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ALFRED A.H. KEIL, was a contributor to ship design for two navies, and head of the Ocean Engineering Department and later dean of engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In 1967, a year after his election to the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences presented Alfred with the Gibbs Medal for his outstanding contributions to naval architecture and marine engineering (the Gibbs Medal had been awarded only once before.) His honors and awards also include the Coast Guard’s Meritorious Public Service Award, the Gold Medal Award of the American Society of Naval Engineers, the Lockheed Award for Marine Science and Engineering, and the Officers Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.