Alumni Information

patilPatil, Kiran
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
1 – (810) 874-6721
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Kiran Patil, who was pursuing his graduation in Automotive Systems Engineering at Kettering University also worked as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Experimental Mechanics Lab under Professor Javad Baqersad. He has worked 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.

madhuKandampadath, Madhu
Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.
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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.

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

gouthamRadhakrishnan, Goutham



Goutham Kumar Radhakrishnan was 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).

Bharadwaj, Kedar

Fick,  Benjamin