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The Virginia Tech Rolls-Royce UTC in Advanced Systems Diagnostics is working to enhance product understanding, control, and life-cycle management through innovation in measurement system technology and to provide effective transition of data to knowledge, delivering the company measurement system and diagnostics capability strategy.

The UTC will be the center of excellence for measurement systems and diagnostics and to inform the design system, develop deep knowledge and enable rapid design iterations and deliver robust product, structured as an agile hub to enable rapid evaluation, fast learning, and to provide forward-looking capability ahead of need and build a partnership biased towards collaboration and provide measurements standards and technology to the UTC network.


Changmin Son

Changmin Son

Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
469 Goodwin Hall (0238)
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-7064

Reseach areas:

  • Fouling resilience testing
  • Acoustic tomography
  • Laser scattering
  • Vibration resp. modeling