Dec 06, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Catalog

Department of Engineering Faculty


Note: For all faculty listings in this section of the catalog, the year when a faculty member joined the Academy staff follows each name. Other information includes the individual’s faculty rank, degrees earned, where obtained, professional licenses held, and military affiliation. In a department that includes more than one discipline, the faculty member’s area of specialization is indicated.

Superscripts used in this listing are:

1faculty member has received the Academy’s Vice Admiral Gordon McLintock Award for Exemplary Leadership
2faculty member has received the Academy’s Sue Alice McNulty Award for Distinguished Teaching.
3faculty member has received the Captain C.A. Prosser Award for Student Service.
4faculty member has held command at sea of an unlimited tonnage vessel.


Department Head

CAPT William Caliendo, USMS (2005)
B.E., SUNY Maritime College
M.E., Stevens Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology
MMC: Third Assistant Engineer of Steam, Motor or Gas Turbine Vessels of Any Horsepower
Registered Professional Engineer - State of New York

Assistant Department Head

CDR David Pulis, USMS (2010)
B.S. U. S. Merchant Marine Academy
M.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
MMC: Second Assistant Engineer of Steam Third Assistant of Motor Vessels of Any Horsepower
Military: CDR, USNR
Registered Professional Engineer - State of New York

Professors

Gabriel-Dumitru Colef (1991)2
B.E., CCNY
M.E.E.E., CCNY
Ph.D., CCNY
Registered Professional Engineer - State of New York

CDR Raymond F. Gardner, USMS (1998)
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
M.S., (M.E.), Polytechnic University
MMC: Chief Engineer of Steam or Gas Turbine Vessels of Any Horsepower; Third Assistant Engineer of Motor Vessels of Any Horsepower
Registered Professional Engineer - States of New York and Connecticut

CAPT David J. Palmer, USMS (1995)2
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
M.S., (M.E.), Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Ph.D., (M.E.), Polytechnic Institute of New York University
MMC: Third Assistant Engineer of Steam, Motor or Gas Turbine Vessels of Any Horsepower
Nuclear Engineering Officer of the Watch, Engineering Duty Officer, Navy Nuclear Program
Military: CDR, USNR

Sergio E. Perez (1993)2
B.S., Villanova
M.S., SUNY Stony Brook
Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook

Paul Santamauro (2001)2
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
J.D., New England School of Law
MMC: First Engineer Motor and Gas Turbine Vessels of Any Horsepower; Third Mate, Steam and Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans

Hesham Shaalan, (2005)
B.S.E.E., University of Houston
M.E.E., University of Houston
Ph.D., Virginia Tech
Registered Professional Engineer - State of Texas

Associate Professors

Michael R. Ales (2002)2
B.S., U.S. Naval Academy
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
M.B.A., University of Southern Mississippi License: Chief Engineer, Stationery Power Plants, NIULPE (Illinois)
Registered Professional Engineer - State of Wisconsin
Military: LT, USN (Ret)

Yongjian Gu (2014)
B.S., Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
M.S., Power Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
M.S., (M E.), SUNY Stony brook
Ph.D., (M E.), SUNY Stony brook
Registered:
Professional Engineer - State of New York
Professional Database Administrator - Oracle

CAPT Peter Kahl, USMS (2010)2
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
MBA, Hofstra University
MMC: Chief Engineer of Motor or Gas Turbine Vessels of Any Horsepower; Second Assistant Engineer of Steam Vessels of Any Horsepower

CDR Lance Klein, USMS (2012)
B.E., SUNY Maritime College
M.S., SUNY Maritime College
MMC: Chief Engineer of Steam, Motor, or Gas Turbine Vessels of Any Horsepower

CAPT Anthony D. Nigro, USMS (2012)2
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

CAPT Joseph Poliseno, USMS (1990)2
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
M.S., (M.E), Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Assistant Professors

Salvatore Carillo (2016)
B.S. U. S. Merchant Marine Academy
M.S., SUNY Stony Brook
Document of Continuity: First Assistant Engineer of Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Horsepower, Third Assistant Engineer of Gas Turbine Vessels of Any Horsepower
Master Electrician License for Suffolk County

John Michael Colef (2020)
B.S., NYU College of Arts and Science
M.S., NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Ph.D. EE, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

CDR Emily Gardner (2018)
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
MSTM., SUNY Farmingdale
MMC: Chief Engineer Limited Oceans,
First Assistant Engineer Motor of Any Horsepower,
Third Assistant Engineer Steam and Gas Turbine of Any Horsepower.

