Joined The Citadel Faculty: August 2014
Dr. Skenes earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he worked with residual stresses in photovoltaic silicon. His current research interests include photoelastic non-destructive evaluation, causes and effects of stress concentrations, crack propagation, and manufacturing efficiency. Dr. Skenes teaches mechanical engineering courses of all levels, is also the faculty advisor for The Citadel’s Baja SAE racing team, and enjoys nearly anything related to automobiles.
Ph.D/M.S./B.S Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
PE – South Carolina
Manufacturing processes, mechanics of materials, residual stress creation and interaction, crack propagation, non-destructive evaluation, photoelasticity, photovoltaic silicon, matrix-fiber interaction in composites, and polymers.