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Clifford Whitfield

  • Assoc Professor of Practice, Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
  • 201 W. 19th Avenue
    320F Bolz Hall
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-1057

About

Engineering practice areas and research interests include:

  • Manned and unmanned flight vehicle conceptual design
  • Atmospheric flight vehicle configuration layout
  • Multidisciplinary flight vehicle design analysis and optimization
  • Applied aerodynamics and airframe/engine integration

Honors

  • 20150601

    Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor (Nomination).

  • 20150401

    Aerospace Engineering Outstanding Professor of the Year.

  • 20140401

    Aerospace Engineering Outstanding Professor of the Year.

  • 20130601

    Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching (Nomination).

  • 20120601

    Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching (Nomination).

Journal Articles

2016

  • Whitfield, C.A., 2016, "An Adaptive Dual-Optimal Path-Planning Technique for Unmanned Air Vehicles." International Journal for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization 7, no. A2,

2015

  • Whitfield, C.A.; Rhoads, R.B.; Allenstein, J.T., 2015, "Multidisciplinary Capstone: Academic Preparation and Important Outcomes for Engineering Practice." International Journal of Engineering Education 31, no. 6,

Presentations

  • "Creating a Multidisciplinary Organizational Infrastructure." 2014, Presented at Capstone Design Conference,
  • "Impacts of a Multidisciplinary Engineering Capstone Design Program from Early-Career Alumni Perspectives." 2014, Presented at Capstone Design Conference,
  • "Industry Sponsor Valuation of a Multidisciplinary Capstone Program." 2014, Presented at Capstone Design Conference,
  • "Best Practices in Multidisciplinary Capstone Design." 2014, Presented at Capstone Design Conference,
  • "Multidisciplinary Team-based Design-Build-Test Projects with an Aero Premise." 2013, Presented at American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 51st Aerospace Sciences Meeting,
  • "Behind the Scenes: Developing a First-year Engineering Design Project." 2012, Presented at American Society for Engineering Education, The Ohio State University Student Chapter,
  • "Current Development State of a First-year Design Project Software Tool to Emphasize Problem Solving with Computer Programming in the Design Process - Pilot Results and Discussions." 2012, Presented at Engineering Education Innovation Center Seminar Series,
  • "An Overview of Highly Successful First-year Engineering Cornerstone Design Projects." 2011, Presented at International Conference on Engineering Education,
  • "Advanced Energy Vehicle Design-Build Project for First-Year Engineering Students." Presented at American Society of Engineering Education,
  • "Flight Performance Characteristics of Highly Flexible Wing Rogallo-type Aerodynamics with Applications to UAVs." 2011, Presented at 36th AIAA Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium,

Papers in Proceedings

2016

  • Rhoads, R.B.; Kecskemety, K.M.; Whitfield, C.A.; Allenstein, J.T. "Capstone Advisor Valuation of a Multidisciplinary Capstone Program." (6 2016).

2015

  • Rhoads, R.B.; Allenstein, J.T.; Kecskemety, K.M.; Whitfield, C.A. "Industry Sponsor Valuation of a Multidisciplinary Capstone Program." in American Society of Engineering Education. (6 2015).
  • Kecskemety, K.M.; Allenstein, J.T.; Rhoads, R.B.; Whitfield, C.A. "What is Lifelong Learning to First-year Engineering Students? Creating a Baseline for Future Development." in American Society of Engineering Education. (6 2015).

2014

  • Whitfield, C.A.; Rhoads, R.B.; Allenstein, J.T. "Impacts of a Multidisciplinary Engineering Capstone Design Program from Early-Career Alumni Perspectives." in Capstone Design Conference. (6 2014).
  • Rhoads, R.B.; Whitfield, C.A.; Allenstein, J.T.; Rogers, P. "Examining the Structure of a Multidisciplinary Engineering Capstone Design Program." in American Society of Engineering Education. (6 2014).

2013

  • Whitfield, C.A. "Multidisciplinary Team-based Design-Build-Test Projects with an Aero Premise." in American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 51st Aerospace Sciences Meeting. (1 2013).
  • Allenstein, J.; Whitfield, C.A.; Rhoads, R.; Rogers, P. "Examining the Impacts of a Multidisciplinary Engineering Capstone Design Program." in American Society of Engineering Education. (6 2013).

2012

  • Allam, Y.; Whitfield, C.A.; Phanthanousy, J.N. "Scaffolding Provided to Engineering Students in Cornerstone Design Project Scenarios Related to Practices of Expert Designers." in American Society of Engineering Education. (6 2012).
  • Whitfield, C.A.; West, D.; Toms, L. "A First-year Design Project Software Tool to Emphasize Problem Solving with Computer Programming in the Design Process." in American Society of Engineering Education. (6 2012).
  • Whitfield, C.A.; Allenstein, J.; Rhoads, R. "From the Industry to the Student: Project Management of an Industry-Sponsored Multidisciplinary Capstone Project." in American Society of Engineering Education. (6 2012).

2011

  • Whitfield, C.A.; Schlosser, P.; Merrill, J.A.; Riter, E. et al. "Advanced Energy Vehicle Design-Build Project for First-Year Engineering Students." in American Society of Engineering Education. (6 2011).
  • Whitfield, C.A.; Freuler, R.J.; Allam, Y.; Riter, E.A. "An Overview of Highly Successful First-year Engineering Cornerstone Design Projects." in International Conference on Engineering Education. (8 2011).