People

Principal Investigator

Administrative Assistant

  • Ms. Angela Smith

Graduate Researchers

  • Mr. Fahad Vora (M.S. student, 2/17-present)
  • Ms. Yiwei Xia (Ph.D. student, 1/17-present)
  • Mr. Bharat Kathpalia (M.S. student, 5/16-present)
  • Mr. Chris Sugino (Ph.D. student, 8/15-present)
  • Ms. Adriane G. Moura (Ph.D. student, 8/15-present)
  • Mr. David Tan (Ph.D. student, 8/14-present)

Visiting Scholars & Students

  • Dr. Vagner Candido de Sousa (8/17-present)
  • Mr. Jose Augusto Dias (9/16-8/17)
  • Mr. Tarcisio Silva (8/15-8/16)
  • Ms. Vinciane Guillot (3/16-8/16)
  • Dr. Carlos De Marqui Jr. (10/15-4/16)
  • Dr. Dongxing Cao (8/14-8/15)
  • Dr. Miroslav Mrlik (3/15-4/15)

Undergraduate Researchers

  • Mr. Paul Yavarow (junior student, 1/17-8/17)
  • Ms. Yiwei Xia (senior student, 1/16-8/16)
  • Mr. Fahad Vora (senior student, 1/16-8/16)
  • Mr. Oliver Wellstein (senior student, 1/16-8/16)
  • Mr. Seung Yoon Lee (junior student, 1/15-12/15)
  • Mr. Jin Sol Kim (junior student, 8/14-12/14)
  • Mr. Brian Ferri (senior student, 5/14-12/14)
  • Mr. Matthew Fronk (senior student, 1/14-5/14)
  • Mr. Pratik Jain (senior student, 1/13-9/13)

K12 “GIFT” Teachers & Students

  • Mr. Karl Lee (5/17-6/17)
  • Ms. Karina Scott (6/16-7/16)
  • Dr. Nate Brady (5/16-6/16)
  • Mr. Liam Oweida (5/16-6/16)
  • Dr. Ken Gafford (6/15-7/15)

Alumni with Thesis/Dissertation

  • Dr. Ellen Skow (completed Ph.D. dissertation on “Harvesting Energy from Acoustic Pressure Fluctuations within Hydraulic Systems via Excitation of Piezoelectric Stacks” 8/11-5/17, co-advised by Dr. Ken A. Cunefare).
  • Dr. Serife Tol (completed Ph.D. dissertation on “Structure-borne Elastic Wave Energy Harvesting Enhanced by Metamaterial Concepts” 8/12-5/17, co-advised by Dr. F. Levent Degertekin).
  • Dr. Stephen Leadenham (completed Ph.D. dissertation on “Advanced Concepts in Nonlinear Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting: Intentionally Designed, Inherently Present, and Circuit Nonlinearities“, 8/12-8/15). Current position: Mechanical Engineer, Defense Technologies Engineering Division – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Dr. Shima Shahab (completed Ph.D. dissertation on “Vibration Energy Harvesting, Biomimetic Actuation, and Contactless Acoustic Energy Transfer in a Quiescent Fluid Domain“, 5/13-8/15). Current position: Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics Department, Virginia Tech
  • Ms. Sihong Zhao (completed M.S. with thesis on “Energy Harvesting from Random Vibration of Piezoelectric Cantilevers and Stacks“, 8/11-5/13). Current position: Structural Analyst, Multiphysics Simulation Group, FMC Technologies
  • Mr. Algan Samur (completed M.S. with thesis on “Flexible Piezoelectric Composites and Concepts for Bio-Inspired Dynamic Bending-Twisting Actuation“, 8/11-5/13). Current position: Design Engineer, TEI/General Electric Marmara Technology Center
  • Mr. Lejun Cen (completed M.S. with thesis on “Fish-like Locomotion Using Flexible Piezoelectric Composites for Untethered Aquatic Robotics“, 8/11-12/12). Current position: Automation Engineer, Schlumberger

Some Pictures

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