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Graduate Program/Research - Current Graduate Students


Yousef Bahramzadeh

Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Dr. Mohsen Shahinpoor

Research topic: IPMC sensing characterization,
Dexterous soft manipulators  for robotic
endoscopic surgery using smart materials

Patrick Bates

M.S. Student
Advisor: Dr. Michael Peterson

Research topic: TBD

 

Keith Berube

Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Dr. Roberto Lopez-Anido

Research topic: Integration of Process
Parameter Control and Digital Image
Correlation Methods in an Investigation
of the Variability of Marine Polymer Matrix
Composite Material Properties

 

 

Matthew Cameron

M.S. Student
Advisor: Dr. Michael Peterson

Research topic: Measuring of wake streamline and intensity of hydro-kinetic devices

 

 

 

Alden Cook

M.S. Student
Advisor: Dr. Senthil Vel

Research topic: Multiscale thermopiezoelectric analysis of fiber reinforced composite smart structures

 

 

 

Geoffrey deBree

M.S. Student
Advisor: Dr. Michael Peterson

Research topic: Optimization of high-solidity crossflow turbine with experimental validation

 

 

 

Hind Derar

Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Dr. Mohsen Shahinpoor

Research topic: Novel Design for Hip Replacement Surgery

 

 

 

 Arezoo Ebrahimi

M.S. Student

Advisor: TBD

Research Topic: TBD

 

Yousif Mohamad

M.Sc.  Student

Advisor: Dr. Mohsen Shahinpoor

Research topic: Diagnosis of Right Atrial Fibrillation by IPMC Artificial Muscles

 

Michael Alan Edgecomb II

M.S. Student

Advisor: Dr. Vince Caccese

Research Topic: Finaite Element, Head Protection Gear to Mitigate Head Injuries Due to Fall

 

Zhiqiang Fan

Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Dr. Zhihe Jin

Research topic: Fluid transport through crack propagation in the rocks (graduated, PhD May 2013)

 

Yuezhong Feng

Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Dr. Zhihe Jin

Research topic: Thermal fracture of homogeneous and functionally graded plate with edge cracks

 

Siavash Gheshmi

M.S. Student
Advisor: Dr. Mohsen Shahinpoor

Research topic: Robotic Surgery (graduated, M. Sc. , Dec 2012)

 

 

 

 

Radek Glaser

Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Dr. Vincent Caccese

Research topic: Multidimensional shape reconstruction

 

 

 

Wei-Ting Hsu

Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Dr. Krish Thiagarajan

Research topic: Fluid Structure Interaction

 

Mohammad Khalili

M.Sc.  Student

Advisor: Dr. Mohsen Shahinpoor

Research topic: Smart MRF Power Transmission Design

 

 

Tom Lokocz

Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Dr. Michael Peterson

Research topic: Design, manufacture and testing of axial flow tidal turbine blades

 

Razieh Zanganeh

Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Dr. Krish Thiagarajan

Research topic: Fluid Structure Interaction

 

Navid Mahpeykar

M.S. Student

Advisor: Dr. Mohsen Shahinpoor

Research topic: Smart Structures

 

Marzieh H. Memar

Ph.D.  Student

Advisor: Dr. Vince Caccese

Research topic: Human Fall Study, Modeling

 

 

Mahdi Mohammadi

Ph.D. Student 
Advisor: Dr. Mohsen Shahinpoor
Research topic: Biomedical Engineering Design

James Newton

M.S. Student

Advisor: TBD

Research Topic: TBD

 

Jacob Pelletier

Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Dr. Senthil Vel

Research topic: High fidelity simulation of non-linear materials using the Material Point Method

 

 

 

Jeffrey Poirier

M.S. Student
Advisor: Dr. Senthil Vel

Research topic: Optimization of laser-welded steel sandwich panels

 

Megan C. Swanger

M.Sc. Student
Advisor: Dr. Mick Peterson

Research topic: Tidal Energy

 

Morteza Seidi

Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Dr. Vince Caccese

Research topic: Human Fall Study, Design

William Kyle Spratt

iPh.D.  Student Advisor: Maine Professor, Dr. John Vetelino (ECE dept.) MEE co-advisor: Dr. Mohsen Shahinpoor

Research topic: Ultrasonic Torsion Sensor Engineering

 

Ehsan Tabatabaei

Ph.D. Student  Advisor: Xudong Zheng
Research topic: Fluid-Structure Interaction,
Biomedical Engineering Design

Raul Urbina

Ph.D. Student

Advisor: Dr. Michael Peterson

Research topic: Implementation and validation of a high solidity cross flow tidal turbine


Kyle Warren

Ph.D.  Student
Advisor: Dr. Roberto Lopez-Anido

Research topic: off-shore wind energy

 

Travis Wallace

Ph.D.  Student

Advisor: Dr. Zhihe Jin

Research topic: Thermoelectric Phenomena

 

James Newton

M.S.  Student

Advisor: TBD

Research topic: TBD

 

Matthew Hall

M.S.  Student

Advisor: Dr. Krish Thiagarajan

Research topic: off-shore platforms

 

Abouhamed Saberi

Ph.D.  Student

Co-Advisors: Dr. Mohsen Shahinpoor/Dr. Ali Sarvestani/Dr. Sharon Ashworth

Research topic: Cell adhesion and locomotion, Melanoma Cancer cells

Curtis Libby

M.S.  Student

Advisor: Dr. Andy Goupee

Research topic: TBD

 

Jonathan Hollenback

M.S.  Student

Advisor: Dr. Vince Caccese

Research topic: TBD

 

Nathaniel Hays

M.S.  Student

Advisor: Dr. Vince Caccese

Research topic: TBD

 

Mathew Fowler

M.S.  Student

Advisor: Dr. Vince Caccese

Research topic: TBD

 

Eric Brown

M.S.  Student

Advisor: Dr. Vince Caccese

Research topic: TBD

Niall Cormier

M.S.  Student

Advisor: Dr. Vince Caccese

Research topic: TBD

Adam Curtis

M.S.  Student

Advisor: Dr. Vince Caccese

Research topic: TBD

 

Lucas Farrar

M.S.  Student

Advisor: Dr. Vince Caccese

Research topic: TBD

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