Ryan Darfler is currently a senior in Mechanical Engineering at California State University, Maritime Academy. His expected graduation date is August 2017. His research interests are in the testing and development of renewable energy platforms, with emphasis in the fluid dynamics aspects. In addition to his interest in fluid mechanics, he has experience as a fluid controls engineer.
Dr. William W. Tsai is an assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at California State University, Maritime Academy (CSUM). His research background is fluid mechanics and heat transfer and is studying laboratory education in those fields. Prior to CSUM, Dr. Tsai was a Member of the Technical Staff in the Fluid Mechanics Group at The Aerospace Corporation. Dr. Tsai earned his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. at the University of California, Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering.
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