Management

List of PIs/Co-PIs/Associates and their responsibilities:

Name Affiliation Role Responsibilities
Dr. John Wefel NASA-EPSCoR/LaSPACE and Department of Physics PI Supervises project
Dr. Guoqiang Li Mechanical Engineering, LSU/SU Science PI and LSU main contractor PI Directs the overall scientific activities and leads the LSU team
Dr. Michael A. Stubblefield Mechanical Engineering, SU SU subcontractor PI Leads the SU team
Dr. Su-Seng Pang Mechanical Engineering, LSU Co-PI Management team member, Co-leads Task 3 and participates in Task 2
Dr. M. A. Wahab Mechanical Engineering, LSU Co-PI Co-leads Task 4 and participates in Tasks 1 and 3
Dr. Kun Lian CAMD, LSU Co-PI Co-leads Task 2 and partcipates in Task 4
Dr. Jinquan Cheng Mechanical Engineering, LSU Postdoctoral Associate Co-leads Task 1 and participates in Tasks 2 and 4
Dr. Zhenyu Ouyang Mechanical Engineering, SU/LSU Postdoctoral Associate Participates in Task 1
Dr. Samuel I. Ibekwe Mechanical Engineering, SU Co-PI Co-leads Task 4 and participates in Task 2
Dr. H. Dwayne Jerro Mechanical Engineering, SU Co-PI Co-leads Task 2 and participates in Task 3

List of participating graduate students:

Name Affiliation Degree Pursuing Research Interest
Wei Xu Mechanical Engineering, LSU Ph.D. Dynamic and vibration of smart joints
Manu John Mechanical Engineering, LSU Ph.D. Shape memory polymer based syntactic foam
Jones Nji Mechanical Engineering, LSU Ph.D. Shape memory polymer based syntactic foam
Gefu Ji Mechanical Engineering, LSU Ph.D. Smart joint system
Ryan Meyer Mechanical Engineering, LSU Ph.D. Dynamic and vibration of smart joints
Abe King Mechanical Engineering, LSU Ph.D. Functionally graded smart sandwich beam
Hari Konka Mechanical Engineering, LSU Ph.D. Characterization of piezoelectric materials
Mahmud Hasan Mechanical Engineering, LSU Ph.D. Surface coating of smart joint
Naveen Uppu Mechanical Engineering, SU M.S. Characterization of shape memory polymer
Damon Nettles Mechanical Engineering, LSU M.S. Characterization of shape memory polymer

Management Diagram