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James Yang, Ph.D., Fellow SAE and ASME

Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX79409, USA

Tel: 806-834-6746

Fax: 806-742-3540

Email: james.yang@ttu.edu

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Postdocs/Research Associates

 

 

Graduate Students

 

Jazmin Cruz
Ph.D. Candidate (08/2017-)
Presidentís Graduate Fellowship (2017-2020)

BS (12/2015) Texas Tech University

 

Research Topic: Multiscale modeling for biomechanics

Seunghun Lee

Ph.D. Candidate (08/2019-)

 

BS (2016), MS (2018) Sogang University, South Korea

 

Research Topic: Motion Prediction for Tossing Task

Natnael M. Negash

Ph.D. Candidate (08/2019-)

 

MS (2016) Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

BS (2012) Adama Science and Technology University, Ethiopia

 

Research Topic: Driver behavior modeling for autonomous vehicles

Juan Baus

Juan Baus
Ph.D. Candidate (08/2021-)

MS (2021) Texas Tech University

MS (2018) Universidad Internacional SEK-Ecuador

BS (2016) Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador

 

Research Topic: Musculoskeletal modeling

 

Andres Mena

Ph.D. Student (08/2022-)

 

BS (2020) Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador

 

Research Topic: Finite element modeling for wrist joint, lumbar spine and implants

Yanwen Yang

Ph.D. Student (08/2023-)

 

MS (2023) Qingdao University, China

BS (2019) Northeastern University, China

 

Research Topic: Autonomous vehicles control considering social factors

Suo Zhang

Visiting Ph.D. Student (09/2023-)

 

Ph.D. Candidate (08/2020-)

Tongji University

 

Research Topic: Kinematics and dynamics of butterfly door mechanism

Jiachi Tong

Visiting Ph.D. Student (09/2023-)

 

Ph.D. Candidate (08/2020-)

Tongji University

 

Research Topic: Rolling contact of sliding door mechanism

Desirae Grumbine

MS Student (08/2023-)

 

 

BS (2017) Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

 

Research Topic: Test of automated ground vehicles

 

 

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students



 

Chloe Harbick

Undergraduate Researcher (10/2022-)

 

BS (2020-)

Honors College

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Texas Tech University

Reece Lawrence

Undergraduate Researcher (02/2022-)

 

BS (2021-)

Honors College

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas Tech University

 

Ethan Nguyen

Undergraduate Researcher (03/2023-)

 

BS (2020-)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Texas Tech University

Matthew Lee

Undergraduate Researcher (04/2023-)

 

BS (2020-)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Texas Tech University

 

Tai Chu

Undergraduate Researcher (09/2023-)

 

BS (2022-)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Texas Tech University

 

 

 

 

High School Students

 

 

 

Visiting Scholars/Professors/Scientists

 

 

 

Student Alumni

Ph.D. Student Alumni

 

 

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Shadman Tahmid

Ph.D. (08/2023) Texas Tech University

BS (2017) Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

 

Ph.D. Student (08/2018-08/2023)

Dissertation title: Predicting Unmeasured Muscle Activations for the Upper Extremity

 

Current Position: Postdoc Researcher, West Virginia University

Ritwik Rakshit

Ph.D. (08/2023) Texas Tech University

MS (08/2017) Texas Tech University
BT (2012) National Institute of Technology, Surat, India

 

Ph.D. Candidate (08/2017-8/2023)

 

Dissertation title: A Velocity-Dependent Model of Muscle Fatigue for Dynamic Activity

 

Current Position:

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Amanda Oliveira

Ph.D. (08/2022) Texas Tech University

BS (12/2017) Engineering Military Academy Brazil

 

Ph.D. Candidate (01/2018-08/2022)

AT&T Chancellorís Graduate Fellowship (2018-2021)

Dissertation title: Modelling, Fabrication and Characterization of Tetherless Magneto-Responsive Soft Robots

 

Current Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor,

Industrial, Manufacturing and System Engineering, The University of Texas at El Paso, Texas.

 

First job: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Website: https://ceat.okstate.edu/det/met/faculty-and-staff/amanda-oliveira.html

Qihong Cui

Qihong Cui
Ph.D. (08/2022) National Wind Institute (NWI), Texas Tech University
MS (2016) Syracuse University in Civil Engineering
BS (2014) East China Jiaotong University in Civil Engineering

 

Ph.D. Candidate (08/2016-08/2022)

Dissertation title: Asphalt Shingle Hail Resistance Performance Evaluation Using Numerical Simulation Methods

 

Current Position: Engineer, Collins Aerospace, Charlotte, NC

Dr. Erik Chumacero

Ph.D. (05/2019) Texas Tech University

Doctorate in Physics (2014) Paris University XI (Paris Sud-Onze)
MS (2010) Mexican National Center for Research and Technological Development
BS (2006) Zacatepec Institute of Technology


Ph.D. Candidate (09/2015-05/2019)
Dissertation title: Nonlinear Dynamics of Human Upright Postural Stability on a Balance Board Using an Ankle-Hip Model

 

Current Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
and Director of the Complex Systems Engineering Lab, Department of Informatics and Engineering Systems, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville, Texas.

Dr. Ming Xu
Ph.D. (12/2018) Texas Tech University
MS (12/2013) Lehigh University
BS (07/2012) Wuhan University, China

Ph.D. (01/2014-12/2018)
Dissertation title: Simulation-Based Assessment for Biomechanical Behavior of Scoliotic Human Thoracolumbar Spine

Currently working with Facebook.

Second job: ANSYS, Inc., Los Angles, CA.
First job: NuVasive Inc., San Diego, CA

Dr. Bin Li 

Ph.D. (08/2018) Texas Tech University

BS (2009), MS (2011) Harbin Institute of Technology, China

 

Ph.D. Student (08/2013-08/2018)

Dissertation title: In-Plane and Out-of-Plane Flexible Ring Tire Model Development and Validation


Current Position: Senior System Design Engineer, Bose Corporation, Boston, MA.

First Job: Research Engineer, Indigo Technologies, Inc., 148 Sidney St. Cambridge, MA. (2017-2020)

Dr. Brad Howard
Ph.D. (08/2018) Texas Tech University

BS (2008) Michigan Technological University

PhD Student (08/2008-08/2018)
Dissertation title: Digital Human Posture and Motion Prediction Considering Cognitive Decision Making

 

Current Position: Predikto, Inc., Dallas, Texas (2017-)

 

First Job: System Engineer, New York Air Brake, Irving, Texas (12/2012-2016)

Dr. Aimee Cloutier
BS (05/2012), Ph.D. (08/2017) Texas Tech University


Ph.D. Student
(08/2012-08/2017)

NSF Graduate Research Fellow (2013)
NSF REU (09/2010-08/2012)

Dissertation title: Grasping Force Optimization Approaches for Common Anthropomorphic Grasps

 

Current Position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN.

Website: https://www.rose-hulman.edu/academics/faculty/cloutier-aimee-cloutier.html

 

Dr. Zhipeng Lei
Ph.D. (08/2014) Texas Tech University

MS (2008) Wuhan University, China

BS (2007) Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

 

Ph.D. Student (08/2008-08/2014)

Dissertation title: Simulation-Based Assessment for N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator

 

Current Position: Associate Service Fellow at NIOSH, CDC, Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Jared Gragg

BS (2007), MS (2010), Ph.D. (05/2014) Texas Tech University

 

MS and Ph.D. Student (08/2008-05/2014)

Dissertation title: Investigating the Onset of Slip in Gait by Employing Probabilistic Theory and Optimization-Based Motion Prediction

Current: Advanced Instructor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, Virginia Tech

Website: https://www.beam.vt.edu/about/person.php?name=Jared.Gragg

First Job: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, KY.

