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Thomas Scott

Associate Professor (Retired)
Engineering Technology and Management

Dr. Scott held various engineering design and management positions at Allison Gas Turbine, GMC, during a 28-year period prior to joining Ohio University in 1993. His responsibilities included management of engine/airframe integration, management oif research analysis, application of digital controls for gas turbine engines, and design and development of internal flow systems using analytical and experimental techniques. Concurrent with his industrial experience, Dr. Scott taught for 10 years as an adjunct professor in the Manufacturing Technology Department at Purdue University, Indianapolis. Courses taught included Thermodynamics, Dynamics, Heat and Power, and Introduction to Engineering Technology. Areas of professional interest include metal fabrication, material science, analog electronics, digital electronics, automation, control, and robotics. Dr. Scott holds a U.S. Patent (4,458,479) and has written numerous technical proposals and contractual summary reports.

Since coming to OU in 1993, Dr. Scott has taught the following courses: Metal Fabrication, Power Transmission, Electronics, Robotics, Controls, Materials, Six Sigma, Operations Management.

Dr. Scott's many honors include: Russ Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, White Teaching Award, NAIT Outstanding Professor of Industrial Technology Award, Kraft Family Scholar, President EECT Exemplary Contributions Award, and the Department of Industrial Technology Teaching Award.

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Higher Education, Ohio University, 1999. M.B.A., Business Administration, Butler University, 1976. B.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, General Motors Institute (Kettering), 1970.

Other (1)

  • Scott, T. (1997). The Perceptions of Engineering Faculty Regarding Critical Thinking.

Conference Proceeding (2)

  • Scott, T. (1997). Process Control in Manufacturing using Digital Electronics and Sensing. NAIT 30th Annual Convention.
  • Scott, T. (1995). Recent Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing. 28th National Association of Industrial Technology Convention.

Book, Textbook (1)

  • Scott, T. (1999). Power Transmission: Mechanical, Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Electrical. Prentice Hall.

Journal Article, Academic Journal (4)

  • Scott, T. (2009). A Simulation Program for Demonstration and Analysis of Closed Loop Negative Feedback Control. 7. Libertyville, IL: Journal of Communication and Computer; 6: pages 6-15.
  • Waldrop, P., Scott, T. (2000). Making Total Quality Management and Just-in-Time Manufacturing Work. Journal of Technology Studies; 30.
  • Scott, T., Waldrop, P. (2000). Case Studies in Personnel Selection and Training for Cell/Team Operations. NAIT Journal.
  • Scott, T. (1998). Using Real Industry Sites for Laboratory Instruction. Manufacturing Education for the 21st Century published by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers; 5: 367.

Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book (1)

  • Scott, T. (1997). Engine Control. Aircraft Propulsion System Design.


  • Scott, T. Diffuser for Gas Turbine Engine. 4,458,479.