John Kennedy

Professor

(540) 231-0786
475 Goodwin Hall – 0238
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
jljc@vt.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, Clemson University, 1984
  • M.S., Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 1977
  • B.S., Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 1975
ROOM

475 Goodwin Hall – 0238 Marker-48

LEARN MORE ABOUT JOHN

  • Research


  • Professional Affiliations

    • American Society of Engineering Educators
    • Omicron Delta Kappa

  • Publications


  • Professional History

    • 2010-Present, Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Professor
    • 2007-2010, Virginia Tech, Senior Director of Research and Innovation for Advanced Learning and Research, and Director of Research
    • 2004-2007, Clemson University, Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films, Director
    • 1998-2004, Clemson University, Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films, Deputy Director
    • 2000-2007, Clemson University, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Professor
    • 1991-1999, Clemson University, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Associate Professor
    • 1984-1991, Clemson University, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Assistant Professor
    • 1977-1984, NASA Langley Research Center, Fatigue and Fracture Branch, Research Engineer
    • 1976, NASA-Virginia Tech Cooperative Program in Composite Materials Research and Education, Engineering Fellow

  • Awards and Honors

    • 1996, Omicron Delta Kappa
    • 1993, 1991, 1988, Byar’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching
    • 1979, NASA Suggestion Award: Crack & Opening Displacement and Crack Tip Damage of Composite Fracture Specimen with J.D. McColskey and P.L. Brown
    • Eagle Scout

  • Professional Leadership

    • 2005, Conference Co-Chair, AutoPolymers
    • 2004, Conference Co-Chair, softExtrusion
    • 2001, Session Chair, American Society for Composites 16th Technical Conference
    • 2000, Processing of Fibers and Composites (Polymeric, Metallic, and Ceramic) Session Organizer
    • 1997, Site Visit Team, NSF review of the Off-Shore Technology Center, Texas A&M and the University of Texas
    • 1994, Session Chair, American Society for Composites, 9th Technical Conference
    • 1993-2007, Campus Director and Board of Directors, South Carolina Space Grant Consortium
    • 1988, ASTM, Chair, Symposium on Thermal and Mechanical Behavior of Metal and Ceramic Matrix Composites at the Fall ASTM Conference
    • 1987, Session Chair, FIBER-TEX
    • 1987-1991, Steering Committee, FIBER-TEX
    • 1986-1988, ASTM Chair, Sub-Task Force on Shear Test Methods for Metal Matrix Composites
    • 1986-1988, ASTM Mmeber, D-30 Task Force on Test Methods for Metal Matrix Composites

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