- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
unmanned vehicles, aerospace structures, computational mechanics, modeling, airframe design, experiment design, structural testing, manufacturing methods, metallurgy, material response, biomedical device design
Mechanical testing of various knit architectures
Students will understand the differences between knit architectures and relate these architectures to knit patterns. Students will learn the basics of mechanical/structural testing and understand mechanical property evaluation. Students will gain experience in designing experiments. Students will have the option to extend their study to pattern optimization.
Design of a Reconfigurable UAV Test Bed
Students will learn the basics of aerospace structural design. Students will understand the trade offs made in air vehicle design. Students will design a vehicle capable of meeting customer requirements that serves as a multifunctional "flying experiment lab", where various equipment can be tested under flight conditions.
Students will explore the trade offs between traditional methods and additive methods for complex parts from a variety of fields (with an emphasis on aerospace). Students will develop intuition for choosing methods of manufacturing based on trade offs and engineering requirements.