People

 

Founder

 

cook In Memory of George Cook
April 4, 1938 – September 14, 2020
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 1965
M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1961
B.E. Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 1960

 

Faculty  Graduate Students    Undergraduate Summer Research Students

 

Faculty

strauss Alvin Strauss,  Professor

Ph.D. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, West Virginia University, 1968
B.A. Physics, City University of New York, Hunter College, 1964

Current Graduate Students

 

jarrell Adam Jarrell, Ph. D. Candidate
Education
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2017
B.S. Physics and Mathematics, Berry College, 2015
Research Interests
Friction Stir Welding, Friction Stir Extrusion, Dissimilar Material Joining, High Altitude Ballooning, Radio Communications, Space Environments, In-space Manufacturing
Connor Strawn Picture Connor Strawn, Ph.D. Candidate
Education
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2021
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2018
Research Interests
Energy Systems, Thermodynamics, Additive Manufacturing, Aerospace
Brayden Terry, Ph.D. Candidate
Education
B.S. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2019
Research Interests
Friction Stir Processing, Applications of Friction Stir Welding in Ballistics
Lucas Wilkins, Ph.D. Candidate
Education
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2021
B.S. Physics, Lycoming College, 2019
Research Interests
Friction Stir Welding, Friction Stir Processing of Polymers, Energetic Materials
Austen Shelton, Ph.D. Candidate
Education
B.S. Engineering Physics, Murray State University, 2021
Ben Firestone Ben Firestone, Ph.D. Candidate
Education
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2022
B.A. Mathematics, Saint Vincent College, 2022
Hayden Jenkins, Ph.D. Candidate
Education
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of South Alabama, 2022

 

Current Undergraduate Students

 

eric
Eric Zhang

 

Graduate Alumni

 

kristinn_andersen
Kristinn Anderson, Ph.D., 1993
paul
Paul Fleming, Ph.D., 2009
 russScaled
Russ Longhurst, Ph.D., 2009
Thomas
Thomas S. Bloodworth, M.S., 2009
tracie
Tracie Prater, Ph.D., 2012
jorie
Jorie Ballun, M.S., 2013
rachael
Rachael Willingham, M.S., 2013
Brian
Brian Gibson, Ph.D., 2015
Todd
William Todd Evans, Ph.D., 2018
JakePic2
Jacob Matthews, M.S., 2019
Ben
Benjamin Snyder, M.S., 2021
ReginaldCrawford
Reginald Crawford, Ph.D., 2006
PaulSinclair
Paul Sinclair, M.S., 2009
chris
Chris Hendricks, M.S., 2009
david
David Lammlein, Ph.D., 2011
adeeb
Adeeb Shahdan, M.S., 2012
kathy
Kathy Dharmaraj, M.S., 2013
chasecox
Chase Cox, Ph.D., 2014
JayBeardless
Jay Reynolds, M.S., 2017
Devany Sweitzer M.S.,2019,
Kelsay Neely, Ph.D., 2020
Henry Gunner, M.S.,2022

 

Undergraduate Summer Research Students (Former)

 

Connor
Connor Seitz

Lafayette College, 2015
jason
Jason R. Aguilar

University of Tennessee, 2010, 2011
estevan2
Estevan Bunker

Colorado School of Mines, 2008
yannick
Yannick Dawant

Northwestern University, 2009

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