M. Aaron Carr, M.S.M.E.Director of Marine Engineering

    Education:

    M.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering
    Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

    B.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, With Distinction
    United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

    Fields of Specialty:

    Forensic Analysis, Engineering Design, Project Management, and Operations & Maintenance of Facilities and Energy Systems. Areas of expertise include engine machinery, piping and plumbing valves and instruments, HVAC, propulsion, power plants and nuclear power systems.

    Professional Experience:

    • Engineering Consultant 2018-present
    Consulting engineering services in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Energy & Power Systems and Maritime Propulsion & Support Equipment. Forensic analysis of mechanical and structural system and equipment failures; boilers, furnaces and related fuel systems; radiant heating systems; chillers and related refrigerants; heat pumps and geothermal systems; HVAC; plumbing and related pipes and valves, water well, supply, waste, venting, water intrusion, and freeze-related issues; and automotive and marine power systems including electric generation and propulsion.

    • Shift Engineer and Diving Officer, United States Navy, 2017-2018
    Shift supervisor in charge of a 30 man shift of engineering technicians involved in the conversion of a multi-billion dollar nuclear warship to engineering training platform. Responsible for the safe undocking of the first Los Angeles-class Moored Training Ship. Significant calculational support of buoyancy and hydrostatic stability.

    • Nuclear Submarine Officer, United States Navy, 2011-2018
    Engineering officer on three nuclear submarines. Assignments included Electrical Officer, Chemistry & Radiological Controls Assistant, and Operational Safety Officer. Thorough knowledge of design and operation of submarine engineering systems and nuclear power plant equipment including: heat exchangers, hydraulic plants, pneumatic systems, steam turbines and control valves, diesel engines, lube oil systems, pumps, valves, water chemistry control, electrical power generation and distribution as well as plant parameter monitoring and control equipment. Occupational safety and risk management in an industrial environment. Qualified Nuclear Engineer by Naval Reactors.

    Professional Memberships:

    Tou Beta Pi
    Pi Tau Sigma