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Applied Statistics Center - Robert Choate

Robert Choate, PE

Robert Choate, PE

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Office:  EBS 2114
Phone:  270-745-8852
Email:  robert.choate@wku.edu

Education

  • Master of Engineering (2000) Old Dominion University
  • Master of Mechanical Engineering (1991) North Carolina State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (1982) Old Dominion University

Scholarly Interest

  • Design validation and verification
  • Climatic, environmental and mechanical testing methods
  • System reliability analysis and risk assessment
  • Thermal management and analysis of electro-mechanical and building systems
  • Computational fluids and heat transfer

Experience

  • Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, August 2013 – Present
    • Program Coordinator, Engineering Technology Management, January 2018 – Present
    • Program Coordinator, Systems Engineering Minor, August 2013 – Present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Engineering, August 2006 – August 2013
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering, August 2002 – August 2006
  • Principal Engineer and Lab Manager, CMAC Design, January 2001 – August 2002
  • Lead Mechanical Design Engineer, Harris Corporation, January 2000 – January 2001
  • Senior Reliability Engineer and Lab Manager, Ericsson Inc., August 1997 – January 2000
  • Advisory Engineer, IBM Corporation, July 1982 – August 1997

Professional Membership & Professional Credentials

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member, 1982 – Present
  • American Society for Quality, Senior Member, 2000 – Present
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky (P.E. #23292)
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of North Carolina (P.E. #20623)
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia (P.E. #26565)
  • Certified Reliability Engineer, American Society for Quality (CRE #5089)
  • Certified Building Science Thermographer, FLIR Systems, Inc. (CBST #23827)

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