Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

Andres Tovar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI
723 W Michigan St, SL 260 N
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5132
Phone: (317) 278-7090
Fax: (317) 274-9744;
Email: tovara@iupui.edu

Director
Engineering Design Research Laboratory

Education

  • Ph.D. in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Univ of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 2005
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Univ of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 2004
  • M.S. in Industrial Automation, National University of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia, 2000
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, National University of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia, 1995

Research Interests

  • Design optimization
  • Design under uncertainty
  • Multiscale analysis and design
  • Vehicle crashworthiness and blast mitigation
  • Composite material design
  • Energy harvesting
  • Biomechatronics

Teaching Interests

  • Machine design
  • Kinematics, Dynamics and Vibrations
  • Design optimization methods
  • Structural optimization
  • Finite element analysis
  • Numerical methods
  • Biomechanics

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Andres Tovar, Ph.D.

Andres Tovar, Ph.D.
Curriculum Vitae