Wm. B. Morgan To Head Ship Performance Dept., Taylor Research Center

Dr. William B. Morgan, ship hydrodynamicist and international authority on the theory and design of all types of propellers, cavitation, and propeller noise, has been named Associate Technical Director for Ship Performance, and Head of the Ship Performance Department of the David W. Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center (DTNSRDC), Bethesda, Md.

Dr. Morgan has been with the Center for 29 years, starting in 1951 as a hydraulic engineer in the P r o p e l l e r Branch of the (then) David Taylor Model Basin (DTMB). He has served as Acting Head of the Ship Performance Department since January 1979, following the retirement of Dr. William Cummins.

He is a member of the International Towing Tank Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and The American Society of Naval Engineers.

Dr. Morgan has received numerous awards including the U.S.

Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Award f o r Outstanding P r o f e s s i o n a l Achievement, and USMMA Marine Man of the Year; the Navy Meritorius Civilian Service Award; the David Taylor Award f o r Scientific Achievement; the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award; and Recognition of Achievement, Senior Executive Award.

Dr. Morgan holds a B.S. degree in marine engineering, USMMA; M.S. degree in hydraulic engineering, State University of Iowa, and Doctor of Engineering, Naval Architecture degree, University of California, Berkeley.

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