Education

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. August 1991; Dissertation research at Michelin R&D Corporation included the integration of prescribed displacement measurements from Machine Vision experiments into a Finite Element Analysis model in the construction of a hybrid friction model of a loaded rubber block.

 

  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA. June 1982; Internal Fluid Flow Research included investigating current practice, designing, construction and fabrication, instrumenting, operating, and acquiring data on the High-Incident-Angle-Cascade-Wind-Tunnel.

  

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, June 1980 with a focus Machine Design.

  

  • A.S.E. ‘Master’ Certification as Automotive Repair Technician, areas to include diagnostics and repair of Engines, Engine Electronics, Brakes, Steering, Automatic Transmissions, Manual Transmissions, Suspensions, Electrical Systems, and Emission Controls.

  

  • High Speed Video certification at Mass. Institute of Technology, Edgerton Laboratory

 

 

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. August 1991; Dissertation research at Michelin R&D Corporation included the integration of prescribed displacement measurements from Machine Vision experiments into a Finite Element Analysis model in the construction of a hybrid friction model of a loaded rubber block.

 

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA. June 1982; Internal Fluid Flow Research included investigating current practice, designing, construction and fabrication, instrumenting, operating, and acquiring data on the High-Incident-Angle-Cascade-Wind-Tunnel.

 

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, June 1980 with a focus Machine Design.

 

A.S.E. ‘Master’ Certification as Automotive Repair Technician, areas to include diagnostics and repair of Engines, Engine Electronics, Brakes, Steering, Automatic Transmissions, Manual Transmissions, Suspensions, Electrical Systems, and Emission Controls.

 

High Speed Video certification at Mass. Institute of Technology, Edgerton Laboratory