Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 2017
Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama, 1988
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama, 1986
Statistical process modeling and simulation,
Aviation applications of Bayesian inference,
Acquisition and analysis of distributed transportation data
2023 AIAA Air Transportation Systems Best Student Paper Award (co-authored with Q. Zhang), Runner Up.
V. L. Laursen Award for the Achievement of Teaching Excellence in Collegiate Aviation Education, University Aviation Association, 2022.
Advisor to First Place Team, 2022 Airport Cooperative Research Program University Design Competition, Transportation Research Board, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Nominee, Outstanding Faculty in Discovery, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, 2020 - 2021
Advisor to Winner, 2020-2021 Graduate Student Research Award, Airport Cooperative Research Program, Transportation Research Board, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Advisor to First Place Team, 2020 Airport Cooperative Research Program University Design Competition, Transportation Research Board, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
FLAIR Faculty Fellow, Purdue University, 2020
Purdue Polytechnic Institute Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor Award, 2019 - 2020
Nominee, Outstanding Faculty in Discovery, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, 2019 - 2020
Visiting Fellow, Cranfield University, 2020 - 2022
Advisor to Third Place Team, 2019 International Aircraft Localization Competition, Montreal, Canada
Advisor to Second Place Team, 2019 Airport Cooperative Research Program University Design Competition, Transportation Research Board, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
President's Award for Excellence, University Aviation Association, 2019
2017 Best Dissertation Award, Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University
2016 Workforce Development Award, Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
Frank E. Sorenson Award for Excellence in Aviation Research and Scholarship, University Aviation Association, 2016
Exceptional Early Career Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, Department of Aviation Technology, 2015
John P. Lisack Early Career Engagement Award, Purdue College of Technology, 2014
Teaching for Tomorrow Award, Purdue University, 2011
Dr. John H. Mott is a Professor in the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology at Purdue University. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama with Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Electrical Engineering, and of Purdue University with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, he also possesses an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument and Multiengine ratings, an FAA Flight Instructor Certificate with Airplane Single-and Multiengine and Instrument ratings, and an FAA Ground Instructor Certificate with Advanced and Instrument ratings. He holds type ratings in the Beech King Air 300, Hawker HS-125, and Canadair Challenger 600. He has worked as a flight instructor, a charter pilot, chief pilot, and director of training for a FAR 135 operator, an airline pilot flying the SA-226TC Metroliner, and a corporate pilot in many different models of aircraft.
Dr. Mott serves as the Director of the Advanced Aviation Analytics Center of Research Excellence (A3IR-CORE), and was the founding editor of the Journal of Aviation Technology & Engineering, where he served as executive editor through 2018. Dr. Mott’s research is focused primarily on the aggregation of distributed data related to various operational aspects of transportation systems, the analysis of that data using deterministic and stochastic mathematical modeling, and the development of related tools to facilitate improvements to the safety and efficiency of those systems. These tools ultimately improve the quality of life of those who utilize transportation services.
Prior to joining Purdue, Dr. Mott was Engineering Manager for a firm in Birmingham, Alabama, and also operated an electronics design and manufacturing business for many years. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a former member of the Board of Trustees of the University Aviation Association (UAA), and a former member of the Standing Committee on Airfield Capacity and Delay of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.