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California Maritime Academy
Vallejo, CA, United States

The California Maritime Academy is one of 23 campuses in the California State University system and is one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States and the only one on the west coast. It is located in Vallejo, California. The university offers six different Bachelor's degrees, and one Master's degree, but no Doctoral degrees. Wikipedia.

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Yip F.L.,California Maritime Academy | McCurdy C.W.,Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | McCurdy C.W.,University of California at Davis | Rescigno T.N.,Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics | Year: 2014

A combined basis of analytic Gaussian functions and grid-based finite element-discrete variable representation spherical harmonic expansion is specialized for the description of continuum electron dynamics in the presence of electrons held fixed in core molecular orbitals. The applicability of this hybrid representation designed for general problems involving accurate determination of molecular continua wave functions is illustrated for photoionization of second-row diatomic molecules. Accurate descriptions of such electron continuum dynamics are a necessary step towards analyzing correlated double continua photoejections. Examination of this hybrid method in comparison to a more computationally expensive pure grid-based single-center expansion reveals several key advantages that by design make it attractive for describing processes involving one or more electrons moved to the continuum. © 2014 American Physical Society.

Trevisan C.S.,California Maritime Academy | McCurdy C.W.,University of California at Davis | McCurdy C.W.,Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Rescigno T.N.,Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics | Year: 2012

We demonstrate, for a class of molecules containing a single heavy atom, the striking result that molecular-frame photoelectron angular distributions resulting from core-level ionization can be used to obtain three-dimensional images of the target molecule at low photoelectron energies. We demonstrate this finding with the results of theoretical calculations on methane, ammonia and water. © 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd.

