Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Could you be an Engineer-Diver?
On Thursday, October 2nd Mr. Rocelio Morales-Garcia will be giving a presentation at 12pm in 5-314. The talk in entitled "Engineer-Diver: A new frontier for engineers".
The idea of engineers performing their work underwater (either offshore or inland) is getting more relevance these days; the near future announces new challenges waiting in the deep. Therefore, it is important to prepare the next generation of engineers that will research, develop and implement solutions in this new frontier. A commercial diving training might be the first step to lead the way to this goal, providing a safer and powerful tool. This seminar will explain the concept, importance and possibilities of this new profession.
Mr. Morales-Garcia is a Metallurgical Engineer (Universidad Central de Venezuela, 2001),
Professional Commercial Diver (Divers Institute of Technology, 2001) and a Master in Physics of Non Destructive Testing (Universidad Central de Venezuela, 2008). He was a guest student in Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) with Prof. Hanumant Singh in 2008, and will be an International Guest at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) working in Underwater Augmented Reality starting in 2009. He is also a member of the ADCI Engineering-Diving Committee, IEEE, and MTS. His research is concerned with the design and development of underwater visual inspection systems for commercial diving, ROVs, and AUVs applications. He is also interested in ways to improve the visibility and work conditions for divers and of course in the development and promotion of the Engineer-Diver profession.