Leadership

We are happy to introduce the 2022 SSC Board! (Have a question? Email our Chair, Marios, at marios_chalaris@yahoo.gr or reach out to us on Facebook!)

2022 Board

Chair /
Vice Chair: Nicholas Stout


Education:
MEng in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of West Attica (UNIWA)

About: My name is Marios and I am underdoing my undergraduate studies at the University of West Attica (UNIWA). I became a SNAME member in my second year of studies and I serve as the Chairperson of the UNIWA Student Section for the past 2 years (since 2020). Currently, I serve as the Vice Chair of the Student Steering Committee and I aim to help students worldwide to get more involved with SNAME and gain even more benefits and opportunities. I was a speaker at a SNAME webinar, and the title of my presentation was <<Ammonia : Decarbonising the Future>>. SNAME always gives me the opportunities to get better. 

About my passion, I am a Professional Water Polo athlete, previous member of the Greek National Team and 7 times National Champion. I really love cooking and also like music, trips, adventures, sailing and to explore the world.

Contact: marios_chalaris@yahoo.gr


Secretary: Kyra Kozar


Education:
Stevens Institute of Technology, B.E. Naval Engineering and Minor in Economics (2023)

About: My name is Kyra, I am currently a junior at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. Ever since I was young I enjoyed going on cruises with my family and have developed a passion for the cruise shipping industry. My dream is to be the Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises. For my high school senior capstone project, I was given the opportunity to shadow the Port Captain of Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey. I am currently working as an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Davidson Laboratory at Stevens and helping with whatever projects are taking place. Non naval related, I am a third degree black belt in Taekwondo and am ranked in the top 15 athletes in the United States. I am a National bronze medalist and US Open gold medalist. I am looking forward to serving as SSC Secretary for 2022.

Contact: kkozar@stevens.edu

Communications Chair: Emma Kurdyla


Education: Stevens Institute of Technology, Naval Engineering (2023)

About: My name is Emma, I’m a junior at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken NJ. I have always been in love with being outdoors and in some body of water. Kayaking and swimming were my favorite activities that led me to naval engineering! Last year I was able to begin working at the Davidson Laboratory High Speed Towing Tank as a student research assistant and currently serve as the vice chair of the Stevens student section. I am so excited to be part of the SSC and look forward to a great year!

Contact:ekurdyla@stevens.edu

Electronic Media Chair: Jose Gonsalves

 
Education: MSc, Mechanical Engineering, The University of British Columbia (2022) - BSc, Aerospace & Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech (2016)

About: I am an international student from the Caribbean islands of Trinidad & Tobago and received my bachelor’s degrees in Aerospace and Ocean engineering from Virginia Tech in 2016. I subsequently worked as a Naval Architect & Marine Engineer primarily serving the Gulf of Mexico offshore energy sector and the Great Lakes bulk-carrier sector, before starting my graduate studies in 2020. Presently, I’m a 2nd year M.A.Sc. student conducting research in the Computational Multiphysics Lab at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Dr. Rajeev Jaiman. My research is focused on the development of efficient and scalable coupling algorithms for the high-fidelity simulation of fluid-structure-acoustic phenomenon with the goal of reducing underwater noise-pollution generated by ship-traffic. This work is part of the intelligent and green marine vessels (IGMVs) project here at UBC.

Contact: josetg@vt.edu

Resource Management Chair: Giannis Chalaris


Education
: Ph.D. Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde -  MSc in Technical Ship Management, University of Strathclyde  -  MEng in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of West Attica

About: Hi, I am Giannis! I am a PhD researcher at the University of Strathclyde and a proud member of SNAME since 2016! My research investigates the life cycle of bioenergy and specifically which phase during the life of biofuels needs further development to achieve net-zero carbon emissions. So far, my career is full of joyful moments because of SNAME. If I could pick a highlight, it is the SNAME Undergraduate Scholarship! It is an honor to hold the position of Resource Management Chair, as it gives me the opportunity to help and contribute to the development of SNAME. But what about my personal hobbies? I am a water polo player with honors, fan of books, art and philosophy, and lover of sea and open sea sailing!

Contact:ioannis.chalaris.2020@uni.strath.ac.uk

Past Leadership

2021
Chair: Jack Bonoli, Stevens Institute of Technology
Vice Chair: Nicholas Stout, University of Michigan
Secretary/Treasurer: Caroline MacLeod, Florida Institute of Technology
Communications Chair: Edward Angelinas, University of Michigan
Electronic Media Chair: Peter Zachary, Alexandria University
SSS Resource Management Chair: Spencer Dugan, Webb Institute

2020
Chair: Emilio Domenech, Stevens Institute of Technology
Vice Chair: Fotis Sarantopoulos, National Technical University of Athens
Secretary/Treasurer: Haley Murphy, Florida Institute of Technology
Communications Chair: Jack Bonoli, Stevens Institute of Technology
Electronic Media Chair: Myrsini Papaioannou, National Technical University of Athens
SSS Resource Management Chair: Jane-Frances Igbadumhe, Stevens Institute of Technology

