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[edit] Faculty


[edit] Doctoral Candidates

[edit] Fadel

  • Ivan Mata
    • Affordance based design for variant design
    • Expected Graduation: Dec 2015
    • Joined the Lab: Aug. 2011
  • Qing Mao
    • Ultrasonic Consolidation
    • Expected Graduation: Dec 2015
    • Joined the Lab: Aug. 2011
  • Jingyuan Yan
    • Metamaterial manufacturing
    • Expected Graduation: Aug 2016
    • Joined the Lab: Spring 2013
  • Anthony Garland
    • Representation of Multi-materials
    • Expected Graduation: August 2017
    • Joined the Lab: Spring 2014
  • Nafiseh Masoudi
    • Packaging optimization
    • Expected Graduation: August 2018
    • Joined the Lab: Fall 2014
  • Chen Mo
    • Affordance design
    • Joined the Lab: Fall 2014
    • Expected Graduation: Aug 2016 (PhD from Nanjing Univ. China)

[edit] Kurz

[edit] Mocko

  • Rahul Renu
    • Product Lifecycle Management: Bridging the gap between design and manufacturing
    • Expected Graduation: Aug. 2015
    • Joined the Lab: Dec. 2011 (as Grad)

[edit] Summers

  • Mohammad Fazelpour
    • Computational Design Synthesis of Meso-structures
    • Expected Graduation: Dec. 2016
    • Joined the Lab: Aug. 2012
  • Amaninder Gill
    • Expected Graduation: May 2017
    • Joined the Lab: Aug. 2014
  • Marcus Yoder
    • Expected Graduation: May 2017
    • Joined the Lab: Aug. 2014
  • James Mathieson
    • Design Project State Prediction
    • Expected Graduation: May 2014
    • Joined the Lab: Aug. 2008 (as UG); May 2009 (as Grad)

[edit] Masters Students

[edit] Fadel

  • Neehar Kulkarni
    • Analysis, Optimization, experimental
    • Joined the Lab: Spring 2015

[edit] Kurz

[edit] Mocko

[edit] Summers

  • Steven O'Shields
    • Research: TBD
    • Expected Graduation: May 2016
    • Advisor: Summers
    • Joined the Lab: Aug 2014
  • Varun Rawal
    • Research: TBD
    • Expected Graduation: May 2015
    • Advisor: Summers
    • Joined the Lab: Jan 2014
  • Sudarshan Sridhar
    • Research: TBD
    • Expected Graduation: May 2015
    • Advisor: Summers
    • Joined the Lab: Jan 2014
  • Ashwinraj Thiagarajan
    • Research: TBD
    • Expected Graduation: May 2015
    • Advisor: Summers
    • Joined the Lab: Jan 2014
  • Jay Dhulia
    • Research: TBD
    • Expected Graduation: May 2015
    • Advisor: Summers
    • Joined the Lab: Jan 2014
  • Justin Moylan
    • Research: TBD
    • Expected Graduation: May 2016
    • Advisor: Summers
    • Joined the Lab: Aug 2014
  • Brandon DelSpina
    • Research: TBD
    • Expected Graduation: May 2017
    • Advisor: Summers
    • Joined the Lab: Aug 2015

[edit] Undergraduate Students

[edit] Alumni

A Google Scholar Citation Set for the Theses and Dissertations from the CEDAR Group: link

[edit] Post Doctoral Fellows

  • Dr. Paolo Guarneri: 2009-2013, Research Associate, Currently Research Faculty at Cluj Technical University, Romania
  • Dr. Jonathan R. A. Maier: 2005-2007, Research Associate, Currently faculty member in General Engineering, Clemson University
  • Dr. James Gibert: 2010-2013, Research associate and visiting professor, currently faculty member at Purdue University.
  • Dr. Jaehyung Ju: 2008-2011, Research Associate, Currently a faculty member at University of North Texas (UNT), Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering (MEE). UNT-MEE Department
  • Dr. Vincent Blouin: Currently a Faculty Member in the Architecture and Material Science and Engineering departments at Clemson University.
  • Dr. Sundeep Samson: 2007-2009, Post Doctoral Fellow, currently analyst at Walmart, Arkansas
  • Dr. Julie Lassiter: 2002-2004, Post Doctoral Fellow, currently lecturer in Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University