Dr. Burak Ozsoy

Ph.D. (05/2014), Texas Tech University

BS (2007), MS (2009) Yeditepe University, Turkey

 

Ph.D. Student (08/2009-05/2014)
Dissertation title: Three-Dimensional Sit-To-Stand Motion Prediction


Current Position: CEO at Global Dynamic Systems, Istanbul, Turkey. Email:
burakozsoy@gmail.com

Dr. Qiuling Zou

Ph.D. (12/2012) Texas Tech University

BS (1998), MS (2001) Beijing Institute of Technology, China

 

PhD Student (08/2009-12/2012)

Dissertation title: Stochastic Optimization-Based Human Posture and Motion Prediction

 

Current Position: Software Engineer, New York Air Brake, Irving, Texas 75063

Email: zouqiuling@gmail.com

 

Visiting Ph.D. Student Alumni

 

Tianqi Lv

Dr. Tianqi Lv
Ph.D. (06/2022) Huazhong University of Science and Technology

 

Visiting Ph.D. Student
(9/20/2019-10/4/2020)

Dissertation title: Analysis of Suspension Kinematics and Compliance Characteristics and Research on Key Technology of Test Equipment

Current Position: Engineer, Nanjing, China

Yuexing Duan

Dr. Yuexin Duan

Ph.D. (09/2021) Tongji University


Visiting Ph.D. Student
(9/5/2019-9/11/2020)
Dissertation title: Dynamic Characteristics Model and Key Design Parameters for Sliding Door Mechanism

 

Current Position: Postdoc Researcher at BYD Co. Ltd, Shenzhen, China

Dr. Hengjia Zhu
Ph.D. (07/2018) Huazhong University of Science and Technology

 

Visiting Ph.D. Student

(04/25/2016-4/28/2017)

Dissertation title: Analysis of Vibration Characteristic of Interconnected Air Suspension

 

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Civil Aviation University of China, Tianjin, China

 

Dr. Zeyu Ma

Ph.D. (07/2017) Huazhong University of Science and Technology

 

Visiting Ph.D. Student

(02/02/2015-02/01/2016)

Dissertation title: Brake System Modeling and Vehicle Travel State Estimation Algorithm for Commercial Vehicles

 

Current Position: Alibaba, Hangzhou, China

First Job: Engineer, Hasco Automotive System Co., Ltd, Shanghai, China

 

 

MS Student Alumni

 

 

Sumit Shrestha

MS Student (8/2022-07/2023)

Department of Computer Science, Texas Tech University

 

BS (2016) Tribhuwan University, Nepal

Suraj Sande

MS Student (08/2021-05/2023)

 

BS (2021) Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Sangli, India

 

Thesis Title: Push-up Exercise Medical Device Design and Assessment

 

Current Position: Engineer, Kent PLC, Houston, Texas

Kolawole Lamidi

MS Student (01/2021-12/2022)

 

BS (2011)

University of ILorin, Nigeria

 

Thesis Title: Person Tracking Intravenous Pole

 

First job: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Dallas, Texas

 

Intern with Tesla Inc., Austin, Texas (January to June 2022)

Intern with Cummins Inc., South Carolina (August -December 2022)

Ivan Aguilar

MS Student (2020-12/2022)

Bioengineering, Texas Tech University

 

BS (2020) University of Texas Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas

 

Current Position: Engineer, AST SpaceMobile, Midland, Texas

Brittany Love

MS (08/2022) Texas Tech University

BS (05/2020) Texas Tech University

 

MS Student (09/2020-05/2022)

Thesis title: Finite Element Model-based Assessment of the Female Cervical Spine in a Rear-end Impact Simulation

 

Current Position: Engineer, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., Austin, Texas

Juan Baus

Juan Baus
MS (05/2021) Texas Tech University

MS (2018) Universidad Internacional SEK-Ecuador

BS (2016) Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador

 

MS Student (08/2019-05/2021)

Thesis title: Optimization-Based Subject-Specific Planar Human Vertical Jumping Prediction and Validation

 

Current Position: PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, TTU

Melvin Summeville

Melvin Summerville
MS (05/2021) Texas Tech University
BS (2019) CUNY College of Staten Island, NYC, USA

 

MS Student (08/2019-05/2021)

Thesis title: Finite Element Model Development and Result Comparison for Human Hand-Arm Vibration

 

Current Position: Associate Engineer, Naval Nuclear Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

First Job: Engineer, NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Stephen Mangum

BS (12/2016), MS (05/2018) Texas Tech University

 

MS Student (12/2016-05/2018)
Thesis title: Finite Element Method-Based Machining Simulations for High Explosive Materials


Current Position: Engineer, Scientific Analysis, Inc., Dallas, Texas 75206, USA.

 

Rajath Rao
MS (05/2017) Texas Tech University
(06/2013) Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India

MS Student (08/2015-05/2017)

Report title: Dynamic Response of Suspension Systems

 

Current Position: Engineer, PolySync Technologies Inc., Portland, OR.

Saeed Ahmadisoleymani
MS (08/2016) Texas Tech University

BS (10/2012) Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran 

 

MS Student (01/2014-08/2016)

Thesis title: Studying the Performance of American Football Helmet in Absorbing the Energy of Impact Based on Finite Element Method

 

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, The University of Arizona

Brandon Schuelke
MS (08/2013-05/2015)
Individual Study (Spring 2015)


BS (2013) Texas Tech
Undergraduate Research Assistant (01/2013-08/2013)

 

Current Position: Law school, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

First Job: Project Engineer, BCEGI USA, Inc., Dallas, Texas

Prasad Kumbhar
MS (08/2013) Texas Tech University

BS (2007) Shivaji University, India


MS Student (08/2011-08/2013)

Thesis title: Simulation-Based Virtual Driverís Fatigue Prediction and Determination of Optimal Vehicle Seat Dynamic Parameters

Current Position: General Motors (GM), Warren, Michigan

First job: Product Engineer, Cummins Inc., Cookeville, Tennessee

Richard George
MS Student (05/2015)
BS (2010) Texas Tech University

 

MS Student (08/2011-05/2015)

Report title: Design and Analysis of a Compact Regenerative Motion Rectifying Shock Absorber

 

Current Position: Northrop Grumman, Melbourne, Florida

First job: Zodiac Aerospace, Gainesville, Texas

 

James D. Long
BS (2009), MS (05/2012) Texas Tech University

Undergraduate Research Assistant (2009)
MS Student (08/2010-05/2012)

MS thesis: Simulation-Based Assessment for Construction Helmets and Clothing

 

Current Position: Drilling Engineer, Matador Resources Company, Dallas/Fort Worth Area

First Job: Engineer, Apache Corporation, Houston, Texas

Thomas Powelson
MS (05/2012) Texas Tech University
BS (2009) University of California-Berkeley

MS Student (2010-2012)

MS thesis: A Study Into The Application of Piezoelectrics to Modify Ankle Torques in Active Prosthetic Feet Using Finite Element Analysis


Current Position: Lockheed Martin, Dallas, Texas

Second job: New York Air Brake, Irving, Texas

First Job: L3-Communications, Inc., Georgia, USA

 

Jared Gragg

BS (2007), MS (May 2010), Texas Tech University

 

MS (08/2008-05/2010)

MS thesis: Toward a New Digital Human Model and Applications
 

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, the HCDR Lab

 

Jichang Dai

MS (12/2009) Texas Tech University

BS (2007) Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

 

MS Student (08/2008-12/2009) 

MS thesis: Simulating the Interaction between Head Protective Equipment and a Headform

 

Current Position: Director Assistant, Center for R&D, Bosh China, Wuxi, China.

Email: daijichang@gmail.com

First job: Engineer S&L Aerospace Metals LLC, New York City.

 

 

 

Undergraduate Student Alumni

 

 

Noah Galbraith

Undergraduate Researcher (07/2023-8/2023)

 

BS (2022-)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Texas Tech University

Nathan Broyles

BS (05/2023)

Honors College

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas Tech University

 

 

Undergraduate Researcher (09/2021-05/2023)

 

Current Position: Ph.D. student, University of Utah

 

Kyden Corelis

Undergraduate Researcher (10/2022-05/2023)

 

BS (2021-)

Honors College

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Texas Tech University

Valerie Barreto

Undergraduate Researcher (10/2022-1/2023)

 

BS (2020-)

Honors College

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Texas Tech University

Yvonne Cebe

NSF REU Student (09/2021-05/2022)

 

BS (2019-)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Texas Tech University

Giulia Piombo

Undergraduate Researcher (08/2020-10/2022)

 

BS (2019-2022)

Honors College

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Texas Tech University

 

Anastasia Hewitt

Undergraduate Researcher (04/2021-12/2021)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Texas Tech University

 

Research Topic: Finite element modeling of wrist joint

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Becky Joseph

Undergraduate Researcher (08/2019-05/2020)

NSF REU Student (09/2021-12/2021)


BS (2021) Texas Tech University
Honors College
Department of Biological Sciences

Texas Tech University

Alexis Palomarez

Undergraduate Researcher (09/2020-05/2021)

 

BS (2017-2021)

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas Tech University

 

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, University of Houston

Brandon Darby
Undergraduate Researcher (10/2020-03/2021)

 

BS (2020-)
Honors College
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Texas Tech University

Valeria Pujol-1

Valeria Pujol (Alicante, Spain)

Undergraduate Researcher (01/2019-05/2020)

 

BS (08/2017-12/2021)
Honors College

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas Tech University

 

CO-OP with Cummins, Inc., Indiana for Summer and Fall 2020

 

Current Position: Engineer at Cummins, Inc., Indiana

Aditya Tandon

Aditya Tandon

Undergraduate Researcher (01/2019-10/2020)

 

BS (08/2017-12/2021)
Honors College
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Texas Tech University

 

CO-OP with ABB, Houston from Nov. 2020-Oct. 2021

 

Current Position: ABB, Houston.

Serun Yadev

Suren Yadev
Undergraduate Researcher (09/2019-05/2020)

BS (2018-)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas Tech University

Phearum Or

Phearum Or
Undergraduate Researcher (09/2019-05/2020)

BS (2019-)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas Tech University

Britany Love

Brittany Love

Undergraduate Researcher (12/2019-5/2020)

 

B.S. (2016-2020)
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Texas Tech University

 

Current Position: MS student at TTU

Mario Garcia

Undergraduate Research Scholar (09/2017-12/2019)

 

BS (2015-2019)
Honors College
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas Tech University

 

Current Position: Kiewit Corporation, Dallas, Texas

Elizabeth Jackson
Undergraduate Researcher (01/2017-12/2019)

 

BS (2016-2019)
Honors College
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Texas Tech University

 

Current Position: GE Transportation, Fort Worth, Texas

Mattew Davis

Matthew Davis
Undergraduate Researcher (01/2019-12/2019)

 

BS (2018-)
Honors College
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Texas Tech University

Adrian Harvey

Adrian Harvey

Undergraduate Researcher (09/2018-05/2019)

 

BS (2015-05/2019)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas Tech University


Current Position:

alfred-Ongola

Alfred Ongolo

Undergraduate Researcher (McNair Scholar) (08/2018-12/2018)

 

BS (2018-)

Texas Tech University

 

Current position: Undergraduate student at Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Alexander Webster
Undergraduate Researcher (10/2016-12/2017)

BS (December 2017)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas Tech University

 

Current Position: Engineer, EIT at RPS North America, Dallas, Texas.

Cecilia Garza

2017 Summer NSF REU Student
(6/5/2017-7/28/2017)

 

Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Jessie Opella

Undergraduate Research Scholar (09/2015-05/2017)

 

BS (2014-)
Honors College
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas Tech University

 

Khoi Ly
BS (05/2017), Texas Tech University

BS (2013-)
Honors College
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas Tech University

 

Undergraduate Research Scholar (01/2015-05/2017)

Honorís thesis: Evaluation of 3-D Printed Soft Fingertip Grasping Ability for Variable Fingertip Design Parameters

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado-Boulder

Abigail S Holmes

Undergraduate Research Scholar (09/2015-12/2016)

 

BS/MS (2014-2018)
Honors College
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas Tech University

 

Current Position: Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas.

