Virginia Tech: Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering; Dissertation: The Development of Actuators for the Whole Skin Locomotion Robot
Virginia Tech: Future Professoriate Graduate Certificate; Courses: Contemporary Pedagogy, Preparing the Future Professoriate, Global Perspectives
University of Toledo: Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Master Thesis: Development of a Shape Memory Alloy Actuator for Mirror Positioning
University of Toledo: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Senior Design Project: Handicap Accessible Wheelchair Weight Scale; ASME Undergraduate Design Team Leader: Bulk Material Transporter
Secretary: Graduate Student Assembly (Aug. 2009 - May 2010)
Mentor: ”Fabrication of Shape Memory Alloy Composites”, Independent Study (Jan. 2010 - May 2010)
Spring 2010 Instructor: Engineering Design and Economics (Virginia Tech)
Honors & Awards
Paul E. Torgersen Chair: College of Engineering Graduate Student Committee (Aug. 2008 - May 2011)
Outstanding Graduate Student Award for College Service (Fall, 2006)
Williams, E.A. and Shaw, G. and Elahinia, M. H.. (Jul 2010). "Control of a an Automotive SMA Actuator", Journal of Mechatronics, 20 527-534.
Williams, E.A. and Elahinia, M. H.. (Dec 2008). "An Automotive SMA Mirror Actuator: Design and Experimental Evaluation", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 19 1425-1434.
Williams, E. and Hong, D. H.. (2009). "Development of a Shape Memory Alloy Composite Actuator for the Whole Skin Locomotion Robot", Proceedings from the 2009 ASME Conference on
Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems.
Williams, E. and Elahinia, M. H.. (2007). "Controller Development for an Automotive Shape Memory Alloy Actuator", Proceedings from the 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress
Williams, E. and Elahinia, M. H.. (2007). "Modeling and Simulations of a Two-Degree-of-Freedom SMA Actuator for Mirror Positioning", Proceedings from the International Mechanical
Engineering Congress and Exhibition, Chicago, IL.
Williams, E. and Elahinia, M. H.. (Feb 26, 2006). "Design of a Two Degree of Freedom Shape Memory Alloy Actuator for Mirror Positioning", Proceedings from the SPIE-NDE Conference, San Diego, CA.
Williams, E. and Elahinia, M. H. and Koo, J. H.. (Nov 7, 2005). "Control of a Tuned Vibration Absorber Based on SMA wires", Proceedings of 2005 IMECE, Orlando, FL.