Eight Bells: Jerome Milgram

Jerome H. Milgram, age 83, passed away December 20, 2021, at his home in Winchester, Massachusetts, with his family by his side.

Jerry was the W. I. Koch Professor of Marine Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he taught since 1970. Jerry was a member of the National Academy of Engineers and recipient of the 2017 Gibbs Brothers Medal (awarded for outstanding contributions in the field of naval architecture and marine engineering).

Jerry contributed to the development of many technologies associated with oceans: boat design, oil spill clean-up, tug and tow technology, underwater submersibles, and even holograms that detected plankton. He often worked closely with the United States Navy and the Coast Guard.

Jerry was the design director and chief computer modeler for America³, which won the America’s Cup in 1992 by using a more scientific approach to the design of racing yachts. To watch a video about this involvement, click here

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