Monika Ivantysynova
Maha Research Center at 1500 Kepner Dr.

1500 Kepner Dr
Lafayette, IN, 47905
Ph: (765) 447-1609
Fax: (765) 448-1860

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The Maha Fluid Power Research Center is a member of the Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power

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The Maha Research Center is a member of Fluid Power Net International (FPNI), a world-wide organization involved in promoting fluid power networking and awareness.


Click the logo above for details pertaining to the 6th FPNI PhD Symposium hosted at Purdue University in June 2010.

Hydraulic Powertrains and Hybrid Systems -- Spring2014

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Congratulations to Prof. Ivantysynova For Being Elected to SAE Fellow Grade!

We are happy to announce that Prof. Monika Ivantysynova has been awarded the SAE Fellow Grade of Membership, which is SAE’s premier membership grade, intended to “honor and recognize important engineering, scientific, and leadership achievements to enhance the status of SAE’s contributions to the profession and to society.”

The SAE Fellows Committee selected Prof. Ivantysynova for her outstanding achievements in fluid power research, developing energy efficient systems for mobile vehicle applications. Prof. Ivantysynova was honored during the SAE 2014 World Congress and Exhibition held in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. during the week of April 6, 2014. Below is a picture of Monika receiving her award at the Awards Ceremony.

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April 14, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Rohit Hippalgaonkar on a Successful Ph.D. Defense!

We are glad to announce that Rohit successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on Apr. 03, 2014. Rohit joined the Maha team under Prof. Ivantysynova’s direction in June 2010, and his research focused on power management and motion control strategies for hydraulic hybrid mobile multi-actuator machines with displacement controlled actuators.

Rohit and his expertise will be missed by the Maha team, but we wish him the best of luck in his future. Below are a few pictures from the defense and the festivities / challenges afterward.

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April 07, 2014

Aachen HP Award Won by a Former Maha Researcher!

Congratulations to Dr. Davide Cristofori, whose PhD dissertation titled "ADVANCED CONTROL STRATEGIES FOR MOBILE HYDRAULIC APPLICATIONS" received the Aachen HP Award during the International Fluid Power Conference IFK2014 (Aachen, Germany, March 24-26, 2014). The Aachen HP Award is awarded to persons who have distinguished themselves by outstanding studies in the field of Fluid Power.

In the picture, Dr. Andrea Vacca (Davide's former PhD advisor) is presenting Davide with his award during the 9th IFK banquet.

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April 01, 2014

The First Issue of the International Journal of Fluid Power Published by Taylor & Francis is now Available

We are happy to announce that the first issue of the International Journal of Fluid Power published by Taylor & Francis is now available online. Please check the journal's website for the latest issue.

The journal will continue to be published three times annually. Authors should submit their papers to the International Journal of Fluid Power. Taylor & Francis is currently preparing an online submission tool, which will become available during the next few months. In the mean time, authors should continue to send their papers to Prof. Monika Ivantysynova or Susan Gauger.

March 21, 2014

2014 FPNI PhD Symposium will be Organized in Participation with the FPST Division of the ASME

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has announced that the 2014 Fluid Power Net International (FPNI) PhD symposium will be organized with active participation of the Fluid Power Systems and Technology (FPST) Division of the ASME. This initiative on joint conferences will allow increased visibility for FPST and also easy access of ASME web tools and resources for FPNI.

Please click here to access the web site and to submit papers.

Below is the symposium’s revised publication schedule:

- March 14, 2014: Submission of Full-Length Draft Paper for Review

- April 14, 2014: Author Paper Review Complete and/or Acceptance Notification

- April 25, 2014: Submission of Copyright Form

- April 28, 2014: Submission of Final Paper

February 28, 2014

The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Features Maha's New Steering Technology in TLT Magazine!

We are glad to announce that Maha's research involving a novel efficient steering technology is featured by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Tribology & Lubrication Technology (TLT) magazine in the January 2014 Issue, pp. 10-11. The research is led by Maha Professor Monika Ivantysynova and Ph.D. Candidate Naseem Daher.

Please click here for the magazine's main webpage, and click here for the January 2014 issue to see the published article.

February 26, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Sujan Dhar on a Successful Ph.D. Defense!

We are happy to announce that Sujan successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on Jan. 24, 2014. Sujan joined the Maha team under Prof. Vacca’s direction in 2010 and his research topics included CFD simulation of flow in lubricating gaps of external gear machines, and studying the effect of the flow in lubricating gaps on the performance and efficiency of the gear machines.

Sujan will be missed by the entire Maha team, and we wish him the best of luck in his future. Below are a few pictures from the defense and the celebration after.

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January 29, 2014

Maha's 2013 Annual Report is Now Available Online

We are glad to share with you the 2013 Annual Report, which includes the main highlights of last year and a brief summary of the ongoing research activities at our lab. Please click the link below to download and view the report. We look forward to having another successful year in 2014!

