Joseph C. Slater


Joseph C. Slater is a professor in, and the dean of, the College of Engineering at Tennessee Technological University.

His research interests are dynamics, finite element modeling, control, and model identification and validation. He has worked in the fields of UAV control, turbomachinery dynamics, fatigue, aeroelasticity, spacecraft dynamics and control, and vibration damping.

He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aerospace Engineering, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a Fellow of ASME, an Associate Fellow of AIAA, and a member of the Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Gamma Tau, and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies. He is a past member of the AIAA Structural Dynamics Technical Committee and the AIAA Gossamer Spacecraft Program Committee, and a past Associate Editor of multiple professional journals.

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