Scott J Duncan

Research Engineer II
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Dr. Duncan is a research engineer in the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL), where he is a member of ASDL’s Digital Engineering Division, the branch chief of terrestrial infrastructure systems research, and lead for the GT Smart Campus Initiative. His principal research interests include the development of “digital twins” that pair real-world system with modeled counterparts; systems architecting; use of systems engineering and data- and model-driven techniques to improve the sustainability of systems in the built environment; and the use of large-scale infrastructure systems as living laboratories. He has managed and participated in research programs pertaining to design-space exploration for power plants and grids; physics-based modeling of the water and energy use of building systems; development of methodologies for living experimentation in large scale infrastructure systems; and trade-off analysis for ground vehicles. Dr. Duncan received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech, with an emphasis on techniques for considering uncertainty in the environmental life-cycle assessment of manufacturing systems.



  • Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL)


  • Systems Design & Optimization

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003
  • B.S., Engineering Science & Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1998