Positions : NVH & Experimental Mechanics Laboratory is looking for undergraduate and graduate students and visiting scholars interested in working on projects in the area of

(1) Deep learning and AI
(2) Computer vision for vibration measurement
(3) Finite element analysis
(4) Vehicle and tire dynamics
The applicants need to be motivated in these areas and have proper backgrounds. The positions are open to all graduate students from any field.

Preferred Qualifications: Background at least in one of these: Python or MATLAB  programming, Abaqus, Ansys, Vehicle Dynamics, or Vibrations.
There are assistantship opportunities available from sponsored research projects and internal funding.

If interested, please email your resume to Dr. Javad Baqersad at Please use “Application for RA” as the subject of your email.

Sep 2022 With a generous award from HEAD Genuit Foundation, Kettering University now has one of the most advanced laboratories for psychoacoustics and sound quality studies in the US. KU HEAD Acoustic Lab is now available for the students and researchers.



July 2022: IMAC call for papers


Feb 2022: Dr. Baqersad receives SAGE Publishing Young Engineer Award from SEM and have a plenary talk at IMAC XL



December 2021: A review paper by Dr. Mostafavi Yazdi was published in the Journal of Biomechanics. The paper is entitled “Mechanical modeling and characterization of human skin: A review.”



November 2021: Dr. Baqersad received the prestigious Rodes Professorship from Kettering University.



September 2021: NVH & Experimental Mechanics Laboratory at SAE Noise Vibration Conference.



Jan 2021: Dr. Baqersad receives the Outstanding Researcher Award and two Research Fellowships at Celebration of Excellence

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February 2020: Anand Krishnasarma defends his thesis on  Acoustic Signature Analysis and Sound-Source Localization of a 3-Phase AC Induction Motor. Congratulations!



September 2020:  The ISMA2020 Noise and Vibration Engineering Conference is coming in September, for details: ISMA2020_OpticalVibrationsSpecialSession


January 2020: NVHEM Lab Team building dinner


July 2019:Kettering University hosts Transfer Path Analysis Workshop by Siemens PLM


Jun 2019:NVH & Experimental Mechanics Lab attended 2019 SAE Noise Vibration Conference. It was a great success and presentations by KU students were well-attended. Well done Vanshaj Srivastava, Anand Krishnasarma, and Prashant Jadhav




March 2019:Our recent work published in Measurement. The personalized URL providing 50 days’ free access:



March 2019: Ashim Khadka defends his thesis on Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Turbines using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.


November 2018: Vikas Birajdar defends his thesis about Developing a Featured Based Intelligent Tire; Best of luck with his next job at Simulia


April 2018 SAE World Congress: Vikas Biradjdar and Akash Mange presented two papers at 2018 SAE World Congress in Detroit.

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March 2018: Students present at MASAL Conference (Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters)


November 2017 Celebration of Excellence : Dr. Baqersad receives 2017 Outstanding New Researcher Award at Kettering University along with two faculty fellowship awards


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November 2017:  Dr. Baqersad and Dr. Dong present an “Advanced Computational Modal Analysis” workshop at SGMW Automobile in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China


July 2017: Kiran Patil defends his thesis entitled “Developing a Multi-View DIC Technique for Full-Field Vibration Measurement of Automotive Body Panels”



June 2017:  Vikas Birajdar presents a paper at the Tire Society Conference in Akron, OH



June 2017: NVHEM Lab booth of Kettering University at SAE Noise Vibration Conference in Grand Rapids



June 2017: Kiran Patil present his paper as one of the finalists in the SAE NVC paper competition!


March 2017: Students from NVHEM Lab present their research at Flint Student Research Conference