The William States Lee College of Engineering

Exploring Precision with Professor Roger Tipton: Introduction to Measurements and Instruments

As the spring semester of 2024 approaches, students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) are gearing up for an exciting opportunity. They will delve into the intricate world of measurements and instrumentation under the expert guidance of Dr. Roger Tipton.

About Professor Tipton

With a career that spans over two decades in industry and academia, Dr. Tipton brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to the Mechanical Engineering department at UNCC. His research into additive manufactured optical fiber interconnects and his involvement in the development of new materials for additive manufacturing highlight his commitment to innovation and the advancement of the engineering field.

The Course

Dr. Tipton’s course, Measurements and Instruments (MEGR3171), is a critical component of the mechanical engineering curriculum. It is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to navigate the complexities of modern engineering challenges.

The course syllabus promises a hands-on learning experience where students will utilize measuring equipment targeted specifically for mechanical engineering applications. The laboratory component, Instrumentation Laboratory (MEGR3171L), complements the theoretical knowledge by focusing on the use of instrumentation and computer interfacing methods to optimize measurement processes.

Bridging Theory and Practice

Students will engage in experiments that not only solidify their understanding of the concepts but also prepare them for real-world scenarios where precision is paramount. Dr. Tipton’s approach to teaching is deeply rooted in his philosophy of bridging the gap between theory and practice.

The Importance of a Strong Foundation

As a lecturer who values the privilege and responsibility of shaping the next generation of engineers, Dr. Tipton emphasizes the importance of developing a strong foundation in measurements and instrumentation. This foundation is crucial for students who aspire to excel in areas such as composite materials, polymer materials, and sustainable materials, all of which are integral to Dr. Tipton’s research interests.

Looking Forward

The spring semester of 2024 at UNCC’s Mechanical Engineering department promises to be an enriching experience for students enrolled in Dr. Tipton’s Measurements and Instruments course. With his extensive industry experience, academic expertise, and passion for mentoring, Dr. Tipton is set to inspire and challenge students to reach new heights in their engineering pursuits.

For those interested in learning more about Dr. Tipton’s work and the course offerings at UNCC, further information can be found on his official website1. It’s an opportunity not to be missed for any aspiring engineer looking to make their mark in the world of precision engineering.