Students

Ryan Kettle

DSSL Group Photo, February, 2016

Graduate Students

Mohsen Safaei

Mohsen Safaei
msafaeimo42@students.tntech.edu
Graduate Research Assistant
Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. Candidate (Defense Passed on Nov. 7, 2018)
Dissertation: Self-Powered In-Vivo Force and Implant Wear Sensing in Knee Arthroplasty

Robert Ponder

Robert Ponder
riponder42@students.tntech.edu
Graduate Research Assistant
Mechanical Engineering, M.S. Student
Research Topic: Self-Powered In-Vivo Force and Implant Wear Sensing in Knee Arthroplasty

Eric Nolan

Eric Nolan
ecnolan@students.tntech.edu
Graduate Research Assistant
Mechanical Engineering, M.S. Student
Research Topic: Real-Time State Detection in Highly Dynamic Environments
























Undergraduate Students

Justin Carlson

Unknown
Undergraduate Researcher – Spring 2018, Fall 2018
Research Topic: Self-Powered In-Vivo Force and Implant Wear Sensing in Knee Arthroplasty

Nathan Ghattas

Unknown
Undergraduate Researcher – Fall 2018
Research Topic: Self-Powered In-Vivo Force and Implant Wear Sensing in Knee Arthroplasty
























Alumni/Former Students

Graduate Students

Austin Scheyer

Austin Scheyer
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, June, 2018
Thesis: “An Investigation into the Feasibility of Embedding Piezoelectric Sensors in Additive Manufactured Structures for Impedance Based Structural Health Monitoring”

Ekramul Ehite

Ekramul Ehite
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, April, 2018
Thesis: “Experimental Investigation of Electromechanical Impedance-Based Structural Health Monitoring in Highly Dynamic Environments”

Ryan Kettle

Ryan Kettle
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, March, 2018
Thesis: “Electromechanical Impedance Based Microsecond State Detection”

Edward Tefft

Edward Tefft
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, February, 2018
Thesis: “A Coupled Electromechanical Model of Piezoelectret Foam in a Multi-layer Stack Configuration”

Brooke Wilson

Brooke Wilson
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, May, 2015
Thesis: “Modeling and Experimentation for Evaluation of Piezoelectric Sensors for In-Vivo Monitoring”

Chase Ray

Chase Ray
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, May, 2015
Thesis: “Piezoelectret Foam in a Multilayer Stack Configuration for Vibration Energy Harvesting”
























Undergraduate Students

Zach Tiberi

Unknown
Undergraduate Researcher – Spring 2018
Research Topic: Analysis of Six Piezoelectric Sensors in 3D Printed Knee Replacement Bearing

Sylvain Dupre

Unknown
Visiting French Undergraduate Researcher – Fall 2017
Research Topic: Design, Analysis and Fabrication of an Updated Piezoelectric Force Plate

Robert Ponder

Robert Ponder
Undergraduate Researcher – Spring 2017
Research Topic: Modeling and Prototyping of Artificial Knee Joint for Embedded Piezoelectric Transducers

Elias Hoummadi

Elias Hoummadi
Visiting French Undergraduate Researcher – Fall 2016
Research Topic: Design, Analysis, and Fabrication of a Piezoelectric Force Plate

Bastien Poissenot

Bastien Poissenot
Visiting French Undergraduate Researcher – Fall 2016
Research Topic: Determination of Orthotropic Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Parts for Structural Health Monitoring

Rielly Newton

Rielly Newton
Undergraduate Researcher – Fall 2015
Research Topic: Parametric Study of Piezoelectret Foam

April Parkison

April Parkison
Undergraduate Researcher – Spring & Fall 2015
Research Topic: Feasibility Analysis of Piezoelectric Materials in Knee Replacements

Cesar Contreras

Cesar Contreras
Undergraduate Researcher – Spring 2015
Research Topic: Feasibility Analysis of Piezoelectric Materials in Knee Replacements

Nick Mabe

Nick Mabe
Undergraduate Researcher – Spring 2014
Research Topic: Gait Analysis for Injury Detection using Cell Phone Accelerometer