University of California, Irvine, 4301 Palo Verde Road, Irvine, CA



PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA                                                        Fall 2024

Specialization: MEMS Gyroscopes

Advisor: Andrei Shkel


M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Michigan State University East Lansing, East Lansing Michigan                                          Spring 2015

Specialization: MEMS nonlinear resonators

Advisor: Junghoon Yeom


B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Kharagpur), Kharagpur West Bengal India                   Spring 2012

Specialization: Vibration Analysis of Flexible Pendulum

Advisor: Ranjan Bhattacharya



PhD/Graduate Research Assistant

UCI MicroSystems Laboratory

University of California Irvine, Irvine CA (PI: Andrei Shkel)                                                09/2019-09/2024

  1. Investigated the Glassblowing process for the development of high symmetry fused quartz shell-based gyroscopes – simulation, quality factor-based optimization
  2. Analyze causes of imperfections using computer simulation models and develop a model for predicting the imperfections during the glass-blowing process and reduce frequency splits from 10Hz to about 1-2 Hz.
  3. Summarized Quarterly Progress Reports to Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  4. Conceptualize and experiment novel fabrication processes for MEMS gyroscopes.


Finite Element Analysis Research and Development Engineer

Shriram Pistons and Rings Ltd Delhi, Ghaziabad India                                               11/2018-09-2019

  1. Performed Finite Element Analysis on over 50 projects for the Piston assembly for all the major automotive companies like FORD, GM, TOYOTA, HONDA
  2. Simulated temperature, stress, safety factors, contact pressure, and wear on pistons in both gasoline and diesel engines
  3. Used Medina meshing software, Permas calculation software, and ANSYS to improve the piston design
  4. Reported results and presented to colleagues and superiors through written reports


Transmission and Driveline Design and Release Engineer

Altair Product Design/Ford Motor Company Livonia, Livonia MI                                        10/2015-08/2017

  1. Identify cost save ideas in by leading recycling efforts for various disposable parts like transmission solid seal sleeves which saved the company from near shutdown and critical timeline for 2020 delivery.
  2. Organized regular program management presentations, design rule checklists, DFMEA’s, supplier coordinated DVP&R, SCAAF (Special Characteristics Communication and Agreement Form)


Masters/Graduate Research Assistant

Nanomaterials, Nanomanufacturing, and Nanodevice (n3) Laboratory

Michigan State University East Lansing, East Lansing MI                                                    10/2013-05/2015

  1. Developed the batch fabrication process for a nonprismatic, heterogeneous microbeam structure, comprised of a silicon microcantilever with a polymer coupling that enables the integration of two dissimilar materials (e.g., silicon and polyimide) in a free-standing fashion.
  2. Created the feasibility in controlling the structural dimension and material properties such that the beam could be intentionally designed to exhibit a drastic change in the stiffness between two materials, which has been confirmed to be the basis of strong geometric nonlinearity.
  3. Published the results as a co-author in three conferences and a journal paper, the work has been acknowledged by multiple papers based on this seminal work.


Undergraduate Student Researcher

NonLinear Dynamics Laboratory

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur India                                                 08/2010-05/2012

  1. Stability analysis and design of Flexible damped pendulum using Mathieu Hill Equation
  2. Submitted a vetted report with a detailed analysis of the simulated behavior using MATLAB


Summer Intern

IIT Summer Internship Programme 2011

Reliance Industries Limited Jamnagar, Jamnagar India                                              05/2011-08/2011

  1. Efficiency Calculation of VGO(Vacuum Gas Oil)/CFP hydrogen gas sensor based Centrifugal Compressor
  2. Awarded full-time job offer due to excellent performance at the end of internship



Journal Papers (Peer-Reviewed)

  1. Asadi, K., Peshin, S., Yeom, J., Cho, H. Realization and Optimization of Internal Resonance in a Nonlinear Micromechanical Resonator. (submitted)
  2. Asadi, K., Li, J., Peshin, S., Yeom, J., & Cho, H. (2017). Mechanism of geometric nonlinearity in a nonprismatic and heterogeneous microbeam resonator. Physical Review B, 96(11), 115306.



Conference Presentation

  1. Asadi, K., Peshin, S., Yeom, J., & Cho, H. (2014, August, 17-20). Integration of intentional geometric nonlinearity for a broadband micro-mechanical resonator. ASME 2014 IMECE International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Montreal, Canada


Conference Papers (Peer-Reviewed)

  1. Asadi, K., Peshin, S., Yeom, J., & Cho, H. (2016, August). Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Nonlinear Resonances in a Si Microcantilever Constrained by a Polymer Attachment. In ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers Digital Collection.


Invited Talks

  1. Development of Soft Nanoimprint Lithography and Its Application in Nanowire Fabrication. Graduate Student Microsystems Symposium, Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI (04/2014).


Awards and Scholarships

2020 Inclusive Excellence Ambassador                                                                      05/2020

University of California Irvine


PhD Graduate Merit Fellowship                                                                                            09/2019

Samueli School of Engineering, University of California Irvine


Ford Motor Recognition Award                                                                                 11/2016,03/2017

Transmission and Driveline, Ford Motor Company


Merit Graduate Award                                                                                                05/2015

Graduate School, Michigan State University


Summer Teaching Award                                                                                                       08/2014

NSF funded BEACON High School Summer Institute Science Technology Center


Colucci Fellowship                                                                                                                  05/2013

Mechanical Engineering Department, Michigan State University


MS Graduate Scholarship                                                                                                       08/2012

College of Engineering, Michigan State University


Teaching and Mentoring

Primary Instructor

Nanoimprint Lithography, RET in Engineering and Computer Science                                            East Lansing, MI

NSF (1300794)/Michigan State University                                                                          05/2014-08/2014


Assistant Instructor

Computer Aided Design (MAE52)                                                                                   Irvine, CA

University of California Irvine                                                                                          04/2020-07/2020


Control Systems Laboratory (ME451)                                                                             East Lansing, USA

Michigan State University                                                                                      08/2012-01/2014


Technical Skills

Design Software

SolidWorks, AutoCAD, CATIA V5, MATLAB


Simulation Software

Comsol Multiphysics, Simulink, ANSYS, Minitab, Medina, Parmas



Microsoft Office, Latex, C++, R, Python, Jupyter Notebook, Ford WERS, DFMEA, DVP&R, SCAAF


Service and Outreach

  1. Mentor      Irvine, CA

International Student Graduate Ministry, UC Irvine                                                                  2019


  1. Alumni Mentor                Irvine, CA

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur                                                                     2015-present


  1. Core-Team member Bay Area, CA

NALANDA 2.0, Non-Profit                                                                                   2016-2017


  1. Community Mentor                                         Irvine, CA

Kashmir Overseas Association, USA                                                                              2017-present


  1. Volunteer       Kharagpur, India

Kshitij Technology Festival, IIT Kharagpur                                                                             2010


  1. Magazine Editor Nagbani, India

MHACS School, Jammu                                                                                               2008