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Daniel Cole

Associate Professor
Stephen R. Tritch Nuclear Engineering Program Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

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(2008) Best paper award: M. S. Johannes, D. G. Cole, and R. L. Clark, Enabling soft lithography using and atomic force microscope. 2nd International Conference on Micro- and NanoSystems.

(1992) Graduate School Cunningham Doctoral Fellowship, VPI&SU.

(1991) Center for Intelligent Material Systems and Structures Fellowship, VPI&SU.

(1991) National Science Foundation, Graduate Fellowship Honorable Mention.

(1987) Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America.

(1986) B'nai B'rith Athletic and Achievement Award.

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1998

MS, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1992

BS, Mechanical Engineering; Mathematics Minor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1991

Maccarone, L.T., D'Angelo, C.J., & Cole, D.G. (2018). Uncovering cyber-threats to nuclear system sensing and observability. NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, 331, 204-210.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2018.02.028.

Cole, D.G. (2013). Improving Single-Molecule Experiments With Feedback Control of Optical Traps. JOURNAL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 135(2).ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.4007237.

Cole, D.G., & Pickel, J.G. (2012). Nonlinear Proportional Plus Integral Control of Optical Traps for Exogenous Force Estimation. JOURNAL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 134(1), 011020.ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.4004774.

Kennedy, S.J., Cole, D.G., & Clark, R.L. (2011). Note: Curve fit models for atomic force microscopy cantilever calibration in water. REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, 82(11), 116107.AIP Publishing. doi: 10.1063/1.3661130.

Kozlowski, M.V., Cole, D.G., & Clark, R.L. (2011). A Comprehensive Study of the RL Series Resonant Shunted Piezoelectric: A Feedback Controls Perspective. JOURNAL OF VIBRATION AND ACOUSTICS-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 133(1).ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.4000966.

Kennedy, S.J., Cole, D.G., & Clark, R.L. (2009). A method for atomic force microscopy cantilever stiffness calibration under heavy fluid loading. REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, 80(12), 125103.AIP Publishing. doi: 10.1063/1.3263907.

Cole, D.G. (2008). Difficulties in fitting the thermal response of atomic force microscope cantilevers for stiffness calibration. MEASUREMENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 19(12), 125101.IOP Publishing. doi: 10.1088/0957-0233/19/12/125101.

Jenness, N.J., Wulff, K.D., Johannes, M.S., Padgett, M.J., Cole, D.G., & Clark, R.L. (2008). Three-dimensional parallel holographic micropatterning using a spatial light modulator. OPTICS EXPRESS, 16(20), 15942-15948.The Optical Society. doi: 10.1364/OE.16.015942.

Rivera, M., Lee, W., Ke, C., Marszalek, P.E., Cole, D.G., & Clark, R.L. (2008). Minimizing pulling geometry errors in atomic force microscope single molecule force spectroscopy. BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 95(8), 3991-3998.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1529/biophysj.108.138842.

Wulff, K.D., Cole, D.G., & Clark, R.L. (2008). Controlled rotation of birefringent particles in an optical trap. APPLIED OPTICS, 47(34), 6428-6433.The Optical Society. doi: 10.1364/AO.47.006428.

Wulff, K.D., Cole, D.G., & Clark, R.L. (2008). An adaptive system identification approach to optical trap calibration. OPTICS EXPRESS, 16(7), 4420-4425.The Optical Society. doi: 10.1364/OE.16.004420.

Cole, D.G., Butler, B., Bodnar, C.A., Clark, R.M., Davis, J., & Congedo, T. (2017). Reinforcing the fundamentals of graduate nuclear engineering through game-based learning. In ANS CONTE 2017 - Conference on Nuclear Training and Education, (pp. 18-19).

D'Angelo, C.J., Cole, D.G., & Collinger, J.C. (2017). A large scale system approach for stability analysis of multi-unit SMR plants. In 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC and HMIT 2017, 2, (pp. 1090-1101).

Farber, J.A., & Cole, D.G. (2017). Real-time supervisory control implementation of SmAHTR power plant. In 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC and HMIT 2017, 1, (pp. 322-330).

