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Graduate Students

SIMCenter needs the best possible students to work on demanding yet rewarding projects. Students affiliated with SIMCenter have the opportunity to interact with industry leaders and use industry-standard tools, leading to excellent career prospects after graduation.

SIMCenter does not support graduate students directly; rather, they are supported by the faculty that conduct research through SIMCenter. Students who are interested in a certain area of computational engineering should approach faculty that work in these areas

After finishing their work at SIMCenter, many graduate students move on to careers at companies like Honda R&D Americas, General Motors, Delphi Technologies and others. Many recount their experience at SIMCenter as a key role in their success.

SIMCenter has been almost exclusively responsible for preparing me for my job at Honda R&D Americas, as I do not know of many other places at Ohio State I would have encountered the type of work I do.

My coursework has been a complement to my work here at SIMCenter over the past few years, instead of my work being a complement to my courses. I have interacted with industry many times over the years, gotten many viewpoints into automotive engineering as a whole, and developed invaluable skills which put me ahead of many of my peers who focused more on coursework as a means for acquiring skills.

- Clayton Thomas, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2018

The work I did at SIMCenter is directly related to my job role as an engineer designing hybrid drive systems at Schaeffler Group.

I have gained the practical knowledge and skills required for this job from working on various projects at SIMCenter. Also, I got to improve my interpersonal skills by working in a professional environment such as SIMCenter, which will be useful in my future work life.

- Ullekh Gambhira, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2018

My favorite thing about SIMCenter is the opportunity to interact with different industry partners. I have a job offer from Delphi Technologies as a functional safety engineer.

SIMCenter has definitely helped me prepare for this job. To start with, Dr. Midlam-Mohler recommended that I take the course Fault Diagnostics in Dynamical Systems, which makes the basis for this job. Dr. Tulpule helped me at times when I was in doubt with the project in the course.

The whole staff has been very supportive of my research as well as with any other concerns that I had.

- Kepin Kavathia, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2018

Graduate students interested in using SIMCenter’s software resources should make a request through their advisor. If access to a particular software package is needed for a credit-bearing class, the request can be made through your course instructor.