November 27, 2012

World-renowned vehicle engineering researcher joins UAB School of Engineering

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Vladimir_VantsevichVladimir V. Vantsevich, Ph.D., joins the UAB School of Engineering as a new professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is a leading specialist worldwide in dynamics, energy and fuel efficiency, and mobility of multi-wheel drive vehicles. He is also the founding director of the master of science in Mechatronic Systems Engineering Program and the Laboratory of Mechatronic Systems at Lawrence Technological University in Michigan.

Vantsevich, author of five technical books and more than 100 research papers, specializes in inverse and direct dynamics of mechanical and mechatronics systems with vehicle and robotic applications. He developed inverse ground vehicle dynamics, which is the basis of his optimization of power distribution among drive wheels and control of vehicle performance.

Honda recently donated a cutaway of complete car machines to the School of Engineering specifically for Vantsevich’s research and teaching. In collaboration with industry, Vantsevich will continue to enhance research and education endeavors at UAB in designing passive/active differentials, wheel power vectoring systems, integrated vehicle mechatronic systems, individual wheel drives, and innovative robotic systems.

Vantsevich earned his Ph.D. and Sc.D., the highest degree in the former U.S.S.R., from Belarusian National Technical University. He holds 30 certified inventions and is well known in the American Society of Mechanical Engineering as well as the Society of Automotive Engineering, International Society for Terrain Vehicle Systems and Association for Unmanned Systems International. He is founder and editor of two book series: Robotics Engineering and Ground Vehicle Engineering. He is an editor of the Journal of Terramechanics and a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems and Journal of Multi-body Dynamics.

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