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

PhD Student

Research Focus
Understanding the Dynamic Behavior of Periodic Architected Structures

Amulya Lomte

PhD Student

Research Focus
Development of Variable Density Foam Metal Acoustic Liners

Marupong Vongsiri

PhD Student

Research Focus
Dynamics of Geo-Magic Structures

Kelly Shelts

NASA Pathways Intern at NASA Langley Research Center

Research Focus
Tiltrotor Acoustics

Josh Countryman

Masters Student / Spirit AeroSystems

Research Focus
Effect of Wrinkling on Membrane VibroAcoustic Behavior

Dilanki Wevita

PhD Student at National Institute of Aviation Research

Research Focus
Mechanical Metamaterials for Aircraft Applications

William Calderwood

Masters Student / Textron Aviation

Research Focus
Modular Metamaterials for Vibration Mitigation

Brittany Wojciechowski

PhD Student and WSU Experiential Aerospace Fellow and

Research Focus
Acoustic Metamaterials

Undergraduate Students

Kyle Wetter

NASA Jumpstart Fellow

Research Focus
Characterizing Acoustic Behavior of 3D Printed Porous Absorbers

Amrutha Dasyam

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Research Focus
Development of Aerogel-based Sound Absorbers

Pulitha Godakawela Kankanamalage

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Research Focus
Energy Absorption Behavior of Structures with Novel Surface Topologies

Will Johnston

NASA Jumpstart Fellow

Research Focus
3D Printing of Fibrous Structures

David Nevarez-Saenz

NASA Jumpstart Fellow

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

Ola Khaleel

Masters Student

Research Focus
Acoustic Behavior of Aerogel-Based Structures

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

Leif Peterson

Masters Student / Textron Aviation

Research Focus
Acoustic Characteriation of Metal Foam Acoustic Liners