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My research aims to advance today’s complex, dynamic engineering systems through improved design methodologies. I focus on developing analytical methods, which can provide novel qualitative and quantitative insights of future innovative engineering systems.


Wave Energy Converters


Strain-Actuated Solar Arrays

Architecture Design

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"We are now being creative with our knowledge. This is design and is fundamental to engineering. Engineering is design. Research & analysis is Science. Both Engineering and Science are important; but knowledge alone is of no consequence to the future of life if it does not manifest itself into material significance through design."

— V Guliciuc, E Guliciuc, Eds. 'Philosophy of Engineering and Artifact in the Digital Age.' Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 10, 2010.

"…increase of circuit complexity, demands that the search for proper network element values, if not the search for proper network topology, be automated. Those who neglect the computer, or render to it the sole role of analyst, may expect to make little real progress in this design area."

— S W Director, R A Rohrer. 'Automated Network Design–The Frequency-Domain Case.' IEEE Transactions on Circuit Theory, CT-16(3), pp. 330--337, Aug 1969.

"Few people think about it or are aware of it. But there is nothing made by human beings that does not involve a design decision somewhere."

— B Moggridge. Found on p. 245 of Creative Confidence by T Kelley and D Kelley.


117 Transportation Building
104 S. Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801


Transportation Building

117 Transportation Building
104 S. Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801