Vahid Motevalli, Ph.D., P.E.

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Name:

Vahid  Motevalli, Ph.D., P.E.

Title:

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Department:

Office of the Dean, College of Engineering

Email Address:

vmotevalli@tntech.edu

Phone:

(931) 372-3172

Office:

CLEM 201

INTERESTS

  • Hybrid-electric vehicle powertrain
  • Combustion and fire safety
  • Aviation Safety and Security

Positions

  • Associate Dean for Research and Innovation College of Engineering, Tennessee Tech 2013-Current
  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Tech, 2013-Current
  • Founding Director of Center for Technology Development, Purdue University West Lafayette
  • Head of Mechanical Engineering Technology Department, Purdue University West Lafayette

Educational Background

  • B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Maryland College Park, 1983
  • M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Maryland College Park, 1985
  • Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Maryland College Park, 1989

Other Related Experience

  • Worked at national and government laboratories (NIST, NRL)
  • Launched the Center for Technology Development, Purdue University, January 2012
  • Center for Technology Development Director, Purdue University, 2012
  • Lead faculty and PI for the Purdue EcoCAR 2 Project, Purdue University, 2011
  • Co-Principle Investigator for the Purdue’s Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) DoE funded Center of Excellence, Purdue University