Brandt Colborg

BS (12/2015) Texas Tech University

 

B.S. (2011-2015)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Texas Tech University

Undergraduate Research Assistant (08/2014-12/2015)

 

 

Current Position: System Engineer, Luckett Martin, Fort Worth, Texas

First Job: National Pump Company, Granbury, Texas

Brandon Snailer
Undergraduate Research Scholar (08/2014-05/2015)

BS (2016)
Department of Health, Exercise and Sports Science
Texas Tech University

Current Position: Graduate School, University of Washington, Seattle

Sarah Bird
Honors Individual Study (08/2014-12/2014)

BS (2010-2015)
Honors College
Texas Tech University

 

Current Position: L3-Communications, Inc., Dallas, Texas

David Knipe

Undergraduate Research Scholar (08/2014-12/2014)

BS (2011-2015)
Honors College

Texas Tech University

 

Current Position: Boeing, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Jesse Latimer
Undergraduate Research Scholar (04/2013-12/2014)

BS (2011-2014)
Honors College, Texas Tech University
Honorís thesis: Technological Investigation of the Physical Movements of Pianists

Current Position: Engineer at Dynetics, Inc., Huntsville, AL
First position: Ph.D. Student in Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

Jerrod Hollers

Undergraduate Research Assistant (06/2014-12/2014)

 

BS (2010-2014)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Texas Tech University

 

Current Position: Baker Hughes, Dallas, Texas

Brandon Schuelke
MS (08/2013-05/2015)

BS (2013) Texas Tech
Undergraduate Research Assistant (01/2013-08/2013)

Pedro Peralta
Universidad del Turabo, Puerto Rico

Visiting Undergraduate Research Assistant (May-July 2014)

Kate Lewis
Undergraduate Research Fellow (09/2013-05/2014)

BS (2011-2015)
Texas Tech University

Current Position: MS Student at University of Groningen, Netherlands

Victoria Banuelas
TTU Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Scholar (09/2013-12/2013)

MBA (2015-2016)

BS (2011-2015)
Texas Tech University 

 

Current Position: FedEx Office, Plano, Texas

Rebeca Cunha

Engineering Military Academy
Brazil
Visiting Student (09/2013-12/2013)

Mark Ryan
Undergraduate Research Assistant (09/2012-12/2012)

 

BS (2010-2014) Honors College, TTU

 

Current Position: Luckett Martin, Dallas, Texas

Byron Griffin

BS (May 2011) Texas Tech

 

Undergraduate Research Assistant (2010-2011)

 

Current Position: Engineer, Jacobs Engineering, Houston, Texas

Aimee Cloutier

BS (05/2012)
Honors College
Texas Tech University

 

NSF REU (09/2010-08/2012)

Undergraduate honorís thesis (2012): Sensitivity Analysis of Performance on Reach Tasks considering Joint Angle and Link Length Variability

 

Current Position: PhD student at TTU

 

Kyle Beck

BS (December 2010) TTU

 

Undergraduate Research Assistant (2010-2011)

 

Current Position: National Instruments, Austin, Texas

 

 

Pierce McGrath

BS (August 2011) Texas Tech

 

Undergraduate Research Assistant  (2010-2011)

 

Current Position: Engineer

LIoyd's Register Drilling Integrity Services, Inc., Houston, TX
pierce.mcgrathlr.org


Katherine Burns
BS (2012) Texas Tech University

 

NSF REU (09/2010-12/2011)

Current Position: Engineer, Disney World, Orlando, Florida

Colton Gragg

BS (December 2010) Texas Tech

 

Undergraduate Research Assistant  (2010)

Current Position: Engineer

Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc.

 

Robyn Boothby
BS (May 2010) Texas Tech

 

Undergraduate Research Assistant (2009-2010)

 

Current Position: MD Student

Medical School, Texas Tech

 

 

Kyle King

BS (December 2009) Texas Tech

 

URA (09)

 

Current Position: Design Engineer, Weatherford International, Houston, Texas

kyle.king@weatherford.com

 

 

High School Student Alumni

Tony Wang, Lubbock High School

Research Assistant (06/2022-12/2022)

Esme Abbot

Esme Eleanor Abbot

Clark Scholar (June 17-July 31, 2019)

Junior student, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA

 

Project Title: 3D Printed Anthropomorphic Soft Prosthetic Hand

 

Interview
Research Presentation

 

Current Position: Undergraduate student (2020-) Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

 

Eric Shang
St Marks School of Texas
June-July 2016

 

Current Position: Undergraduate Student at University of Chicago

 