[edit] PHD

  • Keith Phelan
    • Graduated: December 2015
    • Configuration management in design for manufacturability of product families
    • Advisor: Summers
    • Joined the Lab: Aug. 2012
    • Currently: Project Engineer at Electrolux Major Appliances - Anderson, SC
  • Meng Xu
    • Graduated: May 2015
    • Network Target coordination for complex systems
    • Advisor: Fadel
    • Joined the Lab: Aug. 2011
    • Currently: Research Engineer at FORD - Warren, MI
  • Noah Welsh
    • Graduated: May 2014
    • A Computational Model of Memetic Evolution: Optimizing Collective Intelligence
    • Advisor: Summers/Marion
    • Joined the Lab: Aug. 2012
    • Currently: Post-doc at University of North Carolina - Charlotte
  • Shraddha Joshi
    • Graduated: December 2013
    • Understanding the Role of Requirements in Engineering Design by Novices
    • Advisor: Summers
    • Joined the Lab: Nov 2008
    • Currently: Post-doctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University with Dr. Jonathan Cagan
  • Essam Namouz
    • Graduated: August 2013
    • Advisor: Summers/Kurz
    • Joined the Lab: Aug. 2008 (as UG); Jan. 2009 (as Grad)
    • Currently: Senior Project Engineer at Techtronic Industries
  • Parikshit Mehta
    • Graduated: August 2013
    • Computational Modeling of Social Ideation
    • Advisor: Summers/Mears
    • Joined the Lab: Aug. 2011
    • Currently: Senior Process Control Engineer at Alcoa
  • Wenshan Wang:
    • Graduated: December 2012
    • Network Target Coordination for design optimization of decomposed systems CU Library
    • Advisor: Fadel
    • Currently Program Manager at Dräxlmaier
  • Sudhakar Teegavarapu: 2005-2009, Ph.D., "", May 2009. Currently Senior Engineer in Rolling Processes at Siemens.
  • Srinivasan Anandan: 2004-2008, Ph.D., "", August 2008. Currently Senior Engineer and API Researcher at .
  • Sertac Pehlivan
    • Graduated: 2006
    • Advisor: Summers
    • Representation for Integration of Computer Aided Fixture Design Systems
    • Currently Vice-President of Programming for Ebru TV
  • Beshoy Morkos
    • Computational Representation and Reasoning Support for Requirements Change Management in Complex System Design
    • Advisor: Summers
    • Currently: Assistant Professor Florida Institute of Technology
  • Chiradeep Sen
    • Computational Reasoning and Representation Support for Function Based Design
    • Graduated: 2011
    • Advisor: Summers
    • Currently: Assistant Professor Florida Institute of Technology
  • Prabhu Shankar
    • Integrating Requirements and Parameters for Post-Production Design Change Support
    • Advisor: Summers
    • Currently: Oshkosh Corporation - JLG
  • Chris Czech
    • Multiscale optimization for Metamaterial design
    • Advisor: Fadel
    • Graduated: August 2012
    • Currently: Nike
  • James Gibert Dynamics of Ultrasonic Consolidation
    • Advisor: Fadel/Austin
    • Graduated: December 2009
    • Currently: Purdue University
  • Santosh Tiwari
    • Development and Integration of Geometric and Optimization Algorithms
    • Advisor: Fadel
    • Graduated: August 2009
    • Currently: GM Corporation
  • Hong Dong
    • Physics Based shape morphing and packing for layout design
    • Advisor: Fadel
    • Graduated: August 2008
    • Currently: Vanderplatz Research and Development Inc.
  • Yuna Hu
    • Optimal Design for Additive Manufacturing of Heterogeneous Objects
    • Advisor: Fadel
    • Graduated: December 2005
    • Currently: Apple
  • Jonathan Maier
    • Foundations of Affordance Based Design
    • Advisor: Fadel
    • Graduated: December 2005
    • Currently: Clemson University
  • Yi Miao
    • Packing Optimization of Engineering Problems
    • Advisor: Fadel
    • Graduated: December 2005
    • Currently: Facebook - Big data
  • Stephane Morvan
    • MMA-Rep, A representation for Multimaterial Solids
    • Advisor: Fadel
    • Graduated: May 2001
    • Currently: Ceraver, France
  • Jinhua Huang
    • Heterogeneous component modeling and optimal design for manufacturing
    • Advisor: Fadel
    • Graduated: December 2000
    • Currently: BAE Systems
  • Pierre Grignon
    • Configuration Design Optimization Method
    • Advisor: Fadel
    • Graduated: May 1999
    • Currently: Dassault Systemes
  • Yusheng Li
    • Approximating the Pareto set of convex bi-criteria optimization problems to aid decision making in design
    • Advisor: Fadel
    • Graduated: May 1999
    • Currently: GM corporation
  • Chuck Kirschman
    • Using functions and metrics at the conceptual stage of design
    • Advisor: Fadel
    • Graduated: August 1996
    • Currently: Bentley

