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CDR Thomas DeNucci
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Engineering Department
31 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320

Thomas.W.DeNucci@uscga.edu
(860) 444‐8672
CDR Thomas DeNucci
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Engineering Department
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

 CDR Tom DeNucci graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1998 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Following graduation, CDR DeNucci was assigned to CGC Healy’s Program Manager’s Representative Office (PMRO) in New Orleans, Louisiana. Responsible for overseeing the construction, outfitting and delivery of CGC Healy to the U.S. Coast Guard, the PMRO provided CDR DeNucci with the opportunity to become involved in the final stages of ship design and construction. One year later, CDR DeNucci reported aboard CGC Healy as a plank-owner and served as the Damage Control Assistant and the Electrical Officer.  

Following his tour onboard Healy, CDR DeNucci received orders to Naval Engineering Support Unit (NESU) Seattle where he served as a port engineer for polar icebreakers and medium-endurance cutters. In 2003, CDR DeNucci was selected for post graduate study in Naval Architecture Marine Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 2005, he earned dual Masters degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering. 

Following graduate school, CDR DeNucci reported to USCGA. During his time at the Academy he has taught a variety of engineering courses including Principles of Ship Design, Ship Propulsion Design and Principles of Naval Architecture. In addition to his teaching duties, CDR DeNucci has also served as an assistant coach for the men’s rugby team and has sailed aboard Eagle as an Engineering Training Officer. 

CDR DeNucci has recently returned from Ph.D. leave at Delft University of Technology in Delft, the Netherlands. In May 2012, CDR DeNucci successfully defended his dissertation titled: “Capturing Design: Improving conceptual ship design through the capture of design rationale.” 

Education:
  • Ph.D., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Delft University of Technology, May 2012
  • Systems Engineering Certificate, Naval Postgraduate School, 2009
  • M.S., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 2005
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 2005
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, May 1998

Courses Taught:
  • Principles of Ship Design
  • Ship Propulsion Design
  • Principles of Naval Architecture
  • Marine Engineering
  • Advanced Engineering Math
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Dynamics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Statics and Engineering Design

Selected Publications and Presentations:
  • DeNucci, T. and Hopman, J. "Capturing configuration rationale in complex ship design (1)," SWZ Maritime (Maritime Technical Journal), 133:31-37, 2012.
  • DeNucci, T. and Hopman, J., "Capturing configuration rationale in complex ship design: Methodology and test case results", 11th International Marine Design Conference, Glasgow, UK, June 2012.
  • DeNucci, T., Capturing Design: Improving conceptual ship design through the capture of design rationale, PhD Thesis, Delft University of Technology, 2012.
  • Van Bruinessen, T., Hopman, H., DeNucci, T. and van Oers, B., “Generating more valid designs during design exploration, Journal of Ship Production and Design, 27(4): 153-161, 2011.
  • DeNucci, T. and Hopman, J., “Optimization-based approach to rationale capturing in ship design,” 9th International Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries, Gubbio, IT, April 2012.
  • DeNucci, T., Hopman, J. and van Oers, B., “Prototype development of a ship rationale capture tool”, 16th International Conference of Ship and Shipping Research, Messina, IT, November 2009.
  • DeNucci, T., Hopman, J.. and van Oers, B., “Capturing trade-off rationale during design selection,” 8th International Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries, Budapest, HUN, April 2009.
  • DeNucci, T., “Diagnostic indicators for shipboard monitoring systems using non-intrusive load monitoring”, M.Sc. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 2005.
  • T. W. DeNucci, et al., “Diagnostic Indicators for Shipboard Systems Using Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring,” IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, July 2005.
  • W. C. Greene, et al., “Non-Intrusive Monitoring for Condition Based Maintenance,” U.S. Coast Guard Engineering, Electronics & Logistics Quarterly, Summer 2005.
  • J. S. Ramsey, et al., “Shipboard Application of Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring,” ASNE Conference on Reconfiguration and Survivability Symposium, Feb. 2005.

Professional Memberships:
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)
  • American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE)