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72 APPENDIX A COMMITTEE TO REVISE AND UPDATE U.S. COAST GUARD SHIP STABILITY REGULATIONS Members Eugene A. Van Rynbach, Herbert Engineering Corporation, Annapolis, Maryland, Chair Hendrik Bruhns, Herbert-ABS Software Solutions LLC, Alameda, California H. Paul Cojeen, U.S. Coast Guard (retired), Arlington, Virginia Jaye Falls, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland Jeffrey M. Falzarano, Texas A&M University, College Station Martha R. Grabowski, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York William B. Hale, General Dynamics NASSCO (National Steel and Shipbuilding Company), San Diego, California Patrick E. Little, Buffalo Marine Services, Inc., Houston, Texas Donald Liu, NAE, American Bureau of Shipping (retired), Seattle, Washington Jane Louie, U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center-Carderock, Potomac, Maryland John Womack, Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corporation, Salisbury, Maryland Ian W. Young, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (retired), Salinas, California Transportation Research Board Staff Mark S. Hutchins, Study Director, Consensus and Advisory Studies Thomas R. Menzies, Jr., Acting Director, Consensus and Advisory Studies Anusha Jayasinghe, Senior Program Assistant, Consensus and Advisory Studies
73 COMMITTEE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION Eugene A. Van Rynbach, Chair, is a Vice President at Herbert Engineering Corp. (HEC) and manager of the Annapolis, Maryland, office. He joined HEC in 2005 after an extensive background in the ship operation and engineering fields. At HEC, he has worked on major ship design and conversion projects, including designing new training ships for the U.S. State Maritime Academies for the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) and a major conversion and upgrade of the FPSO EnQuest Producer, overseeing design of a suite of RoRo vessel designs for MARAD and other organizations for American Marine Highways, acting as ownerâs technical advisor and carrying out plan approval for multiple new construction projects, and designing many modifications, updating stability documentation, and advising on major repairs for commercial ships. Prior to joining Herbert Engineering, Mr. Van Rynbach worked for 15 years as Manager of Technical Services for the container ship operator Sea-Land Service and its offshoot U.S. Ship Management. His areas of responsibility included new vessel construction, conversions, major modifications, and technical engineering, including stability documentation. Earlier work included time with the American Bureau of Shipping doing plan review for mobile offshore drilling units and several years of seagoing experience as a USCG-licensed marine engineer. Mr. Van Rynbach received a BS degree, with Honors, in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Naval Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1974 and a MS degree, with Honors, in Transportation Management from the State University of New York Maritime College in 1992. He is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). He received the Linnard Prize from SNAME for presenting the best paper at the 1995 SNAME Annual Meeting Hendrik Bruhns is a Naval Architect and holds the position of President of Herbert-ABS Software Solutions LLC. He started his professional career at MEC Marine Equipment and Consulting, working on container cell guides and lashing equipment. Later he joined the Stability Department of Germanischer Lloydâheading the department from 2002 to 2008âwhere he was in charge of plan approval and planning, coordinating, and implementing all kinds of projects related to ship safety and environmental protection, particularly intact and damage stability, ballast water management, fuel tank protection, and collision strength. He has been a member of the German delegation for numerous committees and subcommittees at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and has chaired IMO working groups and coordinated correspondence groups. He was involved in numerous research projects, is a member of the Standing Committee of the tri-annual Stability Conference and head of the Technical Committee of the American Salvage Association. He has been a member of the IMO Working Group on Subdivision and Damage Stability since 2002 and was the Chairman of the IMO/SLF Working Group on Subdivision and Damage Stability until 2012. Mr. Bruhns has an MS in Naval Architecture from the University of Hamburg. H. Paul Cojeen currently volunteers as an Adjunct Instructor and âmentor-in-chiefâ for individual design and senior capstone design naval architecture classes at the U.S. Naval Academy. Mr. Cojeen previously served as Chief of the Naval Architecture Division in the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Office of Design and Engineering Standards for 22 years before retiring in 2008. In this position, Mr. Cojeen led the division in its mission to enhance marine safety and
74 environmental protection. Mr. Cojeen remained extremely active in the formation of national and international regulations and standards relating to the structure and stability of various commercial vessels. In addition, he led the U.S. delegation to the IMO Subcommittee on Stability and Load Lines and on Fishing Vessels Safety. Mr. Cojeen has a BSE degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. Jaye Falls is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy. Dr. Falls previously served as a Consultant to the Oracle BMW Racing Team for the 2003 Americaâs Cup, supporting the design and structural analysis of the racing yacht hull, mast, and appendages. Dr. Falls also worked as Senior Engineer in the Proteus Engineering Division at Anteon Corporation performing ship design and analysis for monohull, multihull, and submarine vessels. Prior to her time at Anteon, Dr. Falls worked as a Naval Architect at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division. Dr. Falls received a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park; an SM in Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and a BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture. Jeffrey