KSC offers an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students as well as practicing engineers to perform real crash safety tests and gather critical data.
A dedicated computer and community classroom allows the center to provide seating for up to 40 students and provides them an ability to perform virtual crash testing and complete testing data analysis.
Janet Brelin-Fornari, PhD, PE - Crash Safety Center Director
Dr. Janet Brelin-Fornari, professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Fornari earned her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Mechanical Engineering, and has expertise in dynamic systems and controls, crash safety, biomechanics, and accident reconstruction.
Patrick Atkinson, PhD
Dr. Patrick Atkinson, professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Atkinson earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in bioengineering, crash safety, orthopaedics, and solid mechanics.
Dr. Massoud S. Tavakoli, professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Tavakoli earned his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in product design and safety and vehicle collision reconstruction.
Craig Hoff, PhD, PE
Dr. Craig J. Hoff, professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Hoff earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in automotive powertrains (conventional, hybrid electric, fuel cell), in-vehicle data acquisition, design for the environment, and thermal and mechanical design.
Bahram Roughani, PhD
Dr. Bahram Roughani, head of the Physics Department. Dr. Roughani earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati, with expertise in Raman spectroscopy, optical and advanced characterization of electronic materials, nano-structured materials, and superconductors.
Dan Ludwigsen, PhD
Dr. Daniel Ludwigsen, associate professor of Applied Physics and acoustics. Dr. Ludwigsen earned his Ph.D. from Brigham Young University in Physics and Musical Acoustics, with expertise in underwater acoustics, African instruments and acoustic resonators, brass instruments, noise and vibration.
Terri Lynch-Caris, PhD, PE
Dr. Terri Lynch-Caris, associate professor of Industrial Engineering. Dr. Lynch-Caris earned her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Industrial and Operations Engineering.
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