Pickel, J.G., & Cole, D.G. (2017). Real-time fault detection and transient identification using extended kalman filters. In 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC and HMIT 2017, 2, (pp. 1133-1141).

Wang, W., Mosse, D., Pickel, J.G., & Cole, D. (2017). Work-in-Progress: Wireless Network Reconfiguration for Control Systems. In 2017 IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS), (pp. 145-148).IEEE. doi: 10.1109/rtas.2017.25.

Wang, W., Mosse, D., Pickel, J.G., & Cole, D. (2017). Work-in-Progress: Cross-Layer Real-Time Scheduling for Wireless Control System. In 2017 IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS), (pp. 149-151).IEEE. doi: 10.1109/rtas.2017.24.

Bodnar, C., Clark, R., Davis, J., Congedo, T., & Cole, D. (2016). Student perspectives on application of game-based learning within a graduate-level engineering course. In 2016 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2016-November.IEEE. doi: 10.1109/fie.2016.7757440.

Wang, W., D'Angelo, C., Mosse, D., & Cole, D. (2016). Integrating Control and Fault-Tolerant Wireless Network Design for Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (Invited Paper). In 2016 IEEE 17th International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IRI), (pp. 332-342).IEEE. doi: 10.1109/iri.2016.51.

D'Angelo, C., & Cole, D.G. (2015). Hot Standby State Observers for Sensor Fault Tolerance in Small Modular Nuclear Reactors. In Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 113, (pp. 182-185).

D'Angelo, C.J., Hansen, C.J., & Cole, D.G. (2015). Using pattern recognition for on-line sensor prognostics and diagnostics in nuclear power plants. In 9th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC and HMIT 2015, 2, (pp. 1420-1429).

Haight, J.M., Cole, D.G., & Sejdic, E. (2015). The optimized design and use of automated control systems - State of the literature and proposed research. In 9th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC and HMIT 2015, 2, (pp. 1294-1300).

Kristufek, M., & Cole, D.G. (2015). Real-time control systems simulations for a molten salt nuclear reactor. In 9th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC and HMIT 2015, 2, (pp. 1715-1725).

Littrell, J.L., & Cole, D.G. (2015). A new role for universities in training the nuclear workforce. In Conference on Nuclear Training and Education 2015, CONTE 2015, (pp. 19-20).

Wang, W., Mosse, D., & Cole, D.G. (2015). Bitvector: Fault Tolerant Aggregation Scheme for Monitoring in Nuclear Power Plants. In 2015 IEEE 17th International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, 2015 IEEE 7th International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security, and 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems, (pp. 1166-1174).IEEE. doi: 10.1109/hpcc-css-icess.2015.266.

McAdams, D.R., & Cole, D.G. (2012). Aberration correction for improving the performance of a DMHL system. In MEMS Adaptive Optics VI, 8253.SPIE. doi: 10.1117/12.908984.

McAdams, D.R., & Cole, D.G. (2012). Using a dwell-time increase to compensate for SLM pixelation-limited diffraction efficiency in DMHL. In Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics V, 8249.SPIE. doi: 10.1117/12.909073.

Randall, J.S., Nair, V.M.P., Foulke, L.R., Levitan, S.P., & Cole, D.G. (2012). Development of reactor core neutronics and thermal physics for the U-PANTHER simulator. In Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 106, (pp. 931-934).

Cole, D.G. (2011). On Nonlinear Control of Optical Traps Using Pulling Trajectory Tracking for Single-Molecule Experiments. In Volume 7: 5th International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems; 8th International Conference on Design and Design Education; 21st Reliability, Stress Analysis, and Failure Prevention Conference, 7, (pp. 291-299).ASMEDC. doi: 10.1115/detc2011-48467.

Cole, D.G. (2011). Adaptive Identification and Control for Small Modular Reactors. In ASME 2011 Small Modular Reactors Symposium, (pp. 319-327).ASMEDC. doi: 10.1115/smr2011-6555.

Kirsch, N.A., Cole, D.G., Vipperman, J.S., & Ludwick, S.J. (2011). Characterization of periodic disturbances in rolling element bearings using an optical sensor. In Proceedings - ASPE 2011 Annual Meeting, 52, (pp. 165-168).

