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
Design of Experimental Methods Motorsports Systems Machine Design Haptic Feedback Systems Stability Control
- "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.
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.