Patrick Currier

Title
Professor and Associate Chair
Email
Department
Mechanical Engineering Department
College
College of Engineering
Patrick Currier

Patrick Currier holds a MS and PhD from Virginia Tech in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in robotics. He served as a project manager and vehicle integration lead for team VictorTango in the DARPA Urban Challenge. He later performed autonomous stability analysis on 240 ton mining trucks for Caterpillar and served as the systems integration lead for the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab's Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate (GUSS). His research interests include autonomous vehicles, system integration, and vehicle dynamics and stability.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Technological University

  • ME 692: Graduate Research Project 2
  • ME 690: Graduate Research Project 1
  • ME 208: Manufacturing Laboratory
  • ME 540: Mech Engineering Practicum
  • ME 413L: Pre Dsgn High Prfmnc Vchls Lab
  • ME 413: Pre Dsgn High Prfmnc Vchls W/L
  • ME 499: Special Topics in Mech. Eng.
  • ME 433L: Sr Dsgn Hgh Prfmnc Vhcls Lab
  • ME 433: Sr Dsgn Hgh Prfmnc Vhcls w/LB