Instrument Engineer

MS, 1983, Stony Brook University

Instrument Laboratory Webpage


Tom Wilson holds Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biology and Chemistry from the College of William and Mary and a Master of Science Degree in Marine Environmental Sciences from the State University of New York. He has served since 1983 as the engineer and manager of the Instrument Laboratory of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University.

Tom’s design credits include over 50 major items of scientific and oceanographic equipment. He is a founding member of the Research Vessel Technical Enhancement Committee of UNOLS, the coordinating organization for the US academic research vessel fleet. He has provided technical support to over 200 research projects at numerous institutions in the US and abroad, including sea time on 11 major research cruises in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Mediterranean.


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Research Updates from SoMAS Faculty

Photo above: An automated mesocosm called the Red Sea Simulator that will be used by Dr. Karine Kleinhaus for her NSF-funded project. The end of classes at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences is when research projects kick into full gear. Here are some of...

Souper Bowl VI Defeats the Chilly February Weather

The cold rainy weather Thursday February 6th was no match for Souper Bowl VI. Thanks to the cooks who provided a hearty repast to beat back winter: Betsy Barrows - Escarole and White Bean Soup Jackie Collier - Vegan No-chill Chili Christina Heilbrun - Tomato...

The Ashley Schiff Preserve turns 50!

Join our celebration activities! All events are open to the public! Friday, September 13 - Friday October 4. Ashley Schiff Park Preserve Treasure Hunt. Are you up for the challenge? You have three weeks to find 10 beloved plants of the park and document your find in...

MAR 333 Field Trips

Dr. Malcolm Bowman has shared his photos from the MAR 333 Coastal Oceanography Class field trips taken during the 2019 and 2018 school years. In 2018, photos from the MAR 333 field trip to the Flax Pond Marine Laboratory showed the bridge on the pond under...

Chris Crosby (BS, 2019)

From Chris Crosby ‘19 Aims to Leave the Planet Healthier Than He Found It on Stony Brook News by Glenn Jochum Maybe it was going hunting and fishing with his grandmother. Or being glued to the Discovery Channel as a kid. Either way, Chris Crosby’s love of nature was...

Celebrating the Annual Service Awards at Stony Brook University

Photo above: Annual Service Award recipients Paulette Gerber, Nicholas Fisher and Tom Wilson with SoMAS Dean Paul Shepson.On Tuesday March 5, 2019, Stony Brook University President Stanley recognized several SoMAS colleagues at the Annual Service Awards Ceremony in...

Souper Bowl V Defeats Arctic Chill and Remains Undefeated

Souper Bowl V proved more than a match for the icy weather. Thanks to the cooks for providing blasts of delicious warmth to beat back the arctic chill: Betsy Barrows - Chicken Chili Jackie Collier - Is It Vegan? Chili Maureen Murphy - Chocolate Cake and Irish Soda...

SoMAS Celebrates CommUniversity Day

On Saturday, September 22, SoMAS joined many other departments at the University for the 2nd annual campus-wide open house event, CommUniversity Day! With the fantastic weather, SoMAS had a great opportunity to shine and showcase our programs. Our impact...

New Student BBQ 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out to the New Student Barbeque on Friday! It was a humid day, but a great one for a cookout! We went through a whole lot of burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and all the fixings! Special thanks to all the volunteers, including: Diane...

Roger Flood’s Retirement Party

SoMAS celebrated Professor Roger Flood's retirement on August 22nd. Photos taken by Malcolm Bowman are available on Google Photos.

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