Lothar Birk, Dr.-Ing., P.E.
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Huntington Ingalls Inc. Endowed Professorship in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Jerome L. Goldman Endowed Professorship in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering I
Form parameter based hull design; Hydrodynamic shape optimization and optimization algorithms; Wave-body interaction, stochastic analysis and panel methods; Design assessment criteria.
Application of global optimization strategies to the design of offshore structures; Parametric hull design methods; Next generation panel methods for hydrodynamic shape optimization
Areas of Expertise:
Ship hull design
Offshore structure design
Dr.-Ing., Institute of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Technical University of Berlin, 1998
Dipl.-Ing., Institute of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Technical University of Berlin, 1990
Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Louisiana, License No. 33201, 2007