• 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

  • Publications

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  • 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

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

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

Mehdi Ahmadian

Dan Pletta Professor