Dr. Beshah Ayalew, Associate Professor

    Director, DOE GATE Center of Excellence in Sustainable Vehicle Systems

     

Education

Ph. D. (2005) in Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
MS (2000) in Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
BSc (1997), with Great Distinction (magna cum laude) in Mechanical Engineering, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

 

Honors and Awards

Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineers (2014)
Clemson University Board of Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence (2012)
National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2011)
Alumni Association Dissertation Award, The Pennsylvania State University (2005)
Graduate Teaching Fellowship, The Graduate School, The Pennsylvania State University (2003)
Certificate of Excellence, GATE Center for Energy Storage, Issued by the US Department of Energy (2000)
Graduate Dean's Fellow in the College of Engineering at Penn State (Fall 1998/Spring 1999)
Two-time Ethiopian Scientific Society's Outstanding Student Academic Excellence Award (1995 & 1996)

 

Research and Teaching Interests

Modeling and Control of Dynamic Systems
Control and Estimation of Distributed Parameter Systems in Manufacturing and Energy Systems
Vehicle Dynamics, Stability Control and Safety Systems
Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Systems

 

Professional Memberships

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Vehicle Design Committee, Energy Systems Committee
Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Control Systems Society
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)