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Jeff Warfford

Collegiate Associate Professor
  • Thrust Area Specialty: Design Materials & Manufacturing
Jeff Warfford
139 Randolph Hall (0710)
420 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Interests:

  • Engineering Design Education
  • Application of Finite Element Analysis in Design
  • Tire Mechanics and TIre Models for Vehicle Simulations
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • 2022-present: Collegiate Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2008-2022: Senior Principal R&D Engineer - Passenger Car and Light Truck Tires, Michelin Americas Research Center, Michelin North America, Inc., Greenville, SC
  • 2005-2007: Manufacture Française des Pneumatiques Michelin, Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • 2000-2005: Group Leader - Tire Performance, Handling and Traction, Michelin Americas Research Center, Michelin North America, Inc., Greenville, SC
  • 1993-2000: Group Leader - Steering and Front Suspension Design, Volvo Trucks North America, Inc., Greensboro, NC
  • 1992-1993: Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • Michelin Industrial Quality and RDI Schools Instructor Excellence Award, 2016 and 2018
  • NCSU Graduate Student Certificate for Outstanding Teaching
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Fraternity
  • 1992: Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • 1987: M.S. Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • 1985: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University