Steven W. Shaw

University Distinguished Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1226 USA
Phone: (517) 432-3920

Fax: (517) 353-1750
shawsw@msu.edu

 

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Current Grad Students:

* Scott Strachan, dual PhD in ME and ECE; co-advisor, Prem Chahal, ECE; frequency converters based on nonlinear resonances in MEMS/NEMS

* Pavel Polunin, dual PhD in ME and Physics; co-advisor, Mark Dykman, Physics; noisy nonlinear dynamics in MEMS/NEMS

* Abhisek Jain, MS; co-advisor Brian Feeny, ME; experimental measurements of torsional vibration absorbers

* Mustafa Acar, PhD; co-advisor Brian Feeny, ME; modal properties of flexible rotors with torsional vibration absorbers

 

Current Undergrad Students:

* Bara Aldasouqi, support for the vibration absorber group & experimental vibration testing

* Cody Little, support for the vibration absorber group & experimental vibration testing

* James Miller, support for the MEMS/NEMS research group

 

Recent Grad Student Alumni:

* Pavel Polunin, MS 2013; now a PhD student in ME and Physics at MSU

* Brendan Vidmar, PhD 2012; MS (thesis) 2009; co-advisor Brian Feeny; now at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

* Nick Miller, dual PhD in ME and Physics 2012; co-advisor, Mark Dykman, Physics; MS (thesis) 2007; now a postdoc in Electrical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon

* Thomas Theisen, MS (thesis) 2011; joint with B. Feeny, now at Johnson Controls

* Ryan Monroe, PhD 2011; now at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

* Jeffrey Rhoads, PhD 2007; now an Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

* Mark Orlowski, MS (thesis) 2007; joint with A. Haddow, now at the Southwest Research Institute

* Brian Olson, PhD 2006; now at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

 

Recent Undergrad Student Alumni:

* Kyle Justus, BSME, 2012; now a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon

* J. T. Whitman, BSME, 2012; now employed at Whirlpool Corp.

* Brian Rockwell, BSME, 2011; now a graduate student at Stanford

* Ashley Kulczycki, BSME, 2011; now a graduate student at Notre Dame

* Jelena Paripovic, BSME, 2011; now a graduate student at Purdue

* Thomas Theisen, BSME 2009; completed an MSME at MSU, now at Johnson Controls

* Bryan Wagonknect, BSME, 2008; completed an MS from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon, now at QinetiQ North America

 

Current Funded Projects:

* Crankshaft Pendulum Absorber, Honda R & D Americas, PIs: S. W. Shaw and B. F. Feeny, Feb. 2013-July 2013

* Collaborative Research: MEMS Frequency Converters Based on Nonlinear Resonances, NSF; PIs: S. W. Shaw, P. Chahal, and K. L. Turner (UCSB), Aug. 2012-Aug. 2015

* Studying electron transport in nanowires using fluctuations of nano-mechanical vibrations, ARO; PIs: M. I. Dykman and S. W. Shaw, July 2012-July 2015,

* GOALI: Vibration Absorbers for Multi-Frequency Excitation, NSF; PIs: S. W. Shaw, B. F. Feeny (MSU), and B. Geist, (Chrysler Group LLC), June 2011-June 2014

* DEFYS: Dynamics Enabled NEMS Oscillators, subcontract from Caltech, DARPA prime; MSU PIs: M. I. Dykman and S. W. Shaw; Caltech PI: M. Roukes; July 2010-Dec. 2013 (includes a one year no cost extension)

* Collaborative Research: Noisy Nonlinear Microscale Oscillators for Novel Applications, NSF;  PIs: S. W. Shaw, M. I. Dykman (MSU), and H. B. Chan (Hong Kong U. of Sci. & Tech.), July 2009-June 2013 (including a one year no cost extension)