Brennan Phillips’s Research Profile

Phillips, Brennan, 2021

Recent Grants1

 9/1/2022. Co-PI. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce. “OECI NRDA – Coral Technology YR4_YR5.”
9/1/2022. Co-PI. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce. “OECI NRDA – Coral Technology YR4_YR5.”
8/9/2022. PI. Baruch College. “Scientific ROV Support in Dominica.”
7/25/2022. Co-PI. Office of Naval Research. “Ambient Biological Soundscape Characterization & Localization near Atlantis II Seamount Cluster.”
9/7/2021. Co-PI.  Naval Undersea Warfare Center. “Determination of Relationship between Oceanographic Features and Deep Scattering Layer Biology – Deep Sea Data Collection.”
7/1/2021. PI. Office of Naval Research. “YIP: Ultralight, economical and adaptable solutions for deep-sea UUVs and distributed sensing using fiber optic microtethers.”
9/11/2020. Co-PI. Naval Undersea Warfare Center. “Constraining the Relationship between Oceanographic Features and Deep Scattering Layer Biology for Improved Tactical Capabilities.”
9/2/2020. PI. University of Connecticut, US Office of Naval Research. “NIUVT: SEED 14: Miniature Deep-Sea Cameras for UUV’s.”
3/20/2020. Co-PI. University of Connecticut, US Office of Naval Research. “NIUVT: Comp 12: Lower Power, Lightweight autonomous Intervention tools for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles.”
3/12/2020. PI. US Office of Naval Research. “NEPTUNE 2.0: Advances in soft robotics & additive manufacturing for deep-sea UUV’s.”
2019. Co-PI. NIUVT/Navy. “Low Power, Lightweight Autonomous Intervention Tools for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)”
2019. PI. Schmidt Ocean Institute. “ROV-based 3D Reality Capture, Specimen Encapsulation, and Tissue Voucher Sampling to Explore and Describe Midwater Biodiversity in the Deep Sea.”
2019. PI. ONR-DURIP. “Embedded Deep-Sea Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing Systems for Long-Term Ocean Observatory and UUV-based Applications.”
2019. PI. RI Division of Research & Economic Development/URI Research & Creative Activities Committee. “Investigating Bioinspired Deep-Sea Pressure Housing Designs Using Advanced 3D Printing Techniques”
8/2/2018. PI. NOAA Office of Exploration and Research (NOAA/OER). “Advances in Deep Sea Sampling with Soft Robotics.”
7/27/2018. PI. American Museum of Natural History. “Technical Support to Construct an ROV-Mounted Fish Sampler.”

Recent Publications1

Amon DJ, Rotjan RD, Kennedy BRC, et al. My Deep Sea, My Backyard: a pilot study to build capacity for global deep-ocean exploration and research. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 2022; 377, 1854. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2021.0121
Smith LM, Cimoli L, LaScala-Gruenewald D, et al. The Deep Ocean Observing Strategy: Addressing Global Challenges in the Deep Sea Through Collaboration. Marine Technology Society Journal, 2022; 56(3), 50-66. doi: 10.4031/MTSJ.56.3.11
Capalbo CE, Tomaino D, Bruno F, Rizzo D, Phillips B, Licht S. A Soft Gripper With Neutrally Buoyant Jamming Pads for Gentle Yet Secure Grasping of Underwater Objects. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 2022. doi: 10.1109/JOE.2022.3156746
Krechmer JE, Phillips B, Chaloux N, et al. Chemical Emissions from Cured and Uncured 3D-Printed Ventilator Patient Circuit Medical Parts. ACS Omega, 2021. doi: 10.1021/acsomega.1c04695
Sparks JS, Chaloux N, Schelly RC, et al. Description of a new series of rariphotic Parapercis (Perciformes: Pinguipedidae) from the Solomon Islands. American Museum Novitates, 2021; 3978. doi: 10.1206/3978.1
Phillips BT, Chaloux N, Shomberg R, Muñoz-Soto A, Owens J. The Fiber Optic Reel System: A Compact Deployment Solution for Tethered Live-Telemetry Deep-Sea Robots and Sensors. Sensors, 2021; 21(7), 2526. doi: 10.3390/s21072526
Chaloux N., Phillips BT., Gruber DF., Schelly RC., Sparks JS. A novel fish sampling system for ROVs. Deep Sea Research Part 1: Oceanographic Research Papers, 2020; 167, 103428. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2020.103428
Gruber DF, Phillips BT, O’Brien R, et al. Bioluminescent flashes drive nighttime schooling behavior and synchronized swimming dynamics in flashlight fish. PloS one, 2020; 14(8), e0219852. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0219852
Phillips BT, Allder J, Bolan G, et al. Additive Manufacturing Aboard a Moving Vessel at Sea Using Passively Stabilized Stereolithograpy (SLA) 3D Printing. Additive Manufacturing, 2020; 31, 100969. doi: 10.1016/j.addma.2019.100969
Phillips BT, Licht S, Haiat KS, et al. DEEPi: A Miniaturized, Robust, Economical Camera and Computer System for Deep-Sea Exploration. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 2019; 153, 103136. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2019.103136
Phillips BT, Shipley ON, Halvorson J, Sternlicht JK, Gallagher AJ. First In Situ Observations of the Sharpnose Sevengill Shark (Heptranchias perloff), from the Tongue of the Ocean, Bahamas. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 2019; 32, 17-22. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.2539708
Phillips BT, Becker KP, Kurumaya S, et al. A Dexterous, Glove-Based Teleoperable Low-Power Soft Robotic Arm for Delicate Deep-Sea Biological Exploration. Scientific Reports, 2018; 8(1), 1-9. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-33138-y
Kurumaya S, Phillips BT, Becker KP, et al. Modular Soft Robotic Wrist for Underwater Manipulation. Soft Robotics, 2018; 5(4), 399-409. doi: 10.1089/soro.2017.0097
Vogt DM, Becker KP, Phillips BT, et al. Shipboard Design and Fabrication of Custom 3D-Printed Soft Robotic Manipulators for The Investigation of Delicate Deep-Sea Organisms. PloS ONE, 2018; 13(8), e0200386. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200386
Teoh ZE, Phillips BT, Becker KP, et al. Rotary-Actuated Folding Polyhedrons for Midwater Investigation of Delicate Marine Organisms. Science Robotics. 2018; 3(20), eaat5276. doi: 10.1126/scirobotics.aat5276
Gruber DF, Phillips BT, Marsh L, Sparks JS. In Situ Observations of the Meso-Bathypelagic Scyphozoan, Deepstaria enigmatica (Semaeostomeae: Ulmaridae). American Museum Novitates. 2018; 2900, 1-14. doi: 10.1206/3900.1
Carey S, Wishner K, Siebe C, et al. Exploring and Mapping the Revillagigedo Archipelago World Heritage Site in Mexico. Scientific Reports. 2018; 31(1), 44-45.
Salinas-de-León P, Phillips B, Ebert D, et al. Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents as Natural Egg-Case Incubators at the Galapagos Rift. Scientific Reports. 2018; 8(1), 1788. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-20046-4


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