Dr. Colson grew up in northwest Minnesota and completed his doctoral studies at the University of Florida in 2014. Until 2019 Dr. Colson taught physics courses at Santa Fe College and he worked for the Florida Department of Transportation (State Materials Office) in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Colson came to FGCU in 2019 and taught physics for two years until being hired in the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering.
Dr. Colson specializes in teaching fundamental engineering principles (i.e. physics and mathematics) and his research area is in analytical and computational nanoscale diffusion dynamics for nanoengineering applications. This expertise can be broadly applied in many programs but the research is most relevant to smart-material nanoengineering and fundamental research on inter-molecular mechanics and dynamics.
Dr. Colson is currently teaching the courses EGN6430 - Advanced Engineering Analysis and BCN2405C - Construction Mechanics (Fall 2022). In addition to teaching, Dr. Colson encourages extra-curricular student projects that research and solve engineering problems as related to clean energy and water science.