James Garofalo, PhD (2019)
B.S. Columbia University 
B.S. Adelphi University
M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Advanced Manufacturing Certificate, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Erica L. Hansen (2015)
B.S., Webb Institute of Naval Architecture
M.S., Long Island University

Brian Leonard (1990)
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.S., New York Institute of Technology
M.S., Southern New Hampshire University
Senior Reactor Operator, Certified SRO, General Electric Co.
Military: MM1 (SS), USN

LCDR Nicholas Palumbo, USMS (2011)
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
MMC: Third Assistant Engineer of Steam, Motor or Gas Turbine Vessels of Any Horsepower
Military: LCDR, USNR

Steven L. Pike (2021)
B.E., SUNY Maritime College
MMC: Chief Engineer of Steam, Motor and Gas Turbine Vessels of Any Horsepower

Michael R. Roenbeck (2019)
B.S., Olin College of Engineering
Ph.D., Northwestern University

Michael Rowles (2020)
B.E., SUNY Maritime College
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Engineer’s Degree: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Military: LCDR, USN(ret)

Atil Talay (2018)
B.S., M//E. Kocaeli Univeristy
B.S., Marine Eng. Istanbul Technicial University
M.S., Marine Eng. Istanbul Technical University
Ph.D., Marine Trans and Management Eng. Istanbul Technical University

Andrew Turtora, PE (2020)
B.E., State University of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler
M.S., Hofstra University
MMC: Chief Engineer of Steam and Motor Vessels of Any Horsepower
Military: LCDR, USNR (Inactive)
Registered Professional Engineer - State of Connecticut


Engineering Laboratories Supervisory Engineer

Richard C. Crook (2008)
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy


Technicians

CWO2 Thomas Bussi, USMS (2018)
  USN retired Chief Petty Officer
  Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist

Brian Force (2020)

John Jaeger (2011) 


Professors Emeriti

Boris Butman
(Engineering: 1987-2011)
M.S. Shipbuilding College, Leningrad
Ph.D. (ME), Maritime Technical University, Leningrad

Jose Femenia
(Engineering: 1995-2011)
B.E. (M.E.), SUNY Maritime College
M.S.M.E., CUNY City College
MMC: Third Assistant Engineer of
Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Horsepower.
Registered: Professional Engineer State of New York

CDR James A. Harbach, USMS (Ret)
(Engineering: 1978-2007)
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
M.E., Cornell Engineer
Engineer, Polytechnic Institute of New York University
MMC: First Assistant Engineer of Steam Vessels of Any Horsepower; Third Assistant Engineer of Motor Vessels of Any Horsepower.
Registered Professional Engineer - State of New Jersey

Walter M. Maclean
(Engineering: 1987-1995)
Diploma, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy B.S.M.E., M.E., D.E., California Berkeley)
MMC: Chief Engineer of Steam Vessels, of Any Horsepower
Registered Professional Engineer - State of California

CAPT Robert T. Madden, USMS (Ret)2
(Engineering: 1970-2001)
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
M.S., Stevens Institute of Technology
MMC: Chief Engineer of Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Horsepower
Military: CDR, USNR (Ret)

CAPT William J. Sembler, USMS (Ret)
(Engineering: 1991-2014)
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
M.E., Steven Institute of Technology
Engineer, Steven Institute of Technology
Ph.D.Polytechnic Institute of NYU
MMC: Chief Engineer of Steam, Motor or Gas Turbine Vessels of Any Horsepower; Third Mate of Steam and Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans.
Registered Professional Engineer - State of New Jersey and New York