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Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering



Michael P. Schultz, Ph.D., P.E.

Department Chair

  •  Phone: 410-293-6421
  •  Fax: 410-293-2219
  •  E-mail:
  •  342A Rickover Hall

Research Interests

Wall-bounded turbulence; Biofouling hydrodynamics; Roughness effects on drag; Drag reduction; Experimental fluid dynamics; Ship frictional drag.

Google Scholar


  • Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology, 1998
  • M.S., Ocean Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, 1992
  • B.S., Ocean Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, 1990

Professional Experience

Professional Memberships & Registration

  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME
  • American Physical SocietyDivision of Fluid Dynamics
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AIAA


  • USNA nominee for the CASE & Carnegie Foundation U.S. Professor of the Year Award, 2011
  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Teaching Excellence Award at USNA, 2010
  • Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, 2006 & 2010
  • Research Excellence Award at USNA, 2006
  • Raouf A. Raouf Award for excellence in teaching engineering at USNA, 2006
  • ASME Fluids Engineering Division’s R.T. Knapp Award for the most outstanding original paper in analytical or laboratory research, 2004 & 2011
  • Apgar Teaching Award presented for excellence in teaching for a tenure-track professor at USNA, 2004 (Honorable Mention)
  • Editorial Board Member for BiofoulingInternational Research Journal, 2003-present
  • Thesis Committee Member, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, University of New Hampshire
  • Panelist for Turbulence Proposal Reviews
  • Reviewer for ~20 journals in the fields of fluid mechanics and biofouling
  • Session Chair and Session Organizer for ~10 International Conferences
  • Ocean Engineering Program Director, 2010-present
  • Midshipman Research Project Day – Engineering & Weapons Rep, 2009-present

Professional & Community Service

  • Director, Hydromechanics Laboratory, US Naval Academy, 2014 - 2022
  • Program Director, Ocean Engineering Program, US Naval Academy, 2010 - 2014

Research & Publications

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