• Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Zohaib Hasnain

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park — 2014
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park — 2012
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park — 2008

Research Interests

    • Autonomous System Architectures
    • Learning Architectures for Fluidic Systems
    • Model Based Approaches for Process Automation

Industry Experience

    • 5 years of experience working in and with the Aerospace industry
      • Smart materials for wing morphing for Airbus Europe
      • Aerodynamics and Thermal Engineer for Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip2 Unity
      • Printed landed pads for lunar landers, NIAC project with Masten Aerospace
      • Plume surface interaction modeling for Artemis projects with Masten Aerospace

Awards & Honors

  • 2008 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics member

Selected Publications

  • Prakash, K., Mohamed, M.N.G., Chakravorty, S, Hasnain, Z. “Structure Aided Odometry (SAO) : A Novel Analytical Odometry Technique Based on Semi-Absolute Localization for Precision-Warehouse Robotic Assistance in Environments with Low Feature Variation.” J Intell Robot Syst 102, 72 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10846-021-01427-w
  • Tangsali, K., Krishnamurthy, V. R., and Hasnain, Z. (November 13, 2020). "Generalizability of Convolutional Encoder–Decoder Networks for Aerodynamic Flow-Field Prediction Across Geometric and Physical-Fluidic Variations." ASME. J. Mech. Des. May 2021; 143(5): 051704. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4048221
  • Kuhns, R., Metzger, P., Kuhns, M., Hasnain, Z., and Tangsali, K., “Rocket Plumes and Aeolian-like Bedforms in Regolith.” 52nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, no. 2548, 2021.
  • Kuhns, M., Metzger, P., Hasnain, Z., and Zacny, K., “Instant Landing Pads for Lunar Missions.” ASCE Earth and Space Conference 2021: Space Exploration, Utilization, Engineering, and Construction in Extreme Environments.