Joseph Van RyzinVice President of Engineering
Makai Ocean Engineering
Dr. Joseph C. Van Ryzin received his PhD in Ocean Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. In 1972 he founded Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc., in Waimanalo, HI, and he is currently Vice President of Engineering. Throughout his career, Dr. Van Ryzin has been involved in OTEC R&D and advancing the state of the art in deep water pipelines for both Seawater Air Conditioning and OTEC. Makai is currently engaged in the design of four different Seawater Air Conditioning systems worldwide and conducting OTEC development at its OTEC Heat Exchanger Test facility on the Big Island.