Skip to main content Skip to footer site map
Mechanical Engineering

LCDR Ethan Lust, USN, P.E.

LCDR Ethan Lust, USN, Ph.D, P.E.
Assistant Professor
Junior Permanent Military Professor
 Mechanical Engineering Department
 United States Naval Academy
 590 Holloway Road
 Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
 (410) 293-6503
lust@usna.edu

  

EDUCATION

  • The University of Maryland, College Park, 2017
    Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering
    Dissertation: "The influence of surface waves on the performance and near-wake of axial-flow marine hydrokinetic turbines"
  • U.S. Naval War College, 2011
    Master of Arts, National Security and Strategic Studies, with Highest Distinction
  • The University of Maryland, College Park, 2008
    Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering
  • The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 2001
    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
  RESEARCH AREAS
  • Three-dimensional boundary layers
  • Smooth body flow separation
  • Turbulent wakes
  • Marine hydrokinetic turbines
  • Flow visualization
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Humanitarian Engineering

 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Assistant Professor, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, 2017-present
  • Junior Permanent Military Professor, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, 2011-present
  • Fleet Watch Officer, USNAVCENT, Manama, Bahrain, 2010-2011
  • Master Instructor, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, 2007-2010
  • Naval Aviator, U.S. Navy, 2003-2007
  • Student Naval Aviator, U.S. Navy, 2001-2003

 AWARDS

  • Class of 1951 Military Teaching Excellence Award, department nominee (2016, 2017)
  • William P. Clements Award, department nominee (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • International Journal of Marine Energy Best Paper Award, Third Place (2015)
  • Navy Commendation (2010)
  • Annapolis Seminar McGinnis Family Award nominee for JPME Phase 1 curriculum
  • Navy Achievement Medal (3 awards)

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Lust, Ethan E., Karen A. Flack, and Luksa Luznik. "Survey of the near wake of an axial-flow hydrokinetic turbine in the presence of waves." Renewable energy 146 (2020): 2199-2209.

 Lust, Ethan E., Karen A. Flack, and Luksa Luznik. "Survey of the near wake of an axial-flow hydrokinetic turbine in quiescent conditions." Renewable energy 129 (2018): 92-101.

 Lust, Ethan E., Luksa Luznik, Karen A. Flack, Jessica M. Walker, and Max C. Van Benthem. "The influence of surface gravity waves on marine current turbine performance." International Journal of Marine Energy 3 (2013): 27-40.

Luznik, Luksa, Karen A. Flack, Ethan E. Lust, and Katharin Taylor. "The effect of surface waves on the performance characteristics of a model tidal turbine." Renewable energy 58 (2013): 108-114.

go to Top