People

Achille Messac, PhD

  • Distinguished Professor and Department Chair, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Chair of the MDO Laboratory

Current Research:

  • multidisciplinary design optimization
  • wind energy (modeling and optimization)
  • product family design
  • active building envelopes
  • pioneer of control-structure integrated design
  • multi-body dynamics
  • structural optimization

Publications:

  • Over 160 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications

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Souma Chowdhury

Education

  • PhD Candidate, Mech. Eng., RPI
  • MS, Mech. Eng., FIU
  • BTech, Mech. Eng., IIT, India

Current Research

  • Mixed-discrete optimization
  • Adaptive surrogate modeling
  • Wind farm optimization
  • Wind resource modeling
  • Product platform planning

Publications

  • 10 intl. journal and 18 conference publications, and 1 book chapter.

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Jie Zhang

Education

  • PhD Candidate, Mech. Eng., RPI
  • MS, Mech. Eng., HUST, China
  • BS, Mech. Eng., HUST, China

Current Research

  • Surrogate modeling
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Wind farm optimization
  • Wind resource assessment

Publications

  • 6 journal and 19 conference publications.

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Junquiang Zhang

Education
  • PhD Student, Mech. Eng., RPI
  • MS, Mech. Eng., BUAA
  • BS, Mech. Eng., BUAA

Current Research

  • Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Wind Farm Maintenance
  • Adaptive Optimal Control
  • Sampling
Publications
  • 2 journal and 4 conference publications.

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Weiyang Tong

Education
  • PhD Candidate, Mech. Eng., SU
  • MS, Mech. & Aero. Eng., SU
  • MS, Aero. Eng., BUAA
  • BS, Aero. Power Eng., BUAA

Current Research

  • Wake modeling
  • Wind farm optimization
  • Multi-objective optimization

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Ali Mehmani

Education

  • PhD Student, Mech. Eng., SU
  • MS, Aero. Eng., KNTU, Iran
  • BS, Mech. Eng., Tehran University, Iran

Current Research

  • Surrogate-based Design Optimization
  • Reliability-based Design Optimization
  • Operation and Maintenance of Offshore Wind Farm

Publications

  • 6 conference publications

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 Omar Peele

Education

  • Masters Student, Mech. & Aero. Eng., SU
  • BS, Mech. Eng., Hofstra University

Current Research

  • Wind Farm Optimization
  • Noise Propagation Modeling

 

 

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 Collaborators:

Luciano Castillo, PhD

  • Don-Kay-Clay Cash Distinguished Engineering Chair in Wind Energy, Executive Director/President of the National Wind Resource Center and Professor, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Current Research:

  • Modeling and experimental study of flows in wind turbine arrays
  • multi-scale and asymptotic methods in turbulent boundary layers
  • experimental, theoretical and numerical fluid mechanics
  • forced convection heat transfer
Publications:
  • Over 150 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications

 

Former Students:

Christopher A. Mattson

  • Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University

 

Anoop Mullur

  • Exxon Mobil Corporation

 

Ritesh Khire

  • Sr. Research Engineer at United Technologies Research Center

 

Sirisha Rangavajhala

  • Member Research Staff at Philips Research

 

 

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