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Robin Ott

Associate Professor of Practice
  • Thrust Area Specialty: Design Materials and Manufacturing
Robin Ott
118 Randolph Hall (0710)
460 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

I serve as one of the two teachers for the senior design classes (ME4015, ME4016) in the Mechanical Engineering Department. I also act as the faculty advisor to the senior design teams who are sponsored by our industry partners. A major focus is identifying and securing partnerships with the industry sponsors and managing those relationships. Internally, my goal is to help the students understand what real-world engineering projects look like so they are better prepared for future success.

  • 2015-present, Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor of Practice
  • 2011–2015, Senior Director, Project Management, Intrexon Corporation
  • 2010–2011, Project Manager, Factory Direct Order eCommerce Integration, Advance Auto Parts
  • 2008–2010, Operations Manager, Ply Gem
  • 1999–2008, Kollmorgen, a Danaher Company
  • 1996–1999, Senior Application Engineer, PTC (formerly Parametric Technology Corporation)
  • 1995–1996, Mechanical Engineer, Technology, Management and Analysis Corporation

B.S. - Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1995