United States Military Academy

Center for Innovation & Engineering

Providing engineering research and development opportunities to
enhance the education of cadets,
the professional development of faculty members,
and outreach to the Army and the Nation. ​

Strategic Partners

Strategic Partners​

Supporting Project Based Learning at USMA

Funded research projects provide cadets the opportunity to work with talented faculty as they develop innovative solutions to some of the toughest engineering challenges facing the Department of Defense and the Nation.

Developing Agile and Adaptive Leaders
Through Preeminent Engineering Programs

In support of the USMA and the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and through our sponsors, the Center for Innovation provides more than $3 million for research activities and additional faculty capacity for two of the top-ranked undergraduate engineering programs in the Nation

LTC McCoy and Cadets

Our Faculty & Staff are
Multi-Disciplinary Problem Solvers

  • Director- LTC Jamie Bluman, PhD
  • Deputy Director- LTC Brad McCoy, PhD
  • Associate Director - Dr. Becky Zifchock
  • Subject Matter Experts:
    • Bio Mechanics- Dr. Greg Freisinger
    • Energy Efficient Buildings- Mr. Rahul Verma
    • Energy Resilience- Dr. Todd Davidson
    • Experimental Methods- Dr. David Helmer
    • Material Science- Dr. Ken McDonald
    • Robotics- Dr. Josiah Steckenrider
    • Robotics- Mr. Daniel Doscher
    • Structural Health Monitoring – Dr. Tom Matarazzo
    • Transportation & Engineering Mechanics- Mr. J. Adam Pegues


2021 Capstone Projects

address 5 of 6 Army Modernization Priorities

and support for Infrastructure Modernization & Sustainability.


1)Long Range Precision Fires

2)Next Generation Combat Vehicle

3)Future Vertical Lift

4)Network, Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence

5)Air and Missile Defense

6)Soldier Lethality

Underbody Blast Design

Collaborate with the CIE

  Interested in working with cadets or faculty on a project relevant to DoD Research and cadet education? 

Check out the topics listed in West Point’s

 Broad Agency Announcement.  

Job Opportunities


The Center for Innovation & Engineering at West Point routinely has several openings supporting both Civil and Mechanical Engineering (ME) Program, which is are 4-year ABET-accredited programs, consistently ranked in the top 10 undergraduate programs in the nation.  We focus on outstanding teaching, project-based learning, senior capstone design projects, and defense-related research.  We are considering applications for prospective faculty in the following subdisciplines of Mechanical, Aerospace, Automotive, Civil, or Materials engineering:

  • Armament Sciences and Ballistics
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Computational Modeling and Simulation
  • Biomechanical & Biomedical Engineering
  • Space Engineering and Rocket Design
  • Robotics, Mechatronics and Autonomy
  • Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing
  • Sustainability in Energy, Manufacturing and Transportation
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Manufacturing and Machine Component Design
  • Aeronautical Engineering


US Citizenship is required.  Interested individuals should have completed a PhD by December 2020, and send your Curriculum Vitae/Resume to the Director of the Center for Innovation and Engineering at CMEcie_director@westpoint.edu.

Official job announcements will also be made on https://www.usajobs.gov/.

Contact Us


UPS/ FEDEX Mailing address:

Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
752 Thayer Road
West Point, New York 10996-1905

Administrative Office
Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Ms. Katie Fraine
Phone: 845-938-6950
Email:  katherine.fraine@westpoint.edu