Parsaoran Hutapea

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Bio

Dr. Hutapea is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has more than fifteen years of experience in research and development of composite and smart materials for microelectronics/optoelectronics, biomedical, and energy applications. He has received funding from private, state, and federal agencies. Currently, he is receiving funding from the Department of Defense (DOD) CDMRP PCRP to develop a smart needle, and from DOD DURIP to establish an SEM core facility. Dr. Hutapea is the Director of the Composites Laboratory and the Nano Instrumentation Center.

Degrees

  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2000
  • M.S. Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1997
  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1995

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Temple University, 2010-present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Temple University, 2004-2010
  • Research Scientific Staff, Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2005-present

Recent Publications

  • F. O. M. Joseph, M. Kumar, P. Hutapea, Y. Yu, A. Dicker, T. K. Podder, “Effects of Tissue Interference On Electromagnetic Sensor and Ultrasound Imaging Sensing for Robot-Guided Needle Interventions,” Medical Physics, June 2015, doi: 10.1118/1.4925550.
  • B. Konh, M. Honarvar, P. Hutapea, “Design Optimization Study of a Shape Memory Alloy Active Needle for Biomedical Applications,” Medical Engineering and Physics, Vol. 37, No. 5, pp. 469-477, 2015.
  • B. Konh, N. V. Datla, P. Hutapea, “Feasibility of SMA Wire Actuation for an Active Steerable Cannula,” Journal of Medical Devices, Vol. 9, No. 3, 021002-021002-11, 2015.
  • N. V. Datla, P. Hutapea, “Flexure-based Active Needle for Steering Within Soft Tissue,” Journal of Medical Devices, June 2015, doi:10.1115/1.4030654.
  • M. Honarvar, B. Konh, T. K. Podder, A. P. Dicker, Y. Yu, P. Hutapea, “X-ray Diffraction Investigations of Shape Memory NiTi Wire,” Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, June 2015, doi: 10.1007/s11665-015-1574-2.
  • F. M. Orlando, M. Kumar, K. Franz, B. Konh, P. Hutapea, Y. Zhao, A. P. Dicker, Y. Yu, T. K. Podder, “Control of Shape Memory Alloy Actuated Flexible Needle using Multimodal Sensory Feedbacks,” Journal of Automation and Control Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 428-434, 2015.
  • M. Honarvar, N. V. Datla, B. Konh, T. K. Podder, A. P. Dicker, Y. Yu, P. Hutapea, “Study of Unrecovered Strain and Critical Stresses in One-Way Shape Memory Nitinol,” Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Vol. 23, No. 8, pp. 2885-2893, 2014.
  • N. V. Datla, B. Konh, M. Honarvar, T. K. Podder, A. P. Dicker, Y. Yu, P. Hutapea, “A Model to Predict Deflection of Bevel-Tipped Active Needle Advancing in Soft Tissue,” Medical Engineering and Physics, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 285 - 293, 2014.

Research Interest

  • Mechanics of Composite and Smart Materials
  • PEM Fuel Cells
  • Manufacturing

Funding Sources

  • Department of Defense
  • National Science Foundation
  • Nanotechnology Institute
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection