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.
Erdi Gulbahce received his B.Eng degree and his M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Selcuk University in 2012 and 2015, respectively, and his Ph.D from Konya Technical University in 2021. He has been working as an Assistant Professor in the Mechatronics Engineering Department at KTO Karatay University in Turkey. His research interests include active vibration control, vibration analysis, experimental and numerical modal analysis, structural dynamics, and robotics.
Mohammad 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.
Ranhee Yoon received her B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Incheon National University in 2016, and her M.Eng in Railway System Engineering from the Korea Railroad Research Institute(KRRI) campus of the University of Science and Technology in 2019. She researched a hyperloop vehicle and a rail management apparatus for additional two years at the KRRI. Her research interests include robotics, dynamics, and control and design of dynamic robot systems.
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.
Jiamin (Jimmy) Wang received his B.Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology in 2015, M.S. Degree in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2017, and Ph.D Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2022. His research focuses on the development of a wrist tremor suppression exoskeleton.
David Blankenship, Graduate 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
Matthew Saltus, Undergraduate Researcher
Jarod Harvey, Undergraduate Researcher
Arthur Smith, Undergraduate Researcher
Mary Freund, M.S.
Hesham Tanbour, Undergraduate Researcher
Stephen McLean, Undergraduate Researcher