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Shawn Midlam-Mohler promoted to director of Simulation Innovation Center

Shawn Midlam-MohlerShawn Midlam-MohlerShawn Midlam-Mohler, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and a fellow of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), was recently named director of Ohio State’s Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center (SIMCenter). Midlam-Mohler has served as associate director of the SIMCenter since its 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 fourth 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 also serves as the lead faculty advisor for Ohio State's EcoCAR team, which won its third consecutive competition in May, and he supervises the Model-Based Design of Complex Systems Lab.

- Originally published by Colleen Herr, Center for Automotive Research