Center for Vehicle Systems & Safety (CVeSS)

Dr. Mehdi Ahmadian

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Mehdi Ahmadian, Dan Pletta Professor

About CVeSS:

The Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety (CVeSS) at Virginia Tech was established in 2004 by Dr. Mehdi Ahmadian, professor of Mechanical Engineering, and director of CVeSS.  The center consists of four laboratories: The Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory (AVDL, established in 1995), Railway Technologies Laboratory (RTL, established in 2004), Intelligent Transportation Laboratory (ITL, established in 2008), and Computational Multiphysics Systems Laboratory (CMS, joining CVeSS in 2011).  The center is served by four full-time faculty, more than twenty graduate students, a large number of undergraduate students and technical personnel.  Several other Virginia Tech faculty members and visiting scholars are CVeSS affiliate faculty.

  • Overview

    Mission of the Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety

    To provide innovative and cost-effective solutions in our areas of expertise to improve our sponsors’ technologies, products and marketing share

    To create a productive environment for educating students to better serve their future employers

Laboratory address:

3103 Commerce Street – Blacksburg, VA 24060

Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
635 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061