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Mehdi Ahmadian

J. Bernard Jones Professor
  • Thrust Area Specialty: Design Materials & Manufacturing
Mehdi Ahmadian
123 Randolph Hall (0710)
3103 Commerce Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Interests

  • Smart Materials and Systems
  • Advanced Materials for Improving Ground Vehicle Dynamic Performance and Control
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Vehicle System Dynamics and Control
  • Intelligent Suspensions
  • Magneto-rheological Fluids
  • Biodynamics
  • Railroad Systems
  • Health Monitoring Systems for Railroad Application
  • Rail Vehicle Dynamics
  • Rolling Stock Dynamics and Mechanics Analysis

See Dr. Ahmadian's publications and research on Google Scholar.

  • 2001-Present, Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2005-Present, Founding Director, Virginia Tech Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety
  • 2004-Present, Founding Director, Virginia Tech Railway Technologies Laboratory; and Founding Director, Virginia Institute for Performance Engineering and Research
  • 1995-2005, Founding Director, Virginia Tech Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory
  • 1998-2001, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 1995-1998, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2019 -┬áSAE International/Magnus Hendrickson Innovation Award
  • 2012-Present, Fellow, Society of Automotive Engineers (The SAE International)
  • 2010-Present, Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • 1997-Present, Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 2014, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Buckendale Lecture Award Recipient
  • 2008, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Forest R. McFarland Award Recipient
  • Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1984
  • M.A. - Business Administartion, Pennsylvania State University, Behrend College, 1994
  • M.S. -┬áMechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1982
  • B.S. -┬áMechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1980