Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Bahram Ravani is Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Davis and past Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (7/96 to 7/01). Dr.
Ravani currently serves as Interim Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is a member of graduate programs in Biomedical Engineering and Forensic Science and Engineering. His research focuses on kinematics and dynamics, advanced stress analysis and design, computer-aided design and computations, collision mechanics and biomechanics, forensic evaluation of accidents and trauma, mechatronics and intelligent transportation systems. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Machine Design Award from American Society of Mechanical Engineers for Research Contributions in Kinematics and Computer-Aided Design (2005), the Dedicated Service Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2004), and the Gustus Larson Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievements in Mechanical Engineering within 10 to 20 years of Graduation from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.