Umesh Korde is a research professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering. He has been a researcher since 1982 when he began working in the field of wave energy. Since then, Korde has contributed to the fields of robotics, deformable structures, and noise-shielding.
His current research interests include environmental energy for persistent sensing, seafloor energy conversion from interacting surface waves, propagation of low-frequency acoustic waves through the ocean, and understanding the impacts of climate change using measurable wave phenomena.
In addition to wave energy, Umesh’s interests include wave dynamics, wave-body dynamics, and variational optimization and control. His current and recent research sponsors include the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, Naval Facilities Center, Naval Information Warfare Center, Sandia National Laboratories, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. His work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, and he is the author of the book Hydrodynamic Control of Wave Energy Devices, Korde UA and Ringwood JV, Cambridge University Press, October 2016.
Umesh is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was formerly a professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan Tech University and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He earned his PhD at the University of Notre Dame, his master’s degree from the University of Toyko, and his bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.