Azim Eskandarian

Professor and Department Head

(540) 231-3382
(540) 231-6661 (Assistant, Brandy McCoy)
449 Goodwin Hall – 0238
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
eskandarian@vt.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The George Washington University, 1991
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1983
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The George Washington University, 1982
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  • Research

    • Dynamic Systems and Controls;
    • Intelligent Systems
    • Multi-body and Impact Dynamics
    • Applied Mechanics and Nano-mechanics
    • Non-linear Dynamic FEM and Meshless Methods
    • (Applications in)
    • Intelligent and Autonomous Vehicles
    • Collision Avoidance and Driver Assistance
    • Vehicle Dynamics, Control, and Active Safety
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems
    • Mechatronics and Robotics; Neurodynamics
    • Vehicle Crashworthiness and Occupant Injury Biomechanics

  • Professional Affiliations

    • Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and DSC Division
    • Senior Member of IEEE, affiliated with ITS, Robotics, and CS Societies
    • Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • Associate Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (ended 2007)
    • Member of ITS America through organizational membership for GWU-CISR (2002-)
    • Member of the Advanced Vehicle Control Systems (AVCS) Committee of ITS America (1996-97)
    • Member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) (1992-95)
    • Senior Member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME, CASA & RI Societies) (1990-95)

  • Publications

  • Professional History

    • 2015–Present, Virginia Tech, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Professor and Department Head
    • 2003–2015, The George Washington University, Professor
    • 2000–2003, The George Washington University, Associate Professor
    • 1993–2000, The George Washington University, Associate Research Professor
    • 1990–1992, Pennsylvania State University, Assistant Professor
    • 1989–1990, Pennsylvania State University, Instructor
    • 1983–1989, Mechanical Engineering/Project Engineer in Industry
    • 1982–1983, Virginia Tech, Research Assistant

  • Awards and Honors

    • 2013, Fellow of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
    • 2013, Senior Member of IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers)
    • 2013, Article in IEEE Transactions on ITS among “Top 10 Best Research Papers” in 10 years 2000-09
    • 2012, ASME 2012 IMECE, Houston, TX, Nov. 9-15, 2012. Best Student Paper Award, second place, (Volume8: Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids.)
    • 2011, Distinguished Researcher Award, School of Engineering and Applied Science, GWU
    • 2011, Certificate of Appreciation, ASME Dynamic Systems and Controls Division for Local Arrangement Chairmanship of ASME DSC Conference
    • 2010, Among the highest cited authors of IEEE Transactions on ITS (documented by editorial board)
    • 2007-2013, Board of Governors of IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, twice elected
    • 2006, SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Ten Year Service recognition
    • 2003, Recognition Award for Services as Director of FHWA/NHTSA National Crash Analysis Center 1998-02
    • 2000-2002, President of GW-Chapter of Sigma-Xi Scientific Research Society (Secretary during 1999-00)
    • 1988-1989, NASA PREST program Fellowship award at GWU
    • 1982, Superior Achievement Award in ME Design at the “Annual Senior Design Award Competition”, GWU
    • 1982, Pi Tau Sigma Engineering Fraternity
    • 1981, Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society

  • Professional Leadership

    • 1996–2015, Director and Founder, Center for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR), GWU
    • 2013-2015, Director, National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC), GWU
    • 2012-2015, Chair of Graduate Programs Committee
    • 2003-2015, Director and Founder, GW Area of Excellence in Transportation Safety and Security
    • 1998-2003, Co-Founder and Co-Director, GW Transportation Research Institute
    • 1998–2002, Director, National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC), GWU