Robin Ott

Associate Professor of Practice

(540) 231-7195
118 Randolph Hall – 0710
460 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061


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


118 Randolph Hall – 0710 Marker-48


  • Professional History

    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

  • Responsibility

    I serve as one of the two teachers for the senior design classes (ME4015, ME4016) in the Mechanical Engineering (ME) 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 Affiliations

    Member – American Society of Mechanical Engineers