MAE UCF

Current Members

Contact Information

Activities

Jonathan Torres Jonathan Torres
PhD Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant
jonathantorres@knights.ucf.edu
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Thomas Bouchenot Thomas Bouchenot
MS Candidate and Graduate Research Assistant
thomas.bouchenot@knights.ucf.edu
CV
  • Numerical Simulation of Notch Tip Response in Notched DS Materials
James Williams James Williams
Graduate Research Assistant
jwghw@knights.ucf.edu
CV
  • Experimental and theoretical solid mechanics
  • Correlating constitutive models for predicting viscoelastic behavior of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) gasket material, a key material for aerospace applications
Nathan O'Nora Nathan O'Nora
Honors College Student, Honors-In-the Major Candidate, and Undergraduate Research Associate
nathanonora23@knights.ucf.edu
CV
  • Optimizing constants for a viscoplasticity model
  • Expansion of viscoplasticity modeling capabilities
Sanna Siddiqui Sanna Siddiqui

sanna.siddiqui@knights.ucf.edu
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  • Researching Properties of Additively Manufactured Materials
Bassem Felemban Bassem Felemban
PhD Student and Fellowship Student
engg.bassem@gmail.com
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Michael Sedlack Michael Sedlack
Undergraduate Student, Undergraduate Research Assistant
M.Sedlack@knights.ucf.edu
CV
  • Platform for Combined Extreme Environments (PCEEn), a novel test platform for column-buckling fatigue in conditions analogous to hypersonic flight
  • Experimental Platform for Long-Term Creep Fatigue Testing
  • Experimental Mechanics
Nicholas Stoll Nicholas Stoll
Undergraduate Student, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Nstoll@knights.ucf.edu
CV
  • Platform for Tensile-Compressive Creep Fatigue (TCCF), a novel test platform for long term cyclic creep-fatigue testing
  • Platform for Combined Extreme Environments (PCEEn), a novel test platform for column-buckling fatigue in conditions analogous to hypersonic flight
  • Electrical and electronic design, construction, and implementation for control systems and data acquisition devices
Firat Irmak Firat Irmak

firatirmak95@Knights.ucf.edu
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Michael Sedlack Antonett Nunez-delPrado

presurvivor@gmail.com
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Michael Sedlack Nick Jones

njones86@knights.ucf.edu
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Jennifer Ambrose Jennifer Ambrose
Undergraduate Student, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Burnett Honors College Student, RAMP Scholar
jambrose@knights.ucf.edu
CV
  • A Fractographic Analysis of Inconel 718 Failure Modes
  • Notch Size Effect on the Tensile-Compressive Creep-Fatigue Behavior of Nylon 66
Jose Cotelo Jose Cotelo
Undergraduate Student, Undergraduate Research Associate, Honors-in-the-Major Candidate, McNair Scholar
josecotelo@knights.ucf.edu
CV
  • Mechanical Optimization of FDM PLA
  • Micromechanical Modeling of Heterogenous Materials
  • Mechanical Performance of Aerospace Materials in Extreme Environments
Emily Judd Emily Judd
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Burnett Honors College Student
emily.judd@knights.ucf.edu

CV
  • Small Punch Tests: Fixture Design and Experimental Testing
  • Website Maintenance
  • Lab Support
Wilson Perez Wilson Perez
Honors-In-The-Major Candidate
wilson13524@live.com
CV
  • Mechanical Characterization of Strength Response of Next Generation Adhesives for Composites
  • Finite Element Analysis of Single-Lap Shear Testing
Robert Heston Robert Heston

Robert.Heston@knights.ucf.edu
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Cristian Mejia Cristian Mejia
Undergraduate Student, Undergraduate Research Assistant, EXCEL
mejia.cristian72@Knights.ucf.edu
CV
  • Research on hypersonic flight; specifically, fatigue failure of aero-structures
  • We develop tools to predict the lives of materials used on the planned vehicle
Ryan Reedy Ryan Reedy
Undergraduate Student, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Burnett Honors College Student
r.reedy@Knights.ucf.edu
CV
  • Constitutive modelling of gold subjected to thermomechanical fatigue conditions
Alex Strebeck Alex Strebeck
Undergraduate Research Assistant
alexucf294@knights.ucf.edu
CV
  • Model simulations of the Small Punch Test (SPT)
Harrison Bearden Harrison Bearden

BeardenH@jbu.edu
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Allyssa Paul Allyssa Paul
Undergraduate Student, Undergraduate Research Assistant
a.paul@Knights.ucf.edu
CV
  • A Novel Test Platform for Tensile-Compressive Cyclic Creep
Matthew Shuler Matthew Shuler
MS Student, Undergraduate Student, Honors-in-the-Major Candidate, Burnett Honors College Student
matthewcshuler@knights.ucf.edu
CV
  • Collaborating with Dr. Gordon in the efforts to develop and optimize an auxetic meso-structure for mechanical properties.
  • Developing simulations for parametric study of the auxetic structures.
  • Conducting experiments for comparisons with simulations.
Sean Khan Sean Khan
Undergraduate Student, EXCEL
SeanKhan@Knights.ucf.edu
CV
  • Numerical Simulation of Fluid Structure Interaction of Hypersonic Fuselage Panels
Anton Keys Anton Keys
Undergraduate Student
keysanton@Knights.ucf.edu
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Michael Hurtado Michael Hurtado

michaelhurtado@knights.ucf.edu
CV
  • Cycle Counting focus group
  • Matlab programming
  • Locating research articles
Dominick Munno Dominick Munno

Dommunno@knights.ucf.edu
CV
  • Fatigue Cycle Counting Focus Group
  • Programming Counting Algorithms in MatLab
  • Creating a user interface for a variety of counting techniques
Seba (ASPIRE) Seba Villalobos (ASPIRE)

svillalobos450@gmail.com
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Adam (ASPIRE) Adam Oloufa (ASPIRE)

oloufaad1@gmail.com
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Haden Eckbert (ASPIRE) Haden Eckbert (ASPIRE)

hadeneckbert@gmail.com
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Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace College of Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Central Florida
Engineering Building 1, Room 317 • TEL: (407) 823-4986 • 4000 Central Florida Blvd. Box 162450 Orlando, Florida 32816 • web@cecs.ucf.edu.