Group Members

Principal Investigator

Gizem Acar

Gizem Dilber Acar, Ph.D.

Prof. Gizem D. Acar is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. She earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Bogazici University in 2010 and 2012, respectively. She received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2017, and worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Maryland until 2020. Her research interests include dynamics and vibrations with a focus on wind turbines, systems with noise, wave propagation in solids and metamaterials, and granular media. email: gizem.acar@stevens.edu

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Graduate Students

Bing Wu

Bing Wu

Bing is a master's student majoring in robotics in mechanical engineering at Stevens University of Technology. He graduated from Zhengzhou University in 2019 with a degree in engineering mechanics. During his undergraduate years, he participated in research work on the "no-oar broadband wind turbine". During the undergraduate period, he won the Excellent Student Scholarship for two consecutive years. His research interests are Off-Shore wind turbines. email: bwu21@stevens.edu

Undergraduate Students

Aya Zaatreh

Aya Zaatreh

Aya Zaatreh is an undergraduate student at Stevens Institute of Technology pursing a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Her areas of interest include dynamics and vibrations, metamaterials and metastructures, as well as nerve regeneration and biotechnology. email: azaatreh@stevens.edu

Miles Bird

Miles Bird

Miles is currently an undergraduate mechanical engineering student at Stevens Institute of Technology. He is interested in system dynamics, metastructures, and sustainable manufacturing. email: mbird@stevens.edu

Bryan Mucha

Bryan Mucha

Bryan is an undergraduate student, and a pinnacle scholar pursuing a study in Mechanical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. His interests include robotics, especially robotic locomotion on granular media, as well as modeling complex dynamic systems. email: bmucha@stevens.edu

Skyler Doherty

Skyler Doherty

Skyler is an undergraduate student, and a Clark Scholar, at Stevens Institute of Technology pursing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She is interested in robotics, especially autonomous robots, and would one day hope to build her own BB-8 droid! email: sdohert1@stevens.edu

Positions Available

Acar Lab is currently hiring Ph.D. students! Interested applicants could send an email including their CV and transcripts to Dr. Acar at gizem.acar@stevens.edu.

Research

News

-Aya Zaatreh has been accepted to the 2021 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summer Scholars Program. Congratulations Aya!