[edit] MS

[edit] Fadel

Sampath Dangeti

  • Identifying Target Properties for the Design of Meta-Material Tank Track Pads
  • Graduated May 2014
  • Currently:

Valerie Pezzullo

  • Design of a custom software application to monitor and communicate CNC machining process information to aid in chatter identification
  • Graduated May 2014
  • Currently :

Luis Fernandez Felipe

  • Level sets for multimaterial optimization
  • Graduated: Aug 2013
  • Currently Ph.D. student at UIUC

Apurva Gokhale

  • Optimization of a flywheel
  • Graduated: Aug 2013
  • Joined the Lab: Spring 2013

Aurelie Percheron

  • Java environment for affordance evaluation
  • Graduated from ESTIA 2012

Marion Perie

  • Java environment for affordance evaluation
  • Graduated from ESTIA 2012

Jun Hu

  • Advisor: Fadel
  • Graduated: August 2012
  • Currently: Ph. D. student at CU-ICAR

Tien Manh Nguyen

  • Affordance evolution
  • Advisor: Fadel
  • Graduated 2011 from TU Munich

Stephanie Cagin

Karthik Ravindranath Agent based Packaging optimization

  • advisor: Fadel
  • currently: Detroit
  • Graduated: 2010

Vidhya Arumalla

  • Advisor: Fadel
  • Packing soft objects
  • Graduated: May 2010

Sravya Thoomu

  • Advisor: Fadel
  • Uncertainty and Risk in design
  • Graduated:2010
  • currently:

Niranjan Thyagaraja

  • Advisor: Fadel
  • Top level optimization for Metamaterial design
  • Graduated:
  • Currently:

Ravi Katragadda

  • Advisor: Fadel
  • Approximate modeling of underhood heat transfer
  • Graduated May 2012
  • Currently: GM

Sreekhanth Gondipalle

  • Advisor: Fadel
  • Approximate modeling of underhood heat transfer
  • Graduated: Dec 2011
  • currently: GM

Daniel McCullough

Thomas Rotenburg

Jan Schmid

Remi Vielle

Christian Heitzmann

Ravi Rexavier

Tulsi Ezhilan

  • advisor: Fadel
  • BMW Requirements Modeling
  • Graduated: Aug 2007

Clarisse Casal

Antonin Opsitch

Tobias Kreutz

Manuel Schwager

Bruno Baumann

Michael Jucker

Julien Galli

Henri Vitali

Martin Gunzenhauser

Nadja Welchli

Martin Oswald

Suman Gunturi

Sachin Myneni

Chaitanya Nandula

Miranda Baladi

  • Currently at Fluor Corporation

Vinay Ramanath

  • Currently at GE Bengalore

Michael Huber

Jacob Neal

Thomas Klar

Thomas Stratzenstaller

Matthias Almer

Stephan Ruedlinger

Suman Konda

Saminathan Murali

Jonathan Maier

Christian Steuer

Florian Holzer

Avijit Sinha

Irenee Tyvaert

  • Currently at Dassault Systemes

Manuel Daskalos

Oliver Koenig

  • Currently Ansys corp. Zurich

Raman Garimella

Jinhuan Zhang

Pierre Manceau

John Pickens

Anna Garrison

Jeffrey Wrana

Ravi Ganti

Nathan Adams

Sunand Sandurkar

Stephane Morvan

Kamesh Tata

Venugopal Challa

Mahendrakumar Ganesan

Sayerjee Tatineni

John Wodziak

Babuji Tamarapoo

Dietmar Frank

  • Currently at EOS

Selcuk Cimtalay

  • Georgia Tech

David Van Emburg

  • Georgia Tech

Andrew Leblanc

  • Georgia Tech

Thomas Jagt

  • Georgia Tech

Uwe Stahlschmidt

  • Georgia Tech

[edit] Kurz

[edit] Mocko

Abhiram Koneru

  • Knowledge representation and reasoning for time studies
  • Graduation: May 2014

