Texas A&M University Research Park Campus
Director and Professor
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.
Jared has been with OTRC since June 2008. He oversees all activities in the model shop and electronics shop and assists with the overall administration of the center.
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.
Chief Business Officer
Selina provides administrative support for the PI’s on the UT Campus and facilitates OTRC’s business transactions between TEES and UT.