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Mechanical Engineering

Michele J. Grimm

A significant portion of Dr. Grimm's research has involved injury biomechanics – from characterizing important tissue properties to developing appropriate models for the assessment of injury mechanisms.  For the past 15 years, that work has focused on the biomechanics of neonatal brachial plexus injuries.  She has had the privilege of working with obstetricians to develop computer models of a process for which patient-based clinical studies are not appropriate.

Joerg Petrasch

Joerg Petrasch received his M.S. and PhD from the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He completed his PhD research on the tomography-based modeling of reactive flows in porous structures applied to solar chemical fuel production in 2007. He has worked as a numerical analyst and consulting engineer in the chemical, construction, and energy industries.

Wei-Che Tai

Wei-Che Tai's research interests focus on dynamics and vibration, and smart structures and energy harvesting. His current research activities include rotor dynamics, nonlinear dynamics and vibration, and nonlinear energy harvesting. Some applications include developing energy harvesters for intelligent tires, energy regenerative vehicle suspensions, and self-powered active vibration control for rotor machinery.

Hamidreza Modares

Hamidreza Modares is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University. Prior to joining Michigan State University, he was an Assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology. His current research interests include control and security of cyber–physical systems, machine learning in control, distributed control of multi-agent systems, and robotics. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems.