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Robert Scott Pierce, Ph.D., P.E.

Robert Pierce

Associate Professor

College of Engineering and Technology

Engineering and Technology

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2175
Office: 110 Belk Building


Dr. Pierce has fifteen years of industrial experience in the fields of machine design and analysis, development of automated industrial equipment, and process development. He has designed a wide range of manufacturing and high-precision positioning equipment. Dr. Pierce has been teaching engineering for twelve years, first at York College of PA, then at Sweet Briar College, and finally at Western Carolina University.


  • Ph D, Georgia Institute Technology-Main Campus, Mechanical Engineering

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are in the areas of machine design, solid mechanics, controls, and mechatronics.

Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of bioengineering and biomechanics, machine design and mechatronics, and the pedagogy of machine design.

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