Sohel Anwar

Sohel Anwar

Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Purdue University in Indianapolis, by courtesy)

SL 260F
723 W Michigan St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317-274-7640


  • BS Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 03/1986
  • MSc Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 08/1988
  • MS Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University, 08/1990
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona, 1995

Research Interests

  • Perception and Control for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Novel Sensor Development and Data Fusion
  • Advanced Diagnostics and Management of Large Capacity Batteries
  • Biomechanical Device Design and Control
  • Wind Turbine Modeling and Controls
  • Electrified Powertrains / Sustainable Mobility Systems

Awards and Recognitions

  • IUPUI Jaguars Favorite Professor Award. Fall, 2020.
  • Student agBOT team won 2nd Place in the 4th agBOT Challenge, West Lafayette, IN, May 16-18, 2019. Cash prize: $15,000.
  • Student agBOT team won 2nd Place in the 3rd agBOT Challenge, Rockville, IN, May 17-19, 2018. Cash prize: $10,000.
  • Terry Loghmani, S. Anwar, A. Alotaibi, S. Chien, and K. March, “Force Sensor Based Soft Tissue Massage Device”, PCT Patent Application No. 62/219,264, September 8, 2017.
  • Huq and S. Anwar, “Real-Time Soot Measurement in a Diesel Particulate Filter”. US Patent No. 9,151,205; Issued: October 6, 2015.

Selected Publications

Khan, Nazmuzzaman, Al-Hasan, Mohammad, and Anwar, Sohel, “Improving the Robustness of Object Detection through a Multi-camera based Fusion Algorithm using Fuzzy Logic”, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 4, 2021.

Alotaibi and S. Anwar, "A Fuzzy Logic Based Piezoresistive/Piezoelectric Fusion Algorithm for Carbon Nanocomposite Wide Band Strain Sensor," in IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 14752-14764, 2021, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3049081.

Sourav Pramanik and Sohel Anwar, “Look Ahead Based Control Strategy for Hydro-Static Drive Wind Turbine Using Dynamic Programming”, Energies, Vol. 13, Special Issue on Hydrokinetic Conversion, 2020, 20 pages.

Majid Deldar, Afshin Izadian, and Sohel Anwar, “A Decentralized Multivariable Control of Hydrostatic Wind Turbine Drivetrain”, Asian Journal of Control, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2020, pp. 1038-1051.

Khan, Nazmuzzaman, and Sohel Anwar. "Time-Domain Data Fusion Using Weighted Evidence and Dempster–Shafer Combination Rule: Application in Object Classification." Sensors19, no. 23 (2019): 5187.

N. Khan and S. Anwar, “Paradox Elimination in Dempster–Shafer Combination Rule with Novel Entropy Function: Application in Decision-Level Multi-Sensor Fusion”, Sensors, 19 (21), 2019, 4810;

Rayi, H. Yokota, and S. Anwar, “Analysis of Force Transmission in a Human Knee Joint using a Finite Element Analysis”, J. Biomedical Science and Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 6, 2019.

Arun C. Shekar and Sohel Anwar, “Particle Swarm Optimization Based SOC Estimation using Electrochemical Model for a Li Ion Battery”, batteries, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2019.

Deldar, A. Izadian, and S. Anwar, “Analysis of a hydrostatic drive wind turbine for improved annual energy production”, AIMS Energy, Vol. 6, No. 6, 2018, pp. 926-948.

Ahmed Alotaibi, Sohel Anwar, and M. Terry Loghmani, “Skin Modeling Analysis of a Force Sensing Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation Device”, ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 031002-1-11, April, 26, 2018.

Ammar E. Ali, Nicholas C. Libardi, Sohel Anwar, and Afshin Izadian, “Design of a compressed air energy storage system for hydrostatic wind turbines”, AIMS Energy, 6, No. 2, pp. 229-244, 2018 (doi: 10.3934/energy.2018.2.229)

Korupolu, S. Chien, H. Yokota, and Sohel Anwar, “Development of an Artificial Finger-Like Knee Loading Device to Promote Bone Health”, J. Biomedical Science and Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 11, pp 550-561, 2017 (

Ashiqur Rahman, Sohel Anwar, and Afshin Izadian, “Electrochemical Model-Based Condition Monitoring via Experimentally Identified Li-Ion Battery Model and HPPC”, Energies, Vol. 10, No. 9, pp 1266:1-16, August, 2017.

Ahmed Alotaibi, Sohel Anwar, Stanley Chien, and M. Terry Loghmani, “Force Measurement System for an IASTM Device: Design and Implementation”, ASME Journal of Medical Devices, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 031012-1-11, September, 2017.