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Larry W. Sharpe

Larry W. Sharpe

Senior Lecturer


2012–Present: Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee Knoxville

2010–2012: Instructor and Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

2005–2010: Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Programs, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science, University of North Carolina Charlotte

2003–2005: Faculty Associate, College of Engineering, University of North Carolina Charlotte

2001–2003: Mechanical Engineer, Duke Energy, Charlotte, NC

1999–2001: Mechanical Engineer, Progress Energy, Raleigh, NC


  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Mechatronics
  • Engineering Education


Ph.D., 2012, University of South Carolina

MSEE, 1999, North Carolina State University

BSCE, 1996, University of North Carolina Charlotte

Professional Service

  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Member, American Society of Engineering Education
  • Member, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying Mechanical Engineering Committee
  • Licensed Professional Engineer

Awards and Recognitions

2014 Outstanding Teacher Award: Pi Tau Sigma


Sharpe, L.W. and Chao, Y.J., Quantifying the Constraint Effect of Three-Dimensional Specimens Containing Semi-Elliptical Cracks Using the J-A2 Method, ASME 2012 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, PVP2012-78404, 2012.

Larry W. Sharpe

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