Khasawneh Group

Dynamics & Vibration Lab
Michigan State University, MI

People

Firas Khasawneh, PhD

  1. PhD, Duke University
  2. MS, University of Missouri - Columbia
  3. BS, Jordan University for Science and Technology

PhD student

Melih Yesilli, BS in Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Melih Yesilli started his PhD program at MSU in the fall of 2018. He is researching machine learning tools based on topological features of the data.

PhD student

Audun Myers, BS in Mechanical Engineering, GVSU, MI, USA

Audun Myers started his PhD program at MSU in the fall of 2018. He is researching topological forms of information and their application to dynamical systems.

Undergraduate researcher

Nehemiah Mork, BS in Mechanical Engineering, MSU, MI, USA

Nehemiah began working his work on a project related to designing a chaotic pendulum with variable interaction potential in the summer of 2018. He is continuing his work with Dr. Khasawneh throughout the end of the fall 2018 semester and he plans to build and test the apparatus that he designed. Nehemiah is currently in his junior year, and this will be his third year on the MSU varsity swimming team. He has been recognized on the dean’s list every year of participation at MSU since 2016, and he is also a leader of Athletes in Action (AIA) on campus, and a contributor to the electrical bike project at MSU. His interests include engineering design and additive manufacturing.

Undergraduate researcher

Philipp Waeltermann, BS in Mechanical Engineering, MSU, MI, USA

Philipp started working within the Khasawneh group in January 2018 when he took an independent study course with Dr. Khasawneh. He is continuing his work with Dr. Khasawneh throughout the end of the fall 2018 semester by taking a second independent study course. His interests include Autonomous Driving and Controls, machine learning, and space mechanics. Philipp is expected to graduate from MSU in December 2018. He is looking forward to engaging in an R&D career related to the topics he is passionate about.

Lab alumni

David Petrushneko, BS in Mechanical Engineering, SUNY Poly, NY, USA

Dave participated in research within the Khasawneh group between January 2016 and April 2018. He graduated from SUNY Poly in May 2018, and he started his PhD program at Virginia Tech in the fall of 2018.