Dr. Rory Roberts

Rory Roberts portrait


Rory  Roberts


Associate Professor


Mechanical Engineering

Email Address:



(931) 372-3260


Brown Hall, Room 312


Dr. Rory Roberts joined the ME Department at Tech in Fall 2020 as an Associate Professor. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California-Irvine. At UCI, Rory developed multidisciplinary transient models for high temperature fuel cell/ gas turbine hybrid systems. He also worked 4 years at Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems in fuel cell gas turbine hybrid system design, development and testing. Rory joined Wright State University in 2009 and founded the Advanced Propulsion, Power and Thermal Systems program there in 2012. His research at Wright State generated over $4.5M in funding in under 5 years. His current areas of research are in transient model development for propulsion, power and thermal systems for system design, optimization and control architecture development. Examples of his research include tip-to-tail vehicle modeling of aircraft and unmanned aircraft, fuel cell systems, high energy lasers, and power and thermal management systems.