Scott Case

Reynolds Metals Professor


Area(s) of Interest: Solid Mechanics
Phone: (540) 231-3140
Email: scase@vt.edu

Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (MC 0219)
Norris Hall, Room 219-B, Virginia Tech
495 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Interests

Professor Case's current research interests are focused in the area of life prediction techniques for composite materials, as well as in the experimental characterization of elevated temperature polymeric composites. In support of the life prediction techniques, he has worked heavily in the area of micromechanical modeling of composite behavior. In the past, Professor Case has also been involved in the modeling of "smart" material systems.

Education

  • 1996: Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • 1993: M.S., Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • 1992: B.S., Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Honors and Awards

  • 2007: College of Engineering Dean's Award for Research
  • 2006: ABET IDEAL Scholar
  • 2006: Virginia Tech Scholar of the Week
  • 2004: College of Engineering Faculty Fellow.
  • 2004: Best Marine Technical Paper Award for "Post-curing Effects on Marine VARTM FRP Composite Material Properties for Test and Implementation," presented at Composites 2004, American Composites Manufacturers Association, Tampa, FL, October 5-8, 2004.
  • 2004: Best Fire Protection Technical Paper Award for "Composite Life Under Sustained Compression and One-Sided Fire Exposure: Characterization and Prediction" presented at Composites 2004, American Composites Manufacturers Association, Tampa, FL, October 5-8, 2004.
  • 2002: College of Engineering Dean's Award for Outstanding New Professor.
  • 2000: Best Paper Award by Polymer Matrix Division within American Society for Composites for "Fatigue Damage Mechanism Characterization and Modeling of a Woven Graphite/Epoxy Composite," presented at the American Society for Composites 16th Annual Technical Conference, Blacksburg, VA, September 9-12, 2001.

Professional Service

  • August 2011-August 2014: Associate Head, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • June 2010-August 2011: Interim Associate Dean, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • August 2005-May 2010: Associate Head, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • April 2005-present : Affiliate Associate Professor/Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • July 2003-present: Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • December 1998-June 2003: Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • April 1997-December 1998: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • July 1996-March 1997:    Post Doctoral Research Assistant, Materials Research Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

 

Volunteer Research Opportunity

VStudents from the department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics along with Dr. Nicole Abaid are conducting a Senior Design Project titled "Controlling Crowds Through Human-Robot Interactions." The goal of this project is to study how we can use a human-robot interaction to influence the movement of a group of people. To test our study, we will be performing an interactive experiment using a mobile robot and human participants in The Cube Lab at Moss Arts Center.

We are looking for student volunteers! Students will have an opportunity to participate in university research, and gain exposure to robotics, dynamics, and motion capture analysis in a state of the art lab.

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