Raul G. Longoria: Past Graduate Students, Contact about Research
Last updated: Summer 2018

Student Recruitment and Selection 
NOTE: I usually do not respond to unsolicited emails about research positions when from outside the UT-Austin community.  Also, I do not review application materials for graduate admission.  Please contact the ME graduate advisor's office for questions about admissions.

Doctoral (reverse chronological order)

  1. John Osborn, Requirements for Satisfactory Handling Qualities of Manned Spacecraft (PhD); May 2018 (NASA-JSC, Houston)
  2. Joaquin Campos, Pulse forming networks for conditioning and storage of renewal energy sources (PhD), exp. August 2017
  3. Jonathan LeSage, Energy storage-aware prediction/control of mobile systems with unstructured loads (Ph.D.), August 2013
    (Mathworks, Inc., Natick, MA)
  4. Clay Hearn, Design and control of flywheel energy storage systems  (Ph.D., co-advised with Dongmei Chen), August 2013
    (OECO, Milwaukee, OR)
  5. Tehmoor Dar, Vehicle-Terrain Parameter Estimation for Small-Scale Robotic Tracked Vehicle, December 2010
    (Freescale Semiconductor (MEMS Sensors), Tempe, AZ)
  6. Chinmaya Patil, Robust synthesis of selectively constrained compliant mechanisms for nano-precision machines (co-advised with S.V. Sreenivasan), May 2008
    (Eaton Corporation, Southfield, MI)
  7. Junmin Wang, Coordinated and Reconfigurable Vehicle Dynamics Control, May 2007
    (Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University)
  8. Chayawee Wangcharoenrung, Development of Adaptive Transducer Based on Biological Sensory Mechanism, May 2005
    (Environmental Officer, Water Quality Management Bureau, Pollution Control Department, Thailand)
  9. Fu Zhang, Simulation of dynamic systems with uncertain parameters, August 2004
    (The Mathworks, Natick, MA)
  10. Seyoon Kim, A Bond Graph Approach to Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Dynamic Systems, December 2003
    (Samsung, South Korea)
  11. Jerry Cuderman, Anti-Lock Braking Performance (with Kurt Marshek), December 2001
    (Reed Engineering, Austin, TX)
  12. Marc Compere, Simulation of Engineering Systems Described by High-Index DAE and Discontinuous ODE Using Single Step Methods, August 2001
    (Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Embry-Riddle, Daytona Beach, FL)
  13. Hanzhong Zhang, A Moving Boundary Problem in a Distributed-Parameter System with Application to Diode Modeling (with Prof. M. Driga, UT ECE), August 2001
    (Applied Materials, San Jose, CA)
  14. Javier A. Kypuros, Variable structure model synthesis for switched systems, May 2001
    (Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX)
  15. Thomas J. Connolly, Synthesis of Multiple Energy Active Elements for Mechanical Systems, May 2000
    (Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin)
  16. Nick Kiritsis, Modeling of Microdialysis Processes and Systems used for In Vitro Experiments, August 1999
    (Dean, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, McNeese State University, McNeese, LA)
  17. Hyung Je Woo, Cavity Expansion Analysis of Non-Circular Cross-Sectional Penetration Problems (with S. Bless, UT-IAT), August 1997
  18. Sikhanda Satapathy, Application of Cavity Expansion Analysis to Penetration Problems (with S. Bless, UT-IAT), May 1997
    (Scientist, Army Research Lab, Clarksville, MD)
  19. Minhyung Lee, Generation of Shock Waves by a Body During High-Speed Water Entry (with Prof. D. Wilson), December 1995
    (Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea)
Co-advised PhD / other departments
  1. Shilpa Gulati, Control of Graceful Wheel Chair Motion (co-advised with Prof. Ben Kuipers (CS)), August 2011
  2. Charles Baroud, Study of turbulence in rotating flows(Co-advised with Prof. Harry Swinney, UT Austin, Physics), December 2001 (Associate Professor (Professeur chargé de cours), Mechanics department of Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France)  
Master's (reverse chronological order)
  1. Da Fang, Modeling an inner-tire sensor and design of algorithms for estimating tire-surface contact metrics (MS), Fall 2017
  2. Mahsa Ghasemi (co-advised with Dr. Ufuk Topcu, ASE/EM), Summer 2017
  3. Soovadeep Bakshi, Modeling and control of transition dynamics in a two-piston toroidal blood pump (MS), May 2017
  4. Etse-oghena Y Campbell, An evaluation and re-design of a vision-based feedback controls experiment for undergraduate dynamic systems laboratory (MS), May 2017
  5. Sijie Yu, A Cyber-Physical System Implementation for a Hydro-Pneumatic Pulse Forming Network (MS), May 2017
