Work hard means playing hard as well. The team is under a lot of work/stress and needed some time off for some fun. Thanks to the Christiansburg's awesome frisbee golf course we got the chance for some much needed time off and some fun. The team has been very productive with journals, conference papers and defenses! What am awesome team. Great job all!
Mohammad and Mico are "working on the railroad all the live-long day" : installation of an in-field structural health monitoring system.
The one and only Gilbert Strang visits VTSIL and VAST.
Gil gave the inaugural talk to the Distinguished Lecture & Celebration of Virginia Tech's Computational Modeling and Data Analytics (CMDA) Degree.
For those of you that don't know who Dr. Strang is I recommend you visits his homepage, books and online courses.
Here is avery brief bio from the program : Gilbert Strang, Professor of Mathematics at MIT, is renowned for fundamental contributions to Finite element methods, wavelets, applied mathematics, and linear algebra. His articles, books, and videos have changed the way we think about these fields, and inspired countless scientists and engineers.
Below a few more pictures with Dr. Mark Embree who hosted Dr. Strang.
President Sands tweets about our upcoming AFOSR grant on Adaptive Structural Vibrations for Multifaceted Motivity. Thanks President Sands (to bad we don't have a tweet account to thank him directly).
Dr. Tarazaga receives the 2015 Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Dr. Tarazaga is one of 57 scientist to receive the Young Investigator Award this year from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). His work entitled "Adaptive Structural Vibrations for Multifaceted Motivity" will sponsor a 3 year research program on traveling waves for multifunctional activities.
The award, as stated by the AFOSR, is intended to "... foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering."
Dr. Tarazaga is honored by the award and his team is eager to get to work! For more details on the topic please visit Virginia Tech's College of Engineering website here.
Sriram Malladi and Jeremy Kolansky both published their work in the Journal of Vibration and Acoustics.
Kolansky, J. J., Tarazaga, P. A., Ohanian, J., 2014, "Experimental Implementation of Opposed SMA Wires for Actuator Control," Journal of Vibration and Acoustics.
Malladi, S., Tarazaga, P. A., 2014, "Strain control of thin-sma wires using seebeck voltage of an SMA-Constantan thermocouple," Journal of Vibration and Acoustics.
Together with AVID LLC, VAST will soon start working on the Phase II SBIR on using smart materials to alter munition. Details coming soon.
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