• Pankenien, Alexander, M., PhD, “Smart Material Wing Morphing for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”, April, 2015, currently a Postdoctoral Researcher, Air Force Research Labs, Dayton
  • Spak, Kaitlin, PhD, “Modeling Cable Harness Effects on Spacecraft Structures”, June 2014, Currently with Exponent, Inc.
  • Choi, PhD, “Investigation of the Dynamic Behavior of Cable-Harnessed Structures”, May 2014, currently with the Korean Defense Agency.
  • Hobeck, Jared D., PhD, “Energy Harvesting with Piezoelectric Grass for Autonomous Self-Sustaining Sensor Networks,” April 2014 currently a Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Michigan, Department of Aerospace Engineering
  • Faria, Cassio, PhD, “Robust Model-Based Control of Nonlinear Bio-Inspired Autonomous Underwater Vehicles,” August 2013, currently a research engineer with LMS (Siemens).
  • Mana Afshari, PhD, “Vibration and Impedance Based Structural Health Monitoring Applications and Thermal Effects,” 25 May 2012, currently at OSI Soft, California.
  • Dodson, Jacob, PhD, “Guided Wave Structural Health Monitoring with Environmental Considerations” , April, 2012, Currently a researcher at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin, FL.
  • Wang, Ya, PhD, “Simultaneous Harvesting and Control,” February, 2012, currently an Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY.
  • Karami, Amin, “Micro-Scale and Nonlinear Vibrational Energy Harvesting,” June 2011; currently an Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.
  • Ohanian, John, “Ducted Fan Aerodynamics and Modeling, with Applications of Steady and Synthetic Jet Flow Control,” May 2011; currently an Aircraft Design Engineer, Luna LLC, Blacksburg, VA.
  • Anton, Steve, “Multifunctional Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Concepts,” April 2011; currently an assistant professor at the Tennessee Tech.
  • Martin, Luke, A Novel Material Modulus Function for Modeling Viscoelastic Materials, April 2011; currently Technical Lead, Mechanical Measurements Engineering Section, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA.
  • Bilgen, Onur, “Aerodynamic and Electromechanical Design, Modeling and Implementation of Piezocomposite Airfoils,” August 2010 (co-advised with Kevin Kochersberger in ME Dept.); currently an Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.
  • Erturk, Alper, “Electromechanical Modeling of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters”, December 2009; currently an Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA.
  • Tarazaga, Pablo, “Dynamics and Control of Pressurized Optical Membranes”, August 2009; currently an Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
  • Renno, Jamil, “Dynamics and Control of Membrane Mirrors for Adaptive Optic Applications,” September 2008; currently Senior Lecture, University of Southampton, UK.
  • Salehian, Armaghan, “Distributed Parameter Modeling of Large Flexible Satellites with Design and Control Applications,” January 2008; currently an Associate Professor, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
  • Grisso, Benjamin, “Advancing Autonomous Structural Health Monitoring, November 2007,” currently a Research Scientist at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, West Bethesda, MD.
  • Allison, Timothy, System Identification via the Proper Orthogonal Decomposition, October 2007; currently Research Engineer, Mechanical and Fluids Engineering Department, Southwest Research Institute.
  • Peairs, Dan, “High Frequency Modeling and Experimental Analysis for Implementation of Impedance-based Structural Health Monitoring,” May 2006; currently a Staff Scientist, L-3 Fuzing & Ordnance Systems, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Seigler, T. Michael, “Dynamics and Control of Morphing Aircraft,” August 2005; currently an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
  • Ruggiero, Eric, “Modeling and Control of SPIDER Satellite Components,” August 2005; currently a Mechanical Engineer with GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna, NY.
  • Sodano, Henry, “The Use of Macro-Fiber Composites (MFC) for Structural Applications,” May 2005; currently an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Majeed, Majed, “Deformations of In-Plane Loaded Unsymmetrically Laminated Composite Plates,” February 2005 (co-advised with Mike Hyer in ESM), currently Assistant Professor, University of Kuwait, Kuwait.
  • Wang, Kaihong, “Vibration Analysis of Cracked Composite Bending-Torsion Beams for Damage Diagnosis,” November 2004; currently with AREVA NP, Inc., Naperville, IL.
  • Williams, Brett, “Nonlinear Mechanical and Actuation Characterization of Piezoceramic Fiber Composites,” March 2004; currently with Raytheon Company, El Segundo, CA.
  • Tanner, Troy, “Combined Shock and Vibration Isolation Through the Self-Powered, Semi-Active Control of a Magnetorheological Damper in Parallel with an Air Spring,” November 2003; currently with PAR Technologies, LLC, Hampton, VA.
  • Da silva, Luciano Afonso, “Internal Variable and Temperature Modeling Behavior of Viscoelastic Structures – A Control Analysis,” August 2003; currently with Embreair, Brazil.
  • Jha, Akhilesh, “Vibration Analysis and Control of an Inflated Torus,” July 2002, currently with NextGen Aeronautics, Torrance, CA.
  • Tuzcu, Ilhan, Dynamics and Control of Flexible Aircraft, December 2001; currently an Associate Professor, University of Alabama (Co-Chair).