Blake Linnerud

  • Incentives in Innovation
  • Graduation: May 2014

Zhuochen Shi

  • Ontological framework for Axiomatic Design
  • Graduation: August 2013

Liz Mathew

  • Hybrid Ideation Method for Conceptual Design

Shivraj Ranganathan

  • The effects of iteration on design creativity

Alex Lash

  • Requirements analysis

Kevin Murray

  • Biomimetic design

Dani George

  • Morphological analysis and options matrix exploration

Raveesh Ramachandran

  • Understanding the Role of Functions and Interactions in the Product Design, August 2011 CU Library
  • currently: Quality Engineer at Robert Bosch in Charleston, SC

Carl Lamar

  • Linguistic Analysis of Engineering Requirements, August 2009

Santosh Hiriyannaiah

  • Enhancement of information management capabilities in MDO framework CU Library

Pavan Kumar

  • Design process modeling: towards an ontology of engineering design activities CU Library

Sridhar Duddukuri

  • Information flow in enginering design projects

[edit] Summers

Sri Ram Mohinder Cherkadu Vasala

  • Structural Complexity Metrics Applied Against Function and Assembly Product Graphs in Predicting Market Price and Assembly Time
  • Graduation: Aug. 2014
  • Advisor: Summers
  • Joined the Lab: Aug 2013

Samantha Thoe

  • Measuring Solvability through Structural Complexity Metrics (Non-Thesis)
  • Graduation: May 2014
  • Advisor: Summers
  • Joined the Lab: Aug 2011

Emily Worinkeng

  • Requirements Role in Ideation
  • Graduation: December 2013
  • Advisor: Summers
  • Joined the Lab: Aug 2011

Somaiah Thimmaiah

  • An Experimental Study on the Influence that Failure Number, Specialization, and Domain have on Confidence in Predicting System Failures
  • Graduation: May 2013
  • Advisor: Summers
  • Joined the Lab: Aug 2011

David Griese

  • Finite Element Modeling and Design of Honeycomb Sandwich Panels for Acoustic Performance
  • Graduation: May 2012
  • Advisor: Summers
  • Joined the Lab: Aug 2010

Aravind Shanthakumar

  • Automation of Duplicate Geometry Feature Recognition in CAD Assembly
  • Graduation: August 2012
  • Joined the Lab: Aug 2010

Tim Hess

  • Prototyping in Early Stage Engineering Design
  • Graduation: August 2012
  • Joined the Lab: January 2011
  • Currently: Associate Engineer, Engineering Development Program, Polaris Industries, Inc.

Eric Owensby

  • Automation of Design for Assembly method
  • Expected Graduation: May 2012
  • Joined the Lab: Aug 2010

Avinash Kolla

  • Development of Computational Support Methods for Tire-Sand Traction Systems
  • advisor: Summers
  • currently: Special Projects Engineer at Jacobs Engineering in Houston, TX
  • Contact

Jesse Schultz

  • Modeling and Finite Element Analysis Methods for the Dynamic Crushing of Honeycomb Cellular Meso-Structures, May 2011 CU Library
  • advisors: Summers, Thompson
  • currently: Product Design and Analysis Engineer at Force Protection Industries, Inc. in Charleston, SC
  • Contact

Gary Palmer

  • Design and Construction of Lunar Endurance Testing Apparatus, August 2010
  • advisor: Summers
  • currently: PhD student in Industrial Engineering at Clemson Unversity

Jay Richardson Concept Generation in Morphological Charts, December 200

  • advisor: Summers
  • currently: E-Z Go Golf Carts

Luke Berglind Cellular Structure Materials, August 2010

  • advisor: Summers
  • currently: PhD Student at University of North Carolina - Charlotte