2019
Chair: Natalie Gadelrab, Florida Institute of Technology
Vice Chair: Tayo Oladele, Virginia Tech
Secretary/Treasurer: Emilio Domenech Estarellas, Stevens Institute of Technology
Communications Chair: Cooper Mitchell, Florida Institute of Technology
Electronic Media Chair: Pavlos Karagiannidis, National Technical University of Athens
SSS Resource Management Chair: Dimitris Georgiadis, National Technical University of Athens

2018

Chair: James Coller, University of Michigan
Vice Chair: Theodoros Kardaras, National Technical University of Athens
Secretary/Treasurer: Jillian Greatsinger, Stevens Institute of Technology
Communications Chair: Natalie Gadelrab,  Florida Institute of Technology
Electronic Media Chair: Teri LaForest, University of Michigan
SSS Resource Management Chair: Elettra Ganoulis, University of Southampton

2017

Chair: Nick Stinson, Virginia Tech
Vice Chair: James Coller, University of Michigan
Secretary/Treasurer: Holly Berckenhoff, Texas A&M
Communications Chair: Jon Stone, Memorial University
Electronic Media Chair: Jillian Greatsinger, Stevens Institute of Technology
SSS Resource Management Chair: Alli Waters, Stevens Institute of Technology

2016
Chair: Barr Turner, Webb Institute
Vice Chair: Jared Adams, Virginia Tech
Secretary/Treasurer: Nick Stinson, Virginia Tech
Communications Chair: Taylor Wilson, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Electronic Media Chair: Nicholas Price, Virginia Tech
SSS Resource Management Chair: Rob Emmitt, University of Michigan


2015
Chair: Andrew Ko, Webb Institute
Vice Chair: Renee Wiwel, University of Michigan
Secretary/Treasurer: Eric Helder, University of Michigan
Communications Chair: Wesley Boone, Virginia Tech
Electronic Media Chair: George Rossopoulos, National Technical University of Athens
SSS Resource Management Chair: Barr Turner, Webb Institute

2014
Chair: Jonathan Holbert, University of Michigan
Vice Chair: Kristen Lehman, Florida Atlantic University
Secretary/Treasurer: Daniell Kolber, Florida Atlantic University
Communications Chair: Ilias Soultanias, National Technical University of Athens
Electronic Media Chair: Jonathan Steirer, Maine Maritime Academy
SSS Chair: Katharine Plummer, Virginia Tech

2013
Chair: Colin Shields, University of Michigan
Vice Chair: Allison Oswalt, Virginia Tech
Secretary/Treasurer: Steven DeBoer, University of Michigan
Electronic Media Chair: Jonathan Steirer, Maine Maritime Academy

2012
Chair: Mark Groden, University of Michigan
Vice Chair: Nicole Waters, Florida Institute of Technology
Secretary/Treasurer: Samantha Lee, Virginia Tech
Electronic Media Chair: Julianne Cona, SUNY Maritime
SSS Chair: Devin Witt, University of Michigan
T&R Student Representative: Tom Devine, University of Michigan
Committee Advisor: Dr. Leigh McCue, Virginia Tech

2011
Chair: Nathan Hagan, Webb Institute
Vice Chair: Mark Groden, University of Michigan
Secretary/Treasurer: Lampros Nikolopoulos, National Technical University of Athens
Communications Chair: Samantha Lee, Virginia Tech
Electronic Media Chair: Thomas Devine, Virginia Tech
SSS Chair: Gaelen Krause, University of British Columbia
Committee Advisor: Dr. Richard Boutwell, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilder

2010
Chair: Doug Rigterink, University of Michigan
Vice Chair: Vanna Keller, Texas A&M
Secretary/Treasurer: Marc Wooliscroft, University of Michigan
Communications Chair: Noble Davidson, SUNY Maritime
Electronic Media Chair: Nathan Hagan, Webb Institute

2009
Chair: Gil Romano, University of New Orleans
Vice Chair: Morgan Parker, University of Michigan
Secretary/Treasurer: Jacob Genauer, Webb Institute
Communications Chair: J. Gaston Doucet, University of New Orleans
Electronic Media Chair: Eric Giesberg, Stevens Institute of Technology

2008
Chair: Weston Hawkins, Maritime College
Vice Chair: Julie Lane, The Apprentice School
Secretary/Treasurer: Vincent Wickenheiser, Webb Institute
Communications Chair: Michael Klein
Electronic Media Chair: Gregory Kogan

2007
Chair: Lauren Daly, University of New Orleans
Vice Chair: Stephen Gatz, SUNY & University of British Columbia
Secretary/Treasurer: Clark Maxwell, Texas A&M
Communications Chair: Brian Petersen, Webb Institute
Electronic Media Chair: Brandon Ellingson, University of Michigan