SDCL Director and Faculty Advisor

Dr. K.W. Wang

Stephen P. Timoshenko Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
2468 G.G. Brown Building, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
Tel: (734)764-8464 (Office), (734) 615-8747 (Lab)
Fax: (734) 615-8089
Email: kwwang [at]

Recent Alumni

Over the years, the SDCL has hosted over 60 graduate student researchers and about 30 senior researchers (visiting scholars, postdoc fellows).  Here are a few very recent alumni with their current affiliations:


FabioDr. Fabio Semperlotti
Associate Professor
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
ailinDr. Ailin Liu
Structural Analyst
Holtec Center, NJ
jeffDr. Jeffrey Hill
Senior Member of the Technical Staff
Sandia National Lab, Albuquerque, NM
Dr. Ryan Harne 
James F. Will Career Development Associate Professor
Penn State University, University Park, PA
tylerDr. Tyler Tallman
Assistant Professor
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Suyi LiDr. Suyi Li 
Assistant Professor and CECAS Dean’s Faculty Fellow
Clemson University, Clemson, SC
HongbinDr. Hongbin Fang 
Associate Professor
Institute of AI and Robotics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Dr. Manoj Thota  
Senior Engineer
The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI

jinkiDr. Jinki Kim 
Assistant Professor
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
wuzhenDr. Zhen Wu 
Senior Software Engineer, SLAM, Fremont, CA

Dr. Narayanan Kidambi  
Exponent, Farmington Hills, MI



Senior Researchers

Dr. Vipin Agarwal 
PostDoc Fellow


Ph.D. Students


Patrick Dorin
Ph.D. Student, Lab Manager

Richard Rodriguez Feliciano
Ph.D. Student


Megan Hathcock 
Ph.D. Student




Yutong Xia 
Ph.D. Student

Hang Yang 
Ph.D. Student

Yuning Zang 
Ph.D. Student