Ilya Avdeev

Ilya Avdeev

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Director, Lubar Entrepreneurship Center (LEC)
  • Co-Founder and Executive Director, UWM Student Startup Challenge
  • Director (PI), Milwaukee Regional Energy Education Initiative

Founder and Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Design Laboratory


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2003
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, St. Petersburg State Technical University, Russia, 1999
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, St. Petersburg State Technical University, Russia, 1997

Research Focus

  • Real-time and reduced-order modeling (Digital Twin)
  • Design of energy storage systems
  • Design thinking in engineering education


  • Avdeev, M. Martinsen and A. Francis, Rate- and Temperature-Dependent Experimental Characterization of a Multilayer Polymer Separator,” Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (2014), 23:315-325.
  • P.L. Menezes, M.R. Lovell, I.V. Avdeev, J.-S. Lin and C.F. Higgs III, Studies on the Formation of Discontinuous Chip during Rock Cutting Using an Explicit Finite Element Model, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (2014), 70:635-648.
  • Tribological and Mechanical Design Considerations for Wave Energy Collecting Devices, Andrew Fronek, Michael Nosonovsky, Ben Barger and Ilya Avdeev in Green Tribology: Green Energy and Technology, pp. 607-619, Springer, 2012
  • Dynamic Radiography Imaging as a Tool in the Design and Validation of a Novel Intelligent Amputee Socket, George Papaioannou, Dimitris Tsiokos, Goeran Fiedler, Christos Mitrogiannis, Ilya Avdeev, Jake Wood, and Ray McKinney in Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing: Recent Trends, pp. 91-112, Springer, 2010.
  • Avdeev and M. Shams, Vascular stents: Coupling full 3-D with reduced-order structural models, 2010 IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 10 (DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/10/1/012133).
  • R. Amano, I. Avdeev, R. Malloy and M. Z. Shams, Power Performance Test on Different Design of Wind Turbine Rotor Blade, International Journal of Sustainable Energy,iFirst 2011, 1-18. DOI: 10.1080/14786451.2011.599491.
  • C. Jewart, K. Chen, B. McMillen, M. Bails, S. Levitan, J. Canning and I. Avdeev, “Sensitivity enhancement of fiber Bragg gratings to transverse stress by using microstructural fibers,” Optics Letters, V. 31, No. 15, pp. 2260-2262 (2006).
  • M. Bails, J. Martinez, S. Levitan, J. Boles, I. Avdeev, M. Lovell and D. Chiarulli, “Performance Simulation of a Microwave Micro-Electromechanical System Shunt Switch Using Chatoyant,” Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, V. 44, pp. 1-18 (2005).
  • Avdeev, M. Gyimesi, M. Lovell and D. Ostergaard, “Strongly Coupled 3-D Finite Element Transducer,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, V.14, pp. 1491-1502 (2004).
  • M. Gyimesi, I. Avdeev and D. Ostergaard, “Finite Element Simulation of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) by Strongly Coupled Electro Mechanical Transducers,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, V.40, N2, pp. 557-560 (2004).
  • I.V. Avdeev, M.R. Lovell and D. Onipede, Jr., “Modeling In-Plane Misalignments in Lateral Combdrive Transducers,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, V.13, pp. 809-815 (2003).
  • J.S. Vipperman, D. Li, I. Avdeev and S.A. Lane, “Investigation of the Sound Transmission into an Advanced Grid-Stiffened Structure,” Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, V.125, N3, pp. 257-266 (2003).
  • D. Onipede, I Avdeev and G. Sterlacci, “Finite Element Modeling of Smart Composite Plates Reinforced by NiTi Shape Memory Alloy Wires,” Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 4348, pp. 328-337 (2000).