Thomas E. Scott, PhD 

Associate Professor

Kraft Family Scholar

125 Stocker Center
Russ College of Engineering and Technology
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: (740) 593-1450 
Fax: (740) 593-9382 
E-mail:scottt@ohio.edu

 

COURSES TAUGHT

ETM 111 (Materials)

ETM 221 (Power Transmission)

ETM 332 (Electronics)

ETM 435 (Controls)

IT 220 (Aircraft Powerplants)

ISE 412 (Six Sigma)

ISE 650 (Engineering Management)

OPN 310 (Operations)

 

PERSONAL INTERESTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

BME General Motors Institute (1970) Co-op

Major - Mechanical Engineering

Minor - Electrical Engineering

MBA Butler University (1976)

Ph.D. Ohio University (1998)



PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Dr. Scott has taught in the Industrial Technology Department at Ohio University since 1993. During that time he has been responsible for the development and delivery of several courses including Power Transmission, Industrial Electronics (Analog and Digital), Digital Instrumentation and Controls, Electronic Applications in Manufacturing, Manufacturing Materials, Robotics, Fundamentals of Engineering Management (MS level), Fundamentals of Six Sigma (BS and MS level), and Operations Management (College of Business). Dr. Scott was promoted to Associate Professor in 1999.

Prior to coming to Ohio University, Dr. Scott held various engineering design and management positions at Allison Gas Turbine, General Motors Corporation, during a 28-year period. His responsibilities included management of engine/airframe integration; management of the research, analysis, and application of digital controls to gas turbine engines; and design/development of internal flow systems using analytical and experimental techniques.

Concurrent with his industrial experience, Dr. Scott taught for 10 years in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology Department at Purdue University, Indianapolis. Courses taught included Thermodynamics, Dynamics, Heat and Power, and Introduction to Engineering Technology.

Areas of professional interest include: industrial power systems, control systems, digital electronics, and robotics. Dr. Scott has written a textbook entitled POWER TRANSMISSION: MECHANICAL, HYDRAULIC, PNEUMATIC, AND ELECTRICAL which was published by Prentice Hall in 1999. In addition, Dr. Scott holds a U.S. patent, and has received three prestigious awards for teaching excellence since coming to Ohio University. Dr. Scott has demonstrated technical expertise in the area of control systems for industrial application, including processing, conveyor systems, work cells, and PLC related interfaces.

 

EXPERIENCE

OHIO UNIVERSITY

November 2000 - Named the KRAFT FAMILY SCHOLAR, "professorship in recognition of Ohio University's influence on the education and preparation for life of the Kraft family". "Dr. Scott was selected based on excellence in classroom teaching, student advising, scholarship, and leadership."

August 93 - Present Associate Professor, College of Engineering and Technology Responsible for teaching courses in the Industrial Technology curriculum: Industrial Electronics - DC/AC fundamentals, Digital Electronics - Logic, digital circuits, applications, Electronic Control - Application of digital control in the industrial environment, Programmable Logic Computers, application of Ladder Logic, Power Transmission - Control and application of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems in manufacturing, Electronic Applications in Manufacturing - an application based course involving exposure to the use of electronics in manufacturing facilities, Robotics - exposure to the types of robots present in manufacturing and their use,  and Aircraft Powerplants - fundamentals of IC and gas turbine engines to aircraft. In addition, Dr. Scott has taught Fundamentals of Engineering Management, and Fundamentals of Six Sigma in an Industrial Systems Engineering Masters program.

PURDUE UNIVERSITY (Indianapolis Campus)

September 1985 - May 1993 Adjunct Faculty Part-time Professor (Evening). Courses taught included: Thermodynamics, Heat and Power, Dynamics, and Intro to Engineering Technology.

