>> Congratulations to Vivek Srinivas!

Vivek received a Best Poster Award at the annual MAE Graduate Research Day.

Vivek’s poster presented his research on automotive safety systems, exploring smart reversible mechanical latching systems toward securing vehicle occupants in unconventional and severe loading conditions where conventional restraints provide insufficient protection. The work is supported by Autoliv and Honda within the NSF IUCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center.

MAE Research Day allows Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students to present their research to a broad audience consisting of prospective graduate students, current OSU students, faculty, and staff. This is a joint activity hosted by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Graduate student Association (MEGA). The event was held October 28, 2022 in Scott Laboratory.

The top three out of fifty poster presenters receive funding to use for professional development or travel reimbursement to participate in conferences related to their research and also receive credit for one research seminar.

Vivek is a doctoral student in the Smart Materials and Structures Lab; he is advised by Prof. Marcelo Dapino.

Well done, Vivek!