Mr. Chris Tolbert


  • M.S.,  Mechanical Engineering, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering. University of North Carolina- Charlotte

Professional Affiliations or Organizations:

  • NSF Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator
  • National Board Certified Teacher
  • NC Certified Technology Educator

Research Interests:

  • Electrification of transportation
  • Research opportunities for students in sustainable transportation
  • Sustainable transportation education
  • Technology and engineering education
  • Developing and assisting programs that motivate the underserved and at-risk K-12 student population
  • Education programs that raise academic expectations of youth and allow them to collaborate with professionals
  • Community involvement in education
  • Developing inquiry and project based teaching strategies in the classroom


  • Tolbert, Christopher : Characterization of the Machine Tool, Tool Holder to Tool Connection

Courses Taught:

  • TEC 2601: Energy Issues and Technology
  • TEC 3500: Adv Electric Vehicle Design II
  • TEC 3604: Sustainable Transportation
  • TEC 4616: Solar Vehicle Design
Title: Practitioner-in-Residence
Department: Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8574

Office address
Katherine Harper Hall 06