Dr. David Alciatore

Professor Emeritus
Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information
Office Location: Engineering A112
Phone: (970)491-6589
Fax: (970)491-3872
Email: David.Alciatore@colostate.edu
Personal website: http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~dga

Dr. David G. Alciatore is a Professional Engineer and an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU), where he has been since 1991. Dr. Dave, as his students know him, is a dedicated teacher and has received numerous awards for his contributions, including the university-wide Board of Governors “Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.” His major research, consulting, and teaching interests include the physics and engineering of pool/billiards and bowling equipment; high-speed video motion analysis, modeling and simulation of dynamic systems, mechatronic system design, and engineering education. He is co-author of the textbook Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems and author of the book The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards and the instructional DVD series: “The Video Encyclopedia of” Pool Shots (VEPS) and Pool Practice (VEPP), How to Aim Pool Shots (HAPS), Billiard University (BU) instructional set, and High-speed Video Magic. He also writes a monthly column for Billiards Digest magazine dealing with the physics and engineering aspects of the game. Dr. Dave is Dean and co-founder of the Billiard University (BU), and was instrumental in developing the BU assessment tools, rating system, and instructional resources.

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  • B.S. 1986, University of New Orleans – Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. 1987, University of Texas at Austin – Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. 1989, University of Texas at Austin – Mechanical Engineering