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Mel King, PhD

Adjunct Professor
Joined The Citadel Faculty: August 2012

Dr. King is currently serving as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Engineering Leadership and Program Management (ELPM) in the School of Engineering (SOE) at The Citadel.

Dr. King has over 20 years of systems engineering experience, primarily within the defense industry. He currently serves as a system engineer and technical lead with the US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic, working on Tactical Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems for US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Since joining The Citadel as an Adjunct Professor, Dr. King has taught Graduate courses in Systems Engineering Management. He has authored over 20 journal and conference papers, primarily in the area of nonlinear structural dynamics and nonlinear mode localization.

Dr. King earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (1991), Masters in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1993), and PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1995). His dissertation was an analytical and experimental study of nonlinear normal modes and nonlinear mode localization. He is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).

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Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S. in Mechanical Engineernig - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Vita: Dr. King's Vita

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