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Research Projects



Toward High-Power/High-Energy Flow Batteries for Applications in Unmanned Undersea Vehicles: Overcoming Fundamental Obstacles with a Bio-Inspired Active Material Scaffold

Patrick J. Cappillino, Maricris L. Mayes, and Louis G. Carreiro (NUWC)


Acoustic Radiation and Directional Patterns (ARDP) of Sensors and Sources       

David A. Brown


Improving the Prediction Capability of Coastal Ocean Models using Hardware Acceleration     

Geffrey Cowles and Gaurav Khanna


Anti-biofouling Property and Lifetime of Super-Hydrophobic Surfaces in Marine Environment  

Hangjian Ling, Pia Moisander, and Wei-Shun Chang


Advances in underwater marine technology: New solutions to biofouling  

Pia Moisander and Wei-Shun Chang


Marine Sensing Technology for Acoustic Detection and Damage Monitoring through Embedded Composite Conductors    

Vijaya Chalivendra, Arun Shukla (URI), and Helio Matos (NUWC)


Incremental Learning with Human-in-the-Loop for Underwater Anomaly Detection         

Ming Shao and Paul Gendron


Bi-functional Polymer Matrix Composites for Structural Energy Storage in Marine Systems        

Caiwei Shen


Intermediate and Long-Time Evolution of Turbulent Wakes in the Ocean  

Miles A. Sundermeyer and Geoffrey W. Cowles


Deep Learning-Enabled Detection and Classification of Acoustic Signals in Underwater Channels           

Ruolin Zhou, Paul Gendron, and Dayalan Kasilingam


Tethered Integrated RF/Photonic Transmit/Receive for Underwater Unmanned Communications            

Yifei Li, Wei Guo (UMass Lowell), Tariq Manzur (NUWC), Robert Dougenik (NUWC), and Donald Steinbrecher (NUWC)


A multi-modal sensing enabled soft robotic end-effector for highly dexterous object manipulation in explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) missions   

Kihan Park


Development of a Biomimetic Sensor with Augmented Sensitivity for Ocean Sensing Applications            

Banafsheh Seyed-Aghazadeh and Hamed Samandari




Enhanced Source Localization Using Optimally Designed Metamaterials and Advanced Machine Learning for Underwater Applications

Arghavan Louhghalam, Mazdak Tootkaboni, Alireza Amirkhizi (UMass Lowell), Benjamin Cray (NUWC), and Ivars Kirsteins (NUWC)


A Unifying Framework for AM Process-Informed Design of High-Contrast Multi-Material Systems for Eigenvalue-Driven Physics

Alireza Asadpoure, Mazdak Tootkaboni, Lorenzo Valdevit (UC Irvine), and Matthew Begley (UC Santa Barbara)


Second Generation Autonomy for Underwater Vehicles

Daniel MacDonald and Jim Reilly (NUWC)


Advanced Computational Investigation of Nose Curvature and Surface Hydrophobicity Effects in Water Entry of Solid Objects

Mehdi Raessi and Jess Belden (NUWC)


Computational Strategies for Scientific Data-Driven Learning for Marine and Undersea Technology Applications

Alfa Heryudono, Yanlai Chen, Sigal Gottlieb, Gaurav Khanna, Chris Hixenbaugh (NUWC), Makia Powell (NUWC), Eugene Chabot (NUWC), and Alec Yonika (Mikel, Inc.)


Regional Ocean Turbulence from Long-Duration, Autonomous Observations

Mark Altabet, Amit Tandon, and Geoff Cowles


Acoustic Rainfall Measurement on Global Drifters

Amit Tandon, John Buck, and Ian Sabo (NUWC)


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