Stephen WoodProgram Chairat Florida Institute of Technology
My research passion and expertise are in robotic underwater vehicles, with add-on investigations in ocean energy, material coatings, and design engineering. What ties these diverse areas together is my background in mechanical design engineering (URI and Oregon State) and in ocean engineering (U-Miami). I am the founder and director of the Underwater Technology Lab at Florida Tech which is the primary research and teaching home for over 50 graduate and undergraduate students every year. Currently, my primary research focus is on underwater ordinance recovery and stealth vehicles.