Patrick Currier

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

​Dr. Patrick Currier holds a BSME from Tennessee Tech and a MSME and PhD from Virginia Tech. He has extensive experience developing autonomous and unmanned systems, with projects including the DARPA Urban and Grand Challenges, the ONR Multi-Domain Approach to Increased USV Capability for Future Naval Missions, and the GVSS Robotic Tool Kit Logistics Automation, and TurtleTech sea turtle monitoring. He also works extensively in advanced powertrain systems including hybrid and electric automotive systems and aircraft propulsion for advanced aerial mobility and decarbonization of aviation.

He currently serves as an advisor to the Robotics Association at Embry-Riddle, which competes in six different student robotics competitions spanning maritime, aerial, and ground domains including IGVC, SUAS, Roboboat, Robosub, NASA RMC, and Maritime RobotX. He is also the lead advisor for the DOE and GM sponsored ERAU EcoCAR 2, EcoCAR 3, EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, and EcoCAR EV Challenge hybrid vehicle development teams. His areas of expertise include unmanned systems development, hybrid systems development, system integration, and dynamic modeling and control.

  • 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 208: Manufacturing Laboratory
  • ME 413L: Pre Dsgn High Prfmnc Vchls Lab
  • ME 413: Pre Dsgn High Prfmnc Vchls W/L
  • ME 433L: Sr Dsgn Hgh Prfmnc Vhcls Lab
  • ME 433: Sr Dsgn Hgh Prfmnc Vhcls w/LB