- Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professor in Ocean Science & Engineering
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
Michael Triantafyllou is the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professor in Ocean Science & Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the director of the MIT Sea Grant. He has published over 370 journal and conference papers in the areas of biomimetics, dynamics and control of marine systems, cable mechanics, and fluid mechanics. He pioneered the development of science-driven biomimetic robots to study mechanisms of flow control facilitating outstanding agility of fish and cetaceans. He is a life fellow of the American Physical Society and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.