William S. Vorus, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Jerome L. Goldman Endowed Chair



Phone: 504-280-7181
Email: wvorus@uno.edu


Education: Ph.D., NAME, University of Michigan
MSE, NAME, University of Michigan
BSE, Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University

Research Interests: Marine hydrodynamics; Marine structures and dynamics; Propulsion

Current Research

  • Design of marine propellers, compound propulsors, and waterjets
  • Reduction of planing boat impact in waves
  • Advanced propulsion systems
  • High speed hydrodynamics of planing ventilation and cavitation


Webb Medal, 2009
for outstanding contributions to education in Naval Architecture, Marine and Ocean Engineering