Senior Design Projects in Smart Materials and Structures

Dr. Song has voluntarily advised and sponsored 16 research oriented senior design projects in the field of smart materials and structures for students in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering since Spring’03. Though it was his assignment to advise joint ME/IE design project in Spring’07, Dr. Song still voluntarily advised 3 ECE design projects in this semester.

The following is a list of smart materials and structures based senior capstone design projects that was advised and sponsored by Dr. Song.

  • “Develop an Interactive Internet Control System of a Shape Memory Alloy Actuator,” an ECE senior design project by Maria (Gaby) Paez, Wahab Mehmood, Enrique (Ricky) A. Lopez-LLamozas, and Jose (Monse) Lozano, Spring, 2007, Dr. Song was the faculty advisor.
  • “Design and fabrication of Electric and Electronic Systems for a Smart Vibration Exhibit for Children’s Museum of Houston,” an ECE senior design project by Richard Norton, Dere Okitikpi, Costin Suseanu, and Winston Edward, Spring, 2007, Dr. Song was the faculty advisor.
  • “Design and Fabrication of a Low Power Wireless Transceiver for Piezoelectric Sensors,” an ECE senior design project by Mohammad Yunas, Olorun Femi Fadayomi, Umar Ansari, and Modupe Fadina, Spring, 2007, Dr. Song was the faculty advisor.
  • “Design and fabrication of a simulated flexible space structure with remote control,” an ME senior design project by L. Escobar, S. Rodriguez, C. Vargas, and T. Cao, Spring, 2007, Dr. Song was the faculty advisor.
  • “Design and Fabrication of Energy Harvesting Devices from Vibrations,” an ME-IE senior design project by Roxanna Llinas, Sayaka Shirakura, Purti “Tommy” Isarakamphot and Todd Farley, Spring, 2007, Dr. Song was the faculty advisor.
  • “An interactive remote two-story-model-building with an MR fluid damper,” a ME-IE senior design project by Anis Ali (ME), Leonard Dahlberg (IE), Ignacio Isas (ME), and Dan O’Burke (IE), Spring, 2006, Dr. Song was the faculty advisor.
  • “Implementation of Digital Controller for Vibration Monitoring and Suppression on a Flexible Beam Using Piezo-Ceramic Sensor and Actuator,” an ECE senior design project by Charles Carter, Chinenyeze Enwereuzoh, Utibe Edet, and Chidi Opurum, Spring, 2006, Dr. Song was the faculty advisor.
  • “Design and Fabrication of an Interactive Vibration Suppression Demonstration Using Smart Materials for Children’s Museum of Houston,” an ME-IE senior design project by Cynthia Ascencio (IE), Michael Czuppon (ME), Juan Pablo Gutierrez (IE), Eugene Khalim (ME), and Santiago Rivera (IE),, Fall, 2006, Dr. Song was the faculty advisor.
  • “Design and Fabrication of a Low Power Wireless Transmitter for Piezoelectric Sensors,” an ECE senior design project by Alaa Eldaya, Mohamed Hatim, Xu Hou and Jiao Liu, Fall, 2006, Dr. Song was the faculty advisor.
  • “Build a Device to Demonstrate the Phenomenon of Vortex-induced Vibration,” an ME-IE senior design project by Idalia Ovalle, Daila Gonzalez, Nadeem El-Nasr, and Alejandro Rodriguez, Spring, 2005, Co-advisors: Dr. Dalton and Dr. Song.
  • “Passive Vibration Control of Camera and Traffic Poles,” an ME senior design project by Xavier Cano, Cory Dailey, Gozie Emuchay, Ricardo Real, Fall, 2004, Dr. Song was the faculty advisor.
  • “Design and fabrication of a smart vibration platform,” an ME-ECE senior design project by Claudio Olmi, Christine Moorman, Kunle Osho, Treston Davis Real, Spring, 2004, Dr. Song was the faculty advisor. This design project won an UH Undergraduate Research Award.
  • “Actively Steered Guide Wire Using Shape Memory Alloy Actuators,” an ME-ECE senior design project by Erik Daniel, Brett Thomas, Shawn Thomas, and Wayne Baptiste, Fall, 2004, Dr. Song was the faculty advisor.
  • “Design and fabrication of a smart crutch using a Magneto-Rheological fluid damper,” an ME-ECE senior design project by Anh Le, Ben Permenter, Rana Mahmood, and Adel Klawitter, Presenter, Fall, 2004, Dr. Song was the faculty advisor.
  • “Develop an Interactive Internet Control System of a Shape Memory Alloy Actuator,” an ME-ECE senior design project by Jamie Ruby, Jafet Lopez, Josh Blankenship, Ben Stembridge, Spring, 2003, Dr. Song was the faculty advisor.
  • “Design and Fabrication of Interactive Magneto-Rheological Fluid Demonstrations,” an ME-ECE senior design project by Group Adam Shepherd, Kairy Otero, Akbar Ng, Jacob Salinas, Spring, 2003, Dr. Song was the faculty advisor.