MechSE announces Distinguished Grad Students

02/19/2016
MechSE's 2015 Distinguished Graduate Students and their faculty advisors.
MechSE's 2015 Distinguished Graduate Students and their faculty advisors.
Department Head Tony Jacobi has announced nine Distinguished Graduate Students for 2015. Each one of them published an impressive five or more papers last year: Ritu Raman (9), Venanzio Cichella (6), Neal Lawrence (6), Mathew Petrucci (6), Amir Farimani (6), Richard Kesler (5), Ahmad Najafi (5), Kewen Han (5), and Ronald Choe (5).
 
“The research they reported in these articles is aimed at providing a deeper understanding of physical phenomena, and using that knowledge to produce and use energy more efficiently, to improve our environment, to extend and enhance our lives, to ensure our security, and to promote innovation and economic development in Illinois, the United States, and around the globe,” Jacobi said.
 
Overall, 126 MechSE students combined to publish a total of 237 articles with their advisors in 2015. Comprised of 114 graduate students, eight undergraduates, and four postdocs or visiting scholars, the group published 129 journal papers and 108 conference papers. The full list is as follows:
 
Brian Abarbanel
Diab Abueidda
Kasey Ackerman
S. Alkan
Aravind Alwan
Oyuna Angatkina
Michael Angelini
Ali Ashraf
Bruno Azerdeo
Damiano Baccarella
Mayank Barawal
Ravi Bhadauria
Ashwin Bharadwaj
Patrick Birbarah
Brendan Blackwell
A. Blanchard
Morgan Boes
J. Bunyan
Hyeongyun Cha
Insu Chang
Shreyas Chavan
YinChung Chen
Zhelin Chen
Ronald Choe
Jonghyun, Choi
P. Chowdhury
Venanzio Cichella
Elise Corbin
Jorge Correa 
Grace Deetjen
Louis DiBerardino
Nathan Dostart
Jeffery Eisenhaure
Ray Essick
Amir Farimani
Deen Farooq
Joseph Guadio
Ali Hamed
Stephen Hammack
Kewen Han
Ryan Han
Mohammad Heiranian
Mei-Kuen (Iris) Hsu
Huan Hu
Umer Huzaifa
Ashraf Idkaidek
Mazharul Islam
Kyle Jacobs
Hamid Jafarnejadsani
Kai Jin
Pilgyu Kang
Richard Kesler
Hohyun Keum
Dolaana Khovalyg
Hoe-Joon Kim
Jin-Tae Kim
JunHwan Kim
Moonkyung Kim
Seunghwi Kim
Neal Lawrence
Joonho Lee
Seungho Lee
Juyoung Leem
Xiao Li
Zhaoer Li
Jiahui (Carrie) Liang
Qili Liu
Jun Ma
Peter Maginnis
Thiago Mariho
Sikandar Mashayak
Syed Bilal Mehdi
Kyoungmin Min
Kyungwook Min
Constandinos Mitsingas
Shikhar Mohan
M.H. Motevaselian
Ahmad Najafi
Vishal Nandigana
Javier Puig Navarro
Arif Nelson
Venkat Pavan Nemani
K. Nguyen
A. Ojha
Anna Oldani
Ye Oo
Sezer Ozerinc
G. Pataky
L. Patriarcha
Advitya Patyal
Alexander Pauls
Mathew Petrucci
James Pikul
S. Rabbolini
Hafizur Rahman
Ritu Raman
Matthew Rosenberger
Fereshteh Sabet
M. Saghafi
Tarun Sanghi
Josh Schiller
Steven Snyder
Tao Sun
K. Swaminathan-Gopalan
K. Swartz
Marcus Tan
Nick Tobin
Daniel Valco
Michael Cai Wang
Yu Wang
Ziming Wang
Patricia Weisensee
Y. Wu
Yanbin Wu
Yuehan Xu
H. Yang
Zining Yang
Jaehyung Yu
Rong Yu
M. Zappulaa
Feini Zhang
Huirong Zhao
Chen Zhong
Jihngwei Zhu
Taishan Zhu
Chenzhang Ziao
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