Faculty

Bhisham Sharma, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Education
2013 – Ph.D. Purdue University
2009 – M.S. Purdue University
2007 – B.E. University of Pune, India

Professional Experience
Jan 2016 – August 2016: Visiting Assistant Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University
Aug 2014 – Dec 2015: Post Doc, Industrial Engineering, Purdue University
Jan 2013 – Aug 2013: Post Doc, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University

Graduate Students

Maria J. Carrillo-Muñoz

Graduate Research Assistant

Research Focus
Understanding the Dynamic Behavior of Periodic Architected Structures

Amulya Lomte

Graduate Research Assistant

Research Focus
Development of Variable Density Foam Metal Acoustic Liners

Marupong Vongsiri

Masters Student

Research Focus
Wave Propagation in Finite Lattice Frame Structures

Kelly Shelts

Graduate Research Assistant (Currently at NASA Ames)

Research Focus
Acoustic Characterization of Metal Foam Acoustic Liners

Josh Countryman

Masters Student / Spirit AeroSystems

Research Focus
Effect of Wrinkling on Membrane VibroAcoustic Behavior

Nelson Caceres

Masters Student / US Air Force

Research Focus
Elastic Wave Propagation in Structures with Triply Periodic Minimal Surfaces

Sreeram Saran Vanam

Masters Student

Research Focus
Wave Velocity and Directivity Behavior of 2D Lattice Structures

Ola Khaleel

Masters Student

Research Focus
Acoustic Behavior of Aerogel-Based Structures

Dilanki Wevita

Graduate Student Assistant at National Institute of Aviation Research

Research Focus
Inverse Acoustic Property Characterization using Impedance Tube Measurements

William Calderwood

Masters Student / Textron Aviation

Research Focus
Development of Polymeric Foams with a Multi-Scale Pore Structure

Leif Peterson

Masters Student / Textron Aviation

Research Focus
Acoustic Characteriation of Metal Foam Acoustic Liners

Undergraduate Students

Brittany Wojciechowski

Undergraduate Research Assistant and WSU Experiential Aerospace Fellow and

Research Focus
Characterizing Acoustic Behavior of 3D Printed Porous Absorbers

Kyle Wetter

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Research Focus
Characterizing Acoustic Behavior of 3D Printed Porous Absorbers

Amrutha Dasyam

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Research Focus
Modeling and Fabrication of Structures with Triply Periodic Minimal Surfaces

Pulitha Godakawela Kankanamalage

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Research Focus
Energy Absorption Behavior of Structures with Novel Surface Topologies

Will Johnston

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Research Focus
3D Printing of Novel Engineering Structures

David Nevarez-Saenz

First Year Research Assistant

Research Focus
Developing a Low Cost Acoustic Impedance Measurement Setup

Staff

Laura Cook

Senior Administrative Assistant

David Van Ommen

Lab Manager

Alumni

Murphy Aidenogie

Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering (2018)

Current Position
Stress Engineer/ FEM Analyst at Expleo Group

Refugine Nirmal Ignacy Muthu

Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering (2019)

Current Position

Khyati Mahavadia

Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering (2019)

Current Position
Structural Analysis Engineer at Spirit AeroSystems

Trenton Sample

Undergraduate Research Assistant (2018-2019)

Current Position
Student Intern at National Institute of Aviation Research

Chimuka Cheepa

Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering (2019)

Current Position
Student Intern at Textron Aviation