Jose is a prominent figure in the maritime industry. As the former engineering department head at the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and the Engineering Department Chairman at the State University of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, Jose has influenced the training and curriculum of marine engineers in the United States for over 47 years.
Jose is an expert in the design, operations, and repair of marine and industrial power plants (internal combustion engines, gas turbines, conventional steam, and nuclear), refrigeration and air conditioning systems, and liquid cargo systems. In addition to his extensive experience in higher education, Jose has over 50 years of boating experience, more than 5 years of sea time on ocean going vessels, and considerable practical experience serving as a consultant to maritime and non-maritime firms and organizations.
Jose authored numerous publications in the areas of marine engineering and education, including refereed journals and transactions and contributed to technical text and reference books. Among his achievements, Jose is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well an extended member of the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying. He is a Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and has served as President of SNAME (1999-2000) as well as the Society of Marine Port Engineers (1994-1995).
Experienced in the design, operations and repair of marine and industrial power plants and systems supported by over 50 years of teaching undergraduate and graduate level engineering courses ranging from manufacturing processes to machine design to thermal analysis to design project courses.
Manufacturing Processes: Mechanical drawing, machine design, pattern making, casting, machining (grinders, drill presses, lathes, milling machines, shapers, hydraulic and mechanical presses), heat treating, welding and burning, sheet metal forming, aligning and fitting machinery, piping (hydraulics, oil, steam, water). Taught undergraduate courses in machine shop and welding practices and manufacturing processes.
Mechanical Elements and Machines: Produced drawings and made wood patterns using appropriate shrink rulers and wax fillet material. Produced aluminum, brass and cast iron sand castings using gas and induction furnaces. When appropriate repaired visible blowholes with appropriate filler material. Machined raw castings into finished machine parts. Taught undergraduate courses in engineering drawing, machine shop, welding manufacturing processes and machine design.
Mechanical Analysis: Performed analysis of mechanical components including anti-friction and journal bearings, shafts, keys, springs, bolts, welded joints, gears, clutches, brakes and couplings. Taught undergraduate courses in statics, dynamics, strength of materials and machine design.
Power Plant Analysis and Design: Performed thermal and mechanical analysis of marine and industrial diesel, gas turbine and steam power plants fueled by oil, gas, coal, nuclear and wood chips. Plants designed included internal combustion (compression and spark ignition) combined cycle and cogeneration power plants. Taught undergraduate and graduate courses in fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and power plant analysis design including senior design capstone courses.
Power Plant Operations: Instructed undergraduate students in the operation of steam, diesel and gas turbine power plants including at sea instruction aboard the SUNY Maritime College steam powered training ships EMPIRE STATE, IV, V and VI and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s diesel-electric powered training vessel KINGS POINTER.
Refrigeration Systems Analysis and Design: Performed thermal analysis, designs and operational reviews of shipboard and shoreside refrigeration systems including R-12 and ammonia systems.
Marine Operations Experience: In excess of five years of sea time on ocean going vessels and over 60 years of boating experience ranging from sailboats to power boats.
Associate2012 to present
Provide technical investigations, analysis, reports, and testimony toward the resolution of commercial and personal injury litigation involving marine and mechanical engineering and failure analysis.
Professor and Director of Master of Marine Engineering Program 2006-2011
Professor and Engineering Department Head 1995-2007
Professor and Engineering Department Chairman 1974-1995
Instructor to Professor of Engineering 1964-1974
Professional Engineer: New York, Pennsylvania
Third Assistant Engineer, Steam and Motor, USCG, Retired
Chief Engineer, NIULPE, Retired
Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, City College, City University of New York, June 1967
Bachelor of Marine Engineering, State University of New York Maritime College, June 1964
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Past President (1999-2000)
Society of Marine Port Engineers, New York, NY Past President (1994-1995)
American Society of Engineering Educators
Served as a consultant to numerous maritime and non-maritime firms and organizations including: Olympus Power, RCM Technologies, Robson Forensic, ABS Consulting, Michigan Power Limited Partnership, Enviro Energy Technologies, Inc., Coffin Turbo Pump, Inc., Key Span Energy Systems, Montefiore Medical Center, SeaLand Services, Braun Engineering Associates, International Marine Carriers, Energy Corporation of America, J.J. Henry Company, Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, United States Merchant Marine Academy, Princeton Educational Testing Service, Robson Forensic and various admiralty law and patent law firms. Marine forensic analyses included commercial and recreational vessels and related systems.
In addition to unsponsored research covering many maritime and non-maritime areas, served as Principal Investigator or Associate Investigator for sponsoring organizations including: Office of Naval Research, Marine Board, and Sea Grant. Most recent research activities focused on commercial Arctic shipping and marine nuclear propulsion systems for commercial vessels. Serving as a member of SNAME Technical & Research Panel M48, Nuclear Power for Commercial Ship Propulsion, cochair.
Authored numerous publications in the areas of marine engineering and education, including refereed journals and transactions and contributor to technical text and reference books. Principal recent publications and presentations: