Students

Bharadqaj, Kedar

bhar7367@gmail.com

birajdarBirajdar, Vikas
bira0532@kettering.edu

Vikas Birajdar is currently pursuing his masters in Automotive Systems Engineering at Kettering University. He is also a Graduate Research Assistant in the Experimental Mechanics Lab under the supervision of Prof. Javad Baqersad. Prior to this, he has worked as a ‘CAE Engineer’ in ‘Jaguar Land Rover Offshore Dedicated Engineering Center’ at TATA Technologies for more than two years. He completed his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Walchand Institute of Technology, India. His current research is focused on mathematical modeling of SWIFT based tires to improve Ride Comfort and Dynamics of Vehicle. His technical interest lies in a Multi-disciplinary Optimization of Automotive Systems dealing with Dynamics, Vibration, Durability and Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) aspects.

Fick, Benjamin

fick7307@kettering.edu

madhuKandampadath, Madhu
kand5402@kettering.edu
1-(810)-228-4312
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/madhukandampadath/
Twitter : @madhuk1515
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/ Madhu_Kandampadath2

Madhu Kandampadath received the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering specialization in Automotive Engineering from the Vellore Institute of technology, Vellore, INDIA with association with ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India), Pune, INDIA in 2015. He has been awarded special achiever award and other merit awards in his undergrad due to his eminent presence in SAE-BAJA, ASME, SAE student chapters. He has also been active in student chapters.

He is currently pursuing M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering concentration in Automotive Systems from the Kettering University with scholarship. Since October. 2015, he has been working as Graduate Research Assistant under the supervision of Dr. Javad Baqersad. He has developed a Five degrees of freedom Ride Tire model for multi-body dynamic simulations as his Master Thesis. He has presented his work in MASAL’17 Conference. His research interests include Vehicle Dynamics, Multibody Simulations, CAE, FEA, NVH.

Pamchal, Rakshita

vive15333@kettering.edu

patilPatil, Kiran
pati5726@kettering.edu
1 – (810) 874-6721
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kiran-patil-nvh/
Research Gate:  https://www.researchgate.net /profile /Kiran_Patil32

Kiran Patil is pursuing his graduation in Automotive Systems Engineering at Kettering University. He is also a Graduate Research Assistant in the Experimental Mechanics Lab under Professor Javad Baqersad. He is working on obtaining the dynamic characteristics of a complex automotive structure using the contactless Digital Image Correlation technique. He also has expertise in performing Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) measurements using tools such as impact hammers, mechanical shakers, accelerometers, microphones, sound intensity probes and LMS Test.Lab. He has contributed to the area of NVH by submitting four research papers. Kiran completed his under graduation in Mechanical Engineering from Walchand Institute of Technology, India. He has an industrial experience of two years as Design Engineer at Tata Technologies Ltd., India and a nine months’ academic experience as Teaching Assistant at Walchand Institute of Technology, India. His research interest lies in the areas of  Noise and Vibrations, Acoustics, Vehicle Dynamics, Tire Dynamics and Structural Dynamics.

gouthamRadhakrishnan, Goutham
radh6674@kettering.edu

Goutham Kumar Radhakrishnan is a Graduate Student in the Mechanical Engineering Department with specialization in Automotive Systems. His research interest includes Modal Parameter estimation and defect detection using LMS Impact hammer testing and Digital image correlation, Dynamic testing of tires and power-train development. Before studying at Kettering University, Goutham completed his undergraduate study in Department of Mechanical engineering at Anna University, India. From July 2013 – July 2015 he was employed as a Product development engineer in the R&D division of major automotive tire manufacturer company called Apollo tires where he acquired extensive experience in tire testing and development. He has worked with OEM’s to improve vehicle ride handling and dynamic balancing of tires, which gave him a strong interest in Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH).

Srivastava, Vanshaj

sriv0289@kettering.edu