News

2019

  • Sushrut Dandawate, an M.S. student in mechanical engineering, joined the IVDL in Fall 2019.  Welcome Sushrut!
  • Gulnaaz Afzal successfully completed her M.Eng. capstone, titled “Parametric Study for Co-Design of a Series Hybrid-Electric UAV using Simultaneous MDSDO”, during Summer 2019.  Congratulations Gulnaaz!
  • Mustafa Bandukwala, an M.S. student in mechanical engineering, joined the IVDL in Summer 2019.  Welcome Mustafa!
  • Saeed Azad was selected as one of the 2019-2020 Graduate Student Engineers of the Month based on his academic performance, student leadership, and service to the broader college and university community.  He will be honored during the month of December 2019.  Congratulations Saeed!
  • Saeed Azad successfully defended his Ph.D. candidacy exam, titled “Combined Design and Control Optimization under Uncertainty”, on April 26.  Congratulations Saeed!
  • Michael Alexander-Ramos presented the lab’s research work, titled "Co-Design of Large-Scale & Stochastic Dynamic Systems", at the U.S. Army CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center in Warren, Michigan, on April 8.

2018

  • Gulnaaz Afzal recently published an article titled ‘’The Beginning and Rise of Hyperloop UC” that was featured on the CEAS website discussing Hyperloop UC. Congratulations Gulnaaz! 
  • Michael Alexander-Ramos presented his lab’s papers titled “Robust MDSDO for Co-Design of Stochastic Dynamic Systems” and “Decomposition-based MDSDO for Co-Design of Large-Scale Dynamic Systems” at the 2018 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, August 26-29, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
  • Mohammad Behtash successfully defended his M.S. thesis, titled “A Decomposition-based Multidisciplinary Dynamic System Design Optimization Algorithm for Large-Scale Dynamic System Co-Design”, on July 5.  Congratulations Mo!

2017

  • Gulnaaz Afzal, an M.S. student in aerospace engineering, joined the IVDL in Fall 2017.  Welcome Gulnaaz!
  • Abhivamshi Maduri, an M.S. student in mechanical engineering, joined the IVDL in Fall 2017.  Welcome Abhi!
  • Michael Alexander-Ramos presented his lab’s paper titled “Comprehensive PHEV Powertrain Co-Design Performance Studies using MDSDO” at the 12th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, June 5-9, in Braunschweig, Germany.
  • Michael Alexander-Ramos was selected as a Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program Breakfast of Champions honoree for his hard work and dedication to students in his MECH 2020 – Statics & Particle Dynamics class. Congratulations!
  • Michael Alexander-Ramos presented the lab’s research work, titled "Multidisciplinary Dynamic System Design Optimization of Plug-In Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Powertrains", at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, on January 27.
  • Thibaut Amoussougbo, an M.S. student in mechanical engineering, joined the IVDL in Spring 2017. Welcome Thibaut!
  • Sushant Thotkaura, an M.S. student in mechanical engineering, joined the IVDL in Spring 2017. Welcome Sushant!
  • Sai Krishna Sumanth Nakka, an M.S. student in mechanical engineering, joined the IVDL in Spring 2017. Welcome Sumanth!
2016
  • Arian Houshmand successfully defended his M.S. thesis, titled “Multidisciplinary Dynamic System Design Optimization of Hybrid Electric Vehicle Powertrains”, on November 4. Congratulations Arian!
  • Mohammad Sherbaf Behtash, an M.S./Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, joined the IVDL in Fall 2016. Welcome Mohammad!
  • Saeed Azad, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, joined the IVDL in Fall 2016. Welcome Saeed!
  • Michael Alexander-Ramos presented the lab’s research work, titled "Multidisciplinary Dynamic System Design Optimization of Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Powertrains", at The Ohio State University's Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Columbus, Ohio, on March 22.
2015
  • A new, refreshed course on design optimization (MECH6012 - Design Optimization) will be offered in Spring 2016. This course will introduce formal, mathematical modeling and optimization techniques as an effective approach for solving challenging engineering and product design problems.
  • Arian Houshmand, an M.S. student in mechanical engineering, joined the IVDL in Fall 2015. Welcome Arian!