Maha 2013 Annual Report

January 22, 2014

Maha Welcomes Two New Visiting Scholars

The Maha team welcomes the following scholars:

Dr. Xuewen Du, Associate Professor, Head of Technical Teacher Education Department, College of Educational Science and Technology, Zhejiang University of Technology, China

Dr. Zhongsheng Sun, Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

Both scholars will stay at Maha for one year.

January 15, 2014 Click for People

Maha’s Research on Steering Technology Featured by ASABE Resource Magazine!

The ongoing research at the Maha Fluid Power Research Center involving efficient steering technologies is featured by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Resource magazine in the January/February 2014 Issue, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 17-19. The research is led by Maha Professor Monika Ivantysynova and Ph.D. Candidate Naseem Daher.

Please click here for the magazine's main webpage, and click on Current Resource Issues for the current issue to see the article as published.

January 09, 2014

Exciting News – The International Journal of Fluid Power will now be published by Taylor & Francis!

Starting January 1, 2014 the International Journal of Fluid Power will be published by Taylor & Francis. This change of publisher will bring several new features for authors, reviewers and readers as well as the editorial team. The scope, content and layout of the Journal will remain unchanged; however, we might work with Taylor & Francis on a new cover layout later next year. The Journal has a new webpage, where past and new issues will be available for downloading.

Please click here for the Journal's NEW webpage.

Please click here for the Journal's OLD webpage.

December 20, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Davide Cristofori on a Successful Ph.D. Defense!

We are happy to announce that Davide successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on Nov. 22, 2013. Davide joined the Maha team under Prof. Vacca’s direction in 2010 to research oscillation damping in valve controlled hydraulic machines through adaptive control strategies.

Davide will be missed by the entire Maha family, and we wish him good luck in his career. Below are a few pictures from the defense and the celebration after.

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November 27, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Marco Zecchi on a Successful Ph.D. Defense!

After spending four years at the Maha Lab, Marco successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on November 21, 2013. Marco made phenomenal contributions to the understanding of axial piston pumps lubrication and tribological interfaces. The team will definitely miss his great research and expertise. We congratulate Marco and wish him the best of luck in his future!

Below are a few pictures from the defense and the party after.

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November 24, 2013 - Click for People

Congratulations to Naseem Daher for Receiving the 2013 SAE Excellence in Oral Presentation Award from ComVEC!

We are glad to announce that Naseem Daher was selected to receive the 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Excellence in Oral Presentation Award from the Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (ComVEC). Naseem’s presentation titled “Pump Controlled Steer-by-Wire System” was selected by those in attendance of the ComVEC that was held on Oct. 1-3, 2013 in Rosemont, Illinois, USA.

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November 22, 2013

Congratulations to Prof. Ivantysynova for Receiving Three More Patent Awards!

Congratulations to Prof. Monika Ivantysynova and her co-inventors for receiving the following patent awards:

- U.S. Patent No. 8,277,352: Power split transmission with energy recovery

- U.S. Patent No. 8,453,441: System and method for pump-controlled cylinder cushioning

- U.S. Patent No. 8,454,469: Power split transmission with energy recovery

Prof. Ivantysynova was recognized at the ninth annual Inventors Recognition Reception hosted by Purdue Research Foundation on Nov. 20, 2013. Click here for the Purdue News Release.

Pictured below are the new patent plaques in their new home after joining their siblings in Monika’s office!

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November 22, 2013

Congratulations to Anthony Franklin for Being Selected as a Purdue Momentum Maker!

We are happy to announce that Anthony Franklin, Maha lab manager, has been featured in the Purdue Momentum Makers October 2013 edition. Please click here for the complete article.

We are grateful to Anthony for all that he does to our lab, which would not be a world-class research facility without his professional services and competences.

October 31, 2013

Congratulations to Enrique Busquets and Yangqiao Zheng for their SURF Achievement!

We are happy to report that Yangqiao's article entitled "Linear Controller Establishment for Displacement-control Pump Switching System" has been published in The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium. Yangqiao was mentored by Enrique during the summer 2013 semester as part of the SURF program.

October 18, 2013

Congratulations to Davide, Ashley, Ram, and Rohit for Winning CCEFP Awards!

We are proud to report that several Maha graduate students received awards during the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) annual meeting that was held in Sarasota, Florida on Oct. 9-11, 2013. A poster show session was organized on the opening evening where CCEFP students got to present their research in front of judges and other interested members of the center. Davide Cristofori won third place award, while Ashley Wondergem, Ram Sudarsan Devendran, and Rohit Hippalgaonkar received Honorable Mentions for their posters.

October 14, 2013

Maha’s Research on Steering Technology Featured in Purdue News

The research on energy-efficient steer-by-wire technology, which is under investigation by doctoral student, Naseem Daher, and Prof. Monika Ivantysynova at the Maha Fluid Power Research Center, was featured in the latest news release by Purdue News.

We thank Purdue News for their work, and we look forward towards increasing the exposure of the research being conducted at Maha.

To learn more about the new steering technology and other research projects, please click below for the official Purdue News Release:

New steering tech for heavy equipment saves fuel, ups efficiency

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September 24, 2013

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