Diversity of Experiences
Professor Anthony R. Clarke has demonstrated technical expertise and active leadership at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department for a decade. In addition, Professor Clarke continues to have an active role in corporate Engineering leadership and management at several commercial, military, and aerospace companies.
In his over twenty-five years of experience in the academic and corporate sector, he continues to find common ground where both sectors can benefit. HAs Chief Technology Officer at Vandguarde Consulting, he has created a vehicle in which students can develop Intellectual Property while partnering with private sector stakeholders. Professor Clarke is a firm believer that a marriage between universities and private and/or not-for-profit sectors yields cutting-edge solutions to today’s Engineering and Business challenges.
His mentorship in the university setting has also provided the technical understanding and impetus for new and seasoned engineering students to think entrepreneurially, with sound engineering judgment and innovation in design practices in the workplace. One such mentoring project, designed by Professor Clarke, resulted in a contract win and $1 million award to continue research and development on Smart Gun Technology with applications for the NYPD and commercial users.