Meet the Instructor
William G. Nelson
William Nelson earned his B.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University. His graduate studies included areas of mechanical engineering, physical oceanography and atmospheric science. He worked for Exxon as a production engineer and taught and conducted research at the University of Alaska Anchorage from 1972 until 1998. During his tenure at UAA, he taught the semester version of arctic engineering to more than 4,000 students.
Nelson currently consults and conducts research in areas related to arctic and mechanical engineering. He has conducted extensive research in the areas of ice and snow engineering and recovery of spilled oil from ice-infested waters.