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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Herbert Charles Sadler

1900 - 1939
Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Chair of Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Dean of Engineering

Edward Milton Bragg

1903 - 1944
Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

John Alexander Ross

1907 - 1908
Assistant Professor of Marine Engineering

Louis Baier

1912 - 1959
Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Sydney Rumney Russel

1912 - 1913
Acting Assistant Professor of Marine Engineering

Anders Fredrik Lindblad

1918 - 1933
Associate Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Henry Carter Adams II

1928
Professor of Naval Architecture

Glenn H. Easton

1944
Assistant Professor of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering

Ives Atherton

1945
Associate Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Harry Bell Benford

1948 - 1983
Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Chair of Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

George Lauman West Jr

1956 - 1970
Professor of Naval Architecture & Nuclear Engineering

Richard B. Couch

1957 - 1981
Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Chair of Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Stephen R. Towne

1961 - 1962
Visiting Associate Professor

Tetsuo Takahei

1962 - 1963
Visiting Professor of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering

Thomas J. LaForest

1963 - 1966
Professor of Naval Science and Tactics

John B. Woodward

1963 - 1999
Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Francis W. Boufford

1964
Assistant Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Amelio Milo D’Arcangelo

1964 - 1984
Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Horst Nowacki

1964
Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Hun Choi Kim

1965
Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Nickolas Vlahopoulous

1966
Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Claus Kruppa

1967
Visiting Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Francis T. Ogilvie

1967 - 1981
Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Chair of Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Michael G. Parsons

1972 - 2008
Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Howard M. Bunch

1977 - 1998
Associate Professor of Ship Production Sciences
Associate Professor of Transportation Research Institute
Research Scientist Transportation Research Institute

William S. Vorus

1977 - 1996
Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Director of Michigan Sea Gate Program

Robert G. Latorre

1979 - 1983
Assistant Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Terry E. Brockett

1984 - 1989
Associate Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Klaus-Peter Beier

1984 - 2008
Research Scientist

Russell A. Moll

1985 - 2001
Associate Research Scientist

David T Walker

1989 - 2008
Associate Research Scientist

Raymond A. Yagle

1994
Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Thomas Lamb

1995 - 2006
Research Scientist of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Ana I Sirviente

1997 - 2006
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Hatcern Tuba Ozkan-Haller

1998 - 2001
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science