Feb 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

Graduate Program Faculty


Department Head

CAPT Anthony D. Nigro, USMS
B.E., SUNY Maritime College
M.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
MMC: Chief Engineer of Steam, Motor or Gas Turbine Vessels of Any Horsepower

Program Director

James Garofalo, Ph.D.
B.S., Adelphi University
B.S., Columbia University
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Graduate Program Faculty

Suzanne Beckstoffer

M.B.A., The College of William and Mary
B.S., Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University
 

David Breslin

M.E.A., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
Licenses: Professional Engineer, VA
 

Boris Butman

Ph.D., Marine Engineering Management, Maritime Technical University, Leningrad, USSR
M.S., Shipyard Engineering, Shipbuilding College, Leningrad, USSR
B.S., Shipyard Engineering, Shipbuilding College, Leningrad, USSR
 

John Daidola

Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology
M.S.E., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan
B.S.E., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan
Licenses: Professional Engineer, NY, FL, WA, CT, NJ, PA, MA, SC, VT, AL, MS, ME, MA, RI, DE, LA, TX, CA 
 

Jose Femenia

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, City College of NY
B.E., Marine Engineering, SUNY Maritime College
MMC: Third Assistant Engineer of Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Horsepower
Licenses: Professional Engineer, NY
 

Scott Fiveland

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
B.S., Marine Engineering Systems, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Licenses: USCG Third Assistant Engineer of Steam, Motor or Gas Turbine Unlimited Horsepower
 

Neil Gallagher

M.S., Ocean Systems Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Webb Institute
Licenses: Professional Engineer, NY
 

CDR James A. Harbach, USMS (Ret)

M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University
B.S., Marine Engineering, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University
MMC: First Assistant Engineer of Steam Vessels Unlimited Horsepower; Third Assistant Engineer of Motor Vessels Unlimited Horsepower
Licenses:  Professional Engineer, NJ
 

Nagy Hussein

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Catholic University of America
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Howard University
B.S., Marine Engineering, Suez Canal University
 

Raymond L. Mathewson, Jr.  

O.E., Ocean Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.E., Marine Engineering
 

Salvatore R. Mercogliano

Ph.D., History, University of Alabama
M.A., Maritime History and Naval Archeology, East Carolina University
B.S., Marine Transportation, SUNY Maritime College
MMC: Second Mate (Unlimited)
 

Charles Munsch

M.E., Ocean Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
B.E., Naval Architecture, SUNY Maritime College
MMC: First Assistant Engineer (Steam); Third Assistant Engineer (Motor)
 

Mukund Patel                               

Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
M.S., I.E, University of Pittsburgh
M.E., Gujarat University
B.E.E., Surdar University
Licenses: Professional Engineer, PA; Chartered Engineer, United Kingdom
 

CAPT William J. Sembler, USMS (Ret)

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of NYU
M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
B.S., Marine Engineering, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
MMC: Chief Engineer of Steam, Motor or Gas Turbine Vessels Unlimited Horsepower; Third Mate of Steam and Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans
Licenses: Professional Engineer, NJ, NY; Licensed Stationary Engineer, NJ
 

Yvonne Traynham

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of New Orleans
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of New Orleans
B.S., Nuclear Engineering, University of Florida
Licenses: Professional Engineer, LA, MS
 

James Turso         

Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, Penn State University
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Idaho
M.S., Nuclear Engineering, Penn State University
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Manhattan College
B.S., Marine Engineering, SUNY Maritime College
MMC: USCG Third Assistant Engineer (Steam/Motor)
Licenses: Professional Engineer, PA                
 

Matthew Werner  

M.B.A., Long Island University
M.S., Ocean Technology and Commerce, Webb Institute
B.S., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Webb Institute 
Licenses: Professional Engineer, NY