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  • Ribando, Robert J

    Associate Professor Emeritus


    After purchasing his first home PC in the early 1980’s, Bob soon realized that the education of engineers could never be the same, and resolved to be a leader in that change. He received plenty of encouragement while teaching regularly in the Commonwealth Graduate Education Program (now...

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  • Richards, Larry George

    Professor Emeritus Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Middle School Engineering Education Initiative, The Engineers Way


    Larry G. Richards came to UVA in 1969, joined the School of Engineering and Applied Science in 1976, and moved to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 1985 to develop and administer the Manufacturing Systems Engineering Program. He served as Director of the MSE Program from 1986 to 2002, and...

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  • Russell, Shawn

    Assistant Professor


    GAIT DYNAMICS AND HUMAN MOTOR CONTROL

    Russell's research interests lie in the increased understanding of the mechanisms of human movement. This includes the development of new methods for analyzing movements measured in clinical settings along with the development of...

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  • Salzar, Robert S.

    Associate Professor, Academic General Faculty, Research Track


    Dr. Salzar has over 25 years of experience in the field of engineering mechanics, with the last 13 years focusing on injury biomechanics. After a two year post-doctoral NRC appointment with the NASA-Glenn Research Center researching advanced aerospace composite materials, Dr. Salzar won...

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  • Schnipke, Rita Jane

    Retired


    After receiving my PhD at UVA, I worked with a venture capitalist to start an engineering software business. After the venture capitalist sold that company to Ansys Inc, I started another engineering software business (Blue Ridge Numerics Inc) with a business partner. That company grew to 100...

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  • Smith, Natasha

    Associate Professor, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Director of Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering


    Smith’s research interests include systems engineering and the design process; reliability assessment and design, particularly using probabilistic methods; prediction of material properties and/or structural system responses using statistical methods; and pedagogical research focused upon the...

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  • Sochor, Mark

    Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Emergency Medicine, Vice Chair for Research Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical Director, Center for Applied Biomechanics


    Dr. Mark Sochor is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Virginia. Dr. Sochor is a clinically active emergency medicine physician and the medical director at the Center for Applied Biomechanics...

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  • Sun, Sarah

    Associate Professor


    Sun joined UVA as an associate professor in 2021. Prior to her position at UVA, Sun was an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University. Her research is an interdisciplinary route that integrates engineering innovation with human health and...

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  • Thornton, Kathryn C.

    Professor Emeritus


    Selected by NASA in May 1984, Thornton is a veteran of four space flights: STS-33 in 1989, STS-49 in 1992, STS-61 in 1993, and STS-73 in 1995. She has logged over 975 hours in space, including more than 21 hours of extravehicular activity (EVA).

    Thornton was a mission specialist on the...

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  • Williams, Les, CRM

    Professor of Practice


    Mr. Willams teaches an undergraduate course which explores and defines the intersection of engineering, especially mechanical engineering, and business using the Harvard Business School case method.

    He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering at UVA as a Rodman Scholar and then an MBA...

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