Faculty Profile

Dr. Roshanak Nilchiani, PhD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR *
Building: Babbio
Room: 538
Phone: 201.216.8542
Fax: 201.216.5541
Email: rnilchia@stevens.edu
School:  School of Systems & Enterprises
Department:  School of Systems and Enterprises
Program:  Systems Engineering / Space Systems Engineering / Infrastructure Systems
Research Center:  Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises
Education
Ph.D in Aerospace Systems Engineering                                           2005
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Master of Science in Engineering Mechanics/Nanotechnology        2002
University of Nebraska-Lincoln      
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering                               1998
Sharif University of Technology 
Research
  • Resilience and Sustainability in Critical Infrastructure Systems
  • Systems Design and Operations under Uncertainty
  • System of Systems Design and Management
  • Aerospace Systems Engineering
General Information
Dr. Roshanak Nilchiani has joined the faculty of the School of Systems and Enterprises in 2006. She received her Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at MIT, where she worked on flexible space systems design, particularly for communications satellites and DARPA's Orbital Express program. During her time at MIT she also worked on projects related to JPL's Next Generation Mars Rover and Nuclear-powered missions to Mars. She has also served as a mission anaysis and design consultant to 4Frontiers, a commercial space exploration company aiming at commercial colonization of Mars, the moon and near earth asteroids.

At Stevens, Dr. Nilchiani is engaged in research n risk-based complex engineering systems design and critical infrastructure systems resilience, with particular focus on energy, transportation and telecommunications infrastructure. She has also engaged in resesarch on system of systems testing and evaluation, dynamics of disruptive technologies, systems and enterprise architecture.
Professional Societies
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Society of Satellite Professionals
Courses
  • SYS 611 Simulation and Modeling