Faculty

Laboratory Director

javadJavad Baqersad, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

jbaqersad@kettering.edu

 

Dr. Baqersad earned his M.Sc. in Automotive Engineering (Body Structure Design) from the Iran University of Science and Technology in 2008. He went on to receive a M.S.E and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2014 and 2015 from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. His primary teaching and research interest are in the fields of Analytical and experimental modal analysis with structural dynamics applications, Finite element analysis and model updating, Measurement techniques with a focus on non-contact methods, Mechanics of Materials, and Vibrations. A full description of his work can be found in the link above.

Aside from his extensive research career, Dr.Baqersad has had many professional roles in his field including Associate Editor of Experimental Techniques Journal (January 2016 to present), proposal reviewer and panelist for NSF, and organized and chaired two sessions on Digital Image Correlation and Photogrammetry at IMAC 35 (2017). He has chaired and served as a panelist for many conferences and served as a reviewer for many other journals.

Visiting Scholar

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Alipour,Khalil 

kalipour@kettering.edu

Khalil Alipour received his B.S., M.S. and PhD degrees all with honors in Mechanical Engineering from K. N. Toosi University of Technology in 2002, 2004 and 2010, respectively. Currently, he is a visiting scholar and postdoc research associate at Kettering University as well as an Associate Professor with the Faculty of New Sciences and Technologies at University of Tehran. He teaches courses in the areas of robotics, dynamics, automatic control, analysis and synthesis of mechanisms. At Kettering University, he has focused on nonlinear modeling of elastomer bushings. His work includes modeling of bushings at both static and dynamic levels as well as, offline parameter estimation of the developed models.

His research interests are in the areas of modeling and simulation, automatic control, motion/path planning of robotic systems and tip-over stability analysis of mobile robots. He has published various articles in international journals and conference proceedings.