Joseph C. Slater


Joseph C. Slater is a professor and the current chair, as well as the director of the MS in Aerospace Systems program, of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Wright State 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, Associate Fellow of AIAA, and a member Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Gamma Tau, and Phi Eta Sigma. He is a member of the AIAA Structural Dynamics Technical Committee and a former member of the AIAA Gossamer Spacecraft Program Committee.

In my spare time I enjoy contributing to open source Python software:

  • array_to_latex: A simple module for creating LaTeX arrays from NumPy arrays. PyPi Download stats
  • Mousai: A harmonic balance solver. PyPi Download stats
  • vibrationtesting: A Python module for signal processing, modal analysis (from data), model solution (from linear second order matrix form) and model updating. PyPi Download stats
  • vibration_toolbox: A Python module for vibration education loosely based on the Matlab version from 1991. PyPi Download stats

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