Peter T. Tkacik

Peter T. Tkacik
Professor
Office: 
Motorsports Research 103
Phone: 
704-687-8114
Fax: 
704-687-8345
Education: 

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 1991. MS., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, 1982. BS., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, 1980

Research: 

Design of Experimental Methods Motorsports Systems Machine Design Haptic Feedback Systems Stability Control

Honors & Awards: 
  • "Excellence of Presentation and Significance of Content".  Tkacik, P.T., et. al., "On the Incorporation of Frictional Effects in the Contact Area - Tire/Ground," Tire Science and Technology, TSTCA, Vol. 21, No. 1, March, 1993.
  • "2011 Excellence in Teaching Award" nominee for the undergraduate level, William States Lee College of Engineering, Spring 2011.
  • "2013 Board of Governors Teaching Award" nominee for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Spring 2013.           
Professional Affiliations: 
  • Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

  • Member of the Tire Society

  • Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

  • Member of the American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE)

  • Automotive Service for Excellence (ASE) ‘Master’ Certification as Automotive Repair Technician, areas to include diagnostics and repair of Engines, Electronics, Brakes, Steering, Automatic and Manual Transmissions, Suspensions, Electrical Systems, and Emission Controls.