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Christopher D. Rahn

Christopher Rahn

Christopher D. Rahn graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 1985 and from the University of California, Berkeley with a M.S. in 1986. After three years as a Research and Development Engineer at Ford Aerospace, he returned to Berkeley to pursue a Ph.D. After graduating from Berkeley in 1992, Dr. Rahn joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University. In 2000, he moved to the Pennsylvania State University where he is the J. ‘Lee’ Everett Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Dean for Innovation in the College of Engineering, Director of the Mechatronics Research Laboratory, and Co-Director of the Battery and Energy Storage Technology Center. His research work on the modeling, analysis, design, and control of mechatronic systems has resulted in three books (including Battery Systems Engineering), over 200 peer-reviewed publications, and several patents. An ASME Fellow, Dr. Rahn is the Technical Editor of an ASME journal and chaired an ASME technical committee and the executive committee of the ASME Design Engineering Division.