Roshanak received her B.Sc. from Iran University of Science and Technology in Tehran, Iran. During her undergraduate studies, she conducted research on the Vibration and Fatigue Analysis of Freight Trains Bogies and the damage in these structures. She obtained her master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Western Ontario, studying the vibrations of piezoelectric composite structures. Roshanak joined the Vibration and Computational Dynamics Lab and the MESTP Lab at the University of Toronto to investigate the effect of vibrations on the microstructure and performance of Hydrogen PEM fuel cells.
Maryam graduated from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran with a BASc degree in Materials Science and Engineering. She moved to Toronto from Calgary, where she worked as a research assistant on ceramic proton conductors in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell laboratory, at the University of Calgary. She obtained her MASc degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), studying the new experimental methodologies and materials for manufacturing interior parts of the automobiles. Maryam joined the Dynamic Vibration and Design Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto to develop a new lubrication method for the front end accessory drive (FEAD) systems.
Research Interests: Vibration Analysis, Dynamics, System Control, Numerical Simulation
Wei-Jiun is currently a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at University of Toronto. He received his bachelor's and master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University (Taipei, Taiwan). His current research focuses on design and analysis of broadband vibration-based piezoelectric energy harvesters.
Research Interests: Mechatronics Engineering and Automotive Engineering
I'm a Research Assistant and PhD. student at the University of Toronto in the ADVD lab under the supervision of Professor Jean Zu. I received my bachelor from the University of Waterloo in Mechatronics Engineering with minor in Management Science. My PhD. outline is "Development and Analysis of Actuation and Control Systems for the Synchronized Segmentally Interchanging Pulley Transmission System (SSIPTS)".
Research Interests: Smart Materials, Nanotechnology, NEMS, Molecular Dynamics
I am a Ph.D. student and Research Assistant in the Vibration and Computational Dynamics Laboratory at the University of Toronto. I am working under the supervision of Prof. Jean Zu and Prof. Roderick Melnik (Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo). My research is focused on predicting the behaviors of shape memory materials at nanoscale. Before joining Ph.D., I worked in industry for five years. I worked in Eaton Corporation as an Senior Engineer in Hydraulics Group, where I was a part of global team working on Series and Parallel Electric Hybrid Vehicle transmission systems. I was responsible for non-linear analysis, design modifications and optimization of transmission systems using FEA tools. I also worked in Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) where I worked on the analysis and design modifications of the passenger vehicle for crashworthiness and safety. I supported several military and naval equipment design, analysis and optimization projects in Larsen & Toubro Ltd. I received my Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2004.
Research Interests: Dynamic modeling of structures, Experimental modal analysis, Noise and Vibration analysis, Vibration of continuous systems
I am a Ph.D. student and Research Assistant in the Advanced Dynamic Vibration and Design Laboratory at the University of Toronto working with Professor Jean Zu. I am graduated from the University of Calgary, Canada, in 2009 with a MSc in Applied Mechanics. I also recieved a MSc (2007) and a BSc (2005) in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. My PhD research is involved with design and dynamic analysis of Synchronized Segmentally Interchanging Pulley Transmission System (SSIPTS) in collaboration with Viccicog Company.
Yang Zhu is a research assistant and PhD student at ADVD. He received his Master degree in automotive engineering from Tongji University (Shanghai, China), where he conducted research on the energy control strategy/algorithm of hybrid electric vehicle. He received his Bachelor degree in mechanical and control engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University (Beijing, China), where he focused on the fatigue analysis of railway vehicle. He currently focuses on the research of vibration-based energy harvesting, including the design, modeling and experimental investigation of vibration-based energy harvester.
Research Interests: Vibration Analysis, Finite Element Analysis, Data acquisition, Experimental setup, Fatigue analysis of welded structures, Engine balancing, Motorsport Engineering
I received my BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Ryerson University, majoring in Solid Mechanics. During my undergraduate studies, I conducted a thorough fatigue failure and finite element analysis on a Komatsu 930-E dump truck frame using a Quasi-Static analysis. I am currently a MASc graduate student at the University of Toronto in the Advanced Dynamic and Vibration Design (ADVD) Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Jean Zu. My research project is a collaborative one with Litens Automotive Group. The project involves the study of the vibration behavior in front end accessory drive (FEAD) systems of automotive engines.
Yimin Tan (Victor)
My name is Yimin Tan, a research assistant and MASC student under supervision of Professor Zu. I received my Bachelor's degree of Engineering in Mechanical Design, Manufacturing and its Automation from Dalian University of Technology (Dalian, China). During my undergraduate studies, I took part in the research of external type particle damper mechanism and its numerical analysis. The topic of my final undergraduate thesis is the computer simulation design of gray-scale, mask for MEMS. My current research would focus on the control of transmission line vibration.
Research Interests: Vibration, Mechatronics, Smart Materials, Medical Instrumentation, Finite Element Analysis
I am currently a MASc graduate student in the ADVD Lab in University of Toronto, under the supervision of Prof. Jean Zu. My research primarily focuses on vibration-based power harvesting. I received my bachelor degree from Harbin Institute of Technology(China), majoring in mechanical design & mechatronics. My former research was involved with biomimetic fish robot, shape memory alloy(SMA) actuator and the CFD. I like to play basketball and swim when I am free.
