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Staff Directory

Texas A&M University Research Park Campus

Richard Mercier Director and Professor
rsmercier@tamu.edu
979-845-7252
Dr. Mercier has been OTRC's director since 2001. He is responsible for the management of all wave basin projects and oversees the OTRC research program. Rick is a professor in the Ocean Engineering Department at Texas A&M University.
Debbie Oakes Sr. Administrative Coordinator
Debbie has been with OTRC since 2002. She is OTRC's business manager and functions as liaison between research sponsors, project PI's, the Center, and TEES to insure timely and accurate execution of administrative tasks related to project management.
Chris Felderhoff TEES Reasearch Engineering Associate III
Chris has been with OTRC since 1993. In addition to managing the basin facility and its maintenance and operations, he supervises and coordinates a team of undergraduate students in the design, fabrication, installation, and proper operation of equipment in the model basin. Chris is responsible for the management of the diving staff.
Drew Dunlap TEES Reasearch Engineering Associate III
Drew has been with OTRC since 1994. He manages the electronics shop and oversees operations in the control room during model testing. Drew is responsible for the installation, calibration, operation, maintenance, trouble-shooting and repair of research and academic instrumentation.
Jared Scoggins Technical Laboratory Coordinator
Jared has been with OTRC since June 2008. He assists in the control room during model testing and is responsible for the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of a variety of electronic equipment used for OTRC operations activities.
Cindy Wilson Office Associate
Cindy has been with OTRC since 2000. In addition to providing staff support, Cindy serves as OTRC's hospitality ambassador, and is responsible for the coordination of staff and client meetings and events.

University of Texas at Austin Campus

Spyros A. Kinnas Associate Director and Professor
Dr. Kinnas has been OTRC's Associate Director since 2001. He is responsible for the oversight of the OTRC research program on the University of Texas at Austin campus. Spyros is also the Hudson Matlock Professor in Civil Engineering. He specializes in numerical modeling of separated, cavitating, and propulsor flows.
Dori Eubank Administrative Associate
Dori has been with OTRC since June, 2012. She provides administrative support for the PI's on the UT Campus and facilitates OTRC's business transactions between TEES and UT.
   
   

 

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