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CIML Members

Mr. Nima Ghafoorianfar
Post-Doctoral Scholar

Nima graduated with a Ph.D. from University of Nevada, Reno in December 2012. His dissertation was on magnetic and mechanical sensing of magnetorheological elastomers by means of their electrical properties. He has done extensive experimental and theoretical studies on MR elastomers at the CIML. He is involved in wireless MRE sensor development for use in Federal Highway Administration bridges.

Mr. Majid Behrooz
Ph.D. Candidate

Majid graduated with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Shahrood University of Technology, 2004. He obtained his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, applied design from the K.N.Toosi University of Technology, 2007. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno since 2008. His research includes MRE dampers and vibration isolation

Mr. Alireza Bayat
Ph.D. Candidate

Alireza received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran 2002. He obtained his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, applied design from Iran University of Science and Technology, 2005. He is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno since 2011. His current research includes Fuel Cells.

Ms. Lingyue Zheng
M.S. Student, Research Assistant

Ling is currently an undergraduate student majoring in mechanical engineering. She joined CIML in 2011 and is performing research on MR materials.

Mr. Patrick Douglas
BSEE Graduate

Patrick joined CIML in 2013 and has worked on wireless transmission of analog signals using microcontrollers. He graduated in 2014 with his B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

Ms. Nasim Abbaszadeh
M.S. Student

Nasim joined CIML in 2014 and is working towards her M.S. under Dr. Gordaninejad.

Mr. Alex Hartman
Undergraduate Student

Alex is currently an undergraduate student majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Mathematics. He joined CIML in 2014 and is performing research on magnetorheological elastomers along with shape memory alloy. He provides the team with detailed SolidWorks drawings of test setups or products that will be built using these materials

Mr. David Mar
Undergraduate Student

David is currently an undergraduate student majoring in computer science and engineering, minoring in math and in music interests. He joined CIML in 2014.

CIML Alumni

  1) Undergraduate Research Assistant:

1. P. Allen, 1985
2. T. Ruby, 1985
3. R. Carlson, 1985
4. F. Sanford, 1985-1986
5. S. Peterson, 1986, Recipient of 1986 SAMPE National Award
6. T. Ward, 1987
7. E. Zedelmayer, 1990-1991, Recipient of 1991 SAMPE National Award
8. C. Arnold, 1995
9. A. Clark, 1995
10. M. Komori, 1995-1996
11. J. Adams, 1996, Recipient of 1995 ASME Region VI Award
12. D. Breese, 1996-1997
13. E. Eriksen, 1996-1997
14. S. Kelso, 1997
15. M. Karamanogian, 1998-1999
16. G. Hitchcook, 1999
17. T. Vassar, 1997-2000
18. S. Beban, 1998-2000
19. M. Holland, 1999-2000
20. H. McCobbin, 1999-2000
21. A. Klempau, 1999-2000
22. A. Katz, 2000-2001
23. K. Heine, 2000-2001
24. J. Brutz, 2000-2002
25. A. Tibersar, 2001-2002
26. P. Navarro, 2000-2002
27. D. Sperlin, 2002-2003
28. K. Heavenstrive, 2002-2003
29. J. Elkins, 2002-2004
30. S. Heavin, 2002-2004
31. R. Morrison, 2003-2004
32. D. York, 2004- 2005
33. R. King, 2004- 2005
34. K. Voors, 2003- 2005
35. M. Miller, 2004- 2006, received UNR NSF Undergraduate Grant in 2005, Doc Harris contest, 2nd place 2005 ASME Region VI Award
36. A. Clinton, 2005-2006, received UNR NSF Undergraduate Grant in 2005
37. J. Buesche, 2006-2008, received NASA and UNR NSF Undergraduate Grants in 2006
38. M. Harrington, 2007-2008
39. C. Go, 2006-2009
40. B. Bellmond, 2008-2010
41. N. Gapp, 2010-2011
42. L. Zheng, 2011-2011
43. G. Madsen, 2012-present
44. D. Weiler, 2012-present
2) M.S. Students:

1. Q. Lin, 1986-1988
2. A. Azhdari, 1987-1988
3. S. Vaidyaraman, 1988-1989
4. C. Hong, 1988-1990
5. O. Akdag, 1989-1991
6. N. Wahbe, 1991-1992
7. R. Konuru, 1991-1993
8. S. Mudri, 1992-1994
9. H. Wang, 1992-1994
10. R. Bindu, 1993-1995
11. S. Uthiram, 1994-1996
12. B. Hanssen, 1995-1997
13. T. Marksmeier, 1996-1998
14. S. Kelso, 1996-1998
15. D. Breese, 1997-1999
16. E. Ericksen, 1997-1999
17. F. Martinovic, 1998-1999
18. B. Kavlicoglu, 1998-2000
19. M. Dogrouz, 1998-2000
20. M. Wilson, 1999-2001
21. G. Hitchcock, 2000-2002
22. N. Cobanoglu, 2000-2002
23. M. Xin, 2000-2002
24. U. Dogrour, 2001-2003
25. S. Karakas, 2001-2003
26. B. Krishna Kiran, 2002-2004
27. G. Aydar, 2004-2006
28. J. Whiteley, 2002-2007
29. D. York, 2005-2007
30. M. Caglar, 2006-2008
31. H. Sepiani, 2006-2008
32. S. Mantripragada, 2006-2009
33. P. Raja, 2007-2009
34. M. Potnuru, 2007-2009
35. B. Wallis, 2007-2009
36. P. Mysore, 2007-2010
37. S. Kesrouani, 2008-2010
38. M. McKee, 2008-2010
39. N. Johnson, 2009-2011
40. N. Maus, in progress
41. L. Zhang, in progress
3) Ph.D. Students:

1. A. Ghazavi, 1986-1990
2. W. Wu, 1992-1996
3. M. Ghomshie, 1997-2001
4. X. Wang, 1999-2002
5. B. Kavlicoglu, 2006, UNR Outstanding International Student, 2002, ERMR 2006 Conference, best student paper.
6. H. Sahin, 2005-2009
7. N. Ghafoorianfar, in progress
8. M. Behrooz, in progress, has received national SAMPE Graduate Student Award.
9. A. Bayat, in progress
4) Postdoctoral Fellows/ Visiting Scholars:

1. Dr. A. Ghazavi, 1991-1992, postdoc
2. Dr. A. Ray, 1992-1995, postdoc
3. Dr. Y. Liu, 1999-2004, postdoc
4. Dr. M-S Yeo, 2001-2002, visiting scholar, from Korea
5. Dr. H. Oz, from 2001-2002, visiting scholar, from Turkey
6. Dr. T. Engin, 2001-2003, visiting scholar, from Turkey
7. Dr. S. Yang, 2002-2003, visiting scholar, from China
8. Dr. O. H. Kim, 2003-2004, visiting scholar, from Korea
9. Dr. Y. Liu, 2004-2005, Research Assistant Professor, from China
10. Dr. B. M. Kavlicoglu, 2006-2008, Senior Engineer
11. Dr. L. Sun, 2008-2009, visiting scholar, from China
12. Dr. X. Wang, 2002-present, Research Assistant Professor
13. Ms. Z. Li, 2011-2012, visiting scholar, from China
14. Dr. R. Li, 2011-present, visiting scholar, from China
15. Dr. F. Shi, 2012-present. visiting scholar, from Japan
Designed by M. Behrooz.