• Mohammad I. Abu-Shams
    Faculty Advisor: Ishraq Shabib
    Graduate Student Project: IRRADIATION DAMAGE OF FE-10%CR STRUCTURES UNDER PRESSURE USING MD SIMULATION The objective of this work is to study the defects generation process for models of Fe-10%Cr under pressure using molecular dynamics (MD) simulation technique. Models of Fe-10%Cr have been built using a concentration dependent interatomic potential (CDM). The models have been stressed using three different types of applied pressures: uniaxial, biaxial, and hydrostatic. For each case, seven different pressure values between -10000 to +1,0000 bars have been tested under the application of PKA energy between 2-10 keV. The produced point defects have been identified using the Wigner-Seitz method. The number of produced point defects increases with increasing the primary knock-on-atom (PKA) energy in all cases. For models under biaxial and hydrostatic pressures, the produced point defects show a power relationship in both tension and compression regions. The Cr atoms energetically favor interstitials positions over vacancies positions. The percentage of Cr in interstitials positions is higher in all cases and more than the initial alloy matrix percentage.
  • Md Anam Mahmud
    Faculty Advisor: Ahmed Abdelgawad
    Graduate Student Project: Indoor robotic navigation using Kalman filter. I am using Kalman filter to improve the system accuracy.


    Abdelgawad, A.; Mahmud, A.; Yelamarthi, K., “Butterworth Filter Application for Structural Health Monitoring,” International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR), vol. 7 no. 4, Oct-Dec 2016.

    Mahmud, A.; Abdelgawad, A.; Yelamarthi, K.; Ismail, Y., “Signal Processing Techniques for IoT-based Structural Health Monitoring,” 28th IEEE International Conference on Microelectronics, ICM 2017, 10-13 December, 2017.

    Mahmud, A.; Abdelgawad, A.; Yelamarthi, K., “Low Power RPL for Internet of Things (IoT),” The 42nd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2017, 5-9 Mar 2017.

    Myers, A.; Mahmud, A.; Abdelgawad, A.; Yelamarthi, K., “Toward Integrating Structural Health Monitoring with Internet of Things,” IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, 19-21 May, 2016.

    Aman, S.; Jiang, H.; Mahmud, A.; Abdelgawad, A.; Yelamarthi, K., “A Sensor Fusion Methodology for Dynamic Obstacle Avoidance Robot,” IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, 19-21 May, 2016.

    Mahmud, A.; Aman, S.; Abdelgawad, A.; Yelamarthi, K., “Kalman Filter based Indoor Mobile Robot Navigation,” the International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, and Optimization Techniques (ICEEOT 2016), 3-5 March 2016.

  • James Hasbany
    Faculty Advisor: Waseem Haider
    Graduate Student Project: Corrosion, biocompatibility and material characterization analysis of degradable and non-degradable materials used for implant devices. Some of the materials will be developed using 3D printing. Surfaces will be modified via electropolishing, anodization, coatings and other surface treatments methods.
  • Sayedul Aman
    Faculty Advisor: Kumar Yelamarthi
    Graduate Student Project: Working on improvement of mobile robot localization techniques and obstacle avoidance algorithms. Applying sensor fusion for local data collection and using Raspberry pi as the processor.
  • Nitish Kumar Vaja
    Faculty Advisor: Oumar Barry
    Graduate Student Project: The Dynamic Modeling and Analysis of an Asymmetric Stockbridge Damper (device used for controlling Aeolian vibration of overhead transmission lines), efficiency of Stockbridge dampers is improved by modifying the material and geometry properties using Dynamic Modeling and Analysis.


    Barry, O., Tanbour, E., Vaja , N., & Tanbour H. (2016) Asymmetric Aeolian Vibration Damper. US Patent Filing # 15/497,688

    Vaja, N., & Barry O.(2017) On the Vibration Analysis and Modeling of an Absorber with Multiple Resonant frequencies. Under Review, Journal of Engineering Structure (accepted with minor revisions)

    N. Vaja, Barry, O.R, & Tanbour, E.Y. (2016) On the dynamic modeling and analysis of an asymmetric Stockbridge damper. Structural Engineering Mechanics and Computation (SEMC) 2016 International Conference Sep 3-5, 2016, Cape Town, South Africa

    N. Vaja & Barry, O.R, (2017) Finite Element Modeling of Stockbridge Damper and Vibration Analysis: Equivalent Cable Stiffness, ASME IDETC/CIE Conference August 6-9, 2017.

  • Mohammad Bukhari
    Faculty Advisor: Oumar Barry
    Graduate Student Project: Vibration analysis of Overhead Transmission Lines: The Effect of Nonlinearity and Moving Absorber.


    Bukhari, M., & Barry O.(2017) Nonlinear Vibration Analysis of Overhead Powerlines: a Beam with Mass-Spring-Damper-Mass System. Accepted Journal of Vibration and Acoustics

    Bukhari, M., & Barry O. (2017) On the Vibration Analysis of Power Lines with Moving dampers”, Journal of Vibration and Controls, doi 10.1177/1077546317719194.

    Barry. O, Bukhari M., (2017) On the Modeling and Analysis of an Energy Harvester Moving Vibration Absorber for Power Lines. DSCC Conference October 11-13. Tysons Corner, VA

    Bukhari, M., Barry O., (2017) Nonlinear Vibrations of a Beam-Spring-Large Mass System, ASME IMECE 2017 Conference November 3-9, 2017.

    Bukhari, M., & Barry O. (2017) On the Nonlinear Vibration Analysis of Ultra Precision Manufacturing Machines with Mode Coupling, ASME IDETC/CIE Conference August 6-9, 2017