Elham Sahraei is an Associate Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering in Temple University, and she is the Director of Electric Vehicle Safety Lab (EVSL). Prior to Temple, Dr. Sahraei was a Research Scientist at the Impact and Crashworthiness Lab of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the co-director of the MIT Battery Consortium, a multi-sponsor industrial program supported by major automotive and battery manufacturers. Her research is focused on characterization and computational modeling of advanced energy storage systems (Li-Ion batteries) for electric vehicles. She earned her PhD degree from the George Washington University in 2011.
Mohammad Mehdi Keshavarzi, PhD Candidate
Mohammad joined Electric Vehicle Safety Lab (EVSL) in Fall 2018. His research is focused on multi-physics modeling of lithium-ion cells. He has developed a method to calibrate in-situ tensile properties of pouch cells from 3 point bending experiments. Mohammad works both with Ansys LS Dyna and Abaqus software.
Yihan Song, PhD Candidate
Yihan Song joined the Electric Vehicle Safety Lab as a research assistant in Fall 2018. His research has been focused on development of a universal model for cylindrical cells with inclusion of failure for shell casing and jellyroll. Yihan works both with Ansys LS Dyna and Radioss software.
Shantanu Shinde, PhD Candidate
Shantanu joint Electric Vehicle Safety Lab as a research assistant in Fall 2019. His research is focused on modeling of modules and battery packs. He uses homogenization and sub modeling techniques to allow integration of pack models in full vehicle analysis.
Huzefa Saifi, PhD Student
Huzefa joined Electric Vehicle Safety Lab as a research assistant in Fall 2019. His research has been focused on developing characterization protocols for experimental study of lithium ion cells. He has developed models for 6 pouch cells and continues to add to the library of EVSL cell models.
Abhijeet Thorat, PhD Student
Abhijeet joined Electric Vehicle Safety Lab as a PhD student in Fall 2022. His research is focused on full vehicle analysis of electric vehicles under standard crash loadings. He integrates battery models developed at EVSL into full vehicle simulations. He brings to EVSL his many years of experience working in vehicle industry (FCA, FORD, TATA and Jaguar Land Rover).
Robert Walsh, Former Maters Student
Currently: Lockheed Martin
Currently: Faculty of Temple University
GIJONG GWON, former Korea West Intern