211 Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Building
2600 Draper Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2140
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Director, Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory
Professor, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, May 2002
M.S., The University of Texas at Austin, May 1998
B.S., University of Southern California, May 1996
- ENG 100, Underwater Vehicle Design
- NA 280, Probability for Marine Engineers
- NA 424, Hydrofoils, Propellers and Turbines
- NA 492, Marine Engineering Laboratory
- NA520, Intermediate Hydrodynamics
Smart/adaptive marine propulsors and turbines
Multi-functional composite marine structures
Smart energy conversion systems
Prof. Young is internationally well known for her work on numerical and experimental modeling of adaptive composite marine structures. Her research focuses on advancing the fundamental understanding of the dynamic response and stability of smart/adaptive marine structures in multiphase flows, with direct applications to propulsors and control surfaces for marine vehicles, energy harvesting and energy saving devices. Prof. Young is a member of the Committee on the Update of National Naval Responsibility for Naval Engineering (B0164) managed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Executive Committee under the National Academy of Sciences. Prof. Young is also a member of the Seakeeping Committee for the International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC), and a member of the joint ITTC-ISSC (International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress) Working Group. Prof. Young also served as the Society of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (SNAME) representative on the United States National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM) between 2009-2014. Prof. Young has written over 250 journal and conference papers related to the fluid-structure interaction response and stability of marine and coastal structures. Her research has been supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), and the National Science Foundation (NSF). She has also served as a consultant to industry, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as domestic and international funding agencies.
POSITIONS HELD AT U-M
- Professor, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2019-present
- Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2019-present
- Director, Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 2017 – present
- Professor, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan, 2015-present
- Associate Professor, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan, 2009-2015
- Senior ASEE-ONR Summer Faculty Fellow, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, 2009
- UPS Visiting Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2008
- Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2002-2009
- Invited Presenter, NATO-AVT-307: Symposium on Separated Flow: Prediction, Measurement and Assessment for Air and Sea Vehicles, 2019.
- Invited Keynote Lecture, A.Yücel ODABAŞI Colloquium Series: 3rd International Meeting – Progress in Propeller Cavitation and its Consequences: Experimental and Computational Methods for Predictions in conjunction with the inauguration of ITU Cavitation Tunnel (ITU-CAT), 2018.
- Invited Keynote Lecture, 17th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery, 2017.
- Invited Keynote Lecture, 9th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 9), 2017.
- Invited Keynote Lecture, 16th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery, 2016.
- Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Outstanding Contributor Award, 2014.
- Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Dept. Achievement Award, University of Michigan, 2013.
- Outstanding Faculty Award, Quarterdeck Honorary Society, University of Michigan, 2012.
- Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering 2009 Best Paper of Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium, 2009.
- Office of Naval Research-American Society for Engineering Education Senior Faculty Fellow, 2009.
- UPS Foundation Visiting Professorship, Stanford University, 2008.
- Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award, 2005.
- Rheinstein School of Engineering and Applied Science Junior Faculty Award, Princeton University, 2005.