Faculty and Staff

Bert Sweetman, Ph.D., P.E. 

MARR Interim Department Head (2013)

  • Associate Professor in the Department of Maritime Systems Engineering (MASE), as well as an Associate Profesor in Civil Structural Engineering in College Station.
  • Joined TAMUG in January 2003.
  • Ph.D. from Stanford University in Civil Structural Engineering
  • Master of Engineering from Texas A&M in Ocean Engineering 
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering from The University of Michigan in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Has ten years of engineering experience in Mobil Oil's Central Engineering Division.
  • Industry experience ranges from long-term research to management of design and construction projects.
Vijay Panchang Ph.D., P.E.

Thomas W. Powell '62 Chair in Engineering and Technology (2012)

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), University of Poona, India. (6 year degree) (1980)
Graduate Study (towards Master of Technology in Hydraulic Engineering)
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. (1981/1982)
M. S.  Civil Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, USA. (1982)
Ph.D. (Civil Engineering), University of Maine, Orono, USA. (1985)

Vincent Treglia, P.E., CEng

Instructional Assistant Professor, Marine Engineering Technology (2001)

Program Coordinator, Marine Engineering Technology (2005)

B. E. Marine Engineering, Maritime College at Fort Schuyler SUNY (1966)
First Assistant Engineer Steam Vessels
Third Assistant Engineer Motor Vessels

Gerard T. Coleman, P.E.

Instructional Assistant Professor, Marine Engineering Technology (1996)

Texas A&M at Galveston Sailing Team Coach (1996)
B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, 1980
M.S. George Washington University, 1996

Matthew Charles Carroll, Ph.D

Assistant Professor Marine Engineering Technology (2009)

Chief Engineer Henry "Buddy" Fredrickson

Professor of the Practice, Marine Engineering Technology (2006)

STCW Coordinator (2006)

B.S. Marine Engineering, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Texas Maritime Academy (1968)
Chief Engineer, U.S. Merchant Marine (retired)

Rudy Martinez, P.E. Ph.D.

Instructional Assistant Professor, Marine Engineering Technology (2007)

Matthew Kane, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Marine Engineering Technology (2013)

Luke O. Nyakiti, MS, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Marine Engineering Technology (2013)

Rick Fielder

Adjunct Faculty

Kevin Win

Marine Engineering Laboratory Specialist (2007)

Michelle Cervantes

Business Coordinator II