Mehdi Ahmadian

Dan Pletta Professor

(540) 231-1408
123 Randolph Hall – 0710
3103 Commerce Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
ahmadian@vt.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1984
  • M.A., Business Administration, Pennsylvania State University – Behrend College, 1994
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1982
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1980
ROOM

123 Randolph Hall – 0710 Marker-48

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  • Research

    • Smart Materials and Systems
    • Advanced Materials for Improving Ground Vehicle Dynamic Performance and Control
    • Energy Harvesting
    • Vehicle System Dynamics and Control
    • Intelligent Suspensions
    • Magneto-rheological Fluids
    • Biodynamics
    • Railroad Systems
    • Health Monitoring Systems for Railroad Application
    • Rail Vehicle Dynamics
    • Rolling Stock Dynamics and Mechanics Analysis

  • Professional Affiliations

    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • Society of Automotive Engineers
    • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts
    • American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association

  • Publications

  • Professional History

    • 2001–present, Virginia Tech, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Professor
    • 2005-present, Virginia Tech, Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety, Founding Director
    • 2004-present, Virginia Tech, Railway Technologies Laboratory, Founding Director
    • 2004-present, Virginia Tech, Virginia Institute for Performance Engineering and Research, Founding Director
    • 1995-2005, Virginia Tech, Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory, Founding Director
    • 1998-2001, Virginia Tech, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor
    • 1995-1998, Virginia Tech, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Professor

  • Awards and Honors

    • 2012-present, Fellow, Society of Automotive Engineers (The SAE International)
    • 2010-present, Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts (AIAA)
    • 1997-present, Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    • 2014 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Buckendale Lecture Award Recipient
    • 2008 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Forest R. McFarland Award Recipient

  • Professional Leadership

    • 2014–present, Journal of Vibration and Controls, Associate Editor
    • 2011–present, Shock and Vibration, Editor-in-Chief
    • 2010–present, Smart Materials Research, Editor
    • 2010–present, Mechanical Engineering, Editor
    • 2008–present, International Journal of Vehicle System Dynamics, Editor
    • 2008–present, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Editor