M. Falzarano is a Professor of Ocean Engineering and the director of the Marine Dynamics Laboratory at Texas A&M University, College Station. He has over 25 years of experience as a tenure and tenure track university naval architecture and ocean engineering faculty member. His career has involved both teaching ship and offshore platform dynamics and naval architecture and researching ship dynamic stability. He has supervised various sponsored and unsponsored research projects; graduated more than 50 doctoral, masterâs (including several USCG officers) and bachelorâs Honors students; and served on additional graduate committees both at his home university and internationally. He has published more than 125 publications, primarily in journals or refereed professional society conference proceedings. His publications are both read and cited extensively. His PhD dissertation and associated publications continue to be both read and cited extensively due to their originality and lasting impact on the field of nonlinear ship dynamics and stability. He has devoted his professional career to the study and research of ship and offshore platform dynamic stability, beginning in graduate school and continuing throughout his academic career. Based on his significant original contributions to the study of nonlinear and stochastic dynamics of ships and marine structures, he was elected a fellow in both SNAME and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He has served on numerous international advisory committees, including both the International Towing Tank Conference and the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress. He has served as an expert on ship dynamics and stability to the National Transportation Safety Board, the Marine Research Institute Netherlands, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center/Office of Naval Research (Mobile Offshore Base Project), and various companies. He has served and continues to serve as editor to various international research journals and session organizer to various international conferences. He is a member of various technical committees of professional societies, including being recently elected chair of the SNAME T&R panel on seakeeping. He has given numerous invited lectures at various domestic and international universities and research institutions. He has also given and coordinated numerous short courses at Texas
75 A&M University, at professional conferences, and as visiting professor at other international universities and research institutions. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Falzarano worked for the USCG design branch, where he participated in the hydrodynamic design of a proposed SWATH patrol cutter and an icebreaker. Since then, he has also worked, visited, and interned at various U.S. government agencies and labs and international research and academic institutions, including the USCG Office of Merchant Marine and the ABS MODU Stability Project. Dr. Falzarano received a PhD in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, MSE in Aerospace Engineering, MSE in Applied Mechanics, and an MSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. He earned his BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Webb Institute. Martha R. Grabowski is the Distinguished McDevitt Chair in Information Systems and Professor and Director of the Information Systems program in the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. She is also a Research Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. A current member and incoming Vice Chair of the National Academies Marine Board and a member of the ABS, she is a Lifetime National Associate of the National Academies/National Research Council and most recently chaired the National Academies policy study assessing the U.S. Arctic Oil Spill Response capabilities for eight sponsoring agencies. In 2016, she was a member of the Marine Board committee examining legal impediments to U.S. Flag shipping for USCG. Dr. Grabowskiâs research focuses on the impact of technology on individuals, groups, and organizations in complex, safety-critical systems; risk analysis and risk mitigation in largescale systems; and the role of human and organizational error in high consequence settings. Her current research includes the development and evaluation of (1) advanced data analytics and visualizations for large-scale heterogeneous data sets, including waterway and vessel risk; (2) wearable, immersive augmented reality technology in safety-critical systems; (3) autonomous systems in remote and infrastructure-poor settings; and (4) dynamic resource allocation models and systems in the Arctic. Dr. Grabowski is a licensed former merchant officer and retired Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve. She received a BS in Marine Transportation/Nautical Science from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA, MS in Industrial Engineering, and Ph.D in Management/Information Systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. William B. Hale is the Vice President of Engineering at General Dynamics NASSCO, where he is responsible for all aspects of ship concept development, functional engineering, detail and production design, construction liaison, and post-delivery technical support. Mr. Hale has been with NASSCO since 1980, starting as a staff naval architect, and has served in various increasingly responsible assignments in Engineering, Operations, Business Development, Contracts, and Program Management. Mr. Hale has participated in the design and construction of 85 ships across 24 different ship classes for both Navy and commercial customers. Prior to NASSCO, Mr. Hale served as a Design Engineer for Rohr Marine, providing Naval Architectural support to the detail design of the U.S. Navyâs 3KSES surface effect ship program. Mr. Hale graduated from Webb Institute with a BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and has an MBA from San Diego State University. Mr. Hale is a Registered