News Article | December 20, 2016

TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE:OSG) (the “Company” or “OSG”) announced today that Samuel H. Norton will become president and CEO of OSG on December 29, 2016. Mr. Norton will succeed Ian T. Blackley, current president and CEO, who will retire from the role of president, CEO and director of OSG as of December 29, 2016. Mr. Norton is an accomplished leader with over 25 years of experience in the technical, operational, and commercial aspects of the shipping business. He has served as SVP of OSG and president and CEO of the U.S. Flag Strategic Business Unit since July 2016, and has served on OSG’s board of directors since August 2014. “We are pleased to have someone of Sam’s caliber assume the leadership of OSG,” said Douglas D. Wheat, OSG’s chairman. “His deep shipping background and track record of building businesses and orchestrating development projects around the world will serve him well as he focuses on the strategic priorities facing OSG today.” “It is an honor and a privilege to lead OSG at this very exciting time,” said Norton. “OSG is a leading U.S Flag shipping company with a trusted operating franchise and proven track record of safe, reliable, and efficient operations. OSG’s leading and diversified portfolio in the Jones Act market and strong financial profile position us to build on the Company’s strengths, address future growth opportunities and drive shareholder value.” In addition, Patrick J. O’Halloran has been appointed to serve as VP and chief operations officer with oversight of all operations, maintenance, SQE and commercial operations for the fleet of the Company. Damon Mote has been appointed to serve as VP and chief administrative officer with oversight of marine labor relations, human resources, and insurance for the Company. “I have every confidence in Patrick and Damon in their enhanced roles, and that they will continue to contribute to our ongoing success,” said Norton. “Both have brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to their roles and have demonstrated their commitment to OSG during their tenure here. We are fortunate to have them expand their responsibilities and expertise to more areas of the organization.” Mr. Norton has served as SVP of OSG and president and CEO of the U.S. Flag Strategic Business Unit since July 2016 and has served on OSG’s board of directors since August 2014. He co-founded in 2006 SeaChange Maritime, LLC, an owner and operator of container ships, and has served as its CEO since its inception. He spent the 17-year period ended July 2005 as a senior executive officer at Tanker Pacific Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. In 1995, he initiated and led the entry of the Sammy Ofer Group into the container segment, and acquired and operated the first container vessels in the group’s fleet. While at Tanker Pacific, he also conceived and started a related business, Tanker Pacific Offshore Terminals, which owns and operates a fleet of floating, offshore oil storage terminals. Prior to joining the Ofer group, he played a lead role in the Asian distressed assets group of the First National Bank of Boston, a position which acquainted him with the shipping industry and the Ofer family. He holds a B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from Dartmouth College where he graduated in 1981. Mr. O’Halloran has served as VP Marine Operations of OSG since December 2014, overseeing all operations and maintenance activities for OSG’s Fleet. Mr. O’Halloran joined the Company in 2002 as Technical Superintendent. He was promoted to Fleet Manager in 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. O’Halloran was a Surveyor for the American Bureau of Shipping for ten years. Mr. O’Halloran holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from State University of New York – Maritime College and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of South Florida. He sits on the Board of Directors for Alaska Tanker Company and the Chamber of Shipping of America. Mr. Mote served as the VP of Marine Labor Relations since December 2014. This position has overall responsibilities for the crewing, negotiations and management of the Collective Bargaining Agreements, and acts as OSG’s representative on three Union Plans Board of Trustees. He joined OSG in 2004 as Manager, Major Projects and then served as Director, New Construction in 2006. In 2011, he served as the Regional Manager of the Technical Services Group which included responsibilities for engineering, purchasing, and the fleet management software system (ABS Nautical Systems). Prior to joining OSG, he worked for 14 years with Crowley Maritime with the last position held as Engineering Manager. He holds a B.S. in Marine Engineering from California Maritime Academy. Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE: OSG) is a publicly traded tanker company providing energy transportation services for crude oil and petroleum products in the U.S. Flag markets. OSG is a major operator of tankers and ATBs in the Jones Act industry. OSG’s 24-vessel U.S. Flag fleet consists of eight ATBs, two lightering ATBs, three shuttle tankers, nine MR tankers, and two non-Jones Act MR tankers that participate in the U.S. Maritime Security Program. OSG is committed to setting high standards of excellence for its quality, safety and environmental programs. OSG is recognized as one of the world’s most customer-focused marine transportation companies and is headquartered in Tampa, FL. More information is available at This release contains forward-looking statements. In addition, the Company may make or approve certain statements in future filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in press releases, or in oral or written presentations by representatives of the Company. All statements other than statements of historical facts should be considered forward-looking statements. These matters or statements may relate to the Company’s prospects, its ability to retain and effectively integrate new members of management, and the effect of the Company’s spin-off of International Seaways, Inc. Forward-looking statements are based on each of the Company’s current plans, estimates and projections, and are subject to change based on a number of factors. Investors should carefully consider the risk factors outlined in more detail in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for OSG and the Registration Statement on Form 10 for International Seaways, Inc. and in similar sections of other filings made by each of these companies with the SEC from time to time. The Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements and written and oral forward looking statements attributable to the Company or its representatives after the date of this release are qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained in this paragraph and in other reports previously or hereafter filed by the Company with the SEC.

Gupta N.,New York University | Zeltmann S.E.,New York University | Shunmugasamy V.C.,New York University | Pinisetty D.,California Maritime Academy
JOM | Year: 2014

A collection of applications of polymer matrix syntactic foams is presented in this article. Syntactic foams are lightweight porous composites that found their early applications in marine structures due to their naturally buoyant behavior and low moisture absorption. Their light weight has been beneficial in weight sensitive aerospace structures. Syntactic foams have pushed the performance boundaries for composites and have enabled the development of vehicles for traveling to the deepest parts of the ocean and to other planets. The high volume fraction of porosity in syntactic foams also enabled their applications in thermal insulation of pipelines in oil and gas industry. The possibility of tailoring the mechanical and thermal properties of syntactic foams through a combination of material selection, hollow particle volume fraction, and hollow particle wall thickness has helped in rapidly growing these applications. The low coefficient of thermal expansion and dimensional stability at high temperatures are now leading their use in electronic packaging, composite tooling, and thermoforming plug assists. Methods have been developed to tailor the mechanical and thermal properties of syntactic foams independent of each other over a wide range, which is a significant advantage over other traditional particulate and fibrous composites. © 2013 The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.

