Robert L. Waid is a Senior Staff Engineer working on OTEC projects for Lockheed Marine Systems. His OTEC experience includes Project Manager for the Lockheed Commercial Platform and Construction Feasibility Studies, the at-sea CWP test proposal, Chief Systems Engineer for a commercial OTEC demonstration proposal, and provided technical support to Mini-OTEC and several cold water pipe technology projects. He was Manager of Hydrodynamics and provided support to a wide range of sea-based systems. He received the 100th Anniversary Medal of the ASME as Chairman of the Polyphase Flow Forum.
Thomas H. Daniel is the Scientific/Technical Program Manager of NELHA, and part-time UH@ Hilo Oceanograhpy Instructor. He received Ph. D. in 1978 at University of Hawaii at Manoa, majoring in physical Oceanography. He had been High School Physics and math teacher; Research Scientist at UH@ Manoa, Lockheed Ocean Systems; Laboratory Director of NELH; Technical Director of NELH.
Thomas Daniel's research interests include Ocean measurements and instrumentation, Ocean acoustic and electric fields, Ocean energy systems, Kona oceanography.