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Gero Nootz

Dr. Gero Nootz

Assistant Professor


Dr. Nootz focuses on propagating light in the ocean environment and developing new capabilities for the next generation of small autonomous platforms. He has over 15 years of experience in designing, operating, characterization, and modeling optical systems. In recent years he focused his efforts on understanding free space light propagation through the ocean and the development of optical sensors for small autonomous platforms.

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  • PHD - University of Central Florida (2010)

OE 210 – Intro to Marine Science and Engineering
OE 227 – Ocean Engineering Analysis Methods
OE 468 – Engineering Fluid Mechanics
OE 489 – Ocean Engineering Seminar
OE 490 – Senior Project in Ocean Engineering
OE 493 – Ocean Engineering Projects & Design I

  • English (Full Professional)
  • German (Native or Bilingual)

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Gulf Coast Science Building (SB) 3D 209D

Gulf Park



Areas of Expertise

Ocean Engineering, Ocean Optics, Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Underwater LIDAR, Ocean Instrumentations