Faculty Profile

BIOGRAPHY

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, June 1997.
  • M.S.C.E., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, June 1996.
  • B.C.E., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, June 1991.

Dr. David W. Scott is a native of southeast Georgia. He received Bachelor's, Masters, and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. After graduation, Dr. Scott accepted a position as a Research Engineer with the U.S. Army Engineer Research And Development Center (ERDC). Dr. Scott's primary duties were to perform and direct basic and applied research in support of U.S. Army civilian and military missions in the United States and abroad. In August of 2000, Dr. Scott left federal service to join Georgia Tech Savannah as an Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering. Dr. Scott's major research focus is the analysis and design of fiber-reinforced polymeric (FRP) materials in civil engineering. He has authored several papers in a variety of technical journals, and has served as an invited presenter at conferences both in the United States and abroad. He is a recipient of the Dow Chemical Award for Excellence in Composites Research, as well as a Commendation for Technical Excellence from the U.S. Army. In 2003, he received a Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award from the Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Design of structures constructed using high performance materials
  • Repair and strengthening of structures using advanced materials and technologies
  • Blast response of structures strengthened using FRP materials
  • Viscoelastic characterization of polymeric materials
  • Structural monitoring and damage detection

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Best Basic Research Paper, ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, 2004
  • Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Georgia Tech Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, 2003
  • Commendation for Technical Excellence, United States Army, 1998
  • Honorable Mention Research Paper, ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, 1998
  • Dow Chemical Award for Excellence in Composites Research, 1994
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 1992
  • O.H. Amman Fellowship, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1991
  • Scholarship, Georgia Engineering Foundation, 1989

RECENT PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

ARTICLES
  • Work, P., Sapp, A., Scott, D., and Dodd, M., “Influence of Small Vessel Operation and Propulsion System on Loggerhead Sea Turtle Injuries,” Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 393, 2010, pp. 168-175.
  • Dempsey, D., and Scott, D., “Timber Members Strengthened with Mechanically Fastened FRP Strips,” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol. 10, No. 5, 2006, pp. 392-398.
  • Lamanna, A., Bank, L., and Scott, D., "Flexural Strengthening of RC Beams By Mechanically Attaching FRP Strips," ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2004 pp. 203-210.
  • Hamoush, S., McGinley, M., Mlakar, P., Scott, D., and Murray, K., “Out-of-Plane Strengthening of Masonry Walls with Reinforced Composites,” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2001, pp. 139-145.
  • Lamanna, A., Bank, L., and Scott, D., "Flexural Strengthening of RC Beams Using Fasteners and Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Strips," ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 98, No. 3, 2001, pp. 368-376.
PROCEEDINGS
  • Scott, D., and Bennett, E., “Influence of Creep on the Stability of Pultruded Columns at Elevated Service Temperatures,” Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering – CICE 2012, Rome, Italy, June 13-15, 2012
  • Schaefer, D. Scott, D., Molina, G., Al-Kalaani, Y., Murphy, T., Johnson, W., and Goeser, P., “Integration of Distance Learning Technology into Traditional Engineering Physical Laboratory Exercises,” Proceedings of the ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Meeting, Memphis, TN, April, 2008.
  • Lindsey, S., and Scott, D., “Use of Hybrid Teaching Mechanisms to Improve Engineering Courses Delivered Via eLearning Platforms,” The 1st Annual Southeastern Scholarship Conference on e-Learning, Macon, GA, October 2005
  • Lamanna, A., Bank, L., and Scott, D., "Rapid Flexural Strengthening of RC Beams Using Powder Actuated Fasteners and FRP Strips," Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Fibre Reinforced Plastics for Reinforced Concrete Structures , Cambridge, England, 2001, pp. 389-398.
  • McDonald, J., Emmons, P., Vaysburd, A., and Scott, D., “Development of Performance Criteria for Dimensionally Compatible Repair Materials,” Proceedings of the ACI Fourth International Conference on Repair, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance of Concrete Structures, and Innovations in Design and Construction, Seoul, Korea, 2000.
PRESENTATIONS
  • Spurlock, C., Scott, D., Work, P., and Dodd, M., “Investigation of the influence of Hull Shape and Propulsion System on Loggerhead Sea Turtle Injuries,” The 32th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Huatulco, Mexico, March 12-16, 2012.
  • Work, P., Sapp, A., Scott, D., and Dodd, M., “Influence of Small Vessel Propulsion System and Operation on Loggerhead Sea Turtle Injuries, The 30th Annual Sea Turtle Symposium – The World of Turtles, Goa, India, April 27-29, 2010.
  • Hodges, J., Scott, D., Work, P., and Fiser, A., “Vessel-Related Impacts on Loggerhead Sea Turtles; Evaluation of Turtle Shell Properties,” Technical Training Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, Savannah, GA, February 21, 2008.
  • Scott, D., "Reinforced Polymers for Civil Engineering Applications,” Technical Training Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, Savannah, GA, February 22, 2007.
  • Parker, M., and Scott, D., "Reinforced Polymers for Civil Engineering Applications,” Technical Training Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, Savannah, GA, February 22, 2007.