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Brian S Bingham

Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (831) 200-6360

Overview

Dr Brian Bingham is a Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the Naval Postgraduate School. Dr Bingham received his PhD in mechanical engineering from MIT in 2003. After a brief stint at the Ocean Institute in California, he was appointed to a post-doctoral position at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Deep Submergence Lab. Dr. Bingham has served as a member of the faculty at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering from 2005-2009 and the University of Hawaii at Manoa from 2009-2015. His research is on innovative tools for exploring, understanding and protecting the marine environment. This work includes projects on underwater navigation, autonomous vehicles and sensor integration.

NPS Experience
  • 2015 - current: Associate Professor
Other Experience
  • 2004 Post-Doctoral Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • 2013 - 2015 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • 2009 - 2015 Cooperating Faculty, Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • 2009 - 2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • 2005 Visiting Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • 2005 - 2008 Assistant Professor, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Research Interests
Unmanned marine systems
Autonomy
Underwater navigation
Teaching Interests
Dynamic systems and control
Robotics
Engineering computing
Instrumentation and mechatronics

Awards

  • 2013 - Hi Chang Chai Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Hawaii, College of Engineering
  • 2012 - Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award, Northrop Grumman
  • 2011 - Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award, Northrop Grumman
  • 2011 - Outstanding Young Alumni Award, Greenwood Laboratory School
  • 2010 - Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium, National Academy of Engineering
  • 2010 - Hi Chang Chai Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Hawaii, College of Engineering

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Member, Marine Technology Society
  • 2010 - 2011 Member, American Society for Engineering Education