysis
■ Exposure to modern general mathematical tools, such as Mathematica
■ Exposure to conducting or analyzing ship maneuvering sea trial data
■ Must be able to work in the US onsite Monday to Friday and travel to conferences, conventions, and customer meetings on an international basis

Capabilities include:

■ Identify, formulate, solve math modeling & ship modeling problems, and evaluate the solutions
■ Strip, organize, and analyze simulation results as well as drawing conclusions with a broad view of engineering, ship operations, and regulatory restrictions
■ Follow technical journals as well as publications and inform the management of trends and significant milestones in ship development

This position includes a competitive compensation package based on experience. We will be accepting resumes through Aug 15, 2019.

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Dolores Ammirati, Human Resources Manager, at with a copy to Bruce Fuchs, Head of Modeling & Research, at


April 22, 2019

Postdoc opening at MIT in underwater acoustic or ultrasonic systems

The Signal Kinetics group, led by professor Fadel Adib at MIT, has a postdoc opening in underwater acoustic/ultrasonic systems, particularly in the context of communication, networking, and sensing. Applicants are expected to have experience in designing, developing, and testing acoustic systems—such as transducers, energy harvesters, or sensors—and background in acoustic modeling and signal processing.  The research will focus on developing underwater communication and sensing systems with applications to underwater climate change monitoring, marine life sensing, submarine communications, and subsea IoT.

Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of extension based on funding and the direction of the research.

Expected start date: Summer or Fall 2019.

Position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


  • Conduct research to design, develop, and implement novel underwater sensors, actuators and transducers
  • Evaluate systems in underwater environments
  • Apply signal processing principles for underwater networking, communication, sensing, and energy harvesting
  • Communicate results to the scientific community through publications in peer-reviewed academic publications and scholarly dissemination as directed by the PI
  • Contribute to the development of proposals for research funding and to the reporting of results to funding agencies
  • Engage in wider research and scholarly activities with the research group



  • PhD in mechanical engineering, ocean science/engineering, electrical/electronic/communications engineering, computer science, physics, materials science, physics, or in relevant field
  • Experience with acoustic or ultrasound transducers development, characterization, and applications
  • Experience in piezoelectric design, theory, mathematical modeling, simulation, and implementation
  • Background in signal processing and algorithms
  • Ability to work independently, as well as a part of a highly collaborative interdisciplinary team, good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills


  • Background in prototyping and proficiency in using 3D printers, CNC mill, CNC lathe, laser cutters, and soldering
  • Experience in energy harvesting hardware design and implementation
  • Experience with radar signal processing and wireless communication

Interested applicants should email their CV to along with a short (one to two paragraph) description of their background and interest.