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Joseph B. Tipton, Jr., Ph.D.

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Work Summary

Associate Professor at Lipscomb University
  • Spring 2015 to Present
  • Instrumentation & Measurement
  • Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermo-fluids Laboratory
  • Mechanical Engineering Computer Applications
Assistant Professor at the University of Evansville
  • Fall 2009 to Fall 2014
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Instrumentation & Measurement
  • Heat Transfer
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Numerical Methods for Engineers
  • Thermo-fluids Laboratory
Lab Instructor for Instrumentation & Measurement (AE/ME 345)
  • Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Summer 2008
  • Taught for three semesters total with classes of twelve students.
  • Directed students in experiments including thermometry, flow measurement, statistical uncertainty, digital data collection, electronic filtering, first and second order systems, and strain measurement.
Instructor for Instrumentation & Measurement (AE/ME 345)
  • Summer 2004, Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Summer 2005, Summer 2008
  • Independently taught a junior-level course for five semesters total with classes ranging in size from twelve to fifty students. Lectures focused on experimental measurement techniques and statistics for engineers.
  • Accomplishments include electronic creation and delivery of lectures using Smartboard? technology, use of web-based applets and graphics to help conceptualize topics, and effective coordination of laboratory grading between several teaching assistants using the Blackboard? course management system.
Teaching Assistant for Freshman Honors Engineering Fundamentals
  • Fall 2008, Spring 2009
  • Program includes 70 honors students and comprises lectures on introductory engineering physics, problem sessions, and team directed ?design, build and test? projects.
  • Duties include directing hands-on problem sessions that apply engineering principles learned in lecture, grading homework, special instruction on team projects, and participation in the advising process.

RIP Prof. Gerhart & Prof. Taylor

"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

The year 2017 has seen the passing of two great mentors.  Phil Gerhart was my Dean at the University of Evansville.  Larry Taylor was Director of the Planetary Geosciences Institute at the University of Tennessee.  Both were wonderful mentors at different points in my life and are greatly missed.

New Article Published

Tipton Jr, J. B., Lumsdaine, A., Schaich, C., & Hanson, G. R. (2017). Design and Analysis of 140-Degree Miter Bend for High Power Electron Cyclotron Heating Transmission Lines. Fusion Science and Technology, 1-7.

A journal article was recently published from work that I presented at the 22nd Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE).  You can view the article here.

Therapeutic Playground Project in Trujillo, Honduras

I'm a proud part of a 3 year project to build a therapeutic playground for children with disabilities in Trujillo, Honduras.  Read more HERE to learn how Lipscomb engineering is working with the Little Hands, Big Hearts ministry!