Technical and Management Consultant
Matt Tedesco, Ph.D
Dr. Tedesco received his BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute in 1991, MS degrees in Naval Architecture and Ocean Systems Management from MIT in 1994, and his Ph.D. in Engineering Management from MIT in 1998. His expertise includes ship design and construction, engineering trade studies, research and development, engineering and project management, shipboard cargo handling, decision analysis, modeling and simulation, economic analysis, life cycle cost analysis, short sea shipping, and business development.
Prior to starting his consultancy in 2001, he was a General Dynamics – NASSCO employee since 1994 where he held positions as a manufacturing engineer, engineering supervisor, and project engineer. He worked on NASSCO’s recent new construction Navy programs including the AOE Underway Replenishment Ship, Large Medium Speed Sealift Ro/Ro (LMSR), and T-AKE Dry/Cargo Underway Replenishment programs. He was the lead for cargo flow modeling and simulation, 3D kinematic and ergonomic simulations, cargo load-outs and cargo handling, life cycle cost analysis and Total Ownership Cost Reduction Program, and Technology Refreshment Program for the T-AKE class. He continues to support NASSCO on emerging programs, including MPF(F), MLP, and Sea Basing.
Dr. Tedesco teamed with Westar Transport, CDI Marine, and Transystems/Manalytics on a two-year study for the Center for Commercial Deployment of Transportation Technologies (CCDOTT), exploring the feasibility of Short Sea Shipping on the west coast. Teamed with Malone Consulting, he facilitated a National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Short Sea Shipping workshop sponsored by the Product Design and Material Technology (PDMT) panel, and the development of a Short Sea Shipping Roadmap. A key project deliverable was the “Current State Document” that provided a synopsis of key contemporary research into Short Sea Shipping and America’s Marine Highways. He is a participant in a follow-on project related to reducing the acquisition costs of Short Sea Shipping vessels in the United States, with a workshop planned for October 2008. He maintains an online Short Sea Shipping library for the NSRP.
He has been a member of the NSRP / Office of Naval Research (ONR) Shipbuilding Industry Working Group (SIWG) exploring shipboard cargo handling Science and Technology (S&T) opportunities in support of Sea Basing since 2003. As a member of the SIWG, Matt has supported development of RFPs, evaluation of proposals, and has served as a Project Technical Representative (PTR). He has also supported other Sea Basing S&T/R&D including the Rolls-Royce “High Capacity At-sea Seabase Sustainment” (HiCASS) Phase I team as the project lead for Concepts of Operations (CONOPS) and ship integration.
Often a facilitator and lead engineer for engineering trade studies, he provides decision analysis support using techniques such as the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). He has provided training to engineering staff on methodology, approach, and tools, for organizing and conducting engineering trade studies.
Dr. Tedesco is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), and American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). He is currently the 2nd Vice-President of the Webb Alumni Association Executive Committee.