Victoria Miglietta, PhD
Dr. Miglietta earned her PhD in Ocean Engineering, conferred on Dec. 13, 2019. She developed a turbine array designed to exploit the Coriolis force. Being the primary investigator on the project at Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Miglietta developed and managed the research independently. Her work highlighted the Coriolis force as an exploitable force in conjunction with ocean renewable energy. Her objective is to work on the development of offshore resources, including fossil fuels. Her appreciation of fossil fules and the envioronment can be traced back to her Bachelors of Science degree in Earth Science; minor in physics.
Dr. Miglietta is best suited for work pertaining to offshore or coastal environments. A great deal of her research pertained to ocean current interaction with natural and engineered, submerged, offshore structures.
Prior to her doctoral research Dr. Miglietta worked with researchers and developers of renewable ocean energy in Cook Strait, New Zealand. She worked directly with the CEO of GNS, the largest research institution in New Zealand. Her research on the tidal resource brought developers and researchers together to acquire the location she identified for the development.
Dr. Miglietta is a scientist and an engineer who can execute as well as develop highly technical plans. Her skills include, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling of 3-D rotational (and irrotational) fluids, project management, technical writing, materials testing, and public speaking. Her work history includes environmental engineering project management, and technical support for architects and civil engineers. She is proficient with ANSYS Workbench, MatLab, C++, AutoCad and general office software. Dr. Miglietta is a seasoned scuba diver and has directed environmental testing and coordinating field work on land and at sea.