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J. Travis Hunsucker

Assistant Professor | College of Engineering and Science - Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences

Contact Information
Link Bldg Room 233

Educational Background

B.S. Meteorology, minor in Mathematics, Florida State University Meteorology, 2008

M.S. Ocean Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, 2011

Ph.D. Ocean Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, 2016

Current Courses

OCE 4571 Naval Architecture

OCE 4572 Structural Design of Marine Vehicles


Selected Publications

Swain G, Gardner H, Harper M, Hearin J, Hunsucker K, Hunsucker JT, Lieberman K, Nanney M, Ralston E, Stephens A, and Tribou M. 2022. Proactive In-Water Ship Hull Grooming as a Method to Reduce the Environmental Footprint of Ships. Frontiers in Marine Science.

Hunsucker KZ, Vora GJ, Hunsucker JT, Gardner H, Leary DH, Kim S, Lin B, Swain G. 2018. Biofilm Community Structure and Associated Drag Penalties of a Groomed Fouling Release Ship Hull Coating. Biofouling, 34(2), 162-172.

Hunsucker JT, Przelomski D, Bashkoff A, Dixon J. 2018. Uncertainty analysis of methods used to measure ship fuel oil consumption. Report submitted to the 72nd Session of the Marine Environmental Protection Committee, International Maritime Organization, London, UK.

 Hunsucker KZ, Hunsucker JT, Gardner H, Swain GW. 2017. Static and Dynamic Comparisons for the Evaluation of Ship Hull Coatings. Marine Technology Society Journal ,51(2), 71-75.

Hunsucker JT, Gardner H, Swain G. 2017. A High-Speed Boat for the Hydrodynamic Testing of Fouling Control Coatings. Proceedings of the 30th American Towing Tank Conference, West Bethesda, MD, October 3-5, 2017.

Hunsucker JT, Hunsucker KZ, Gardner H, Swain GW. 2016. Influence of Hydrodynamic Stress on the Frictional Drag of Biofouling Communities. Biofouling, 32(10), 1209-1221.

Hunsucker JT, Swain GW. 2015. Development of a Field Instrument to Quantify Frictional Drag of an InService Ship Hull. Proceedings of the 5 th World Maritime Technology Conference, Providence, RI, November 3-7, 2015.


Applied marine hydrodynamics, Frictional drag, Shipping emissions, Seakeeping, Applied hydromechanics, Experimentation in fluids, Wave-structure interaction

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