Rob Prins

Rob Prins is an Assistant Professor who joined James Madison University in 2007 to help develop the School of Engineering. He has been involved in the development of curriculum and courses, and also advises student projects for both engineering and ISAT students at the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Lab at JMU. Rob's background includes six years of industrial experience: five years as a mechanical design engineer and applications engineer at Perceptron, Inc., a machine vision manufacturer and integrator, and one year as a suspension engineer at Visteon, Inc. Rob earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech in 2005, where he performed magnetic bearing research. Prior to joining JMU, he was an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Virginia State University.