MAGIC

MAGIC Center Director
Dr. Leila Ladani

leila.ladani@uta.edu
(817)272-5914
The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI), Room 303
7300 Jack Newell Blvd S,
Fort Worth, TX 76118
 
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
Lead Scientist, UTARI, Institute for Predictive Performance Methodologies


Education:
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Solid Mechanics,
University of Maryland, 2007
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Solid Mechanics,
University of Maryland, 2005
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Heat and Fluid Mechanics, 
Isfahan University of Technology, 2001
B.S., Mechanical Engineering,
Isfahan University of Technology, 1999


Current Members
   

Ali Keshavarzkermani


Graduate Student
ali.keshavarzkerman@mavs.uta.edu


  Ali Keshavarz is a graduate student pursuing a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering. His research work involves investigation on the microstructure of additively manufactured Inconel. Some of his previous projects include investigation of the mechanical properties and microstructure of structural composites using aluminum matrix reinforced with st.st. fibers produced by casting and rolling.

Trupti Gosavi


Graduate Student
truptipandurang.gosavi@mavs.uta.edu


  Trupti is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. Her research interests include the application of material science and structures technology for failure analysis to improve manufacturing processes followed in industries, especially the aerospace manufacturing industries. Upon completing her M.S. degree she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Material Science and Structures Technology.

Zakia Ahmed


Undergraduate Student
zakia.ahmed@mavs.uta.edu


  Zakia is an undergraduate student working under Dr. Ladani as she completes her Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Her current research includes examining samples of carbon nanotubes created using different methods and catalysys. After graduating, she plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Solid Mechanics and Composite Materials.

Ariel T. Jacob


Graduate Student
arieltharayil.jacob@mavs.uta.edu


  Ariel is a graduate student pursuing Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently carrying out research work on Additively Manufactured materials with a primary focus on finding various mechanical properties of the AM materials at elevated temperatures. His research interests include design for manufacturing, multi-scale manufacturing, design for additive manufacturing. He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering upon completion.


Past Members
   

Ph.D.'s








                                     
Dr. Ousama Abdelhadi         Dr. Andrew Magee              Dr. Soud Choudhury              Dr. Ibrahim Awad               Dr. Jeremy Stromer
               2012                                      2014                                        2016                                        2016                                       2016



M.S.








                             
   James Gyllenskog                  Steve Nelson                    Omar Rodriguez                   Lorin Stevens                  Kanchan Trivedi

                                           
            Lalit Roy                            Evan Harvey                    Magda Sadowski                  Christian Barr                     John Romano

  
      Andrew Magee


 Richard Andreotta



Undergraduates








                             
    Emma Whitaker                  Roger Rozanski                   Daniel Preston                    Sarah Johnson                  Jordan Bentley

                                           
        Kelsey Terry                      Alexis Papadelias                 Andrew Feazell                  Justin Watters                  Thomas Brainerd

                      
          David Kilgo                       Brittney Ellison               Samantha Brantley

Jason Carter
Kiomarys Toro
Crystal Frazier
Samantha Brown



Visiting Researchers








                               
         David Benson                  Nickolas Clements                   Ruth Williams                    Nickolay Kolev                  Erik Denlinger

   
    Everett Miller-Smith

     Virginia Faustini