Graduate Students

Zhuoyuan Leng

My name is Zhuoyuan Leng, and I am an PH.D. student in the Engineering and Applied Science program. My current research includes many interesting parts such as Mixed-mode Fracture,Finite Element Analysis and Additive Manufacturing. And I love to play table tennis and watch novels in my spare time.





Mohammed Shonar

I am a graduate student studying Mechanical Engineering and researching Material Mechanics. I was trained in manufacturing and experimenting with both innovative composites and 3D printed structures. My hobbies include flying RC plane/drone and I am a sports enthusiast.




Davidson Joseph

My name is Davidson Joseph, I am a Mechanical Engineering undergraduate student. My research is about Dynamic Fracture Characterization of Multi-functional Hybrid Composites. I like to watch and play sports, I’m also a part of the SOLIDWORKS club that’s on campus and I enjoy playing video games.






Richard Sousa

My name is Richard Sousa, and I am an undergraduate student in the Mechanical Engineering program. My current research involves damage sensing in conductive glass fiber composites. My other interests include CNC machining technology, music, and watching ice hockey.




Undergraduate Research Assistant

Nicholas J Sardinha

I am an undergraduate student in the Mechanical Engineering program. My current research is on the fracture mechanics of hydrogel bonded to a treated ABS surface. I am interested in FDM & SLA 3d printing, my hobbies include building personal computers, and fitness.





(a) Doctoral Students: Jin-Ya Liu (2017); Sen Yang (2019); Md. Fazlay Rabbi (2021); Mazharul Islam Lincon (2024).

(b) Masters Students (22 students): John Crowley (2008); Alyre Maclure (2009); Sandeep Abotula (2009); Nandula Wanasekera (2010); Steven Bender (2010, BS-MS); Sashank Padamati (December 2010); Venkat Vadlamani (2011); Leming Sun (2011); Shane Cardoso (2012, BS-MS); Michael Pinto (2013, BS-MS); Samuel Benoit (2015); Matthew Bach (2015); Kirill Shkolnik (2015); Sen Yang (2016); Md. Rabbi Fazlay (2017); Karoly Fodor (2017, BS-MS); Nicholas Bach (Pending thesis defense, BS-MS); Jared Correia (2022); Jacob O’Donnelle (2020, BS-MS), Austin Taylor (2021), Nilufar Yesmin (2021, MS in Physics), Christopher Meninno (2021, BS-MS).

(c) Undergraduate Research Assistants (51 students): Sondy Jean; Peter Balkus; Zainab Odufuye; Amy Lopes; Shane Cardoso; Andrew Fredrickson; Nicholas Jones; Ryan Pivonka*; Corey Mooney*; Miguel Tejada (BCC); Diarny Fernandes; Jason Vaccoro; Christian Kyambe (BCC); Clovis Alves*; Elson Depina (BCC)*; Kevin Zeppenfeld; Arnab Bhattacharjee (IIT, Bhuvaneswar); Shouryadipta Ghosh*(IIT, Bhuvaneswar); Benjiman Thayer; Mike Foshey*; Karoly Fodor*; Nicholas Bach*; Essien Benjamin*; Joshua Horton; Mercy A Hope-Sowah; Sadeq Taha; Joshua Stuckey*; Jared J Correia; Kelly Merlo*; Jacob O’Donnelle*; Riley Sherman*; Christopher Meninno*; Josi Zulu; Samuel Almeida; Isaac Saron; Austin Taylor; Morgan Baker (BCC); Taylor C Lyford; Matthew Pires*; Dominic Parrella; Mohammed Shonar*, Joshua Letizia*, Austin Sa, Logan CabralPelletier; Christian Abad, Anthony Encarnacion, Matthew Gardiner, Andrew Sheedy, Ryan Masoud, Richard Sousa*, Davidson Joseph, Jeannine Eichenlaub (Butler County Community College in Pennsylvania); Zachary Safford* (Nashua Community College, New Hampshire), Joseph Wennemer.

*Co-author of peer-reviewed journal article.