Jennifer Amaral

Jennifer Amaral is studying towards her PhD in Ocean Engineering at the University of Rhode Island. Her doctoral research focuses on the characterization of pile driving sounds during the construction of offshore wind turbines. Jennifer holds a B.S. and M.S. in Ocean Engineering from URI. She is a lead scientist and engineer with Marine Acoustics, Inc. in Middletown, Rhode Island where she implements modeling strategies and develops acoustic assessment tools to evaluate sound exposure on marine life for environmental impact assessments.



  • One URI Doctoral Student Who Is Making Strides in Offshore Wind Research - For Jennifer Amaral, a University of Rhode Island ocean engineering doctoral student, offshore renewable energy represents an exciting area of ocean study “Offshore wind farms have been quite common in other countries for a long time, and it’s exciting that the United States is adopting more offshore energy options now.”