Dr. Mehdi Ahmadian, J. Bernard Jones Chair Professor

Director & Founder of CVeSS and RTL

Department of Mechanical Engineering



Mehdi Ahmadian is the J. Bernard Jones Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech where he also holds the position of Director of Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety (CVeSS) and the Railway Technologies Laboratory (RTL). Dr. Ahmadian has authored more than 400 refereed publications and has made more than 300 technical presentations including a number of keynote lectures. He holds 11 U.S. and international patents and has edited four technical volumes. He currently serves as Editor of the International Journal of Vehicle System Dynamics and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Vibration and Control. Dr. Ahmadian is the recipient of the 2019 Magnus Hendrickson Innovation Award, the seminal SAE International award in vehicle dynamics and suspension technologies. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International), and Associate Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). His personal interests include hiking, biking, and spending time in nature and travelling.