Principal Investigator

Marcello Napolitano
West Virginia University Research Corporation

Professional Preparation
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma (1989) M.S., Aeronautical Engineering, University of Naples, Naples, Italy (1985)

Professor, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Eng. (MAE), WVU (2001 – Present) Associate Professor, MAE Dept., WVU (1996 – 2001) Assistant Professor, MAE Dept., WVU (1990 – 1996)

Project Management
PI or Co-PI for approx. 60 projects sponsored by NASA, DOD, and other agencies.

Recent Professional Awards
“2012 West Virginia Teacher of the Year”
“2010 WVU Outstanding Teacher of the Year”
“2008, 2005, 2003, Outstanding Teacher,” WVU College of Engineering and Mineral Resources (CEMR)
“2007, 2006, 2003, Outstanding Researcher,” WVU CEMR
“2005 NASA Public Service Group Achievement Award,” for IFCS program support.

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