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Walter Paul

Walter Paul

Senior Engineer

Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering

Office Phone: +1 508 289 3506

Fax: +1 508 457 2191

WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 07

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


M.S. University of Darmstadt, Germany, 1961, Mechanical Engineering and Economics
Ph.D. University of Hannover, Germany, 1967, Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

Technology of synthetic fibers, fiber ropes, and wire ropes; Electro-mechanical and electro-optical-mechanical cables; Fiber reinforced high stretching rubber hoses with embedded conductors, Compliant conductor assemblies

Research Statement

Overall goal is to develop and improve reliable components used in moorings of oceanographic surface and subsurface buoys, for the mooring and towing of ships and instrument packages, and for rope and cable components in other challenging applications.
Current emphasis is to mature the design, fabrication, and testing of long term survivable high stretch buoy mooring components with embedded conductors.


Professional Memberships: Marine Technology Society, chairing its Buoy Committee; The Fiber Society; The Cordage Institute


English, German, Dutch (conversational and reading knowledge only)