Contact Information

  • Victoria Miglietta
    (305) 979-0725

Description

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.

Location

Key West, Florida

Experience

Dr. Miglietta has worked on ocean renewable research since the fall of 2007. Her work history includes environmental engineering project management, and technical support for architects and civil engineers. She has experience in materials testing for the Florida Department of Transportation, where she also worked as an assistant underwater bridge inspector.

Awards and Certifications

Grants and Awards
• College of Engineering Dean’s TA Award, 2015
• GNS Research Grant, 2008, 2009
• NOAA Research Grant, 2007
• UCSC Undergraduate Thesis Research Grant, 2004
• Cal Grant A, 2002, 2003, 2004
• Outstanding Student Employee Recognition Award 2002
Licenses and Certifications
• Engineer in Training (EIT), 2010 California State Board of Professional Engineers
• Enriched Air Nitrox Diver, NAUI, 2008 University of Hawaii
• Master SCUBA Diver NAUI, 2008 University of Hawaii
• SCUBA Rescue Diver NAUI, 2008 University of Hawaii
• Aggregate Field Testing Technician American, 2005 Concrete Institute
• Contract Plans Reading, 2005 Florida Department of Transportation
• Construction Inspection Maths, 2005 Florida Department of Transportation • PADI Open Water Diver 2004, Santa Cruz, CA

Skills

Her skills include: computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling of 3-D rotational (and irrotational) fluids, project management, technical writing, materials testing, and public speaking. 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.

Education

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL Doctorate in Ocean Engineering 2019

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI Masters in Ocean & Resources Engineering, 2010

University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA Bachelors of Science in Earth Science, minor in Physics, 2005