Shunmugasamy V.C.,New York University | Pinisetty D.,California Maritime Academy | Gupta N.,New York University
Journal of Materials Science | Year: 2014

Low dielectric constant materials play a key role in modern electronics. In this regard, hollow particle reinforced polymer matrix composites called syntactic foams may be useful due to their low and tailored dielectric constant. In the current study, vinyl ester matrix/glass hollow particle syntactic foams are analyzed to understand the effect of hollow particle wall thickness and volume fraction on the dielectric constant of syntactic foams. The dielectric constant is found to decrease with increase in the hollow particle volume fraction and decrease in the wall thickness. Theoretical estimates are obtained for the dielectric constant of syntactic foams. Parametric studies are conducted using the theoretical model. It is found that a wide range of syntactic foam compositions can be tailored to have the same dielectric constant, which provides possibility of independently tailoring density and other properties based on the requirement of the application. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

Nincic D.J.,California Maritime Academy
15th Annual General Assembly International Association of Maritime Universities, IAMU AGA 2014 - Looking Ahead: Innovation in Maritime Education, Training and Research | Year: 2014

While human rights protection has been promoted on land with greater or lesser degrees of success, there is little conversation about human rights at sea at the national, international or corporate level. A number of recent security developments in the maritime domain such as maritime piracy and its impact on seafarers and those who protect them, human trafficking at sea, illegal migration, and human slavery in some maritime industries have raised this issue to greater prominence. Consequently, there is a need for highlighting human rights issues towards the end of protecting and respecting individual human rights in the maritime context, as well as mitigating and providing remedies for "human rights violations in the daily running of the maritime industry and for workers in the maritime environment." © 2014 Australian Maritime College, an institute of the University of Tasmania.

Wade R.D.,California Maritime Academy
15th Annual General Assembly International Association of Maritime Universities, IAMU AGA 2014 - Looking Ahead: Innovation in Maritime Education, Training and Research | Year: 2014

The historical foundation of American maritime education has been the licensed-track programs that grant future mariners a Third Mate or Third Engineer license after successful completion of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Examinations. While this foundation will not change into the future, some maritime academies have begun to offer educational opportunities to cadets in the "shoreside" fields of maritime policy and management. Over the past decade or so, the California Maritime Academy, CSU (Cal Maritime) has undergone institutional evolutionary processes that resulted in the formation of the ABS School of Maritime Policy and Management that houses two non-licensed majors - Global Studies and Maritime Affairs (GSMA) and International Business and Logistics (IBL). Faculty in the emerging field of shoreside maritime policy and management education face distinct challenges rarely found at "traditional" universities. While licensed-track faculty enter their teaching career at a maritime academy having many years of experience as a mariner and up-to-date USCG licenses, non-licensed track faculty in degree-granting programs such as GSMA often enter their teaching career at a maritime academy with little or no training or experience in the maritime world. The overwhelming majority of faculty in shoreside programs and majors come from a traditional post-secondary education where the maritime world appears as no more than an occasional case study. In this paper, I describe my experiences incorporating the maritime into traditional courses and developing new social-scientific courses in maritime policy and institutions. The results of the paper and presentation offer insights into how maritime academy professors in non-licensed majors, after being trained in traditional social science doctoral programs, are able to successfully make a "splash in the classroom." © 2014 Australian Maritime College, an institute of the University of Tasmania.

Lewis T.C.,California Maritime Academy
15th Annual General Assembly International Association of Maritime Universities, IAMU AGA 2014 - Looking Ahead: Innovation in Maritime Education, Training and Research | Year: 2014

Shipping firms contract with Philippine Transmarine Carriers (PTC) to have crew members available to man ships where, and when, they are needed. PTC handles all human resource functions for client shipping firms (training, compensation, benefits, housing, and travel). Employee turnover is a major challenge at PTC. Ships are generally staffed with contract employees. Life onboard can be dull and repetitive. Hence, the employee turnover rate for commercial shipping is relatively high. Crew quality declines when turnover is high. Moreover, a significant cost is incurred to replace employees. The challenge at PTC is two-fold: First, to get crew members to stay with PTC for longer periods of time. And second, to get crew members to take the training and work initiative needed to advance in rank. In presenting potential management solutions for the challenges faced at PTC, students must incorporate important theoretical concepts from Human Resource Management (HRM) and Organizational Behavior (OB) disciplines. The case is specifically tailored to expand student knowledge of concepts relating to commitment, motivation, and satisfaction. The case is mainly useful for supplementing OB and HRM courses of study. However, the international context in which PTC operates introduces students to the global influences that can affect HRM and OB disciplines. © 2014 Australian Maritime College, an institute of the University of Tasmania.

