Faculty Advisor

 

Edwin A. Peraza Hernandez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, Irvine
4200 Engineering Gateway
Irvine, CA 92697-3975
eperazah@uci.edu
Google Scholar page
UCI faculty profile
Education: Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2016;  B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2012

 


Graduate Researchers

 

Derosh George

deroshg@uci.edu
Education: Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine,  2016 – Present; Dual Degree, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 2008 – 2013
Topic: Three-dimensional carbon MEMS fabrication using micro-origami techniques
Other information: http://ucibiomems.net/employees/derosh-george/

 

Nguyen (Tony) Pham

nguyekp1@uci.edu
Education: M.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine,  2019 – Present; B.S., Aerospace Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2018
Topic: Designing a tensegrity wing able to adaptively morph during flight and improve efficiency of an aircraft
Other information: CV

 

 


Visiting Students

 

Yudong Fang

yudongf1@uci.edu
Education: Visiting student, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2019 – Present; PhD. Candidate, Automotive Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, 2016-present; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, 2014-2016; B.A., Process equipment and Control Engineering, Wuhan Polytechnic University, Wuhan, China, 2010-2014
Topic: My research is on design of lightweight structures in which robustness and reliability are considered. Machine learning methods and optimization algorithms are employed.

 


Undergraduate Students

 

Mina Elsakr

melsakr@uci.edu
Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2020
Topic: Designing open-loop temperature regulators through the use of shape memory materials and stretchable emitters.

 

Robert Rowe

rarowe@uci.edu
Education: B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2020; B.A. History, University of California, Irvine, 2020
Topic: My research topic is the geometric structure of pop-ups in books and how to model them. The goal is to create algorithm to design pop-up structures that achieve arbitrary shapes.

 


Former Undergraduate Students

 

Gavin Butler

gmbutler@uci.edu
Education: B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2020
Topic: Integration of statics/dynamics of tensegrity structures and shape memory alloys, and its future application in planetary landers

 

Liming Zhao

liminz3@uci.edu
Education: B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, 2019;  Exchange Student, University of California, Irvine, 2018 – 2019
Topic: Tensegrity lattices for the design of lightweight smart axial actuators for spacecraft components and other applications
Other information: Before joining UCI, Liming worked on the structural design of blades for aircraft engines, solar energy materials, and electrocatalysis

 

James Rodriguez

jamesfr@uci.edu
Education: B.A., Psychology with Minor in Management and Minor in Informatics, University of California, Irvine, 2019
Topic: Construction of a tool that allows instant and accurate filling of bubbles on an optical answer sheet (e.g.,  Scantron forms) which is also accessible to students with physical disabilities

 

Jiaji Li

jiajil5@uci.edu
Education: B.S., Physics, Southern University of Science and Technology, 2019;  Exchange Student, University of California, Irvine, 2018 – 2019
Topic: Nonlinear models for origami structures, and the design of origami materials with target properties

 

Sean Jung Redmond

redmonds@uci.edu
Education: B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2019
Topic: Development of algorithms to optimize the shape and topology of structures formed by 1D members

 

 

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If you are interested in doing research in this area and joining the team, contact me at eperazah@uci.edu

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