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Reza Kashani


Full-Time Faculty

School of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Email: Reza Kashani
Phone: 937-229-3017
Kettering Laboratories Room 363 B


Selected Publications

  • Monfort, J., & Kashani, R. (2011). Low-frequency thermoacoustic instability mitigation using adaptive-passive acoustic radiators. ASME/AIAA International Gas Turbine Institute Conference and Exhibit, June, in Vancouver, Canada. (paper GT2011‑46642)
  • Mazdeh, A., & Kashani, R. (2011). Distributed parameter acoustic modeling of a perforation with bias flow. ASME/AIAA International Gas Turbine Institute Conference and Exhibit, June, in Vancouver, Canada. (paper GT2011‑46649) 
  • El-Sinawi, A. H., & Kashani, R. (2006). Improving surface roughness in turning using optimal control of tool radial position. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 167(1), 54-61. 
  • Yu, Z., Hallinan, K. P., Bhagat, W., & Kashani, R. (2002). Electrohydrodynamically augmented micro heat pipes. AIAA J. of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 16(2), 180-186.

Selected Patents

  • ‘Active air isolation,’ patent application submitted May 2009.
  • ‘Electronic bass trap for reducing very low frequency colorization in a listening room,’ U.S. Patent 7,190,796 B1, issued March 13, 2007.
  • ‘System and method for actively damping boom noise in a vibro-acoustic enclosure,’ U.S. Pat. 7305094, filed January 11, 2002.
  • 'Active boom noise damping,' U.S. Patent 5,974,155, issued October 26, 1999.

Selected Research and Work

  • Kashani, R. (PI) Acoustic instability control in aircraft engines, Phase II Air Force Wright Laboratories. 2007-2009, Subcontractor to DEICON, Inc. $90,000.
  • Kashani, R. (PI) Acoustic instability control in aircraft engines, Phase I Air Force Wright Laboratories. 2003-2005, $100,000.
  • Kashani, R. (PI) Active boom noise damping in a SUV, DaimlerChrysler Corp., 1999-2001, $120,000.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 1998 Dynamic Systems and Control Division of the ASME Certificate of Appreciation for Chairing the Active and Passive Noise and Vibration Control Panel of 1997-98 ASME-IMECE.
  • 1995 SAE Ralph A. Teetor Educational Award.

Courses Taught


  • MEE314- Computational Methods
  • MEE439- Dynamic Systems and Controls


  • MEE590- Statistical Process Control by Monitoring and Feedback Adjustment
  • MEE551- Noise and Vibration Control
  • MEE527- Automatic Control Theory
  • MEE519- Analytical Dynamics


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1979
  • B.S., Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, 1977

Professional Activities

  • Organized symposia on Noise and Vibration Control at the ASME IMECE
  • Prepared and conducted short courses and training in ‘Feedback Control’ at Caterpillar Corp, John Deere Corp, and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
  • Consulting work on Noise and Vibration Control Miller Valentine Corporation in Ohio and a number of luxury watercrafts (yachts) in the Mediterranean

Research Interests

  • Control of dynamic systems with special interest in sound and vibration control, as well as Control of Manufacturing Processes.