Section Officers


  Antoine Peiffer
Antoine is a Naval Architect and a passionate advocate of marine renewable energies, particularly offshore wind and wave power.  He joined the engineering team of Principle Power Inc. (formerly Marine Innovation and Technology) in September 2009. He currently leads the aero-hydro group of the company which focuses on the prediction of fully-coupled design loads for the structural design of the WindFloat platforms. He received his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley under the Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture program.  
 Vice Chair
Ernie Chang

Nicholas Walker

Nick is a software developer at Herbert-ABS Software Solutions in Alameda, CA. He received his B.S in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute in 2012 and has been writing software for the marine and offshore industries at Herbert-ABS since his graduation.

Membership Coordinator
Sriram Narayanan
Young Professionals Coordinator

Satchel Douglas

Satchel graduated from Webb Institute in 2015 and moved to Oakland, CA to work for Bruce S. Rosenblatt & Associates. In addition to traditional Naval Architecture weight surveys and FEA, he has specialized in marine engineering. Recently Satchel has been designing piping systems for the T-AO 205 new build program. In his (rare) free time, Satchel enjoys offshore racing, skiing and disc golf.

Academic Liaison for UC Berkeley
Alam%2C%20M..png?itok=T71i3QQQ Professor Reza Alam

Born in Yazd, a small historic city at the geographic center of Iran, Reza received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering and MSc in Applied Mechanics from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. He then joined the Mechanical Engineering program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. He received his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2005, Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2008, and then served as a Postdoctoral associate (2008-2009) and Lecturer (2009-2011) at MIT. In July 2011 Reza joined the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, CA, as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
Academic Liaison for Cal Maritime
image_gallery?uuid=84a27b26-3623-4c54-94a1-96bf1c30c7ce&groupId=63267 Professor Michael Kazek