Dr. Shane Ross
BLACKSBURG, Va., June 6, 2012 – Engineering Science and Mechanics Department at Virginia Tech
, is pleased to convey that Dr. Shane Ross
has been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure.
In recognition of his scholarship and teaching, Dr. Ross received the Virginia Tech College of Engineering Dean’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding New Assistant Professor in 2010, a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from the college in 2012, and was also named College of Engineering Faculty Fellow in 2012.
He is a recipient of the coveted National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. This award is NSF’s most prestigious recognition that recognizes junior faculty who “exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.”
Dr. Ross joined ESM in 2006 as an assistant professor. Since his arrival he has taught various courses pertaining to dynamics and dynamical systems, and in 2008 co-authored a book entitled, “Dynamical Systems, the Three-Body Problem and Space Mission Design.” As an invited speaker, Dr. Ross presented at the British Science Festival in 2009 and at the Zurich Physics Colloquium in 2008.
He earned his Ph.D. in Control and Dynamical Systems and his B.S. in Physics, both from the California Institute of Technology.