ALLISON GAS TURBINE, GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION

May 92 - August 93 Engineering Manager, GMA2100A, SAAB Applications Responsible for coordinating nacelle/engine integration of the GMA2100A engine into the SAAB 2000 aircraft. Responsibilities include the completion of development through certification of the Propulsion System Package (nacelle). which includes: Engine Mounting Structure, Environmental Control System interface, Cowls, Oil Coolers, Electrical Interfaces, nacelle ventilation, and Inlet Anti-Icing System. Effort also includes resolution of FAA/JAA (Part 25 and 33) questions and concerns, successful completion of component qualification testing, preparation of flight worthiness documentation, primary Allison engineering contact with SAAB Aircraft, Linkolping, Sweden, coordinating technical activity of major PSP subcontractors, Westland Aerostructures - cowls and systems integrator, Hispano-Suiza - Engine Mounting Structure and Environmental Control System.

October 90 - April 92 Department Head, Controls (Advanced Controls, Industrial Engine Controls, Analysis and Simulation) Responsible for directing and managing three departments: Analysis and Simulation - performed detailed control system dynamic modeling and analysis, both real and non-real time, for all of the Allison control system product line. Responsible for the detailed analysis of numerous system dynamics problems associated with matching gas turbine power plants with their load absorbers. Participated in several formal design review activities involving digital control systems. Key member in the development of a Software Configuration Management Standard Procedure for Allison. Advanced Engine Controls - provided research function for Allison future controls and competed for military funding support for control component development. Numerous proposals submitted with several awards for AF-IHPTET and Navy-BAA controls programs. (Lightweight/Composite Pump, Fiber-optic Control System, VSTOL Engine/Aircraft Controls Integration). Industrial Engine Controls - provided control system design, development, and engineering support for the industrial and marine engine product line. Introduced fully digital control for Allison industrial/marine engines. Initiated feasibility for a PLC (low cost) control.

March 88 - September 90 Section Chief, Advanced Controls Responsible for planning and conceptual design of future control systems including new technologies such as Fiber Optics, parallel processing, multivariable control techniques, engine/airframe integration, high speed computational techniques, use of lightweight composites, optical sensor development, multiplexing techniques, and data bus architectures. Peripherally involved in Low Observable efforts (Infrared Radiation and Radar Cross Section analysis). The major job elements included: identifying future government funded programs, defining the future plan for controls development (ATEGG, JTDE, TAGG, STOVL), proposal preparation and presentation to the military customers, contacting and soliciting sub-contract expert support, monitoring technical progress on contracts, presenting status and technical accomplishments to the customer, and interfacing with airframers and the technical controls community.

October 83 - March 88 Supervisor/Section Chief, Large Engine Controls Responsible for design and development of large aircraft gas turbine fuel control systems, including T406(JVX) (Dual FADEC), T56-A-427 (Supervisory DEC), LRAACA Proposal, and the mature products (T56, TF41). Task encompassed interpretation of military and commercial customer requirements, definition of design guidelines and constraints, solicitation of offerings from vendors, vendor selection, experimental verification of component and system performance, modifying design to achieve desired performance, investigating field returns, product support in the field, and supporting flight testing. The major elements of the job include coordination of engineering disciplines (test, drafting, purchasing, inspection); interfacing with the customer in establishing installation interfaces; resolution of problems; describing design improvements; interfacing with vendors concerning design requirements, costs, qualification and development testing, and delivery schedules.

December 80 - September 83 Supervisor, Flow Systems Responsible for the design and analysis of gas turbine internal flow systems for aircraft/industrial, production/developmental/conceptual, gas turbine engines (T56, TF41, T63, 501, 250, 570, GT404, Automotive Gas Turbine, ATEGG, JTDE, and others). Activity involved analytical (computer aided) and experimental design, testing and analysis of cooling and leakage flows for hot and cold sections of the gas turbine engines. Other specialty areas included design and analysis in the following areas: diffuser and exhaust nozzle (non-rotating aerodynamics); labyrinth seals (non-contact rotating seals); ejectors (viscosity driven pumps without moving parts); rotating cavity effects (disk pumping) and rotating orifices. The major elements of this job included: coordinating engineering department effort (job assignments, etc); soliciting government financial support for research programs; reviewing and critiqueing department technical product; summarizing and reviewing with internal management and customer.

September 70 - December 80 Senior Project Engineer/Project Engineer/Detail Engineer Flow systems department. Following training period, worked on various flow system tasks. From 1976 to 1980 primarily responsible for all diffuser design and analysis, department analytical tool development, ejector design and analysis, and ATEGG, JTDE, Automotive Gas Turbine, and conceptual engine cooling and leakage flow design and analysis.