Benton G.,California Maritime Academy
15th Annual General Assembly International Association of Maritime Universities, IAMU AGA 2014 - Looking Ahead: Innovation in Maritime Education, Training and Research | Year: 2014

This year marks the fifteenth Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities. According to the institution, its mission reads in part: to "seek participation of as many qualified maritime universities/faculties as possible; to maintain regular and ongoing communication and exchange among members; to pursue measurable and worthwhile outcomes on specific subjects primarily through Working Groups; to hold a General Assembly annually, and to publish through Editorial Board academic periodicals, news and summaries of activities, and research papers" []. While the published proceeding of the Assembly represent only the tangible deliverable manifestations of the conference (there are many other ways in which the assembly could be evaluated) it does provide a material record of the assembly that can be assessed by quantitative and qualitative means. I argue that through the use of data visualization software and specialized search engines we can gain a strong picture of the relevance, popularity, and critical reception of the hundreds of articles that have been published since 1999. The IAMU General Assembly (and its various autonomous annual organizing committees) understandably struggles with the binary of inclusivity and exclusivity. On the one hand, all member institutions are encouraged to participate, and the General Assembly should democratically be representative of all regions; on the other hand the papers of the highest caliber, regardless of origin, are necessarily valued for the reputation of the organization. Moreover, the subject matter across the published proceedings runs the gamut from the highly technical shipboard operations to pedagogical practices and theories to policies and politics of maritime education administration. A valid assessment of the papers and their reception may point the way to a different and better selection process: one which does not sacrifice breadth of analysis and geographical representation for narrow, but more refined fields. Such suggestions may be used in the future to improve the quality and organization of publications, and in turn raise the stature of the IAMU as a whole. © 2014 Australian Maritime College, an institute of the University of Tasmania.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: AMO Theory/Atomic, Molecular & | Award Amount: 75.00K | Year: 2015

Some of the simplest objects making up the world as we experience it on a day-to-day basis are atoms and molecules. These atoms and molecules consist of nuclei made up of protons and neutrons surrounded by a sea of electrons. Interactions among atoms and molecules, especially chemical interactions, involve the motion of the electrons. Exploring the dynamics of this motion, leading to interactions, has been a major focus of research since the discovery of quantum mechanics, whose laws allow us to calculate this motion. When an atom or molecule consists of a large number of electrons, the calculations can only be approximate and are extremely difficult, while at the same time being important for understanding aspects of chemistry. This project will focus on calculating a subset of these interactions. The research will be carried out at an undergraduate institution, offering the possibility of a true research experience for undergraduate students.

This project will examine the consequences of correlated electron dynamics of small atoms and molecules with more than two electrons in order to better understand the similarities and differences in different target atoms and molecules that result from having many electrons. Electron correlation is a fundamental phenomena with great impacts on the behavior and structure of all matter. Many decades of research towards developing more accurate ways of accounting for the non-approximated dynamics of electronic motion in even the simplest atoms and molecules have been focused on bound states (energy levels of atoms, potential curves of molecules, etc.) but the consequences of this correlation also greatly impact the resulting double continua when two electrons are ejected from a target by photons. These correlated electron interactions are fundamental to the organization and structure of matter at the atomic level and continue to be of vital importance to study and better understand. Broader consequences of pursuing more a complete understanding of electron correlation in simple atoms and molecules with more than two electrons would impact many other fields of study, including chemistry, atomic and molecular physics, molecular biology, and material science, to name a few.

This project will investigate the impacts of these fundamental electronic correlations for non-trivial atoms and molecules with more than two electrons in order to better understand the ways that the initial and final states of the electrons that remain bound to the atom or diatomic molecule can affect the two photoejected electrons leaving the others behind. Theoretical calculations describing these events from first principles will be applied to targets with many electrons that continue to interact with the fully correlated electrons before, during and after the photoionization event. It is hoped that this project can further elucidate the broader consequences of how all of the electrons bound to an atom or molecule can affect those that will be moved into the continuum and how consequences of symmetry and electronic structure impacts outgoing electrons. Both time-dependent and time-independent approaches will be explored. The work is closely coupled to kinematically complete experimental investigations of these systems.

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