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Fresno State Transportation Institute

Current Student Fellows

Graduate Fellows

Vajidullah

Vajidullah Molvizadah

MS in Industrial Technology

Jordon College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Vajidullah is an international graduate student originally from Afghanistan majoring in Industrial Technology at California State University, Fresno. Vajidullah is working for Fresno State Transportation Institute (FSTI) as a website and social media editor and involving in the K-12 Railroad Model competition. He is also a president of the Robotics Club, where he does projects based on engineering and industrial technologies and working on his senior project with Dr. Athanasios Alexandrou and Professor Matthew Crowder about converting a Gasoline car into a Hybrid car for Fall 2022 final year project. 

 

Shubham

Shubham Rana

MS in Civil Engineering   

Lyles College Of Engineering

Shubham is an international graduate student from India majoring in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Transportation Engineering. He interned for a construction company and after that he decided to pursue his masters in the United States. Shubham is in his third semester where he already worked as an instructional student assistant and teaching assistant under Dr. Wright and Dr. Roa simultaneously and now he's working as a Graduate Research Fellow at FSTI researching with Dr. Aly Tawfik on Public Opinion and Acceptance of different types of roundabouts.

 

Former Student Fellows

Graduate Fellows

marina

Marina Lima

MS in Civil Engineering

Lyles College Of Engineering

Marina is a graduate student of Masters program in Civil Engineering at California State University, Fresno. Marina Lima has worked on the design and development of the K-12 Railroad Model competition at  Fresno State Transportation Institute (FSTI). She is the author of the competition's manuals and has developed research about recent developments in transportation technology for regional air mobility. Marina Lima received recognition for academic excellence and leadership. She's the  president of the International Transportation Engineers (ITE) student chapter at Fresno State and also works full-time as a project engineer in a local engineering company.

 

Rony

Subhadip Sarkar

MS in Mechanical Engineering

Lyles College of Engineering

Subhadip aka Rony is an MS Mechanical Engineering graduate student with the Lyles College of Engineering at California State University, Fresno. Rony is currently leading the K-12 Hands-on Outreach Activities at Fresno State Transportation Institute. He has designed and developed the Activities and their supporting Lesson Plans. To date, he has led over 11 individual sessions consisting of over 250 students from over 13 different schools. His research area includes the development of active materials for Lithium-ion batteries using 3D printing methods and micro plasma-based surface modification methods for efficient electrochemical energy storage. He is currently the Vice-President of the Materials Research Society (MRS) of Fresno State and is actively involved in campus activities.

 

Utsav

Utsav Shah

MS in Civil Engineering

Lyles College Of Engineering

Utsav is an International Graduate student from India majoring in Civil Engineering with a focus on Transportation Engineering. Utsav has worked as an Asst. Civil Engineer for 4.5 years in India and later he decided to pursue his master in the United States. Utsav is in his third semester researching with Dr. Aly Tawfik on Analysis of Freight Movements in the San Joaquin Valley. 

 

Undergraduate Fellow

lucca

Lucca Lorenzi

Degree in Media, Communication and Journalism

College of Arts and Humanities

Lucca has a degree in Media, Communication and Journalism with an option in Public Relations and minors in Multimedia Arts and Italian Studies. In 2017, he founded “Pack It Up For Packard,” an art supply and book drive for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital-Stanford that, to date, has donated over 7,000 supplies and books (both in English and Spanish) in efforts to restock their art therapy program and children’s library. In addition, he is a Fresno State Smittcamp Family Honors College Scholar and enjoys working with organizations, including the Central California Red Cross, Valley Children's Healthcare, California Water Institute and the Fresno State Transportation Institute. 

Throughout all of his work, Lucca works to promote the healing power of creativity.

 

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