Murray Snyder

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SEH 2870 | Office Hours: T, R: 12:00 - 2:30; By appointment


Professor Murray Snyder conducts research of the impact of ship air wakes on rotary wing aircraft.  His research includes use of a dedicated 108 foot long research vessel at the Naval Academy, where he is also a Research Professor.  He also conducts associated wind tunnel testing and advanced computer simulations performed on large parallel processing computer clusters.   His research vessel has a flight deck from which instrumented unmanned helicopters are flown from to collect ship air wake data off ship. Professor Snyder is a retired US Navy Captain who served on four submarines, including as Commanding Officer of USS NEVADA (SSBN 733)


  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2007
  • Fluid mechanics, thermal science and energy
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Propulsion