Scholar of the Month
Scholar of the Month
D. Blake Stringer
College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology
D. Blake Stringer is an assistant professor of aeronautics in the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology. His research focuses on unmanned aerial systems, the aerodynamics of vertical axis wind turbines, rotating mechanical components (gears, bearings and shafts), rotordynamic analysis, and engineering education pedagogy. Stringer is developing an aerospace engineering curriculum and an aerospace-related research program and laboratory at the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology.
He has authored peer reviewed articles in publications including Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing and Journal of Vibration and Control, and he has received major research funding awards from the U.S. Department of Defense as well as the Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS), a Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence for General Aviation.
Prior to joining the faculty at Kent State, Stringer retired as a lieutenant colonel from the Army after serving 20 years as an army aviator, West Point faculty member and research engineer. He led the Army Research Laboratory’s vehicle propulsion division, conducting basic and applied research of engine and drive system technologies. His many military awards and honors include the Bronze Star Medal.
Stringer received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia, a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
About Kent State’s Scholar of the Month
Kent State’s Scholar of the Month recognizes faculty researchers and scholars whose recent work has had an important impact on their professional fields and has brought exposure to the university. Each month, a different college will have the opportunity to nominate a researcher/scholar for this recognition. There is also a month when a faculty member from the Regional Campuses will be featured. The selection process is in the hands of the dean and his or her colleagues and faculty. Hence, this is recognition by the person’s college colleagues that is then taken up by the university. The deans communicate the person’s name to the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs for recognition as Scholar of the Month.