R. G. Kirk
R. Gordon Kirk received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va, USA, in 1972, M.S.M.E. degree in 1969, and B.S.M.E. degree with high distinction in 1967. He works as a Professor of mechanical engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Virginia. His prior work experience includes 3 years at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford, Conn, USA, and 10 years at Turbo Products Division of Ingersoll-Rand. Dr. Kirk is the Director of the Rotor Dynamics Industry Affiliates Group, which he established shortly after coming to Virginia Tech in 1985. The research team has both graduate and undergraduate students working on projects relating to the dynamics of rotating machinery. Dr. Kirk has also been involved with private consulting to both original equipment manufacturers and end-users during the past twenty-five years. Dr. Kirk has published over 150 technical papers in the area of rotating machinery dynamic analysis and has three patents on bearings, seals, and optimum damped bearing supports.
Biography Updated on 13 January 2011