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Azim Eskandarian

Nicholas and Rebecca des Champs Professor
  • Department Head
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor (Courtesy Appointment)
  • Thrust Area Specialty: Robotics, Autonomous, and Dynamical Systems
Azim Eskandarian
449 Goodwin Hall (0238)
635 Prices Fork Rd.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Interests

  • Dynamic Systems and Controls
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Multi-body and Impact Dynamics
  • Applied Mechanics and Nano-mechanics
  • Non-linear Dynamic FEM and Meshless Methods
    (Applications in)
  • Intelligent and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Collision Avoidance and Driver Assistance
  • Vehicle Dynamics, Control, and Active Safety
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Mechatronics and Robotics; Neurodynamics
  • Vehicle Crashworthiness and Occupant Injury Biomechanics

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

  • 2015–Present, Nicholas and Rebecca des Champs Professor, Department Head, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2003–2015, Professor, The George Washington University
  • 2000–2003, Associate Professor, The George Washington University
  • 1993–2000, Associate Research Professor, The George Washington University
  • 1990–1992, Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University
  • 1989–1990, Instructor, Pennsylvania State University
  • 1983–1989, Mechanical Engineering/Project Engineer in Industry
  • 1982–1983, Research Assistant, Virginia Tech
  • 2019, Editor in Chief, IEEE Transactions on ITS
  • 2017, IEEE ITS Outstanding Research Award for Contributions to Autonomous Systems and Intelligent Machines
  • 2013, Fellow of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • 2013, Senior Member of IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers)
  • 2013, Article in IEEE Transactions on ITS among “Top 10 Best Research Papers” in 10 years 2000-09
  • 2012, ASME 2012 IMECE, Houston, TX, Nov. 9-15, 2012. Best Student Paper Award, second place, (Volume8: Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids.)
  • 2011, Distinguished Researcher Award, School of Engineering and Applied Science, GWU
  • 2011, Certificate of Appreciation, ASME Dynamic Systems and Controls Division for Local Arrangement Chairmanship of ASME DSC Conference
  • 2010, Among the highest cited authors of IEEE Transactions on ITS (documented by editorial board)
  • 2007-2013, Board of Governors of IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, twice elected
  • 2006, SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Ten Year Service recognition
  • 2003, Recognition Award for Services as Director of FHWA/NHTSA National Crash Analysis Center 1998-02
  • 2000-2002, President of GW-Chapter of Sigma-Xi Scientific Research Society (Secretary during 1999-00)
  • 1988-1989, NASA PREST program Fellowship award at GWU
  • 1982, Superior Achievement Award in ME Design at the “Annual Senior Design Award Competition”, GWU
  • 1982, Pi Tau Sigma Engineering Fraternity
  • 1981, Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society
  • Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering, The George Washington University, 1991
  • M.S. - Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1983
  • B.S. - Mechanical Engineering, The George Washington University, 1982