Ph.D , Virginia Tech, Mechanical Enginneering, Feb 2018

M.S., Virginia Tech, Mechanical Engineering, 2014

B. S., Virginia Tech, Mechanical Engineering, May 2012


Research Areas of Expertise

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech in the field of design optimization and sensitivity analysis. Specialization in systems with impacts and discontinuities in trajectories with application to multibody systems.



PhD Dissertation: "Modeling, Sensitivity Analysis, and Optimization of Hybrid, Constrained Mechanical Systems"



S. Corner, C. Sandu, A. Sandu, "Modeling and sensitivity analysis methodology for hybrid dynamical systems", Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems. 



Corner, S., Sandu, A. & Sandu, C. Adjoint sensitivity analysis of hybrid multibody dynamical systems. Multibody Syst Dyn (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11044-020-09726-0  https://arxiv.org/pdf/1802.07188.pdf





I am a R&D engineer specialized in modeling complex multibody systems and creating custom MBD libraries in FORTRAN, Dymola and Matlab. Currently working on developing a real time MBD library for a racing car simulator.

Knowledge and expertises include 

Physics and Simulation: modeling a wide range of multibody dynamic systems, suspension systems, engine power systems.

Mathematics for Machine Learning and optimization: sensitivity analysis of nonlinear differential-algebraic equations, tangent linear and adjoint models, backward propagations for neural networks 

Control: linear, non-linear, adaptive control .




  • Strong fundamentals in control theory base, linear and non-linear.
  • Strong fundamentals in design optimization and sensitivity analysis.
  • Strong fundamentals in modeling constrained dynamical systems.
  • Strong fundamentals in deep learning and machine learning.
  • Strong fundamentals in mathematics and 3D physics.
  • Proficiency in MATLAB (Symbolic toolbox, SimMechanics, Simulink).
  • Experience with hardware/software integration.
  • Experience with CAD softwares.
  • Capacity to work in a collaborative environment with variety of personalities and cultures (four languages speaking).

Contact : sebastiencorner@gmail.com

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