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Beshah Ayalew received his MS (2000) and Ph.D. (2005) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University and his BS (1997) degree, also in Mechanical Engineering, from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Prior to joining Clemson in August 2006, he worked as a research associate at the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute. In 2011, he received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his work in Control of Processes Actuated with Mobile Radiant Sources. He was also a recipient of the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award (2005), and a two-time winner of the Ethiopian Scientific Society’s Outstanding Student Academic Achievement Award (1995, 1996). His research and teaching interests lie in the general area of dynamic systems modeling and advanced robust control with applications in distributed parameter processes (drying, curing), vehicle dynamics control, hydraulic actuation, hydraulic and electric hybrid powertrains. He is a member of the ASME, IEEE, and SAE.