Positions

Overview

  • Prof. Swift is professionally active in conducting research in ocean engineering. Projects include work in oil spill response engineering, compliant ocean structures, estuarine tidal dynamics and non-point source pollution. He has often offered senior projects in these areas thereby including undergraduates in the research and development experience.

    Prof. Swift's teaching activities have generally been in the mechanics and ocean engineering areas. At the present time he is teaching ME 526 - Mechanics II, and regularly offers ME 7/827 - Advanced Mechanics of Solids, and OE 7/854, Ocean Waves and Tides, ME 922 - Continuum Mechanics, ME 926, Theory of Elasticity,, OE 954 - Ocean Waves and Tides II, and OE 956 - Dynamics of Moored Systems are given on an alternative year basis. He is coordinator of Ocean Projects - Tech 797 - a senior design course alternative that offers financial support for projects in the marine area. He also serves as the Honors-in-Major coordinator for Mechanical Engineering.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2013 Dynamics of a Floating Platform Mounting a Hydrokinetic TurbineMarine Technology Society Journal.  47:45-56. 2013
    2011 Characterization of geometry and normal drag coefficients of copper netsOcean Engineering.  38:1979-1988. 2011
    2010 Modeling of dynamic behavior of a single-point moored submersible fish cage under currentsAquacultural Engineering.  43:38-45. 2010
    2010 Development of a porous media model with application to flow through and around a net panelOcean Engineering.  37:314-324. 2010

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2014 DESIGN OF A MOORING SYSTEM FOR AN INERTIA TUBE WAVE ENERGY COLLECTOROceans Conference Record (IEEE). 2014
    2013 DESIGN AND MODELING OF SUBMERSIBLE FISH CAGES WITH COPPER NETTING FOR OPEN OCEAN AQUACULTURE MARINE 2013COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN MARINE ENGINEERING V (MARINE 2013). 178-189. 2013
    2011 EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES AND NUMERICAL MODELING OF COPPER NETS IN MARINE ENVIRONMENTOMAE2011: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME 30TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OCEAN, OFFSHORE AND ARCTIC ENGINEERING, VOL 5. 97-+. 2011
    2010 Assessment of a Submerged Grid Mooring in the Gulf of MaineOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 2010

    Patents And Disclosures

    Year Title
    Optical Based Pose Detection for Multiple Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

    Principal Investigator On

  • Monitoring the Healy Wave Energy Convertor at the UNH Offshore Test Site  awarded by James W Healy Revocable Trust 2017 - 2019
  • Environmental Testing of the Halo Triton Barrier at the University of New Hampshire  awarded by HALO Maritime Defense Systems 2017 - 2019
  • A Multi-Trophic, All-Season Aquaculture Raft  awarded by US DOC, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2014 - 2017
  • Development of Submersible Mussel Rafts  awarded by Pemaquid Mussel Farms 2013 - 2016
  • Three-Dimensional Modeling of the Healy Wave Energy Converter  awarded by James W Healy Revocable Trust 2015
  • Sea Loads and Internal Hydraulics of Closed Flexible Cages  awarded by SINTEF 2012 - 2015
  • Mooring Design for the Helay Wave Energy Buoy  awarded by James W Healy Revocable Trust 2014
  • Buoy-Inertia Tube Analysis and Tank Testing  awarded by James W Healy Revocable Trust 2012 - 2013
  • Feed Buoy for Service Submerge Cages  awarded by OceanSpar LLC 2004 - 2007
  • Drag Force Acting on E-Paint Treated Net Panels  awarded by E Paint Corporation 2003 - 2005
  • Hydrofoil/Fast-Sweep Conversion  awarded by US DHS, US Coast Guard 1998 - 2000
  • Nofi Vee-Sweep Conversion  awarded by US DHS, US Coast Guard 1997 - 1998
  • Development of Rapid Current Containment Boom: Phase II  awarded by US DOT, Department of Transportation 1994 - 1998
  • Improvements to the Oil Spill Engineering Flume at UNH  awarded by US DHS, US Coast Guard 1995 - 1996
  • Piscataqua River Current Measurements  awarded by Normandeau Associates, Inc. 1995 - 1996
  • Nonpoint Source Pollution Modeling of Oyster River  awarded by NH Office of the Governor, Office of Energy & Pla 1994 - 1996
  • Development of Rapid Current Containment Boom  awarded by US DHS, US Coast Guard 1993 - 1995
  • Sears Island Current Measurement  awarded by Normandeau Associates, Inc. 1993 - 1994
  • Teaching Activities

  • Design of Ocean Structures Taught course 2019
  • Mechanics of Materials Taught course 2019
  • Undergrad Ocean Research Prog Taught course 2019
  • Ocean Waves and Tides Taught course 2018
  • Undergrad Ocean Research Prog Taught course 2018
  • Design of Ocean Structures Taught course 2018
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2018
  • Mechanics of Materials Taught course 2018
  • Undergrad Ocean Research Prog Taught course 2018
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2017
  • Ocean Waves and Tides Taught course 2017
  • Undergrad Ocean Research Prog Taught course 2017
  • Mechanics of Materials Taught course 2017
  • Undergrad Ocean Research Prog Taught course 2017
  • Advanced Mechanics of Solids Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Ocean Waves and Tides Taught course 2016
  • Undergrad Ocean Research Prog Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Mechanics of Materials Taught course 2016
  • Undergrad Ocean Research Prog Taught course 2016
  • Advanced Mechanics of Solids Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Ocean Waves and Tides Taught course 2015
  • Undergrad Ocean Research Prog Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Mechanics of Materials Taught course 2015
  • Undergrad Ocean Research Prog Taught course 2015
  • Advanced Mechanics of Solids Taught course 2014
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Ocean Waves and Tides Taught course 2014
  • Undergrad Ocean Research Prog Taught course 2014
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Mechanics of Materials Taught course 2014
  • Undergrad Ocean Research Prog Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Me, University of New Hampshire
  • Ph.D. Theoretical&Math.L Physics, University of New Hampshire
  • Full Name

  • M Swift