Mehdi Ahmadian works as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, where he also holds the position of Director of Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety (CVeSS) and the Railway Technologies Laboratory (RTL). He is the Founding Director of CVeSS, RTL, Virginia Institute for Performance Engineering and Research (VIPER), and the Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory (AVDL). Dr. Ahmadian has authored more than 100 archival journal publications and more than 200 conference publications. Moreover, he has made more than one hundred and fifty technical presentations in topics related to advanced technologies for ground vehicles. He also holds seven US patents and has edited four technical volumes. In addition, Ahmadian currently serves as Editor for the International Journal of Vehicle Systems Dynamics and Associate Editor for the Journal of Shock Vibration. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Smart Materials Research, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. In the past, he worked as an Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics (1989 – 1996) and the AIAA Journal (2000 – 2008). Dr. Ahmadian is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a Senior Member of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and a Member of the Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE). Furthermore, he is the recipient of the 2008 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Forest R. McFarland Award for outstanding contributions toward the work of the SAE Engineering Meetings Board in the planning, development, and dissemination of technical information through technical meetings. Dr. Ahmadian's research interests include advanced materials for improving ground vehicle dynamic performance and control, energy harvesting, vehicle system dynamics and control, intelligent suspensions, tire dynamics, magneto-rheological fluids, and biodynamics.
Biography Updated on 12 January 2011