Pickel, J.G., & Cole, D.G. (2011). Exogenous Force Estimation Using Disturbance Modeling for Optical Trap Experiments. In Volume 7: 5th International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems; 8th International Conference on Design and Design Education; 21st Reliability, Stress Analysis, and Failure Prevention Conference, 7, (pp. 301-308).ASMEDC. doi: 10.1115/detc2011-48472.

Bucci, B.A., Cole, D.G., Vipperman, J.S., & Ludwick, S.J. (2010). Practical friction compensation for ultra precision point-to-point motion. In Proceedings - ASPE 2010 Annual Meeting, 50, (pp. 109-112).

Pickel, J.G., & Cole, D.G. (2010). Controlling the Position of Magnetic Particles Using Adaptive Q-Parameterization. In ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Volume 2, 2, (pp. 81-88).ASMEDC. doi: 10.1115/dscc2010-4048.

Bucci, B.A., Cole, D.G., Vipperman, J.S., & Ludwick, S.J. (2009). Friction modeling of linear rolling element bearings in high precision linear stages. In Proceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering, ASPE 2009.

Cole, D.G., & Weiland, L.M. (2009). An Analysis of Micro Aeroelastic Energy Harvesting Devices. In ASME 2009 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Volume 1, (PART A), (pp. 131-138).ASMEDC. doi: 10.1115/dscc2009-2679.

Jenness, N.J., Cole, D.G., & Clark, R.L. (2009). Three-dimensional holographic lithography using a spatial light modulator. 2008 ASME International Design Engineering and Technical Conference.

Johannes, M.S., Cole, D.G., & Clark, R.L. (2009). Enabling soft lithography using an Atomic force microscope. In 2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008, 4, (pp. 749-757).

Kennedy, S.J., Cole, D.G., & Clark, R.L. (2009). An Automated Implementation of a Cantilever Calibration Technique for Heavy Fluid Loading Environments. In Volume 6: ASME Power Transmission and Gearing Conference; 3rd International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems; 11th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle and Tire Technologies, 6, (pp. 689-694).ASMEDC. doi: 10.1115/detc2009-86482.

McAdams, D.R., & Cole, D.G. (2009). Measuring Inter-Particle Forces at an Interface With Optical Tweezers and a Long Working-Distance Objective Lens. In Volume 6: ASME Power Transmission and Gearing Conference; 3rd International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems; 11th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle and Tire Technologies, 6, (pp. 737-743).ASMEDC. doi: 10.1115/detc2009-87556.

Rivera, M., Morris, C., Carlson, D., Toone, E.J., Cole, D.G., & Clark, R.L. (2009). Minimizing Tip-Sample Contact Force in Automated Atomic Force Microscope Based Force Spectroscopy. In Volume 6: ASME Power Transmission and Gearing Conference; 3rd International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems; 11th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle and Tire Technologies, 6, (pp. 731-736).ASMEDC. doi: 10.1115/detc2009-87378.

Jenness, N.J., Cole, D.G., & Clark, R.L. (2008). Three-Dimensional Holographic Lithography Using a Spatial Light Modulator. In Volume 4: 20th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology; Second International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems, 4, (pp. 783-787).ASMEDC. doi: 10.1115/detc2008-50067.

Johannes, M.S., Cole, D.G., & Clark, R.L. (2008). Enabling Soft Lithography Using an Atomic Force Microscope. ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. doi: 10.1115/detc2008-49877.

Johannes, M.S., Cole, D.G., & Clark, R.L. (2007). The Atomic Force Microscope as a Nanoscale Stereo Lithography Machine. In Volume 3: 19th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology; 1st International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems; and 9th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Tire Technologies, Parts A and B, 3 PART B, (pp. 792-799).ASMEDC. doi: 10.1115/detc2007-35348.

McEver, M.A., Cole, D.G., & Clark, R.L. (2003). Robust, Adaptive Q-Parameterization for Feedback Control of Vibro-Acoustic Systems. In Noise Control and Acoustics, 30, (pp. 197-203).ASMEDC. doi: 10.1115/imece2003-55021.