William Carey

Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering

PhD, The Catholic University of America

(617) 353-7706

Research Interests:

  • Ocean energy technologies

Courses Taught:

Brief Biography:

Professor Carey’s research is currently focused on the use of autonomous array systems and array signal processing to perform measurements of the acoustical properties of the oceanic coastal margins. Some these research activities falls under the category of multiphase media since ocean sediments are composed of several media such as sand, silt, water, and bubbles. This research has recently been performed in conjunction with the Woods Hole oceanographic Institution.

Dr. Carey is a Member of the Cosmos Club, a member of Sigma Xi, a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, a Fellow of the IEEE, recipient of the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society’s “Distinguished Technical Achievement Award” and Editor Emeritus of the Journal Of Oceanic Engineering. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society and recipient of the Pioneers of Underwater Acoustics Silver Medal. Dr. Carey is also an Adjunct Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an Adjunct Scientist in Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.