Webb Institute names Dr. John Daidola assistant professor of structural engineering


(GLEN COVE, N.Y.) — Webb Institute is pleased to announce Dr. John C. Daidola as the assistant professor of structural engineering. 

Daidola is a structural engineer with over 40 years of experience. His early experience was as design engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. and as chief naval architect at Storm-Master Boat Corp. He was employed for 28 years at M. Rosenblatt & Son Inc., where he worked as senior vice president and engineering branch manager. For the past 15 years he worked at AMSEC LLC, serving as senior vice president and commercial operations manager.

Daidola’s teaching experience spans over 10 years. Since 2003, he has been an adjunct professor at Stevens Institute of Technology, where he taught a graduate course in ship design and the Engineering Design VI undergraduate course in the design process focusing on ships. At Stevens, he was a founding member of the Stevens-led Atlantic Center for the Innovative Design and Control of Small Ships (ACCeSS) sponsored by the U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research, which includes Webb Institute and other universities offering studies in the marine field. Since 2008, he has been an adjunct professor at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., where he teaches post graduate classes in marine engineering. These courses include Propulsion and Propulsors, Vibrations of Marine Machinery, and Structures. He has been an industry reviewer of undergraduate senior class capstone design projects for a number of years.

Daidola’s interests include ship design, structures, hydrodynamics, propulsion and ship production. He has had application in these disciplines from both research and design perspectives. His applied research and development includes ship vibration prediction methods and the evaluation of hull stiffness variation on vibratory response; analysis of ship structural collision and grounding casualties and development of a plastic analysis procedures to predict structural deformations and energy absorption in collisions and grounding; probabilistic analysis of ship structure; the effects of hull girder stiffness on propulsion machinery alignment; elasto-plastic structural design for vessels navigating in ice; hull structural concepts for improved producibility; hydrodynamic impact loading on hull structure; residual strength of pitted plates; investigation of means of reducing hull resistance; methods and procedures for improved ship producibility, and advancement in aids to navigation. Daidola developed software for ship design purposes including seakeeping, maneuvering and propeller selection.

Daidola has published or peer-reviewed 32 technical papers and 42 conference book and publications. He holds a doctorate in ocean engineering from Stevens Institute. He received his M.S.E. and B.S.E. in naval architecture and marine engineering at the University of Michigan.

About Webb Institute

Founded in 1889 by William H. Webb, Webb Institute is a top ranked undergraduate institute specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering. Offering full tuition scholarships to admitted students, competition for admission is competitive with only 26 students being accepted into the program each year. Webb Institute prides itself on a 100 percent placement rate for graduates who are highly sought after by all segments of the maritime industry. Webb Institute is located in Glen Cove, N.Y., on the North Shore of Long Island. The campus is located on the Long Island Sound coast in a former Gold Coast mansion. For more information, visit www.webb.edu.

By Professional Mariner Staff