People

 

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Marcelo Dapino

Professor and Fellow of ASME and SPIE
The Honda R&D Americas Designated Chair in Engineering
Director, NSF IUCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts
Director, Smart Materials and Structures Lab
Department  of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The Ohio State University
E-mail: dapino.1@osu.edu
Phone: (614) 688-3689
Website: https://mae.osu.edu/people/dapino.1
Lab website: https://smsl.osu.edu/
 
Expertise:
  • Disciplines: mechanics of materials; dynamics; mechanical design
  • Focus areas: smart materials and structures; mechatronics; additive manufacturing; high-power ultrasonics; experimental methods; constitutive modeling; applied magnetism
  • Application fields: adaptive vehicle components and systems; manufacturing and joining processes for lightweight vehicle structures; system dynamics and control applied to vehicle design

 

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Jen-Ping Chen

Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Phone:  614-247-8854
 
Expertise:
  • Turbomachinery
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Development of numerical algorithms and modeling techniques for unsteady turbomachinery flows
  • Reducing the computation time for simulation
  • High-fidelity modeling of the multi-stage turbomachinery flowfield
  • Film cooling heat transfer prediction
  • Turbulence and transitional models
  • Close-coupling model of aerodynamics and aeroelastics
  • Compressor rotating stall and stall control
  • Flow control for extended operation of compressor and turbine
  • Noise generating source for aeroacoustic analysis
  • Highly efficient open-rotor engines

 

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Hanna Cho

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director, Micro/Nano Multiphysical Dynamics Lab
The Ohio State University
Email:  cho.867@osu.edu
Phone: (614) 292-2902
Website: https://mae.osu.edu/people/cho.867         
Lab Website: https://mnmdl.osu.edu/
 
Expertise:
  • Developing nonlinear NEMS/MEMS using multi-functional materials to utilize intrinsically nonlinear characteristics such as broadband resonance, frequency tunability, and nonlinear instability
  • Advancing the state-of-art AFM techniques through understanding and enhancing the AFM cantilever dynamics to achieve better material characterization. 
  • Developing energy systems based on multi-functional ferroelectric material.
  • These studies are expected to broadly impact both practical applications (e.g., energy harvesting devices, electromechanical signal processing, and sensing) and fundamental research in the field of nano- and bio-science and nonlinear dynamics. 

 

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Ardeshir Contractor

Professor of Practice, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director, Solar Application and Innovation Lab
The Ohio State University
Email:  contractor.15@osu.edu
Website: https://mse.osu.edu/people/contractor.15

Expertise:
  • Solar energy
  • Smart grids
  • Electric mobility
  • Renewable energy storage
  • Materials for energy conversion

 


 

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Vicki Doan-Nguyen

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
and Dept. of Materials Science Engineering (joint appointment)
Director, Doan-Nguyen Group/Sustainable Materials Innovation
The Ohio State University
Email:  doan@osu.edu
Phone: 614-643-3465
Website: https://mse.osu.edu/people/doan-nguyen.1
 
Expertise:
  • Synthesis, in-situ structural characterization, and functional testing of smart materials as well as advanced materials for energy storage and conversion

 


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Leon Headings

Senior Research Associate, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The Ohio State University
E-mail: headings.4@osu.edu
 
Expertise: 
  • Energy Systems
  • Mechatronic Systems
  • Intelligent Control
  • Smart Materials

 

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David Hoelzle

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director, The Hoelzle Research Lab
The Ohio State University
E-mail: hoelzle.1@osu.edu
Phone: (614) 688-2942 
Website: https://mae.osu.edu/people/hoelzle.1
Lab Website: https://hrl.engineering.osu.edu/
 
Expertise:
  • Learning and adaptive control systems
  • Control of additive manufacturing processes
  • Microsystems for mechanobiology research
  • Dynamics systems analysis

 

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Rajendra Singh

Rajendra Singh

Academy (Emeritus) Professor, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director, Acoustics and Dynamics Laboratory
The Ohio State University
E-Mail: singh.3@osu.edu
Phone:( 614) 292-9044
Website: https://mae.osu.edu/people/singh.3
Lab website: https://adl.osu.edu/
Expertise:
  • Noise and vibration control
  • Geared systems
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Digital signal processing

 

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Soheil Soghrati

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
and Dept. of Materials Science Engineering (joint appointment)
Director, Automated Computational Mechanics Laboratory
The Ohio State University
E-mail: soghrati.1@osu.edu
Phone: (614) 292-2768
Website: https://mae.osu.edu/people/soghrati.1
Lab Website: https://acml.osu.edu/
 
Expertise: 
  • Computational solid mechanics with special focus on advanced finite element and meshfree methods for the treatment of problems with complex and/or evolving morphologies
  • Simulating localized corrosion and corrosion assisted damage processes
  • Digital manufacturing
  • Multiscale modeling of structural adhesive joints
  • Computational biomechanics
  • Computational design of nano-bio-devices

 

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Vishnu Babu Sundaresan

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director, Integrated Material Systems Laboratory
The Ohio State University
E-mail: sundaresan.19@osu.edu
Phone: (614) 247-6367
Website:  https://mae.osu.edu/people/sundaresan.19
Lab Website: https://integratedsystemslab.org/
 
Expertise:  
  • Smart material systems (minimally invasive surgical tools, synthetic jet actuators, mechanoluminescent composite structures, self-healing thermoplastic ionomers)
  • Ionic smart materials (biomolecular materials, conducting polymers, mechanoelectrochemistry of battery electrodes and actuators, scanning electrochemical microscopy)
  • Sustainable conversion of greenhouse gases using biomolecular materials