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Ralf Bachmayer

Ralf in greenlandic waters.Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair in Ocean Technology
Dipl. Ing. (TU Karlsruhe, Germany)
M.Sc. (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA)
PhD (Johns Hopkins University)

Dr. Bachmayer is an associate professor and currently holds a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Ocean Technology at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. His main research interest is in the dynamics, controls and navigation of autonomous marine systems. His current research includes dynamics, navigation and control of autonomous underwater gliders, vehicle design and under-ice operations.

Dr. Bachmayer received his engineering degree in electrical engineering from the Technische Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany in 1995. In 1995, he worked as a visiting researcher at the Deep Submergence Laboratory of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. He received the M.Sc. and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, in 1997 and 2000. From 2000 to 2003, he joined the Dynamical Control Systems Laboratory at Princeton University as an associate researcher. In 2003, he joined the National Research Council Canada Institute for Ocean Technology in St. John's as an associate research officer where he was working until march 2008, when his new appointment at Memorial University came into effect. Since march 2008, he has been establishing the Autonomous Ocean Systems Laboratory (AOSL) at Memorial University.