Lembke, Chad
Mechanical Engineer

Chad Lembke

MME, 2007, University of South Florida

BSME, 1995, University of South Florida

Phone : (727) 553-3976
Fax : (727) 553-3967
E-mail :clembke@usf.edu

 Design of mechanics of sensors, vehicles, and platforms, including but not limited to pressure housing design, static and dynamic seals, high and low pressure fluid transfer, vacuum systems, fixturing (optical, electrical, mechanical), cable splicing, power and data transmission, and overall sensor layout. Engineering support on multiple AUV, ROV, Buoy, and towed platform deployments and operations locally and abroad. Current focus is directed toward running the Bottom Stationing Ocean Profiler project.


Professional Experience

January 1998 - Present Mechanical/Ocean Engineer, University of South Florida CMS Ocean Technology Group, St. Petersburg, FL.

May 1995 - December 1997 Mechanical Design Engineer, Specialty and Luxury Watercraft, David Jones and Associates, Pinellas Park, FL.

September 1994 - May 1995 Mechanical Properties Testing Technician, Sigma Laboratories, Pinellas Park, FL.


Professional Organization

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Marine Technology Society


R.T. Short, D.P. Fries, S.K. Toler, C.E. Lembke and R.H. Byrne, "Development of an underwater mass spectrometry system for in-situ chemical analysis", Meas. Sci. Technol. 10 (1999) 1195-1201.

S. Samson, L. Langebrake, C. Lembke, and J. Patten, "Design and initial results of high-resolution shadowed image particle profiling and evaluation recorder," Oceans '99 MTS/IEEE Conference Proceedings, v. 1, p. 58-63 (1999).

D.P. Fries, R.T. Short, S.K. Toler, C.E. Lembke, M.L. Kerr, S.A. Samson and R.H. Byrne, "In-situ mass spectrometry on small unmanned underwater vehicles", Proceedings of the 12th Sanibel Conference on Mass Spectrometry(ASMS), Sanibel Island, FL (2000).

D.P. Fries, R.T. Short, R.H.Byrne, C.E. Lembke and M.L. Kerr, "Mass spectrometry in the hydrosphere", Proceedings of the 48th ASMS Confererence on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, Long Beach, CA (2000).

R.T. Short, D.P. Fries, M.L. Kerr, C.E. Lembke, S.K. Toler, S.A. Samson and R.H. Byrne, "Development of an underwater mass spectrometer for in-situ chemical analysis", Proceedings of Oceanology International 2000, Brighton England (2000).

Scott Samson, Lawrence Langebrake, Thomas Hopkins, Chad Lembke, James Patten and Randy Russell, "Design and current results of a high-resolution Shadowed Image Particle Profiling and Evaluation Recorder (SIPPER)," Proc. Oceanology International 2000. Brighton, England March, 2000.

Chad Lembke, Robert Weisberg, Robert Byrne, Larry Langebrake, Ray Carr, Andrew Farmer, Randy Russell, Graham Tilbury, ˇ°Bottom Stationed Ocean Profilerˇ±, Poster, American Geophysical Union Meeting 2002, March 2002.

Lawrence C. Langebrake, Chad E. Lembke, Robert H. Weisberg, Robert H. Byrne,
D. Randy Russell, Graham Tilbury, Raymond Carr, ˇ°Design and Initial Results of a Bottom Stationing Ocean Profiler,ˇ± Proc. Oceans 2002 MTS/IEE Conference Proceedings, v. 1, p. 98-103 (2002)