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tennessee technological university

College of Engineering

Dr. Vahid Motevalli

Professor and Associate Dean for Research & Innovation
  • Email: vmotevalli@tntech.edu
  • Office: Clement Hall 201 (Clem 201)
  • Phone: (931) 372-3831
  • Fax: (931) 372-6172
  • Address:
    • 1010 N. Peachtree Ave.
    • Clement Hall 201
    • Cookeville, TN 38505

ABOUT


INTERESTS

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

POSITIONS

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation College of Engineering, 2013-2015

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, TTU, 2013-2015

Founding Director of Center for Technology Development, Purdue University West Lafayette

Head of Mechanical Engineering Technology Department, Purdue University West Lafayette

EDUCATION

  • 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 Purdues Graduate Automotice Technology Education (GATE) DoE funded Center of Excellence, Purdue University