William Kirkwood

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

William Kirkwood

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Biography

Bill has been with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) for 25 years. During that time Bill has been Mechanical Engineering Supervisor, Associate Director of Engineering and Director of Engineering before taking on the Senior R and D role in 2014. Over the 25 years Bill has been program manager and lead engineer on a number of vehicle systems such as the ROV Tiburon and the Dorado AUV systems. Bill developed the AUV Tutorial for the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society. Bill’s current focus is developing underwater instrumentation for science to look at hydrates and anthropogenic CO2 ocean acidification issues doing closed loop control around pH and in situ laser Raman spectroscopy. Bill is also an Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara University as well as Treasurer for the Oceanic Engineering Society.

All session by William Kirkwood

Breaking the Surface