  • Kim, Myung-Hyun, “Nonlinear Control and Robust Observer Design for Marine Vehicles,” November 2000, currently an Associate Professor, Pusan National University, Korea.
  • Carneiro, Sergio H. S., “Model-Based Vibration Diagnostic of Cracked Beams in the Time Domain,” August 2000, currently a Research Scientist at the Institute for Aeronautics and Space, CTA/IAE/ASA Sáo José dos Campos, Paulo, Brazil.
  • Park, Gyuhae, “Assessing Structural Integrity using Mechatronic Impedance Transducers with Applications in Extreme Environments,” April 2000, currently a Research Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratories, Los Alamos, NM.
  • Cattarius, Jens, “Numerical Wing/Store Interaction Analysis of a Parametric F16 Wing,” October 1999, currently with DaimlerChrysler in Berlin, Germany.
  • Rusovici, Razvan, “Modeling of Shock Wave Propagation and Attenuation in Viscoelastic Structures,” October 1999, currently Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology.
  • Austin, Eric, “Influences of Higher Order Modeling Techniques on the Analysis of Layered Viscoelastic Damping Treatments,” November 1998, currently Manager, Design and Analysis, CSA Engineering, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Pilkey, Deborah F., “Computation of a Damping Matrix for Finite Element Model Updating,” April 1998, currently with the Boeing Company, Rocketdyne Division.
  • Gade, Prasad V.N., “Performance Enhancement and Stability Robustness of Wing/Store Flutter Suppression System,” February 1998, currently with Chrysler Corporation, Powertrain Engineering.
  • Lam, Margaretha, “Hybrid Active/Passive Models with Frequency Dependent Damping,” October 1997, Currently at Rochester Institute of Technology (tenured).
  • Agnes, Gregory, “Performance of Nonlinear Mechanical, Resonant Shunted Piezoelectronic and Electronic Multi Degrees of Freedom Structures,” September 1997, currently at Air Force Institute of Technology.
  • Sciulli, Dino, “Dynamics and Control for Vibration Isolation Design,” April 1997, currently at the Air Force Research Labs.
  • Pokines, Brett J., “A Substructure Synthesis Formulation for Vibration Isolation,” April 1996, currently at Moog Corporation.
  • Atalla, Mauro, J., “Model Updating Using Neural Networks,” April 1996, currently at United Technologies Research Center.
  • Johnson, Dexter, “Alternative Operating Modes for Magnetic Bearing Control,” May 1995, currently at NASA Lewis Research Center.
  • Leo, Donald, “Control of Uncertain Systems Using Convex Models,” January 1995, currently a Professor and Dean, College of Engineering, Georgia State University.
  • Rietz, Ralph, “Dynamics and Control of Thermoelastic Systems,” January 1995, currently at Kodak, Rochester, New York.
  • Dosch, Jeffrey, “Active Vibration Suppression: Stability and Design in Second Order Form,” September 1994, currently at AVC Instrumentation Division of PCB Piezotronics, Inc.
  • Parker, Gordon C., “Control Techniques for Multibody Flexible Structures Modelled by a Method of Quadratic Modes,” April 1994, currently a Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University.
  • Van Nostrand, William C., “Active Constrained Layer Damping Using PZT Actuation,” March 1994, currently with Northrop/Grumman Aerospace Corporate Research.
  • Slater, Joseph C., “Nonlinear Modal Control,” May 1993, currently a Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Wright State University.
  • Schulz, Mark J., “Eigenstructure Assignment for Mechanical Systems,” April 1993, currently a Professor, University of Cincinnati.
  • Umland, Jeffrey, “Active Damping in Flexible Structures,” October 1990, currently with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
  • Ross, A. D. S., “A Transient Descriptors for Dynamical System,” April 1990, currently with SPAR Aerospace.
  • Minas, Constantinos, “Modeling and Active Control of Large Flexible Structures,” August 1989, currently with General Electric Corp, Research and Development.
  • Garcia, Ephrahim, “On the Modeling and Control of Slewing Flexible Structures,” August 1989, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, NY.
  • Cudney, Harley, “Distributed Structural Control Using Multilayered Piezoelectric Actuators,” July 1989, currently Radiant Falcon Project Officer, US Army Engineer Research & Development Center, Hanover, NH.
  • Bellos, John, “Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of Non Proportional Damping,” March 1989, currently a Professor, Neapolis University, Paphos, Cypress.
  • Yae, Kwang, “Reduced Order Modeling and Analytical Model Improvement for Structural Dynamics and Control,” July 1987, currently Vice President of Electronics, Samsung Research and Development, Korea.
  • Zimmerman, David, “Low Authority Control of Large Space Structures with a Constrained Threshold Control Formulation,” June 1987, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, TX.
  • Liang, Zhong, “On Modal Testing in the Time Domain,” February 1987, currently a Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Buffalo, NY.
  • Wan, K. W., “Analysis and Control of Thermal Instabilities in Structural Components,” September 1986, joint with Professor F. Cozzarelli, currently with Cummings Engines.
  • Ahmadian, Mehdi, “Dynamics and Control of General Linear Lumped- Parameter Systems,” June 1984, currently a Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.