Dr. Morris Driels has taught Mechanical Engineering at universities in the UK and USA since 1973. Currently he is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California where he taught from 1989 to 2017. He has over 50 published journal articles, holds several patents and published textbooks in the fields of robotics, automatic control systems and weaponeering.
Beginning in 1994 he worked in a research capacity for the Joint Technical Coordinating Group for Munitions Effectiveness (JTCG/ME) on a variety of Weaponeering subjects related to their mission. Starting in 2000, he began to teach a one-quarter graduate level course in Weaponeering to NPS students from a variety of curricula.
In 2004 he published through the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), what was considered to be the only comprehensive textbook on this subject, the first edition of “Weaponeering: Conventional Weapon System Effectiveness”, with the substantially expanded second and third editions appearing in 2013 and 2020 respectively. The third edition was published as a two volume (Introductory and Advanced Weaponeering) set. In 2021 “Weaponeering for the Warfighter” was published as a broader, less mathematical text aimed particularly at the novice civilian and military operational user.
Since 2000 he has also taught both the Introduction and Advanced Weaponeering classes as four day short courses to military and civilian audiences worldwide. Although he retired from NPS in 2018, Prof. Driels remains active in the conventional weapon effects field, both as a consultant and educator.