Shane Ross, Ph.D.
Engineering Mechanics Graduate Chair
- Dynamics and control
- Fluid mechanics
- Solid mechanics
The Ross Dynamics Lab at Virginia Tech specializes in applications of nonlinear dynamics, performing mathematical modeling, simulation, visualization, and experiments with applications in several different fields, including:
- Patterns of dispersal in oceanic and atmospheric flows
- Passive and active aerodynamic gliding
- Dynamic buckling of flexible structures
- Transport across the air-water interface
- Orbital mechanics
- Chemical physics
- Causality analysis in complex natural and artificial systems
- University of Southern California: NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2004-2006
- California Institute of Technology: Ph.D., Control and Dynamical Systems, 2004
- California Institute of Technology: B.S., Physics, 1998
Award, Honors, and Service
- 2017 Excellence in Research Award, Virginia Tech College of Engineering Dean’s Award
- 2017 Leader in Research Award, Virginia Tech Dept. of Biomedical Engineering & Mechanics
- 2012 Liviu Librescu Prize, Dept. of Engineering Science and Mechanics
- 2012 Faculty Fellow, Virginia Tech College of Engineering Dean’s Award
- 2012 Certificate of Teaching Excellence, Virginia Tech College of Engineering
- 2012 NSF CAREER Award
- 2011 Plenary Speaker on Computational Methods in Dynamics at Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
- 2011 Keynote Speaker at Lorentz Centre Workshop on Coherent Structure and Dynamical Systems, Leiden, The Netherlands
- 2010 Outstanding New Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech College of Engineering Dean’s Award
- 2009 Invited Speaker at British Science Festival
- 2008 Invited Speaker at Zurich Physics Colloquium
- 2004 Everhart Lecture Series Award Winner
- 2003 NASA Space Act Award
- 2002 NASA Innovation Award
- 2001 Best Paper Award by AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
- 1998 NASA Innovation Award
J. Zhong, L.N. Virgin, S.D. Ross  A tube dynamics perspective governing stability transitions: An example based on snap-through buckling, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, in press. doi:10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2017.10.040
F. Jafari, S. Tahmasian, S.D. Ross, J.J. Socha  Control of gliding in a flying snake-inspired n-chain model, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 12, 066002.
K. Onozaki, H. Yoshimura, S.D. Ross  Tube dynamics and low energy Earth-Moon transfer in the 4-body system, Advances in Space Research 60, 2117-2132.
S. Naik, F. Lekien, S.D. Ross  Computational Method for Phase Space Transport with Applications to Lobe Dynamics and Rate of Escape, Regular and Chaotic Dynamics 22(3), 272-297.
I.J. Yeaton, J.J. Socha, S.D. Ross  Global dynamics of non-equilibrium gliding in animals, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 12, 026013.
D.G. Schmale, S.D. Ross  High-flying microbes: Aerial drones and chaos theory help researchers explore the many ways that microorganisms spread havoc around the world, Scientific American 316, 40-45, February 2017.
S. Naik, S.D. Ross  Geometry of escaping dynamics in nonlinear ship motion, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation 47, 48-70.
R.F. David, A.E. BozorgMagham, D.G. Schmale, S.D. Ross, L.C. Marr  Identification of meteorological predictors of Fusarium graminearum ascospore release using correlation and causality analyses, European Journal of Plant Pathology 145, 483-492.
P.C. Fino, A.R. Mojdehi, K. Adjerid, M. Habibi, T.E. Lockhart, S.D. Ross  Comparing postural stability entropy analyses to differentiate fallers and non-fallers, Annals of Biomedical Engineering 44, 1636-1645.
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