Dr. Oumar Barry received his B.Eng. in Engineering in 2008 and his M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 2010 from Ryerson University. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2014. He worked as a Design Engineer for Hydro One Inc. from 2008 to 2015. He then went on to become an Assistant Professor at Central Michigan University until 2018 when he joined Virginia Tech as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include structural dynamics, nonlinear vibration, noise and vibration control, self-powered MEMS and NEMS sensors and actuators, energy harvesting, smart composite materials, fluid structure interaction, inspection and damping robots, and assistive robotic exoskeletons. A list of his publications is available here.
Mohamad Bukhari received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2014, his M.Sc in Engineering from Central Michigan University in 2017, and his Ph.D from Virginia Tech in 2021. He is interested in studying Metamaterials, Energy Harvesting, Linear and Nonlinear Vibrations, Human Structure Interaction, Perturbation Techniques, and Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos.
Jiamin (Jimmy) Wang received his B.Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology in 2015, and his M.S. Degree in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2017. His current research focuses on the development of a wrist tremor suppression exoskeleton.
Daniel Welcome received his BSME from Purdue University in 1993 and MS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1996. After further study in BME at Iowa and occupational biomechanics research at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, he has been researching hand transmitted vibration for the last 20+ years at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. His research at Virginia Tech focuses on finding ways to use nonlinear dynamics to mitigate the vibration from tools.
Mohammed El Kihal received his BSGE degree from Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco in 2017. He spent one year doing research at Meijo University in Nagoya, Japan working on semi-autonomous Telepresence Robots. He also spent two years at Tsinghua University in China working with Paralympic athletes to improve their performance. His research in Virginia Tech focuses on tremor suppressing exoskeletons.
Joshua LeGrande received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Harding University in 2020. His research interests include metamaterials, linear and nonlinear vibrations, and energy harvesting.
Matthew Saltus, Undergraduate Researcher
Jarod Harvey, Undergraduate Researcher
Arthur Smith, Undergraduate Researcher
Mary Freund, M.S.
Hesham Tanbour, Undergraduate Researcher
Stephen McLean, Undergraduate Researcher
Raghuraj (Ravi) Chauhan, M.S.
Craig Schichtel, Undergraduate Researcher
Eshagh Farazaneh, Ph.D.
Nitish Vaja, M.S.
Kennedy Stone, Undergraduate Researcher
Run Zhu, Undergraduate Researcher