CONSULTING (PAID)

June 95 - September 95 Expert witness for US Department of the Navy, T45 Trainer Litigation. Performed independent evaluation of the facts regarding gas turbine engine control for the T45, and provided deposition as an expert witness.

June 99 - August 99 Consultant for Belcan Corporation assigned to the Engine Controls Department of Rolls Royce Allison, Indianapolis Indiana. Developed Easy5 model of the control system for RRA engine  

June 03 - August 03 Consultant (Systems Engineering Specialist) for the Engine Controls Department of Rolls Royce Allison, Indianapolis Indiana. Developed process specifications for control system engineering initiative

December 03 (Two weeks) Consultant (Systems Engineering Specialist) for the Engine Controls Department of Rolls Royce Allison, Indianapolis Indiana. Developed process specifications for control system engineering initiative

June 04 - August 04 Consultant (Systems Engineering Specialist) for the Engine Controls Department of Rolls Royce Allison, Indianapolis Indiana. Developed process specifications for control system engineering initiative

June 06 - August 06 Consultant (Control Systems (Easy5) Engineering Specialist) for the Hydraulic Systems Division of the Parker Hannifin Aerospace Group, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Developed Easy5 models of piston pumps and performed design studies and empirical analysis for new product.

 

 

   

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Textbook - Power Transmission: Mechanical, Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Electrical, - Published by Prentice Hall July 1999 ISBN 0-13-095386-5

Dissertation entitled The Perceptions of Engineering Faculty Regarding Critical Thinking, December 1997

 

Articles

"The Use of a Phidgit Board for Sensor Input in a PID Control Exercise”, Presented at the 42nd ATMAE Convention, Louisville, KY November 2009

Refereed article published in the Journal of Communication and Computer, Volume 6, Number 7, July 2009, pages 6-15 (ISBN 1548-7709) -  “A Simulation Program for Demonstration and Analysis of Closed Loop Negative Feedback Control”

"Investigation of Control Using the Standard Mobile Hydraulic Vehicle Computer Protocol (CAN J1939)”, Presented at the 41st NAIT Convention, Nashville, TN November 2008

"A Simulation Program for Demonstration and Analysis of Closed Loop Negative Feedback Control”, Paper 187, ENG 105, Presented at the 2008 IAJC-IJME Conference, Nashville, TN November 2008

"Use of a PICAXE Programmer for Instruction in Industrial Electronics”, Presented at the 40th NAIT Convention, Panama City, FL October 2007

"A Process Oriented PID Control Project for Industrial Technology”, Presented at the 39th NAIT Convention, Cleveland, OH, November 2006

"Electro-hydraulic Servo Valves”, Presented at the 38th NAIT Convention, St. Louis, MO, November 2005

"Ultrasonic Sensing for Obstacle Non-Contact Avoidance in Autonomous Robots”, Presented at the 37th NAIT Convention, Louisville, KY, October 2004

"Teaching About Industrial Controls Using Autonomous Robots", Presented at the 36th NAIT Convention, Nashville, TN, November 2003

"PID Control for Industrial Processes", Presented at the 35th NAIT Convention, Panama City, FL, November 2002

"Computer Integration of Control into a Manufacturing System", Presented at the 34th NAIT Convention, Dearborn, MI, November 2001

"Making Total Quality Management and Just-in Time Manufacturing Work", Phillip S. Waldrop and Thomas E. Scott, Journal of Technology Studies, Summer 2000, page 30, refereed publication of Epison Pi Tau, the international honorary for professions in technology

"The Use of Transistor Technology in Manufacturing", Presented at the 33rd NAIT Convention, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2000

Refereed article accepted for publication in NAIT Journal (Spring 2000) - "Case Studies In Personnel Selection and Training for Cell/Team Operations", T.E.Scott and P. Waldrop

"AC Motor Control Using Digital Techniques", Presented at the 32nd NAIT Convention, Panama City, FL, November 1999

"Using Real Industry Sites for Laboratory Instruction", in Manufacturing Education for the 21st Century, Volume 5 page 367, published by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1998

"Mechatronics and Its Application in Industrial Technology", in Selected Papers - NAIT - 31st Annual Convention, page 146, 1998

Chapter - "Engine Control" - for Aircraft Propulsion System Design, J. Mattingly, under review by the author for editing and inclusion in the next edition (1997)

"Process Control in Manufacturing Using Digital Electronics and Sensing" - NAIT October 97 Proceedings and also Selected Papers NAIT 30TH Annual Convention

"Case Studies in Personnel Selection and Training for Cell/Team Operations" - NAIT October 97 Proceedings and also Selected Papers NAIT 30TH Annual Convention

"Applications of Digital Electronics and Sensors in Manufacturing," National Association of Industrial Technology, October 1996

"Recent Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing," National Association of Industrial Technology, October 1995

"Recent Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing," National Association of Industrial Technology, October 1995 - Proceedings

"Application of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing," National Association of Industrial Technology, October 1994

 

TECHNICAL RECOGNITIONS AND PATENTS

Diffuser for Gas Turbine Engine, Patent No. 4,458,479, July 10, 1984

Received $250 as an award for innovation by NASA Technical Briefs for "Software For Analysis and Design of Turbomachinery Seals"

Paid technical reviewer of Electronics Technology textbooks for Prentice Hall Publishers

Journal Article reviewer for National Association of Industrial Technology Journal

Official Judge at the Robotic International Technology and Engineering Challenge sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers at Rochester Institute of Technology May 2001

 

TECHNICAL COURSES ATTENDED

Windustry (Small Wind Industry) (SWC)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Windustry (Small Wind Industry) (SWC)

Solar Energy International (SEI)

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT)

President of the Electricity, Electronics, and Computer Technology Technical Division of the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) 2001-2002

American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE)

Faculty Advisor of the Student Chapter of Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Formerly member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Formerly member of American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics

Formerly member of American Welding Society

 

CONSULTING

June 95 - September 95

Expert witness for US Department of the Navy, T45 Trainer Litigation. Performed independent evaluation of the facts regarding gas turbine engine control for the T45, and provided deposition as an expert witness.

June 99 - August 99

Consultant for Belcan Corporation assigned to the Engine Controls Department of Rolls Royce Allison, Indianapolis Indiana. Developed Easy5 model of the control system for RRA engine

 

HONORS

Reappointed KRAFT FAMILY SCHOLAR, "professorship in recognition of Ohio University's influence on the education and preparation for life of the Kraft family".  February 2011

Recipient of the Marvin E. and Ann D. White Teaching Award for the Department of Industrial Technology, Academic year 2007

Reappointed KRAFT FAMILY SCHOLAR, "professorship in recognition of Ohio University's influence on the education and preparation for life of the Kraft family".  November 2006

Serving as President of the Electricity, Electronics, and Computer Technology Technical Division of the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) 2002-2004

Reappointed KRAFT FAMILY SCHOLAR, "professorship in recognition of Ohio University's influence on the education and preparation for life of the Kraft family".  November 2003

Recipient of the Marvin E. and Ann D. White Teaching Award for the Department of Industrial Technology, Academic year 2003

OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING AWARD, from the College of Engineering and Technology, Ohio University, Academic year 2002

Elected President Elect of the Electricity, Electronics, and Computer Technology Focus Group of the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) 2001-2002

Named the KRAFT FAMILY SCHOLAR, "professorship in recognition of Ohio University's influence on the education and preparation for life of the Kraft family". "Dr. Scott was selected based on excellence in classroom teaching, student advising, scholarship, and leadership." November 2000

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY TEACHING AWARD "In recognition of Dedicated Teaching and Student Advising as a Member of the Faculty of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology", April 28, 2000

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY OUTSTANDING PROFESSOR OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY AWARD, "In Recognition of Exceptional Performance in the Following Areas: Excellence in Teaching, Service to the Profession, and Scholarship", November 1999

OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING AWARD, from the College of Engineering and Technology, Ohio University, Academic year 1994-95