Craig Woolsey

Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering


Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 2001
M.A., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 1997 
B.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 1995


Selected Honors

Virginia Tech Student Engineers Council Undergraduate Research Advisor of the Year
SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
ONR Young Investigator Program Award
NASA Institute for Advance Concepts Fellow
Virginia Tech College of Engineering Faculty Fellow

Selected Papers

“The need for higher-order averaging in the stability analysis of hovering, flapping-wing flight”, H. Taha, S. Tahmasian, C. A. Woolsey, A. Nayfeh, and M. Hajj. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics 10(1), February 2015.

“Modeling, identification, and control of an unmanned surface vehicle,” C. Sonnenburg* and C. A. Woolsey. Journal of Field Robotics, 30(3), pp. 371-398, May/June 2013.

“Vehicle motion in currents,” P. Thomasson and C. A. Woolsey. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 38(2), pp. 226-242, April 2013.

Selected Projects

Motion Prediction & Control for Submarines in High Sea States, ONR, with E. Paterson

Biolocomotion Analysis and Design Using Geometric Control and Averaging Methods, NSF, with M. Hajj

Site Addition to the Center for UAS, NSF I/UCRC, with K. Kochersberger

Dr. Craig Woolsey
Dr. Craig Woolsey
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    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA 24061