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FACULTY

Tuhin Das

Associate Professor
Office:
ENG I, Room 218, HySES Lab: ENG I, Room 267

Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816-2450
Phone: 407-823-5792, Email: tdas@ucf.edu
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CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS

Farzad Aalipour-Hafshejani

Pursuing PhD

Research: Distributed Power Systems. Agent-based consensus control of power grids. Nonlinear systems, Lyapunov stability.

Control of floating offshore wind turbines

Jonathan McConnell

Pursuing PhD

Research: Dynamic characteristics of autorotation, tethered autogyros. Use of autorotation for energy efficient flight.

Simulation of multi-stage steam generators. Dynamics and transients.

Mohammad Odeh

Pursuing PhD

Research: Modeling and simulation of floating offshore wind turbines in acausal modeling platforms.

Richard Perman

Pursuing MS

Research: Dynamic modeling of Siemens HRSG system on MATLAB/Simulink. Simulation on SIMATIC real-time target. Dynamics of boiler swell and shrink.

Jose Chalarca

Pursuing MS

Research: Modeling and simulation of steam turbines. Model integration and development of a comprehensive Siemens HRSG simulation.

Tajnuba Hasan

Pursuing PhD

Research: Fluid structure interactions with applications to floating offshore wind turbines.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS
PAST GRADUATE STUDENTS

Mohammad Odeh

MS, 2020

Research: Modeling and simulation of condensers used in Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) systems. Model development on Siemens T3000 platform.

Position after graduation: Pursuing PhD at UCF.

Sun Kim

PhD, 2020

Research: Robust flight control design with parameter space method enhanced by neural network adaptive control.

Position: Lockheed Martin

Bilal Salih

PhD, 2019

Research: Dynamic characteristics and response of hybrid energy systems. Nature of transient response of power sources in hybrid energy systems. Transient response under integral constraints.

Position after graduation:

Jonathan McConnell

MS, 2019

Research: Dynamic Modeling and Transient Simulation of Steam-Power Systems, Boiler Simulation and Boiler Dynamics. Dynamic simulation of a Siemens three stage HRSG system.

Position after graduation: Pursuing PhD at UCF.

Lietsel Richardson

MS, 2019

Research: Robotics, Bio-mimetics. Fabrication of a Shape Memory Alloy based circular mobile robot with diamterically translating legs.

Position after graduation: Pursuing PhD at UCF.

Singith Abeysiriwardena

(PhD, 2018)

Research: Nonlinear Observers, Nonlinear Dynamics, Optimal and Robust Guidance and Navigation. Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems, Energy Optimal Guidance in Uncertain Flow Fields.

Position after graduation: Employed at Micronix USA

Andres Caesar

(MS, 2018)

Research: Dynamic Modeling and Transient Simulation of Steam-Power Systems on Siemens T3000 platform. Focus on boiler modeling.

Position after graduation: Employed at Siemens Energy, Inc.

Vaahini Ganesan

(PhD, 2017 & MS, 2014)

Research: Compressive Sensing with Applications to Mechanical Vibrations, Structural Health Monitoring.

Position after graduation: Employed at Qualcomm-TDK.

Patricia Coronado Domenge

(PhD, 2016)

Research: Fluid Structure Interactions, Large Eddy Simuations, Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Position after graduation: Employed at Everix Optical Filters.

Sadaf Mackertich

(MS, 2016)

Research: Airborne Wind Energy. Aerodynamic modeling and dynamic simulation of autorotation for application in energy efficient flight.

Position after graduation: PhD program at UCF from Fall 2016.

S. Omid Madani

(PhD, 2014)

Research: Decentralized control paradigms for power networks. Transient control for classes of linear and non-linear systems. Emphasis on hybrid fuel cell ultracapacitor systems.

Position after graduation: Employed at CD-adapco

Amit Bhattacharjee

(MS, 2014)

Research: Power electronics, Power grids, Power converter control, Hardware-in-the-loop simulations

Position after graduation: Pursuing PhD in Electrical Engineering at UCF

Sigitas Rimkus

(MS, 2014)

Research: Wind turbines, Wind energy harvesting using kite-type devices. Experimental test-stand for studying the characteristics of autorotation.

Position after graduation: Employed at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Bilal Salih

(MS, 2014)

Research: Wind Energy harvesting from high altitudes. Preliminary dynamic modeling of an autogyro.

Position after graduation: PhD program at HySES lab from Fall 2014.

Sophie Su

Graduated: 2011

Research: Charcterization of Li-Ion batteries and their integration into hybrid energy systems.

Position after graduation: Employed at Shusaku Yamamoto, Japan.

Steven Snyder

Graduated: 2011

Research: Robust control of hybrid fuel cell systems.

Position after graduation: Pursuing PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

William Nowak

Graduated: 2011

Research: Addressing transient response of SOFCs. Developing generalized control structure for hybrid SOFCs to study their performance.

Position after graduation: Pursuing PhD at North Carolina State University

Jeff Swing

Graduated: 2011

Research: Optimal control of thermal transients in printing processes. Application of model predictive control approach.

Employment: Employed at Xerox Research Center, Webster, NY

Kalyan Nishtala

Graduated: 2010

Research: Modeling and simulation of plasma based fuel reformers. Modeling of integrated reformer and boiler based solid oxide fuel cell systems with JP8 fuels.

Position after graduation: Employed at Novus Engineering, Delmar, NY

Greg Semrau

Graduated: 2010

Research: Modeling, characterization and control of wind turbine systems.

Position after graduation: Employed at Southwest Windpower, Flagstaff, AZ.

Tahar Allag

Graduated: 2011

Research: Robust nonlinear control of fuel cell based hybrid power systems. Hardware-In-the-Loop test stand development.

Position after graduation: Employed at Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX.

Eric Steffan

Graduated: 2010

Research: Design, analysis and fabrication of a circular mobile robot with diametrically translating legs.

Position after graduation: Pursuing PhD in microsystems at RIT with concentration in Biomedical engineering. Recipient of GAANN fellowship provided by US department of Education.

Andrew Slippey

Graduated: 2009

Research: Model development and characterization of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems.Generalized approaches and methods for analysis.

Ryan Weisman

Research: Battery model development and simulation based studies of load regulation in hybrid fuel cell systems.

Tejeshwar Chandra Sekhar

Research: Plasma reformer model development and simulations.

PAST UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS

Richard Perman

Research: Dynamic modeling of Siemens HRSG system on MATLAB/Simulink. Simulation on SIMATIC real-time target.

Raul Quintana

Research: Experimental aerodynamics, controller implementation and lab testing of quadcopters.

Yasmeen Elsheikh

Research: Design of mechatronics experimental setup for fluid-structure interaction. Energy systems simulations.

Caroline Anderson

Research: Experimental aerodynamics, Dynamics of Autorotation.

Richard Carrillo

Research: Design of experiments and data acquisition for autorotation.

Position after graduation: Doctoral studies at the University of Florida.

James Mussi

Dynamic model development and simulation of partial oxidation reformer. Simulation based characterization of planar SOFC systems.

Dylan Rider

Survey of portable SOFC systems and reformers. Pressure dynamics implementation in steam reformer based SOFC system models.

Tony Burnette

Fuel cell power electronics component model development. Battery and DC/DC converter modeling and simulation.Simulation based characterization of fuel cell. Hybrid fuel cell simulation and Hardware-In-the-Loop test stand development.

John Zeffer

Fuel cell power electronics component model development. Ultra-capacitor and DC/DC converter modeling.Modeling of balance-of-plant turbo-machinery components for fuel cell systems. Hardware-In-the-Loop test stand development.