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Nicholas Custer, M.S., Lieutenant, USCG

Nicholas CusterNick Custer is a 2009 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy's Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering program. He has served aboard the Coast Guard icebreaker Healy, conducting scientific research in the Arctic Ocean and as the Engineer Officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma. He is a Coast Guard Naval Engineer, specializing in shipboard operations and maintenance. He joined the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering faculty in July 2018. He lives in Mystic, Connecticut with his wife and two children. He enjoys hockey, sailing, and boat building in his spare time.

Education

  • M.S., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015
  • B.S, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, High Honors, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 2009

Courses Taught

  • Analytical Methods in Engineering
  • Dynamics
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Ship Propulsion Design
  • Small Craft Design

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Custer, N., Kamp, C., Sappok, A., Pakko, J. et al., "Lubricant-Derived Ash Impact on Gasoline Particulate Filter Performance," SAE Int. J. Engines 9(3):1604-1614, 2016

Honors

  • The Brand Award presented by American Society of Naval Engineers, 2015

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers; Associate Member
  • American Society of Naval Engineers; Member

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