Group Members


Lawrence N. Virgin

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

PhD Students

Susan Guan

PhD Student

Yawen Xu

PhD Student

Masters Students

Haocheng Yang

Masters student


Earl H. Dowell

William Holland Hall Distinguished Professor

Horst Ecker

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr., Technical University of Vienna

Henri P. Gavin

Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Giles Hunt

Emeritus Professor, University of Bath

Robert E. Kielb

Director, GUIde Consortium

Tod Laursen

President, Khalifa University

Boonchai Phungpaingam

Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi

Ray Plaut

Emeritus Professor, Virginia Tech

Shane Ross

Professor, Virginia Tech

Ilinca Stanciulescu

Associate Professor, Rice University

J Michael T Thompson

Emeritus Professor, Cambridge University

Thomas Peter Witelski

Professor in the Department of Mathematics

Benjamin Yellen

Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Former Graduate Students

Phil Bayly

Professor and Chair, Washington University in St. Louis

Chris Begley

Engineering consultant

Hui Chen

Aerospace Engineer, Gulfstream

Mark Conner

High School Teacher, Alabama

Ziquan Dai

Former Masters student, now pursuing a PhD in Singapore

Ben Davis

Assistant Professor, University of Georgia

Pompiliu Donescu

Software consultant

Chris George

Engineer, Bechtel Corporation