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Dr. Khaled Asafar Khaled Asfar, Ph.D.
Post-Doctorate
Email: khaled.asfar@villanova.edu
Dr. Khaled Asfar is a Mechanical Engineer with a B.S. from King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He earned his M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering Mechanics in 1978 and 1980 from Virginia Tech, respectively. He is a Researcher of the DSL laboratory. His current research focus is on Spherical Robots and Robotic System Design.

Graduate Students

Karthik Kappaganthu, Ph.D. Karthik Kappaganthu, Ph.D.
Research Assistant
Email: karthik.kappaganthu@villanova.edu
Homepage: www.homepage.villanova.edu/karthik.kappaganthu
Karthik Kappaganthu is a Mechanical Engineer with a B.S. from the Kakatiya University, Warangal, India. He earned his M.Sc degree in Mechanical Engineering in Dec. 2006 from Villanova University. He is a Research Assistant of the DSL laboratory and supported by the Dr. Nataraj. His current research focus is on Diagnostics and Prognostics of rotating machines.
 
Shalini Kamatam Shalini Kamatam, MS
Research Assistant
Email: shalini.kamatam@villanova.edu
Shalini Kamatam is a Mechanical Engineer with a B. Tech. from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Hyderabad, India. She is presently pursuing her M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University. She is a Research Assistant of the DSL laboratory and supported by Dr. C. Nataraj. Her current research focus is on the Nonlinear Ship Steering Dynamics in waves.

Undergraduate Students