Dr. Yogendra Nath
Research Interests: Nonlinear vibrations and chaos; response and stability of composite plates and shell structures under thermo - mechanical loading; railway vehicle dynamics; damage mechanics; thrust bearings
Prof. Nath is a visiting professor at the Mechanical Engg. Department at the University of Toronto. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), India in Engineering Mechanics. He joined the faculty of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), India for 32 years. He served the Chair of the Applied Mechanics Department in IITD from 2008-2011. He won several Awards and Fellowships including Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship. He published more than 150 papers in reputed journals and referred conferences.
Dr. Hu Ding
Research Interests: Nonlinear Dynamics, Vibration Analysis and simulation of Continuous Systems
I am a visiting scholar (04/2012~04/2013) at University of Toronto, under the supervision of Prof. Jean Zu. I have been working in Shanghai Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Shanghai University since I received my doctorate degree from Shanghai University in 2008. Since 2005, I have developed VC++ simulation programs for nonlinear vibration of continuum systems via numerical method for partial differential equations, which has been involved in various projects. Currently my research focuses on coupled belt-pulley nonlinear dynamics in belt drive systems with one-way-clutch.
My name is Ahmed Alamin and I am a candidate for MASc Mechanical Engineering. My research project at University of Toronto has been primarily involved with the dynamic modeling of a hybrid transmission design called SSIPTS (Synchronized Segmentally Interchanging Pulley Transmission Systems). Using dynamic simulation software called ADAMS, the Multi-body System (MBS) approach is being utilized to predict the belt behaviour which has eluded researchers repeatedly. I have my bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from University of Windsor. I also have work experience in various roles such as R&D, testing, Acoustic engineering, NVH and design in various companies around southern Ontario as well as Germany.
Baoping (Peter) Wen
Research Interests: Development of mechatronic products specifically focuses on the integration and control of magnetic, power electronic, material, and mechanical systems.
I am currently working as a research assistant in ADVD Lab in University of Toronto, under the supervision of Prof. Jean Zu. I was awarded the degree of M.A.Sc. by University of Toronto in November 20011, and my thesis topic is Hybrid Linear Actuator, which involves the design, modeling, simulation and experiment of an high speed electro-magnetic energy converting device. From 2001 to 2008, I worked as a CNC technologist in Magna International Inc. (www.magnapowertrain.com), where my responsibilities were programming, trouble-shooting, and set-up of computer controlled machine tools and robot systems. From 1994 to 2001, I worked as an associate professor and lab manager in Electro-discharge Machining Lab in Northwestern Polytechnical University ( www.nwpu.edu.cn) , focused on the research and development of high capacity pulse-power-supplies and related control systems which applied in aviation industry. From 1993 to 1994, I worked as a general manager and chief engineer in a project of magnetron sputtering in solar control glass coating. From 1988 to1992, I worked as an assistant professor in Special Ceramic Material Lab, Xi'an University of Technology (www.xaut.edu.cn ), focused on the research and development of advanced composite ceramic materials which applied in super-hard cutting tools.
Maby Boado Amador
I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Applied Science program at the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty of the University of Toronto, where I also did my undergraduate degree. I am a Research Assistant in the Advanced Dynamics, Vibration and Design Lab under the supervision of Dr. Jean Zu. During my bachelors degree I was recipient of several scholarships such as the Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship and the General Motors Women in Engineering Award. Furthermore, I was just recently awarded the Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship to help me further my research. Design and engineering of products is my passion; therefore, I am currently working with Sinclair Technologies to analyze and improve their existing Communication Panel Antennas. I am also working with Litens Automotive in the parameterization of Accessory Drive Belts. On my spare time I enjoy dancing, playing tennis and reading.
