Professor Kim Vandiver of MIT is the dean of undergraduate research and a professor of mechanical and ocean engineering. He is one of the foremost authorities on the dynamics of offshore structures and flow-induced vibration and is a member of the faculty of the MIT-WHOI joint program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science and Engineering. Vandiver is also founder and director of the Edgerton Center at MIT, which was started in 1992 to provide resources for students doing hands-on educational projects, including some in developing countries. He is also director of MIT's Office of Experiential Learning.
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Dr Hayden Marcollo is a Principal Engineer at AMOG Consulting and manager of R&D (research and development). Hayden has a PhD in offshore engineering, and held a postdoctoral research position at M.I.T which included both physical and numerical modelling of subsea systems. Hayden’s more recent experience includes design of floating systems including mooring and naval architecture aspects and project managing large FEED studies.