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Marcelo Dapino

Professor and Honda R&D Americas Designated Chair in Engineering
Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director, NSF IUCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (SVC)
Director, Smart Materials and Structures Lab
The Ohio State University
E-mail: dapino.1@osu.edu
Phone: (614) 688-3689
Website: http://mae.osu.edu/people/dapino.1
Lab website: http://www.mecheng.osu.edu/smsl/

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

 

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. 

 

 

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://mae.osu.edu/people/doan-nguyen.1

               https://mse.osu.edu/people/doan-nguyen.1
Lab Website: http://u.osu.edu/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

 

Ryan Harne

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director, Laboratory of Sound and Vibration Research
The Ohio State University
Email:  harne.3@osu.edu
Phone: (614) 292-2767
Website: https://mae.osu.edu/people/harne.3
Lab Website: https://lsvr.osu.edu/

Expertise:

  • Integrating analytical and experimental investigations in mechanics, dynamics, vibrations, acoustics, and waves to discern underlying principles and derive practical insights
  • Leveraging multiple physical domains (e.g., electro-/magnetoelasticity of smart materials) to create structural/material systems that are adaptive, multifunctional, and robust
  • Applying these principles on linear and nonlinear systems for:
    • Vibration/noise damping, isolation, and control
    • Energy harvesting and guided energy transfer
    • Structural/material properties change and shape morphing
    • Sensing methodologies and sensor development

 

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

 

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

 

Scott Noll

Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The Ohio State University
Email: noll.34@osu.edu
 

Expertise:

  • Structural dynamics
  • Jointed assemblies
  • Design
  • Inverse methods

 

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: http://mae.osu.edu/people/singh.3
Lab website: https://adl.osu.edu/

Expertise:

  • Noise and vibration control
  • Geared systems
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Digital signal processing

 

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: http://mae.osu.edu/people/soghrati.1
Lab Website: http://acml.engineering.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

 

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:  http://mae.osu.edu/people/sundaresan.19
Lab Website: http://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