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Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering



Jaye Falls, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

  •  Phone: 410-293-6429
  •  Fax: 410-293-2219
  •  E-mail:
  •  Chauvenet 201


Professional Experience

  • Dept of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy
    • U.S. Naval Academy, Assistant Professor, 2011 – present
    • U.S. Naval Academy, Research Assistant Professor, 2009 – 2011
  • Dept of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, Graduate Research Assistant, 2002 – 2009
  • Oracle BMW Racing, Challenger for the 2003 America’s Cup, Consultant, Structural Engineering and Naval Architecture, structural analysis and design of racing yacht hull, mast and appendages, 2001 – 2002
  • Anteon Corp., Proteus Engineering Division, Senior Engineer, ship design and analysis for monohull, multihull and submarine vessels; software creation, modification and maintenance, 1998 – 2001
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Naval Architect, design and analysis of naval structural concepts, including rotorcraft, advanced hull forms and non-ferrous materials, 1995 – 1998

Professional Memberships & Registration


  • ONR Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, 2011
  • Vertical Flight Foundation Graduate Scholarship (Doctor of Philosophy), 2007
  • Vertical Flight Foundation Graduate Scholarship (Master of Science), 2006
  • Minta Martin Fellowship, University of Maryland, 2005
  • Sloan Foundation Scholarship for Minorities in Engineering, 2003
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Graduate Scholarship, 1997
  • American Society of Naval Engineers, Graduate Scholarship, 1996
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Undergraduate Thesis Award, 1995
  • Lewis Nixon Memorial Naval Architecture Thesis Award (Webb Institute), 1995

Professional & Community Service


  • STEM Outreach, Expanding Your Horizons, 2011
  • STEM Outreach, SciGirls, 2011
  • ASNE Faculty Representative
  • NAOE Department Website
  • American Society of Naval Engineers, Scholarship Committee
  • Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Reviewer
  • American Towing Tank Conference, Organizing Committee
  • Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, Chairman, Steering Committee, Papers Committee
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