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 260N
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5132
Phone: (317) 278-7090
Fax: (317) 274-9744
Email: tovara@iupui.edu

Director
Engineering Design Research Laboratory (EDRL)

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 of ultra-lightweight structures and materials
  • Design for crashworthiness and blast mitigation
  • Design of materials for energy storage
  • Structural optimizaiton and design under uncertainty
  • Design of biomechatronic systems

Courses Taught

  • EEN 24000 Basic Engineering Mechanics (Statis and Dynamics)
  • ME 27400 Basic Mechanics II (Dynamics)
  • ME 37200 Design of Mechanisms
  • ME 49700 Machine Design
  • ME 56200 Advanced Dynamics
  • ME 59700 Topology Optimization
  • ME 59700 Optimum Design of Complex Mechanical Systems

Awards and Recognition

  • Winner of the DOE/ARPA-E-Local Motors LITECAR Challenge 2015
  • IUPUI Athletics Favorite Professor 2013, 2014, and 2015
  • SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award 2014
  • IUPUI Purdue School of Engineering and Technology Best Faculty Advisor 2014

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Andres Tovar, Ph.D.

Andres Tovar, Ph.D.
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