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Mechanical Engineering

Mark M. Murray

Mechanical Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
(410) 293-6451
Fax (410) 293-3041

     Duke University, (May 1997 – May 2000 )
     Department of Mechanical Engineering
     Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering
     Dissertation “Hydroelasticity Modeling of Flexible Propulsors”

     Duke University, (Jan 1994 – May 1997)
     Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering

     Duke University, (August 1982 – May 1986)
     Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Research Areas:
Convective Heat Transfer Enhancement Utilizing Ferromagnetic Particle Laden Flow
Engineering Analysis of Aquatic Animal Control Surfaces

Professional Experience:
Submarine Qualified Officer, U.S. Navy (May 1986 – November 1993)

Recent Journal Publications:

  • “Hydrodynamic Flow Control in Marine Mammals” - Frank E. Fish, Laurens E. Howle, and Mark M. Murray, Integrative and Comparative Biology, Vol. 48, No. 6 (December 2008), 788-800.
  • “Demonstration of Heat Transfer Enhancement Using Ferromagnetic Particle Laden Fluid and Switched Magnetic Fields” - Mark M. Murray, Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 130, No. 11 (November 2008) 114508-1 thru 114508-3.
  • “Experimental Evaluation of Sinusoidal Leading Edges” – David S. Miklosovic, Mark M. Murray and Laurens E. Howle, Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 44, No. 4 (July-August 2007), 1404-1408.
  •  “Leading Edge Tubercles Delay Stall on Humpback Whale (Megaptera Novaeangliae) Flippers” – David Miklosovic, Mark Murray, Laurens Howle and Frank Fish, Physics of Fluids, Vol 16, No. 5 (May 2004) L39-L42.
  •  “Translational Spring Stiffness Influence on an Oscillating Propulsor” – Mark Murray and Laurens Howle, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 17 (2003), 915-926.


  • “Convective Heat Transfer Enhancement Utilizing Ferromagnetic Particles and Oscillating Magnetic Fields”– Sole Inventor Mark Murray; NRL Invention Evaluation Board determined that the idea warranted allocation of legal resources for patent drafting and filing February 2005. Provisional patent submitted to U.S. Patent Office by NRL DC Legal Department June 2005. Full patent submitted to U.S. Patent Office by NRL DC Legal Department June 2006. Current status: Patent Pending.
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