Steven W. Shaw

University Distinguished Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Michigan State University

428 S. Shaw Lane
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

* Mustafa Ali Acar, PhD; co-advisor Brian Feeny; pendulum absorbers on flexible rotors

* Ming Mu, MS; co-advisor Brian Feeny; experiments on pendulum absorbers with gravitational effects

 

Current Undergrad Students:

* James Miller, compuational and design support for the MEMS group

* Michael Thelen, design and experimental support for the vibration absorber group

 

Recent Grad Student Alumni:

* Abhisek Jain, MS, 2013; co-advisor Brian Feeny, ME; now at Ford Motor Co.

* Pavel Polunin, MS, 2012 (thesis); now a PhD student at MSU

* Brendan Vidmar, PhD, 2012; co-advisor Brian Feeny, ME; now at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

* Nick Miller, dual PhD in ME and Physics, 2012; co-advisor, Mark Dykman, Physics; now at SiTime

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

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

* Brendan Vidmar, MS, 2009 (thesis), joint with B. Feeny; completed a PhD in our lab (see above)

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

* Nicholas Miller, MS, 2007 (thesis), completed PhD in our lab in 2012 (see above)

* Mark Orlowski, MS, 2007 (thesis), 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:

* Bara Aldasouqi, continuing work towards BSME at MSU

* Cody Little, continuing work towards BSME at MSU

* 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, completed an MS at Stanford, now at Chrysler Group LLC

* 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:

* DEFYS: Practical Nonlinearities, subcontract from Stanfod, DARPA prime; MSU PIs: M. I. Dykman and S. W. Shaw; Stanford PI: T. Kenny; May 2014-May 2016 (approved for funding)

* Properties of Powertrain Torsional Vibration with Pendulum Absorbers, Chrysler LLC; PIs S. W. Shaw and B. Feeny, May 2014-May 2015 (approved for funding)

* 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 2015 (including a one-year no-cost extension)

 

Updated April 28, 2014