Ciências sem Fronteiras scholar João Seixas de Medeiros is engineering the ships of future

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João Seixas de Medeiros is a Ciências sem Fronteiras scholar and a PhD candidate currently studying ocean engineering at MIT. His most recent project focuses on unconventional ship design and wave energy extraction.
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João Seixas de Medeiros is a Ciências sem Fronteiras scholar and a PhD candidate currently studying ocean engineering at MIT. His most recent project focuses on unconventional ship design and wave energy extraction.

For the past year, Ciências sem Fronteiras scholar and PhD candidate, João Seixas de Medeiros, has been studying ocean engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The main focus of his research centers around unconventional ship design and wave energy extraction. Currently, Seixas de Medeiros, along with his research team of students, are constructing a small, remote-controlled boat that can minimize the resistance of waves, and handle heavy weight. Their machine has proven steady in wavelike conditions and speedy in still water conditions.

The project, initiated by Seixas de Medeiros’s advisor and funded by the MIT robotics team, requires a ton of time, energy, and team collaboration. Throughout the project’s implementation Seixas de Medeiros has discovered the importance of working with people from fields beyond just engineering to produce a successful product.

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