Doctoral Candidate (WP1)
I am currently a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Memorial University, after having graduated in Egypt in 2012 as a Mechatronics Engineer working on mobile robotics. I am currently contributing to Work Package 1 at FOCI. My research focuses on autonomous underwater gliders for passive acoustic survey missions. I investigate their potential as an alternative to stationary passive acoustic observers for monitoring ocean ambient noise, marine life, and anthropogenic noise. In addition, I am engaged in the study of the relationship between vessel noise signatures and their structure and air-borne noise. These studies will contribute to the field of designing quieter vessels.