• Research


    Dynamics of High-speed, Gyroscopic Systems
    Nonlinear Vibrations
    Vibration of Continuous Systems
    Applications of Current and Post Work: Gears, Axially Moving Media, Disk-Spindle Systems, Helicopters, Cars, Wind Turbines, Aircraft Engines
  • Publications


    Please click here for a full list of publications.

  • Professional History


    June 2014–present, Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering, L.S. Randolph Professor
    2012–2014, Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering, L.S. Randolph Professor and Department Head
    2010-2012, University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, Executive Dean
    2008-2010, University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    2008-2012, University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, Distinguished University Professor Chair
    2008-2012, Ohio State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Research Professor
    2006-2008, Ohio State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Professor
    2000-2006, Ohio State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor
    1995-2000, Ohio State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering , Assistant Professor
    1988-1990, The Aerospace Corporation – Structural Dynamics Department
  • Awards and Honors



    2015 – ASME N. O. Myklestad Award (for “major innovative contributions to vibration research”)
    2015 – Doak Prize – Journal of Sound and Vibration (most successful/cited paper from 2010-2014)
    2012 – American Society of Engineering Education Global Engineering Educator Award
    2011 – Shanghai Bai Yu Lan Sci-Tech Talent Award
    2010 – Shanghai Government Magnolia (Bai Yu Lan) Award (contributions to Shanghai development)
    2010 – Excellent Faculty Member Award – Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    2010 – Ohio State University Lumley Research Award
    2009 – 1000 Person Plan (Qian Ren Jihua),Chinese Government
    2009 – National Academy of Engineering – China-US Frontiers of Engineering Invitee
    2008 – Distinguished Professor Chair, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    2008 – Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    2007 – Ford Motor Company Chief Engineer Award
    2007 – National Academy of Engineering – Japan-US Frontiers of Engineering Invitee
    2006 – Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (publishers of Science)
    2006 – Centre National de Recherche Scientifique Poste Rouge Award (French government agency)
    2005 – ASME Gustus L. Larson Award
    2005 – Ohio State University Lumley Research Award
    1999-2004 – Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (presented at White House)
    1999-2003 – National Science Foundation CAREER Award
    1998-2001 – Army Young Investigator Research Award, Army Research Office
    2001 – National Academy of Engineering – Germany-US Frontiers of Engineering Invitee
    2001 – Society of Automotive Engineers Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award
    2001 – Ohio State University Research Accomplishment Award
    2000 – Outstanding New Faculty Award (American Society for Engineering Education)
    2000 – Ohio State University Lumley Research Award
    2000 – National Academy of Engineering Cummins Engine Company Scholarship
    2000 – National Academy of Engineering – Frontiers of Engineering Invitee
    1998 – Ohio State University Research Accomplishment Award
    1997 – Department of Transportation Eisenhower Faculty Fellowship
    1996 – NASA Summer Faculty Research Fellowship
    1996 – International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Fellowship
    1993-95 – Society of Automotive Engineers Doctoral Scholarship
    1993-95 – National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (Ph.D.)
    1990-91 – Australian Research Council Postgraduate Fellowship
    1986-88 – National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (M.S.)
    1986 – Jacob and Mary Seitz Graduate Fellowship, University of California
    1986 – Stony Brook Senior Athlete Award (outstanding scholar-athlete of senior class)

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1995
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1988
B.E., Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1986

(540) 231-9894
106 Randolph Hall – 0710
460 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
r.parker@vt.edu

Robert G. Parker

L.S. Randolph Professor of Mechanical Engineering