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||Finite Element Analysis of Soft Tissue Displacement under Minimum Invasive Indentation
|01/07-11/08||MASc||David Chen||Modelling of Automotive Belt-driven ISG systems|
||MASc||Adebukola Olatunde||Design of Automotive Belt-driven ISG systems|
|01/06-12/06||MASc||Yu, Liangqi||Design and Simulation of MEMS for Measurement of Intermolecular Forces|
|09/05-pre.||PhD||Pang, Qiming||Development of a Bio-stretch Machine for 2D Cyclic Stretch|
|05/05-07/06||MASc||Zhong, Ming||New Multi-segment Hill's Three-element Models for Cardiac Muscle|
|09/05-08/07||MASc||Andrew Sloboda||Numerical and Experimental Study of Coupled Transverse and Axial Vibration of Moving Belts|
|09/04-pre.||PhD||Pinhas Ben-Tzvi||Autonomous Adaptive Traction Mechanism Platform For Mobile Robots|
|09/04-pre.||PhD||Karunendiran, Seeva||Experimental Study and Prediction of Automotive Serpentine Belt Life|
|09/04-pre.||PhD||Razvan, Petru||Coupled Axial and Transverse Vibration Of Automotive Belts|
|09/03-08/05||MASc||Dhar, Parag||Design of a Resonator Device for the Measurement of Soft Tissue Elasticity|
|05/03-04/05||MASc||Biglarbegian, Mohammad||Dynamic Analysis and Simulation of Vehicles Carrying Liquids|
|05/02-12/06||PhD||Honarmandi, Peyman||Development of Reliability-Based Design Optimization Model concerning Fatigue as a Design Constrain|
|09/01-11/04||PhD||Elmarakbi, Ahmed||Dynamic Modelling and Analysis of Smart Vehicle Structure for Frontal Collision Improvement|
|09/01-05/04||PhD||Cheng,Gong||Vibration Analysis of Dry Friction Damped Systems Subjected to Multi-Frequency Excitations|
|09/01-12/05||PhD||Alireza Hariri||Study of Surface Forces in Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS).|
|09/01-06/06||PhD||Xiao, Hansong||A New Multiobjective Optimization Algorithm Based on Artificial Immune Systems and Its Engineering Application|
|01/01-09/02||MASc||Bahreinian, Leila||Transient Response of Bridges Traversed by Moving Vehicles: Pitch-Bounced Model|
|09/00-05/02||MASc||Tan, Ting||Optimum Design of Optical Fibre Couplers|
|09/99-09/05||PhD||Nouri, Mostafa||Dynamic Analysis and Design Optimization of Automotive Serpentine Belt Drive Systems|
|09/99-06/01||MASc||Sun, Changan||Vibration Analysis of Optical Fibre Couplers|
|01/98-pre.||PhD||Abhari, Ali||Design, Control and Analysis of Linear Motor Systems|
|09/96-12/00||PhD||Baddour, Natalie||Nonlinear Vibration Analysis of a Spinning Disk|
|09/96-02/01||PhD||Shabaneh, Nabeel||Dynamic Analysis of a Rotor-Shaft System with Viscoelastically Supported Bearings|
|09/96-07/99||PhD||Zhang, Lixin||Analysis of Viscoelastic Serpentine Belt Drive Systems|
|03/97-07/02||PhD||Zhou, Tong||Dynamics and Control of Flexible Robot Payload Systems|
|01/95-09/97||MASc||Chen, Jianbin||Study of Stock Jump Vibration vacuum forces on the table of Fourdrinier Machines|
|05/95-05/97||MASc||Melnick, Mike||Modelling and Offset Predition of Calender Stack Vibration in Paper Making Machines|
|09/92-04/97||PhD||Li, Degao||Dynamics of Flexible Macro-Micro Robots Making Machines|
|07/95-09/96||MASc||Zhu, Bing||Bing Static and Dynamic Analysis of an Arm-Truck Garbage Collecting System|
|09/94-05/96||MASc||Karunendiran, S.||Analytical Predictions on Frequencies and Modes of Rotor-bearing Systems|
|09/94-04/96||MASc||Wong, Edward||Nonlinear Couplings of Torsional and Bending Vibrations of A Rotating Shaft|
|09/94-07/96||MASc||Melanson, John||Complex Frequencies and Modes of Shaft Systems Incorporating External and Internal Damping|
Post-doctoral Fellows and Research Associates
||Numerical and Experimental Studies of Soft Tissue Mechanical Behaviour under Minimum Invasive Indentation
|01/06-12/08||Hariri, Alireza||Development of a New Device for In-vivo Measurement of Regional Soft Tissue Visco-elasticity|
|05/06-08/06||Chen, Liqun||Dynamics of Moving Belts|
|09/02-07/03||Zhang, Wei||Belt Tracking Modeling and Predictions|
|05/02-10/02||Chen, Li-Qun||Nonlinear Dynamics and Control of Moving Strings|
|09/01-pre.||Qu, Qiuzhen||Dynamic Analysis and Software Development of Automotive Timing Belt Drive Systems|
|09/99-07/01||Hou, Zhichao||Dynamic Analysis of Viscoelastic Moving Belts|
|11/99-08/01||Cheng,Gong||Dynamic Analysis of Frictional Systems Under Two Frequency Excitations|
|12/97-04/00||Jia, Huansuo||Dynamic Analysis of Timing Belt Drive Systems|
|08/95-12/97||Ji, Zhenyi||Nonlinear Vibration Analysis of Belt Drive Systems in Automotive Applications|
|06/95-04/96||Mu, Zheng||Static and Dynamic Analysis and Software Development of Belt Drive Systems in Automotive Applications|
|06/05-06/06||Wang, Qinmeng||Modelling and Simulation of Dialectric polymer-based artificial pump|
|06/06-11/06||Min, Haitao||Review of the State-of-the-Art Hybrid Vehicles|
|11/03-11/04||Tang, Qiang||Dynamic Analysis of AFM|
|11/03-11/04||Xiang, Hong||Stress Analysis of Shells|
|11/01-10/02||Ma, Xiaojun||Study on Aircraft Noise Control|
|11/01-10/02||Luo, Yi||Canadian Education in Mechanical Engineering|
|07/98-07/99||Xu, Yuefeng||Experiment on rotor-shaft systems|
|07/98-09/99||Zhang, Shaomin||Computer aided design|