76 Mechanical Engineer in the State of California, a member of the General Dynamics Engineering and Technology Council, and is active in SNAME at the local and national level. Patrick E. Little is a Vice President at Buffalo Marine Service, Inc., with a focus on safety and environmental management as well as towing vessel and tank barge construction and maintenance. He has extensive experience in standards development and compliance verification for commercial vessels, including offshore energy exploration and production systems. Mr. Little is skilled in leading interdisciplinary teams to resolve national and international technical, strategic planning, and policy issues, and served continuously with USCG from 1986 through 2012, when he retired at the rank of Captain (O-6). Mr. Little received an MS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his MBA from the University of Baltimore, Maryland, and his BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the USCG Academy. Donald Liu, NAE, retired as the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for ABS after a 38-year career. He was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 2011 and is a Fellow of SNAME. He coauthored the SNAME book Strength of Ships and Ocean Structures. His research and interests have focused on finite element structural applications, ship structural dynamics, hull loading, structural stability, and probabilistic methods of structural analysis. Dr. Liu has been an active participant in key national and international organizations that are concerned with ship structures research, development, and design. He served as the ABS representative on the interagency Ship Structures Committee and a member of the Standing Committees of the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress and the Symposia on Practical Design of Ships and Mobile Units. He served as a member of the National Research Council Committee on the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 Implementation Review, a member of the TRB Committee on Naval Engineering in the 21st Century, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering/National Research Council Committee on Best Available and Safest Technologies for Offshore Oil And Gas Operations: Options for Implementation. Dr. Liu also served as a Marine Board member of TRB. Dr. Liu has received numerous awards, including the Sea Trade âSafety at Seaâ award in recognition of his role in developing the ABS SafeHull system, the Rear Admiral Halert C. Shepheard Award from the Chamber of Shipping of America in recognition of his achievements in promoting merchant marine safety, and the USCG Meritorious Public Service Award in recognition of his contributions to marine safety. He was also the recipient of the David W. Taylor Medal from SNAME and the Gibbs Brother Medal from the National Academy of Sciences for outstanding contributions in the fields of naval architecture and marine engineering. Dr. Liu received a BS degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, BS and MS degrees in naval architecture and marine engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona. Jane Louie is a Naval Architect with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, and has more than 15 years of experience in Naval Architecture. Ms. Louie was previously a Principal Naval Architect at Gibbs & Cox, Inc. Ms. Louie has experience in all core topics of naval architecture, such as ship synthesis, hydrostatics, stability, weights, general arrangements, hullform design, hydrodynamics, resistance and powering prediction, and ship motion analysis.
77 She has analyzed, designed, and tested software modules to interface with commercial software packages. Ms. Louie is active with SNAME, serving as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Professional Engineering Exam Committee and Chair and Vice-Chair of the Chesapeake Section. At the national level, she served as Alternate VP of Knowledge Management, as Publications Chair, and on the SD-3 Stability Ship Design Panel. Ms. Louie is an active member of the American Society of Naval Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers. Ms. Louie has a BS in Ocean and Aerospace Engineering and an MS in Ocean Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. She has her Professional Engineer license in the state of Virginia. John Womack has practiced in the small commercial vessel field for 34 years, principally in the area of small passenger vessels. During this time, he has worked in all aspects of small commercial vessel design, construction, and repair, from the conceptual design through construction to the vesselâs final inspections and sea trials. Design responsibilities include all areas of the vesselsâ stability, structures, machinery and piping systems, electrical systems, joinery, and outfitting. Projects include the design of over 30 vessels, including dinner vessels, overnight cruise ships, car ferries, and small oil and work barges. Current projects are the design of the latest generation of Western Rivers and small coastal overnight cruise ships. He also has worked in many aspects of commercial fisheries, including vessels, plant and equipment design and operations, fishing vessel stability analysis, stock assessments, habitat issues, and crew safety training. Mr. Womack is an active member of SNAME and has served as the cochairman of the Small Working Vessel Technical and Research Panel. Previously, Mr. Womack served as the naval architect representative on the USCGâs voluntary Commercial Fishing Industry Safety Advisory Committee, working to assist USCG in developing new regulations, inspection programs, and voluntary safety guidelines. Mr. Womack received a BSE and MSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. Ian W. Young, a retired Shipâs Captain, served his last 17 years at sea as a Master on University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute research vessels in worldwide service. Mr. Young graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy with a BS in Nautical Science and a USCG Unlimited Third Mateâs License. He has sailed on various vessels at progressively responsible positions and obtained his Unlimited Masters License in 1991. As Master of a Vessel, Mr. Young was responsible for the safety of both vessel and crew and for conforming to USCG regulations and ABS standards. Mr. Young is a retired Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve.