Faculty Profile

Maurice Kordahi

Email: [email protected]
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Kansas, Kansas, 1984
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Kansas, Kansas, 1981
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Dayton, Ohio, 1979
  • MBA, AT&T & Wharton School of Business, 1993
General Information

Maurice E. Kordahi, PhD has 30 years of undersea experience. Presently, he is Managing Director of the Wet Plant Development organization at TE SubCom, responsible for the design of several underwater product lines, including fiber optic amplifiers, cables, couplings, joints, and their introduction to manufacture and field deployment. Dr. Kordahi initiated the work and developed system hardware for integrating Wetmate Connectors into Oil & Gas Telecommunication systems. He has had responsibilities for the set-up of a new repeater factory, as well as the build of the Global class cable ships for laying undersea networks throughout the world.


Dr. Kordahi was part of the Bell Laboratories team that developed and installed the first undersea fiber optic systems in the early 1980’s (Optican and TAT-8).  He initiated the work on the Quick Joint and Millennia Joint and is a member of the Universal Quick Joint/Universal Joint/Universal Coupling Governing Board. Dr. Kordahi ’s experience has spanned a wide range of undersea cable activities: from marketing & sales in South America, Europe and the Middle East, to cable system manufacturing and integration, to cable ship instrumentation and machinery, to cable jointing, installation, burial and at-sea maintenance. He has authored many papers and/or chapters in technical journals.

  • Managing Director, Undersea Development, TE Connectivity SubCom, Eatontown, NJ
Patents & Inventions
  • Over 50 Publications
  • Over 20 Patents
  • ME 543 Air-Conditioning
  • ME 595 Heat Exchanger Design