Graduate Researchers

Rajesh Saranam, Ph.D. Student (2013-2019)

Rajesh pursued a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering advised by Dr. Brian Paul.  He is from the southern part of India. He received his B.Dc. in Metallurgical and Material engineering in 2009 from the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India, and his M.S. in Materials Science from Oregon State University in 2013. His research areas are advanced nano coating (deposit anti-reflective coatings on glass surface) and joining (diffusion brazing of Ni super alloys).

Natalie Traut

Natalie Traut, Diploma Student (Winter-Spring 2012)

Natalie received her Diploma in Industrial Engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany (2012). Her diploma thesis research, supervised by Dr. Haapala, focused on remanufacturing of wave energy generators, and was conducted within the Industrial Sustainability Laboratory.

Gorka Rodrigo Asensio

Gorka Rodrigo Asensio (Fall 2010 - Winter 2011)

As a research intern, Gorka assisted in performing life cycle assessment of a hypothetical wind park using publicly available data from the Bonneville Power Administration. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.

Babak Lajevardi

Babak Lajevardi (Spring 2010)

Babak assisted in preliminary research of manufacturing systems optimization on the basis of economic and environmental factors. He grew up in Tehran, Iran and received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in Tehran (1999), an MBA from Royal Roads University in Canada (2007), and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering-Engineering Management from California State University (2009) and Oregon State (2012). He is now pursuing his Ph.D. at Oregon State.