Aerospace Engineering

PhD Students

Acar, Pinar

Advisor: Dr. Veera Sundararaghavan
Research Interest(s): Microstructures, Multi-Scale Structure Design, Multi-disciplinary Design and Optimization, Reduced Order Modeling, Uncertainty Quantification

Ansari, Ahmad

Advisor: Dr. Dennis Bernstein
Research Interest(s): Developing adaptive input and state estimation algorithms for a large class of stochastic systems. Identification and adaptive control of nonlinear systems.

Hanquist, Kyle

Advisor: Dr. Iain Boyd
Research Interest(s): Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Hypersonics, Re-Entry, Aerothermodynamics, Shape-Optimization, Thermal Management, High Speed Flight, Heat Transfer

Rahman, Yousaf

Advisor: Dr. Dennis Bernstein
Research Interest(s): Looking for a postdoc position involving adaptive or data driven control techniques. I am aiming to transition into a research position in industry.

Xie, Jiawen

Advisor: Dr. Anthony M. Waas
Research Interest(s): Durability and damage tolerance of composites, computational fracture mechanics and fatigue, analytical solutions and benchmark examples for numerical analysis


Aljanaideh, Khaled

Advisor: Dr. Dennis Bernstein
Research Interest(s): Data-based modeling; systems modeling and analysis; fault detection; guidance, navigation, and control

Hobeck, Jared

Advisor: Dr. Daniel J. Inman
Research Interest(s): Developing integrated self-powered, self-sensing smart structures capable of: energy harvesting, vibration suppression, and structural health monitoring.

Hyun, Baro

Advisor: Dr. Anouck Girard, Dr. Pierre Kabamba
Research Interest(s): ADAS-enabled regenerative braking strategy for EV/HEV, integrated operation of UAVs-human operators

Malakooti, Mohammad

Advisor: Dr. Henry Sodano
Research Interest(s): Multifunctional Materials, Piezoelectric Nanowire Synthesis, Energy Harvesting, Self-Healing Materials, Additive Manufacturing, Hybrid Composites

Park, Hyeongjun

Advisor: Dr. Marcello Romano
Research Interest(s): Real-time model predictive guidance and control of spacecraft rendezvous and docking, robust maneuvers of multicopters with aerial manipulation capability

Rastgoftar, Hossein

Advisor: Dr. Ella M. Atkins
Research Interest(s): My areas of interest span over Dynamics and Control, Multi Agents Systems, Applied Mechanics, Optimization and Markov Decision Processes, Multi Criteria Decisions

Other Candidates of Potential Interest

Bhattacharya, Riddhiman

Advisor: Dr. Nakhiah Goulbourne (AE) and Dr. John Halloran (MSE)
Research Interest(s): Understanding the role of microstructure in deformation response of structural materials, over a range of strain-rates, with a focus on experimental techniques

Ghasemi, Amirhossein

Advisor: Dr. Brent Gillespie
Research Interest(s): Modeling and Control of Mechanical Systems, Mechatronics, Robotics, Haptix, Vibration, Intelligent Manufacturing, Aerospace, Intelligent Structures

Johnson, Aaron

Advisor: Dr. Cindy Finelli
Research Interest(s): Engineering education – responsive teaching, influence of physical classroom space on teaching and learning, interdisciplinary engineering science courses

Kim, Jinki

Advisor: Dr. Kon-Well Wang
Research Interest(s): Dynamics, vibrations, and waves in discrete and continuous linear and nonlinear systems for adaptive structural design and structural health monitoring

Roy, Arunabha

Advisor: Dr. Katsuyo Thornton
Research Interest(s): Stress- and strain-induced phase transformations: martensitic PT, virtual melting, Phase field approach, Polycrystalline and Multiphase Materials.