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Contact

859-218-0664
281 Ralph G. Anderson Building

Appointments

2013 – present Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky

2006 – 2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky

August 2005 – August 2006 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Center for Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

May 2002 – May 2005 Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (CIMSS) Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

May 2000 – May 2002, Graduate Research Assistant, Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory (AVDL) Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University


Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University


Research Interests:

Inflatable satellite structures

Intelligent material systems

Modeling and control of nonlinear mechanical systems

Morphing aircraft

Piezoelectric actuated devices

Shape-memory alloy actuated robotics