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Shawn Midlam-Mohler promoted to director of Simulation Innovation Center
CAR fellow Shawn Midlam-Mohler was recently named director of Ohio State’s Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center (SIMCenter) where he had served as associate director since the center’s inception in 2013.
“Personally, being involved in the leadership of SIMCenter has been a great addition to my more traditional teaching and research duties. It has the same feel as launching a new business and I am excited to have the opportunity to continue moving SIMCenter forward over the next several years,” said Midlam-Mohler.
What started with a gift from Honda R&D Americas, SIMCenter is an interdisciplinary research center focused on advancing computer-aided engineering techniques in research, design and manufacturing in industry.
As the center moves toward its 4th year, Midlam-Mohler looks to continue “strengthening our research presence in simulation while also launching a number of new initiatives, such as our professional development program and a research consortium. Launching these new initiatives will allow us to better serve our industry partners as well as the students, staff and faculty within Ohio State.”
Midlam-Mohler, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is also lead faculty advisor for Ohio State's EcoCAR team, which won its third consecutive competition in May and supervises the Model-Based Design of Complex Systems Lab.