News

2017

  • Our paper on “Compliant contact versus rigid contact – a comparison in the context of granular dynamics” was accepted for publication in Physical Review E.
  • Areg Vardanian, Christopher Castro, Abdullah Hezam, Esteban Nolesco, and James Wills joined the lab. They will be constructing setups for visualization, tracking, and measurement of granular material.
  • The Formula SAE team participated in the annual competition in Lincoln, NB. The team did great and met the design goals. Onwards to a great performance in 2018!
  • The 14th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control (MSNDC) will be held August 26-29, 2018 in Quebec City, Canada. We invite you to submit a contribution to the symposium on “Contact and Interface Dynamics“.
  • We invite you to submit a contribution to the mini-symposium on “Granular Media Modeling and Simulation Techniques“.
  • Amirr Neal and Jovanny Santana joined the lab. They will conduct research on quality characterization of additive manufacturing.
  • Our paper on “A Partitioned Lagrangian-Lagrangian Approach for Fluid-Solid Interaction Problems” was selected as the Best Paper of the Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control (MSNDC) conference.
  • Our paper on “Moving in the Rain: Should We Run or Should We Walk?” received the 3rd Place in the 2017 MSNDC Student Paper Competition.
  • The Formula SAE team traveled to San Diego for a practice performance and a competition against UC San Diego and CSU Northridge. CSU Northridge could not make it.

2016

  • The 13th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control (MSNDC) will be held August 6-9, 2017 in Cleveland, OH. Please meet us at the “Contact and Interface Dynamics” sessions.
  • Daniel Martinez joined the lab. He will be conducting research on granular materials.
  • Lab students Kevin Paquini, Ricardo Alonzo-Ugalde, Bonnie Lee, Victor Bassey, and Anthony Sifuentes showcased the lab projects in Pico Rivera High School’s “A Day in Space” event, April, 2017.
  • Lab students Ricardo Alonzo-Ugalde, Bonnie Lee, and Anthony Sifuentes showcased the lab projects in Glendale Community College’s “Maker Fair” event, February, 2017.
  • Our paper on “A modeling study on inspired CO2 rebreathing device for sleep apnea treatment by means of CFD analysis and experiment” was accepted for publication in Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering.
  • Kevin Paquini, Ricardo Alonzo-Ugalde, Bonnie Lee, Victor Bassey, and Anthony Sifuentes joined the lab. They will conduct research and development in robotics.