Fridline receives SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Fridline receives SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity

Dr. Dan Fridline, associate professor of mechanical engineering, received a Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity from the State University of New York.

Dr. Fridline’s research focuses on monitoring the structural health of offshore structures and he has been successful both in securing external funding for his studies and in including undergraduate students in his work.

Dr. Fridline’s research interests focus on applying ambient vibration monitoring techniques and developing advanced algorithms to process and analyze sensor data to identify structural damage. He came to Maritime after working in the maritime industry for more than a decade, so his insights into what the industry needs are highly relevant.

“Your contributions to developing new knowledge, enhancing the university’s vibrancy, and fostering the intellectual growth of its students are reflected in your selection for this honor,” said Nancy L. Zimpher, SUNY chancellor. “Thank you for your commitment, and congratulations on your selection for this well deserved honor.”

Dr. Fridline holds a dual appointment as an assistant research professor of mechanical engineering at Stony Brook University in addition to his position at Maritime.

“Dr. Fridline strives to bring his industrial and research experiences into the classroom and his students consistently praise him for his insight,” said Dr. Carl Delo, chair of the engineering department.

Outside of the lab and classroom, Dr. Fridline is actively engaged with the continuous improvement efforts of the college engineering department. He has served on several committees and has helped to revise and develop new courses to meet and exceed the needs of the maritime industry.

Dr. Fridline was one of three faculty members to be recognized by SUNY. Dr. Richard Burke, ABS professor of naval architecture and marine engineering, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Service. Dr. Elissa DeFalco, an associate professor of humanities, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.