Dr. Ehsan Barjasteh has over 10 years of industry experience with development and manufacturing of polymer composite materials for commercial and aerospace applications. He has consulted at Composite Technology Corp., Henkel Aerospace, and Tencate Advanced Composites since 2007. His industry career focused on developing lightweight products and processes to increase material performance and reduce manufacturing cost. He was a visiting scholar at McGill Composite Center at USC in 2015. His research focuses on development and optimization of advanced polymer and composite materials and processes. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Southern California in 2011.
Navdeep Singh Dhillon
Dr. Dhillon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at CSULB. His research interests lie in the use of experimental high-speed optical & infrared imaging techniques as well as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods to understand and enhance critical thermo-fluidic and phase change processes (e.g. boiling and condensation). Applications include improving efficiency of industrial boilers, enabling renewable solar-thermal energy generation, and electronics cooling. Dr. Dhillon received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from University of California, Berkeley in 2012. Prior to joining CSULB, he served as a Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellow (2012-2013) and Postdoctoral Associate (2013-2016) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, teaching courses in Thermal-Fluids and conducting experimental and theoretical research in boiling heat transfer.
In the Multiphase Flow Lab (MFL), Dr. Moghtadernejad studies processes and phenomena involving fluid and powders that depict phase changes and have multiple states. Research arises from real applications with the aim of solving challenging and contemporary industrial issues. The lab is equipped with state-of-the-art tools to closely reproduce real-life conditions and perform distinct numerical and statistical analyses. MFL is a result-oriented laboratory to benefit Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Automotive Metal Powder Technology, Process Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), and the Aerospace and Oil and Gas industries. Before joining CSULB as an assistant professor in Fall 2018, she researched as a postdoctoral fellow and a lecturer at McGill University’s Biomimetic Surface Engineering Lab and the NSF Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems (CSOPS) of Rutgers University. Her collaborations include the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Science Foundation (NSF), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), 3M, and Bombardier Aviation.
Dr. Whisler's research focuses on developing experimental and computational techniques for extreme loading environments and understanding dynamic behavior of materials and structures. Experimental and finite element validation tests include composites, honeycombs and foams, and sandwich panels ranging from coupon-sized to full-scale actual components. This research is being applied in vehicle crashworthiness, projectile impacts onto structures, explosive blast mitigation, and protection from natural disaster. He graduated from University of California San Diego with a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship researching impacts and composites before in 2016 joining CSULB's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.