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Jan Helge Bøhn

Associate Professor
  • Thrust Area Specialty: Design Materials & Manufacturing
Jan Helge Bohn
114H Randolph Hall
460 Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Interests

  • Rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, layered manufacturing, geometric modeling, and their applications
  • Global engineering design and product development process
  • International engineering education

See Dr. Bohn's publications and research on ResearchGate.

  • 1999–present, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 1993–1999, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech

  • 2005 – Ernst Ludwigs Hochschulgesellschaft Preise für besondere Verdienste (Erfolge) in der akademischen Lehre [prizes for special merits (successes) in the academic teachings]. This is the top teaching award at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.
  • 2005 – Global Opportunities in Product Lifecycle Management Engineering Excellence Award, for outstanding accomplishments in collaborative engineering education. 3rd Annual Engineering Deans’ PLM Summit, New York City, New York
  • 2005 – PACE Team Recognition Award, 2005 PACE Annual Forum, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2006 – Bayer Teaching Excellence Award, for his achievement in engineering education and excellent paper. Symposium on Multi-/Inter-Disciplinary Engineering Education, Shanghai, China,
  • 2007 – 2007 W.S. ‘Pete’ White Innovation in Engineering Education Award, in recognition of extraordinary work in innovative education technology. Virginia Tech College of Engineering
  • 2007 – XCaliber Award, for excellence for a team involved in technology-assisted teaching and learning. Virginia Tech Center for Innovation in Learning Team: Jan Helge Bøhn, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech; Dr.-Ing. Reiner Anderl, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Vice President, Technische Universität Darmstadt, and Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech; Lewis Thigpen, Ph.D., P.E., Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Howard University; Pedro Orta Castañón, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, ITESM Monterrey; and Lin Zhongqin, Ph.D., Professor, Mechanical Engineering, and Vice President, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • 2009 – Alumni Award for Excellence in International Education, for years of outstanding contributions to international education at Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech
  • 2009 – Best Poster Award – Learning Mission: Jan Helge Bøhn and Manfred Hampe, “International Dual Bachelor of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering,” Outreach NOW, Blacksburg, Virginia
  • 2010 – PACE Distinguished Integrator Award, for exemplary contributions to global collaborative engineering education among PACE institutions and commitment to the PACE mission. Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2010 – University Exemplary Department Award, to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, for developing and sustaining innovative and effective approaches that foster international awareness and education. Virginia Tech. Lead author of nomination.
  • 2011 – PACE Laboratory Award, for creating an outstanding laboratory that supports the development of the automotive Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) team of the future. Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Ph.D. - Computer and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1993
  • M.S. - Computer and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1989
  • B.S. - Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1988