Center for Innovation & Engineering

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. ​

Infographic demonstrating 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

Infographic demonstrating research programs and activities through engineering programs
LTC McCoy working with cadets.

Our Faculty & Staff are
Multi-Disciplinary Problem Solvers

  • Director- LTC Jamie Bluman, PhD
  • Deputy Director- LTC Brad McCoy, PhD
  • Associate Directors:
    • Dr. Becky Zifchock
    • Dr. Todd Davidson - Energy Resilience
    • Dr. Greg Freisinger - Bio Mechanics
    • Dr. Carolann Koleci - High Performance Computing
    • Dr. Ken McDonald - Corrosion Research
    • Mr. Daniel Doscher - Robotics
    • Mr. Andrew Kopeikin - Autonomous Aerial Systems
    • Mr. J. Adam Pegues - Engineering Mechanics
    • Mr. Rahul Verma - Energy Efficient Buildings

2020 Capstone Projects address all of 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

Center for Innovation and Engineering Publications

For a list of publications by our faculty click below

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