Beshah Ayalew, Ph.D., Fellow ASME

Dean's Distinguished Professor
Department of Automotive Engineering, based @ CU-ICAR
Department of Mechanical Engineering (Joint Appointment)

 

Education

Ph. D. (2005) in Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
MS (2000) in Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
BSc (1997), with Great Distinction (Magna Cum Laude) in Mechanical Engineering, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

 

Honors and Awards

CECAS Dean's Distinguished Professor Award (2019)
Clemson University Board of Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence (2019)
Elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2018)
Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineers (2014)
Clemson University Board of Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence (2012)
National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2011)
Alumni Association Dissertation Award, The Pennsylvania State University (2005)
Graduate Teaching Fellowship, The Graduate School, The Pennsylvania State University (2003)
Certificate of Excellence, GATE Center for Energy Storage, Issued by the US Department of Energy (2000)
Graduate Dean's Fellow in the College of Engineering at Penn State (Fall 1998/Spring 1999)
Two-time Ethiopian Scientific Society's Outstanding Student Academic Excellence Award (1995 & 1996)

 

Research and Teaching Interests

Modeling and Control of Dynamic Systems with Applications in Vehicle Dynamics and Energy Systems
Distributed Control of Autonomed and Connected Vehicle Traffic
Estimation and Control of Distributed Parameter Systems in Manufacturing and Other Processes/Systems

 

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Vehicle Design Committee, Energy Systems Committee
Senior Member, Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Control Systems Society
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)