Jacob Dodson

Air Force Research Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base

Jacob Dodson is senior research mechanical engineer and research team lead at the Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. He has been at AFRL since starting in 2012. Jacob Dodson earned B.S degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics (2007) from Virginia Commonwealth University, a M.S. in Mathematics (2010) and a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering (2012) from Virginia Tech. He leads a research team which focuses on structural dynamics of electronics packages in high-rate extreme environments. Dr. Dodson’s research interests include shock survivable sensors, high-rate dynamics, structural health monitoring, prognostics and real-time decision making. He was the awarded the SEM 2018 Sage Publishing Young Engineer Lecture award for early-career contributions to experimental mechanics. He is a member of the advisory committee for several technical groups including the Shock and Vibration Symposium and is a registered Professional Engineer.


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Last Updated: 12/21/2020