• Responsibility

    I serve as one of the two teachers for the senior design classes (ME4015, ME4016) in the Mechanical Engineering Department. I also act as the faculty advisor to the senior design teams who are sponsored by our industry partners. A major focus is identifying and securing partnerships with the industry sponsors and managing those relationships. Internally, my goal is to help the students understand what real-world engineering projects look like so they are better prepared for future success.

  • Professional History

    2015-present, Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor of Practice
    2011–2015, Senior Director, Project Management, Intrexon Corporation
    2010–2011, Project Manager, Factory Direct Order eCommerce Integration, Advance Auto Parts
    2008–2010, Operations Manager, Ply Gem
    1999–2008, Kollmorgen, a Danaher Company
    1996–1999, Senior Application Engineer, PTC (formerly Parametric Technology Corporation)
    1995–1996, Mechanical Engineer, Technology, Management and Analysis Corporation


B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1995

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Robin Ott

Associate Professor of Practice