  6. Dongyi Zhou, Model Based Assertions and Robust Control for Cyber-Physical Systems Autonomous Intersection Management System (M.S.), May 2016
    (GM Warren Technical Center, MI)
  7. Garrett Idler, Model-Based Assertions: A System Design Tool for Cyber-Physical Systems (M.S.), May 2015
    (Numerica Corporation, Fort Collins, CO)
  8. Mathew Bissonnette, Adaptive vehicle control by combined DYC and FWS (M.S.), May 2014
    (Aerospace Corportation, El Segundo, CA)
  9. Brad Munoz, Reliability Methods in Dynamic System Analysis, December 2012
    (Erdos Miller, Houston, TX)
  10. Djordje Adnadjevic, Suction Detection in a Motor-Driven Pulsatile Blood Pump, August 2010
  11. Donghwan Kim, Concept Development of Ultrasound Vein Scanner for Needle Insertion Manipulator, August 2010
    (UT-Austin, doctoral studies)
  12. Jonathan LeSage    Electromechanical Retrofit of Submarine Control Surface Actuators, May 2010
    (UT-Austin, doctoral studies)
  13. Albert Espinoza, Design and Simulation of an Automated Needle Insertion Mechanism for Vascular Access, May 2009
    (UT-Austin, doctoral studies)
  14. Clay Hearn, Modeling of Ultracapacitor and Battery Energy Storage for a Plug-In Hybrid Fuel Cell Shuttle Bus, December 2008
    (UT-Center for Electromechanics, Austin, Texas, doctoral studies)
  15. Theodore Gilbert, Development of an Interactive Tracked Vehicle Simulator, August 2008
  16. Dannelle Sierra, Modeling and Simulation of an Electric Powered Rear-Wheel Driven Wheelchair, December 2007
    (Sandia Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM)
  17. Jeffrey Krol , Design and Implementation of a Mock Circulatory System for the Evaluation of LVADs, December 2007
  18. Amiee Quon, Surgical Robotics (report), May 2007
  19. Alex Bjelica, Design of an Automated System for Insertion of a Tube into the Human Thoracic Cavity, May 2007
  20. Jerad Park, Dynamic Modeling and Analysis of an Automatic Reconfigurable Shipboard Power System, May 2006
    (US Digital, Vancouver, WA)
  21. Fernand Thomassy, Performance simulation and verification of a continuously variable planetary (CVP) transmission, May 2006
    (Fallbrook Technologies, Austin, TX)Super
  22. Michael Mosley, Evaluation and Modification of the TxDOT Mobile Load Simulator, December 2005
    (KFAB PMT Equip. Engineering, Texas Instruments Inc., Dallas, TX)
  23. Thomas D. Pate, Design and Development of a Circular Left-Ventricular Assist Device, August 2005
    (Windmill Cardiovascular Systems, Austin, TX)
  24. Tehmoor Dar, Traction Force Models for Small-Scale Robotic Tracked Vehicles, August 2005
    (Freescale Semiconductor (MEMS Sensors), Tempe, AZ)
  25. Javier Solis, Modeling and Simulation of a Robotic Tracked Vehicle in Off-Road Terrains, May 2005
    (Fallbrook Technology, Austin, TX)
  26. Christiaan Best, Modeling the Rock/Running Gear Frictional Interface, May 2005
    (Green Revolution, Austin, TX)
  27. Chance Meek, Optimization of Switching for Electric Ship Power System Topologies, December 2004
    (Millennium Engineering and Integration, Colorado Springs, CO)
  28. Jarrett Goodell, Simulation and parameter sensitivity studies of skid-steering and Ackerman steering on an eight-wheeled vehicle, May 2004
  29. Joaquin Campos, Bond Graph Modeling of the Jeffcott Rotor, August 2003
  30. Chinmaya Patil, Anti-lock Brake System Re-design and Control Prototyping using a One-Fifth Scale Vehicle Experimental Test-bed, August 2003
  31. Gilberto Lopez, Tire-surface characterization for vehicle dynamics and control applicationsIDEO, Palo Alto, CA, December 2002
  32. Anish Mathews, Implementation of a Fuzzy Rule Based Algorithm for Adaptive Antilock Braking in a Scaled Car, December 2002
  33. Amrou Al-Sharif, Design and Development of a Scaled Test Laboratory for the Study of ABS and other Active Vehicle Systems, August 2002
  34. Raylon M. Yow, Effects of Constraint Representation on Computer Simulation Run Time of Planar Mechanisms with Closed Loops, August 2002
  35. Clark Anderson, A Simulation Study Comparing Electric and Conventional Power Trains on an All-Terrain Vehicle, December 1999
  36. Chayawee Wangcharoenrung, Modeling of the Mammalian Mechanism of Hearing, May 1999
  37. Javier A. Kypuros, A Wave Scattering Approach for Modeling Switched Power Converters, May 1998
  38. Vinoo Naranayan, Design of an Active Inertial Vibration Absorber for the Space Shuttle Ergometer, December 1994
  39. Sanjay Rajagopalan, Optimal control of hydroelastic oscillations of flexible structures under time-dependent flow, May 1994
  40. Chang-Ho Kang, Comparison of Six Numerical Schemes for Solving Impulsively Started Flow Around a Circular Cylinder, May 1993