Dr Tarazaga’s efforts concentrate in the wide areas of structural vibration. He has focused in areas such as: the creation of net wave propagation of finite structures with no reflection, modeling of multi-physics systems, large scale instrumentation, signal processing and smart material applications. His work has been applied to the railroad industry, smart buildings, bio-inspired cochlear sensors, high energy laser weapon systems and to improve the cybersecurity of additive manufactured parts. The majority of his work spans both theoretical and experimental practices.
Senior Research Engineer
Sa’ed Alajlouni is a senior TEES research engineer at the department of mechanical engineering. Before joining the FAST lab at Texas A&M, Alajlouni was an assistant professor in the department of Mechatronics Engineering at the Hashemite University, Jordan. His research interests include impact localization, input-force estimation (inverse problems), signal processing, optimization, algorithm development, and data-driven engineering in general. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, USA (focus: signals, systems, and controls); an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University, USA; and a BSc in Mechatronics Engineering from the Hashemite University.
Lucas Spies is a PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Texas A&M University. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Tecnologica Nacional, FRSF, Argentina. He worked for three years as an undergraduate student researcher at the Fluid Dynamics lab (FLOW) in the ME department at UTN-FRSF. He was involved in the study, design, and manufacturing of vertical axis wind turbines. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. As part of his work, he developed a Machine-Learning based tool to predict Tire-Pavement Interaction Noise (TPIN) using both Tire and Pavement parameters. His research focuses on the physics behind the flow-induced noise phenomenon in head wearables and consumer electronics and hearing aid devices.
Sourabh Sangle is a PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering department at Texas A&M. Sourabh Sangle holds a bachelor’s degree from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani, India. His current research focuses on ‘Cyber-Physical System integrity and security with electro-mechanical impedance’.
Amirhossein Omidi Soroor
Amirhossein Omidi Soroor is a Ph.D. student in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Science and Research Branch of Azad University and the Sharif University of Technology in Iran, respectively.
Kevin Lieb is an aerospace engineering master’s student, working towards experimental aerodynamic, structural, and acoustic testing of a potential treatment for the leading-edge slat. Current work focuses on the development of a high-resolution, low-cost acoustic beamforming system. As an undergraduate, he focused on experimental work, including composite fatigue testing, wind-tunnel testing of infinite wing sections, and designed, built, and tested an SMA-actuated low-speed flow modification device. Kevin works with the M2AESTRO Laboratory under Dr Darren Hartl, https://maestrolab.tamu.edu/.
William C Rogers
William Rogers is a PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering department at Texas A&M University. He earned his Bachelors and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville. As an undergraduate, he studied wave-driven motion in thin plates. For his Masters, he investigated the superposition of orthogonal structure-borne travelling waves (SBTW) as a tool for driving travelling waves in finite structures in any prescribed direction. His current research is developing mathematical tools for approximating the propagation direction and the quality of these SBTW combinations.
Luke Nester is an Undergraduate student pursuing his degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is from San Antonio, Texas, and is currently in his third year at Texas A&M University. His research is focused on the effects of mechanical vibration on laser weapons.
When he is not working in the lab or at school, Luke enjoys playing water polo for the Texas A&M Men’s Water Polo team. He also has a passion for working with coffee and is a barista at Carport Coffee.
VAST Lab @ Virginia Tech
Christopher B Williams
Research Assistant Professor
Dr. Jeremy Kolansky is a Research Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Texas A&M University. His research is predominantly in the intersection of laser weapon systems and mechanical vibration. He has a background in quantum cryptography, ground vehicle dynamics, parameter estimation and system identification, signal processing, mechanical vibration, smart materials, radar systems, tracking algorithms and electronic warfare.
He is passionate about education and teaching, and spends much of his time when not in the lab working to develop educational materials and teaching.
Clément Delgorgue is a french visiting scholar staying with us for 5 months. Back in France, he is an engineering student at the ICAM school of engineering in Vendée, graduating in September 2022. At the same time, he is an apprentice for Airbus in Toulouse where he does KPIs and automation project management.