Michael Sacarny spent most of his career as a software system design engineer in diverse industries including wind energy, bioprocess automation, radioactive waste processing, automotive test systems, and PC audio. His role as an Instructor in the Coast Guard Auxiliary led him to MIT Sea Grant, where he coordinated research and training cruises for the AUV Lab deep-water corals project. Along with continuing project field work, he also contributes to MIT Sea Grant's educational outreach activities.
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, 1976
Master of Engineering, Electrical, Cornell University, 1977
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (2008 - current): Flotilla Staff Officer, Vessel Safety Examiner, Lead Instructor, Boat Crew certified, C.G. Observer on commercial whale watches
MIT Sea Grant Publications
Robotic Exploration and Sampling of Deep-Water Corals
Seth Newburg, Michael Sacarny, Michael Defilippo, Chrys Chryssostomidis, Franz Hover