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Clifford Whitfield

  • Asst 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

  • 2015

    Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor (Nomination). .

  • 2015

    Aerospace Engineering Outstanding Professor of the Year. .

  • 2014

    Aerospace Engineering Outstanding Professor of the Year. .

  • 2013

    Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching (Nomination). .

  • 2012

    Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching (Nomination). .

Journal Articles

2016

  • Whitfield, Clifford A., 2016, "An Adaptive Dual-Optimal Path-Planning Technique for Unmanned Air Vehicles." International Journal for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization 7, no. A2, 1 - 16.

2015

  • Whitfield,Clifford A.; Rhoads, Robert B.; Allenstein, Jacob T., 2015, "Multidisciplinary Capstone: Academic Preparation and Important Outcomes for Engineering Practice." International Journal of Engineering Education 31, no. 6, 1780 - 1798.

Presentations

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

Papers in Proceedings

2016

  • Rhoads, R.B.,, Kecskemety, K.M., Whitfield, C.A., Allenstein, J.T. "Capstone Advisor Valuation of a Multidisciplinary Capstone Program." JOURNAL: "American Socity of Engineering Education." (6 2016). #15191 -

2015

  • Rhoads, R.B., Allenstein, J.T., Kecskemety, K.M., Whitfield, C.A. "Industry Sponsor Valuation of a Multidisciplinary Capstone Program." JOURNAL: "American Society of Engineering Education." in American Society of Engineering Education. (6 2015). #12153 -
  • 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." JOURNAL: "American Society of Engineering Education." in American Society of Engineering Education. (6 2015). #12237 -

2014

  • Rhoads, R.B., Whitfield, C.A., Allenstein, J.T., Rogers, P "Examining the Structure of a Multidisciplinary Engineering Capstone Design Program." JOURNAL: "American Society of Engineering Education." in American Society of Engineering Education. (6 2014). #9172 -
  • Whitfield, C.A., Rhoads, R.B., Allenstein, J.T. "Impacts of a Multidisciplinary Engineering Capstone Design Program from Early-Career Alumni Perspectives." JOURNAL: "Capstone Design Conference." in Capstone Design Conference. (6 2014). N/A -

2013

  • Whitfield, C.A. "Multidisciplinary Team-based Design-Build-Test Projects with an Aero Premise." JOURNAL: "American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 51st Aerospace Sciences Meeting." in American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 51st Aerospace Sciences Meeting. (1 2013). DOI: 10.2514/6.2013 - 657.
  • Allenstein, J., Whitfield, C.A., Rhoads, R., Rogers, P. "Examining the Impacts of a Multidisciplinary Engineering Capstone Design Program." JOURNAL: "American Society of Engineering Education." in American Society of Engineering Education. (6 2013). #7289 -

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." JOURNAL: "American Society of Engineering Education." in American Society of Engineering Education. (6 2012). #3800 -
  • Whitfield, C.A., Allenstein, J., Rhoads, R. "From the Industry to the Student: Project Management of an Industry-Sponsored Multidisciplinary Capstone Project." JOURNAL: "American Society of Engineering Education." in American Society of Engineering Education. (6 2012). #21414 -
  • Allam, Y., Whitfield, C.A., Phanthanousy, J.N. "Scaffolding Provided to Engineering Students in Cornerstone Design Project Scenarios Related to Practices of Expert Designers." JOURNAL: "American Society of Engineering Education." in American Society of Engineering Education. (6 2012). #21898 -

2011

  • Whitfield, C.A., Schlosser, P., Merrill, J.A., Riter, E., Agarwal, K "Advanced Energy Vehicle Design-Build Project for First-Year Engineering Students." JOURNAL: "American Society of Engineering Education." in American Society of Engineering Education. (6 2011). 761 -
  • Whitfield, C.A., R.J. Freuler, Y. Allam, E.A. Riter "An Overview of Highly Successful First-year Engineering Cornerstone Design Projects." JOURNAL: "International Conference on Engineering Education." in International Conference on Engineering Education. (8 2011). N/A -