Scott Kennedy

Research Scientist, Mission Systems Division

Scott Kennedy is a Research Scientist in the Mission Systems Division at the Virginia Tech National Security Institute. His research interests include modeling and control of soft actuators, biomimetic robots, and dynamic modeling of flexible structures. His graduate work focused on dynamic modeling of shape memory alloy morphing actuators along with application of machine learning algorithms to enable the self-sensing capabilities of these actuators. Scott Kennedy earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University in 2024, and his B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from Auburn University.