Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Associate Professor and Section Chief
Department of Engineering
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
CDR Michael Corl graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in May of 1995 with a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Upon graduation, CDR Corl was assigned as an Engineer Officer in Training to USCGC Rush, a 378' high endurance cutter stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii where he served as the Auxiliary Division Officer and the Assistant Engineer Officer.
In 1997, CDR Corl was selected for post graduate study in Naval Architecture Marine Engineering, and achieved a Masters of Science Engineering at the University of Michigan in Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. While at the University of Michigan, CDR Corl, designed a Juniper-based icebreaking buoy tender and submitted the work as an alternative for the replacement of CGC Mackinaw.
CDR Corl came to the Academy in the summer of 1999 as an Instructor in the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering section. In addition to his teaching duties, CDR Corl served as the Advisor for the Class of 2004. During the summers, CDR Corl participates in the Engineering Officer in Training summer program and the Academy Introduction Mission program.
In the summer of 2005, CDR Corl began a two year Ph.D. Leave at the University of Michigan. In June of 2007, CDR Corl successfully defended his Ph.D. Dissertation in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. His research is titled “Methodology for Optimizing Commonality Decisions in Multiple Classes of Ships”.
CDR Corl recently served as the Assistant Dean of Academics. The Assistant Dean is responsible for managing the Academic Division’s budget for both appropriated and non-appropriated funds. In addition to managing the budget, the Assistant Dean also serves and the Internship Coordinator, Faculty In-Service Day planner and the liaison to the Cadet Division.
Currently, CDR Corl is the Head of the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering major. In this role, he oversees the day to day operations of the major, supervises faculty, manages the budget and serves as a liaison to the Coast Guard Engineering and Prevention communities.
- Ph.D., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan, August 2007
- M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, August 1999
- M.S.E., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan, August 1999
- B.S., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, May 1995
- Intro to Engineering Design
- Statics and Engineering Design
- Ships and Maritime Systems
- Fluid Mechanics
- Basic Naval Architecture
- Ship Propulsion Design
- Principles of Ship Design
- Ship Design/System Integration
- Corl, M.J., Kokkolaras, M., and Parsons, M.G. Chapter titled “Optimal Commonality Decisions in Multiple Ship Classes” in Advances in Product Family and Product Platform Design: Methods & Applications. Springer Publishing. To be published.
- Corl, M.J., Kokkolaras, M., and Parsons, M.G. “Platform-Based Design of a Family of Ships Considering Both Performance and Savings,” International Conference on Engineering Design, August 2007, Paris, France.
- Corl, M.J., Parsons, M.G., and Kokkolaras, M. “Methodology for the Optimization of Commonality in Multiple Ship Classes,” Proceedings of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, November 2007, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
- Various Military Commendations
- Honorary Member of Alpha Lambda Delta – National Academic Honor Society for Freshmen
- 2012 Spirit of the Bear Award for Leadership
- 2012 Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Faculty Advisor of the Year Award
- Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (Functional Vice President of Membership, Section Chair, New England Section Chair, New England Section Vice Chair and Faculty Advisor for USCGA Student Section)