Ellison Klose
Clark Scholar (June-August 2014)
Bismarck High School, North Dakota

 

Project title: Modeling the Stochastic Nature of the Available Coefficient of Friction at Foot-Floor Interfaces

 

B.S. (2014-2018) Business Analysis & Finance, MIT

 

Current Position: The Boston Consulting Group

Visiting Scholar Alumni

 

 

Jun Liu

Dr. Jun Liu

Visiting Scholar (12/17/2017-12/16/2018)

 

Assistant Professor

School of Power and Mechanical Engineering

Wuhan University

Wuhan, China

Jixiong Li

Dr. Jixiong Li

Visiting Scholar (1/10/2018-12/25/2018)

 

Assistant Professor

School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Foshan University

Guangzhou, China

Liangliang

Dr. Liang Liang

Visiting Scholar (11/11/2017-11/15/2018)

 

Assistant Professor

School of Power and Mechanical Engineering

Wuhan University

Wuhan, China

Wencan Zhang

Dr. Wencan Zhang

Visiting Scholar (7/14/2018-08/28/2018)

 

Associate Professor and Associate Dean

School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Foshan University

Guangzhou, China

Deng-xingxing

Dr. Mingxing Deng

Visiting Scholar (09/07/2017-09/15/2018)

 

Associate Professor

Department of Vehicle Engineering

Wuhan University of Science and Technology

Wuhan, China

Li-Min-SCUT

 

Dr. Min Li

Visiting Scholar (08/30/2017-08/29/2018)

Associate Professor

School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering

South China University of Technology

Guangzhou, China

Dr. Jing Yang

Visiting Scholar (06/15/2017-06/14/2018)


Assistant Professor
School of Electronic Information
Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
 

Dr. Fei Xie
Visiting Scholar (08/31/2016-09/27/2017)

Associate Professor
College of Automobile Engineering
Jilin University
Changchun, Jilin, China

Prof. Rongyu Ge
Visiting Scholar (12/8/2015-12/1/2016)


Associate Professor
College of Mechanical Engineering
University of Jinan
Jinan, Shandong, China

 Prof. Hui Li
Visiting Scholar (8/31/2016-11/30/2016)

Professor (The Young Thousand Talents Plan Professor)

School of Power and Mechanical Engineering
Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Prof. Hongli Xu
Visiting Scholar (8/26/2015-8/25/2016)



Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Changzhou Institute of Technology
Changzhou, Jiangsu, China

 

Prof. Jie Tian
Visiting Scholar

(8/26/2015-2/25/2016)

 

Associate Professor

Department of Automobile Engineering
Nanjing Forestry University
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Professor Xianhai Yang
Visiting Scholar

(July 2015-Dec. 2015)


Associate Dean and Professor
College of Mechanical Engineering
Shandong University of Technology
Zibo, Shandong, China

Prof. Yongsheng Zhao

Visiting Scholar

(Feb. 2014-March 2015)

 

Professor

School of Mechanical Engineering

Beijing University of Technology


Prof. Yunqing Zhang

Visiting Scholar
(March-April 2014, April-May 2015)

 

Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering

Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)

Prof. Joo H Kim
(April 2013)

 

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, New York University

Dr. Ziqing Zhuang
(Nov. 2009, Nov. 2010, Aug. 2011, Aug. 2012, July 2013, April 2014)

Branch Chief, Team Lead, NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Dr. Kathy Butler
Visiting Scholar (Nov. 2010) 

Senior Researcher, NIST

 

Prof. Denis Blackmore
Visiting Professor (October 2010)

Professor of Mathematics, NJIT, Newark, NJ
 

 

Prof. Guolai Yang
Visiting Professor (July-August 2010)

Professor and Associate Dean

School of Mechanical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China 

 

Prof.  Esteban Pena-Pitarch
Visiting Professor (July-August 2010, 2016)

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UPC, Spain

 

Dr. Xuguang Wang 
Visiting Scholar (July 2009)

Researcher Director, IFSTTAR, Lyon, France

 

Prof.  Qinghong Zhang
Visiting Professor (May 2010, Jan. 2012)

Professor of Mathematics Department, Northern Michigan University

 

 

 

 

 

 

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