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Yonas Tadesse
Assistant Professor-Mechanical Engineering
Office MailstopECSN, Room No.: 3.204 
Email Address  ytt110030@utdallas.edu    Primary Phone Number 972-883-4556    Media Contact
Keywords Humanoid robotics, emerging applications of smart materials, sensors, and actuators, mechatronic system, multimodal energy harvesting, modeling, controls and biomimetics.   
 Professional Preparation
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 DegreeMajorInstitutionYear
 PhDMechanical EngineeringVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University2009
 M TechMechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology Bombay2005
 B.S.Mechanical EngineeringAddis Ababa University2000
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Research Interests
Humanoid robotics, emerging applications of smart materials, sensors, and actuators, mechatronic system, multimodal energy harvesting, modeling, controls and biomimetics.
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forthcoming
H. Kim, Y. Tadesse and S. Priya “Chapter 1: Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting”, Energy Harvesting Technologies (Hardcover) by Shashank Priya (Ed.), Daniel J. Inman (Ed.), Springer.
Book chapters
2012
Tadesse, Yonas; Villanueva, Alex; Haines, Carter; Novitski, David; Baughman, Ray and Priya, Shashank “Hydrogen fuel-powered bell segments of biomimetic jellyfish” Smart materials and structure, IOP Science, vol. 21 (2012) (17pp)
Peer reviewed
2012
Tadesse, Yonas and Priya, Shashank “Graphical Facial Expression Analysis and Design Method: An Approach to Determine Humanoid Skin Deformation” Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics Vol. 4, Issue 2, 021010(16 pages), May 2012.
Peer reviewed
2011
Tadesse, Yonas; Hong, Dennis and Priya, Shashank “Twelve Degree of Freedom Baby Humanoid Face using Shape Memory Alloy Actuators” Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics vol.3, pp.1-18 (2011).
Peer reviewed
2011
Marin, Anthony; Tadesse, Yonas; Bhalla, Amar and Priya, Shashank "Multimodal Vibration Harvester Using Inductive and Magnetostrictive Mechanisms." Integrated Ferroelectrics, vol. 125, issue 1, pp 111-122 (2011)
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Major Honors and Awards
  • Biography listed in Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 11th edition
  • Featured article, Multimodal energy harvesting system: piezoelectric and electromagnetic, featured in “the 50 Most-Frequently Read Articles in 2008, 2009, 2010”†), Journal of Intelligent materials Systems and Structure.
  • Featured article, Polypyrrole composite actuator, in “most accessed articles of 2008” in Smart materials and structure, IOP Science.
  • Membership, ASME, IEEE, SPIE, NSBE and ACS
  • Scholarship, STEM Automation and robotics research Institute, UTA Texas, 2005-2007.
  • Meritorious contribution: in soccer team, Indian institute of Technology, Bombay, 2004-2005.
  • Scholarship, Indian institute of Technology, Bombay, India, 2003-2005.
  • Great distinction: (NOE), National Ethiopian School Leaving Exam Certificate, 1995.

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