Our Ph.D. Students

Learn more about our Ph.D. students and the work they're doing on their profiles below.

Syed Adil Ahmed
Syed Adil Ahmed
  • Program: PhD in Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
  • Status: Ph.D. Candidate 
  • AdvisorTaehyun Shim
  • Research Focus: Modelling, estimation and control of autonomous vehicles related systems
  • Career Focus: Industry/Academia
  • E-mail:  adilsa@umich.edu
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Ali Akhtari
  • Program: PhD in Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
  • Status: Ph.D. Candidate 
  • AdvisorOleg Zikanov
  • Research Focus: Computational Science, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, Magnetohydrodynamics and magnetoconvection, Turbulence
  • Career Focus: Academia, Industry
  • E-mail:  aakhtari@umich.edu
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Chandra Kishore Reddy Emani
  • Program: PhD in Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
  • Status: Ph.D. Candidate 
  • Advisor: Pankaj Mallick
  • Research Focus: Metal Forming, Composite Materials
  • Career Focus: Industry
  • E-mail:  emani@umich.edu
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Sadman Faruque
  • Program: PhD in Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
  • Status: Ph.D. Candidate 
  • AdvisorHugo Casquero
  • Research Focus: My areas of interest are fluid dynamics, structural mechanics and computational engineering. 
  • Career Focus: Industry/Academia
  • E-mail:  sfaruque@umich.edu
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Mahmoud Golestanian
  • Program: PhD in Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
  • Status: Ph.D. Candidate 
  • Advisor: Hugo Casquero
  • Research Focus: Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational mechanics.
  • Career Focus: Research and development branch of automotive industries
  • E-mail: gmahmoud@umich.edu
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Osama Habbal
  • Program: PhD in Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
  • Status: Ph.D. Candidate 
  • AdvisorChristopher Pannier
  • Research Focus: Additive Manufacturing, Fused Filament Fabrication.
  • Career Focus: Academia, Industry
  • E-mail: ohabbal@umich.edu
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Yu He
  • Program: PhD in Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
  • Status: Ph.D. Candidate 
  • Advisor: Youngki Kim
  • Research Focus: Automotive system, Control System, Optimization
  • Career Focus: Academia and industry
  • E-mail:  heyuz@umich.edu
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Caroline Kella
  • Program: PhD in Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
  • Status: Ph.D. Candidate 
  • Advisor: P.K. Mallick
  • Research Focus: My research area focuses on the major influencing factors and modelling the problem of Spring back  in thin Sandwich panels made of metal-plastic –metal , which are being used in the automotive industry for weight reduction
  • Career Focus: Industrial Research and development in the Automotive OEMs
  • E-mail:  ckkella@umich.edu
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Animesh Koneru
  • Program: PhD in Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
  • Status: Ph.D. Candidate 
  • Advisor: Ben Q Li
  • Research Focus: Functional Thin Film Coatings, Metal Matrix Composites, Plasma Deposition Techniques
  • Career Focus: Additive Manufacturing, Research and Development of Functional Coatings
  • E-mail: akoneru@umich.edu
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Kyle Mathews
  • Program: PhD in Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
  • Status: Ph.D. Candidate
  • Advisor: Hugo Casquero
  • Research Focus: Computational Solid Mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Isogeometric Analysis
  • Career Focus: Industry
  • E-mail: kdmath@umich.edu
Mohamad Orabi
  • Program: PhD in Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
  • Status: Ph.D. Candidate 
  • Advisor: Joe Fujiou LoGargi Ghosh
  • Research Focus: My research area focuses on characterizing and tuning the physical/mechanical/chemical properties of biomaterials (hydrogels/polymers) to regulate the functions of cells. I am looking at how altering these properties can impact the stem cell processes including viability, secretory activity, and morphology. The goal is optimization of cell-material interactions to enhance the therapeutic and tissue reparative activities of stem cells.
  • Career Focus: Academia and Industry
  • E-mail:  orabimo@umich.edu
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Rittika Somadder
Ruchika Tadakala
  • Program: PhD in Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
  • Status: Ph.D. Candidate 
  • AdvisorAmanda Esquivel
  • Research Focus: Sport Related Biomechanics, Injury mechanics, Impact Mechanics and injury prevention using Finite Element Methodology
  • Career Focus: Academia, Industry
  • E-mail:  rtadakal@umich.edu
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Karnpiwat Tantratian
  • Program: PhD in Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
  • Status: Ph.D. Candidate 
  • AdvisorLei Chen
  • Research Focus: Energy storage system, Computation materials
  • Career Focus: Academia
  • E-mail: karntan@umich.edu
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Yaohong Xiao
  • Program: PhD in Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
  • Status: Ph.D. Candidate 
  • AdvisorLei Chen
  • Research Focus: 3D printing of alloy, welding, sintering cemented carbide, Gleeble simulation, Phase Field simulation
  • Career Focus: Academia
  • E-mail: yaohongx@umich.edu
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Learn more about our Alumni and the work they're doing on their profiles below.

Ruslan Akhmedagaev
Aniket Jadhav
Neeraj Sanjay Karmarkar
Rongheng Li
Yijun Li
Monish Urapakam Ramakrishnan

Jason Solocinski

Yufeng Tian
Lukas Underwood
Zhuo Wang
  • Program: PhD in Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
  • Status: Graduated in 2021
  • AdvisorLei Chen
  • Research Focus: I work on applied machine learning with high-throughput multi-scale multi-physical AM simulations, with applications mainly to additive manufacturing (AM) of piezocomposites and metals for accelerating materials/structure discovery and design, property/performance prediction, and AM process optimization.
  • Career Focus: Industry
  • E-mail: zwg@umich.edu
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Linyan Xiang

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