People

Current Members

Manaswin Oddiraju : M.S. Student

Manaswin Oddiraju

M.S. Student
moddiraj@buffalo.edu


Education: BE, Mechanical Engineering, Osmania University, India, 2019

Research Areas: Inverse Design of Metamaterial Structures, Multi-Fidelity Optimization and Finite Element Analysis

Payam Ghassemi : Ph.D. Candidate

Payam Ghassemi

Ph.D. Candidate
payamgha@buffalo.edu
https://www.PayamGhassemi.com

Education: M.S., Mechtronics Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran

Research Area: Multi-agent / Multi-Robot Systems, Swarm Systems, Decentralized Task Allocation, Surrogate Modeling and Multi-fidelity Optimization, UAV Noise Mitigation

Amir Behjat : Ph.D. Student

Amir Behjat

Ph.D. Student
amirbehj@buffalo.edu


Education: M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Sharif Institute of Technology, Iran

Research Areas: Neuroevolution, Lifelong Autonomy (for UGVs and UAVs), Evolutionary and Developmental Robotics, Topological Optimization of Metamaterials

Chen Zeng : Ph.D. Student

Chen Zeng

Ph.D. Student
czeng2@buffalo.edu


Education: M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University at Buffalo, 2018

Research Areas: Transitioning Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Aerodynamic Shape Optimization, Encoding of Modular System Configuration and Topology, Particle Swarm Optimization

Steve Paul : Ph.D. Student

Steve Paul

Ph.D. Student
stevepau@buffalo.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-paul-67699854/

Research Project: A Bio-inspired Neural System for Energy Optimal Collision Avoidance by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Lab Alumni

Krushang Gabani : M.S. Student

Krushang Gabani

M.S. Student
krushang@buffalo.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/krushanggabani/

Education: BE, Mechanical Engineering, Gujarat Technological University, India, 2016

Research Areas: UAV Dynamics and Control, Reinforcement Learning, Autonomous Systems

Sharat Chidambaran : M.S. Student

Sharat Chidambaran

M.S. Student
sharatpa@buffalo.edu


Education: B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University, India, 2016

Research Areas: Energy-Autonomous UGV, Ground Robot Path Planning, Neuroevolution, Open AI Benchmarking

Maulikkumar Dhameliya : M.S. Student

Maulikkumar Dhameliya

M.S. Student
maulikku@buffalo.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maulik-dhameliya-2b659282/

Education: BE, Mechanical Engineering, Gujarat Technological University, India, 2016

Research Areas: Swarm Intelligence, Swarmbots (design, fabrication and testing), UAV Flight Testing

Sidharth Sher : M.S. Student

Sidharth Sher

M.S. Student
ssher2@buffalo.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sidharthsher/

Education: B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Kurukshetra University, India

Research Areas: Swarm Intelligence, Virtual Environments for Robotics, Behavior Tree for Robotics

Vivek Bhavsar : M.S. Student

Vivek Bhavsar

M.S. Student
vbhavsar@buffalo.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivek-bhavsar-671131103/

Education: BE, Mechanical Engineering, Gujarat Technological University, India, 2016

Research Area: Transient CFD, Analysis and Optimization of (Avian) Flapping Wing Flight

Sumeet S. Lulekar : M.S. Student

Sumeet S. Lulekar

M.S. Student
sumeetsa@buffalo.edu


Education: B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Vellore institute of technology, India, 2016

Research Areas: Bio-inspired Fluid Dynamics, Passive Flow Control, CFD (batch processing w/ OpenFOAM), Parallel Computing

Niranjan Ravichandra : Undergraduate Student

Niranjan Ravichandra

Undergraduate Student
nravicha@buffalo.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/niranjanravichandra/

Education: B.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (double Major), expected graduation 2019

Research Areas: Wireless Networking for Robotics, Bio-inspired mechanics

Kaige Zhu : M.S. Student

Kaige Zhu

M.S. Student
kaigezhu@buffalo.edu


Research Project: Optimal Surrogate And Neural Network Modeling For Day-ahead Forecasting of The Hourly Energy Consumption of University Building

Divya Vani : M.S. Student

Divya Vani

M.S. Student
divyaram@buffalo.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/divya-vani-b967164b/

Research Project: Computational Investigation of Passive surface flow control features for Aerodynamic Efficiency

I Graduated with Masters in Aerospace Engineering. I was previously working in a Manufacturing company - Reliance Industries for 2 years in India. I did my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (V.J.T.I), India.

Chenrui Guo : Graduate Student

Chenrui Guo

Graduate Student
chenruig@buffalo.edu


Research Project: Optimal Online Path Planning with Multi-Obstacles Avoidance for Autonomous Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Rosa Abnous : Ph.D. Student

Rosa Abnous

Ph.D. Student
rosaabno@buffalo.edu


Research Topics: Nature-Inspired Learning Algorithms, transitioning unmanned aerial vehicles.
M.Sc., Aerospace Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2014
B.Sc., Aerospace Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2011.

Rishab Turakhia : Graduate Student

Rishab Turakhia

Graduate Student
rishabki@buffalo.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rishabturakhia/

Research Project: Optimized Dispatch Strategy for Distributed Generation and Storage

Suhas Bangalore Umesh : Undergraduate Student

Suhas Bangalore Umesh

Undergraduate Student
suhasban@buffalo.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/suhas-bangalore-umesh-3151a1127/

Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Research Area: Prototyping and Fabrication of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

Sanchit Kumar Gupta : Graduate Student

Sanchit Kumar Gupta

Graduate Student
sanchit.gupta@live.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanchit-kumar-gupta-a9627759/

Research Projects: SAE Baja, Quadcopter design, Multi-UAV networking for disaster response, Reconfigurable UAV, Navigation of aerial and ground robot in cluttered environment.