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NUWC Fellowship Awarded to Two NIUVT Collaborators

Michael Galuska and Craig Tilton were awarded a Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Fellowship for the 2022-23 academic year. The Fellowship program provides full tuition and salary for employees seeking advanced degrees. Its purpose is to enhance employees’ technical knowledge in engineering and science. Each employee will participate in this one-year program and attend school on a full-time basis while receiving their salary. The All NUWC Division Newport federal employees, with at least two years of employment, can apply for the program.

Galuska received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island in 2019. Starting as an intern at NUWC in 2018, he became a full time employee upon graduation. Galuska is currently working on his Master’s thesis; an investigation of underwater explosive bubble interaction with adjacent structures. His mentor at URI is Dr. Arun Shukla.

Tilton received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Tilton has worked at NUWC since 2016 and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering under Dr. Arun Shukla. Tilton’s dissertation includes investigating the fundamental physics governing the collapse of structures in confined environments.