Eddie Smith Requirements: Case Study on Challenging Requirements, May 2010

  • advisor: Summers
  • currently: Associate Engineer at Fluor

Jon Osborn Collaborative Design Center: Definition of Hardware, Software, and Peopleware, August 2009

  • advisor: Summers
  • currently: Project Manager for SCRA

Rachel Hannah Prototyping: Experimental Studies on Abstraction and Representation, August 2009

  • advisor: Summers
  • currently: Manufacturing Engineer for Boeing

Ashwin Michaelraj Prototyping: Validation of Classification Taxonomy, May 2009

  • advisor: Summers
  • currently: Product Engineer with Trane in OK
  • contact

David Stowe Prototyping: Industry, Government, and Academic Case Studies, May 2009

  • advisor: Summers
  • currently: Analyst Engineer with Corvid Technologies in Mooresville, NC
  • contact

Stuart Miller, Three Design Tool Focused Case Studies of Mechanical Engineering Design Projects, August 2008

  • advisor: Summers
  • currently: Development Engineer with TTI in Anderson, SC

Ajit Singh Kanda, "", August 2008.

Beshoy Morkos, "Development of a LED Headlight: Thermal Management Concepts", May 2008. (non-thesis)

  • advisor: Summers
  • currently: PHD student at Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  • contact

P. Jud Johnston, “The Role of Computer Aided Engineering in Developing a Combined Trash and Recycling Truck: A Case Study”, Dec. 2007.

  • advisor: Summers
  • currently: Applications Engineer with Corning, Greenville, NC

Greg Smith, “Morphological Charts: A Systematic Exploration of Qualitative Design Space”, Dec. 2007.

  • advisor: Summers
  • currently: Green Tire Designer with Michelin, Greenville, SC

Madhusudhan Kayyar, “Development of a Design Enabler Tool for Frame Analysis for a Small Enterprise: A Case Study”, Dec. 2007.

  • advisor: Summers
  • currently: Engineering Analyst with Gulfstream in GA

Murty Srinigam, “A Case Study on Design Exemplar as a Search and Retrieval Tool”, Dec. 2007.

  • advisor: Summers

Siva Chavali, “Case Study on Investigation into Rule Based Design Method”, Dec. 2007.

  • advisor: Summers
  • currently: Engineer with Schneider Electric in Seneca, SC

Ajay Nowlay, “Design of Tail Light Assembly Fixture for X5”, Aug. 2007. (non-thesis)

  • advisor: Summers
  • currently: Engineer with Siemens

Shashi Putti, “Design Exemplar: Dynamic Networks”, May 2007. CU Library

  • advisor: Summers

Mark Snider, “Extended Toolset for Reverse Engineering to Support Lightweight Engineering”, Aug. 2006. CU Library

  • advisor: Summers
  • currently: Special Projects Engineer with ForceProtection in Charleston, SC

Timothy Troy, “Technology Innovation vs. Incentives for Influencing Public Policy”, May 2006. (non-thesis)

  • advisor: Summers

Bill Wetmore, “Investigation of Design Review Tools and Methods”, Dec. 2004. CU Library

  • advisor: Summers

Sudhere Bayanker, “A Comparative Study of CAD Input Devices”, Dec. 2004. (MS in Industrial Engineering) CU Library

  • advisor: Summers

Ameya Divekar, “The Design Exemplar: Foundation for a CAD Query Language”, Aug. 2004. CU Library

  • advisor: Summers
  • currently: CAD Development Engineer at 3D PLM Software in Pune, India
  • contact

Gunturi, S., “Development of a Collaborative CAD System to Support Distributed Querying Using PDA Hardware”, Dec. 2003. (non-thesis).

  • advisor: Summers

Karen Ostergaard, “Investigation of Resistance to Information Flow in the Collaborative Design Process”, Dec. 2002. CU Library

  • advisor: Summers

[edit] Undergraduate

[edit] RESUME COLLECTION

  1. Rahul Sharan Renu (MS, August2013; PhD, December 2015): Media:Rahul_Renu_resume.pdf
  2. Avinash Kolla (MS, August 2010): Media:KOLLA_RESUME.pdf
  3. Essam Namouz (MS, December 2010): Media:Enamouz_Resume_6_7_2010.pdf
  4. Jay Richardson (MS, December 2010): Media:Richardson_Resume.pdf
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