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MIT Sea Grant: Design Lab

Julie Chalfant is a research scientist in the Design Laboratory of the MIT Sea Grant College Program. Her current areas of research include ship design and integration, and early-stage design tools. She is a member of the Electric Ship Research and Development Consortium (ESRDC).

She completed her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at MIT in 2008, in the area of three-dimensional solid modeling, with a dissertation entitled “Three-Dimensional Object Registration Using Wavelet Features.” She also has two masters degrees from MIT in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, with a thesis entitled “Analysis and Design of Developable Surfaces for Shipbuilding.”

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former active duty Officer in the United States Navy, she has active experience in operating and maintaining Navy ships. She holds the Navy Surface Warfare Officer qualification, certifying expertise in all aspects of Navy surface ship operation, and the Navy Engineering Duty Officer qualification, certifying expertise in the procurement, installation and maintenance of complex systems on Navy ships.

MIT Sea Grant Publications

Julie Chalfant
2016, MITSG 16-02
Computer software

Interim Report on S3D/LEAPS Integration
Julie Chalfant, Matthew Ferrante, James Noble
2014, MITSG 14-16
Technical reports

MIT WholeShip Constructor User’s Guide
Julie Chalfant
2013, MITSG 13-15
Handbooks, manuals, guides/aids

MIT WholeShip Constructor Code
Julie Chalfant
2013, MITSG 13-16
Handbooks, manuals, guides/aids

Dual Ring Bus Electrical Distribution System for US Navy Destroyer- and Frigate-Sized Vessels
Chathan Cooke, Julie Chalfant, Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis
2012, MITSG 12-05
Technical reports

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