Shahin Nudehi, Ph.D., P.E.

Shahin Sabokdast Nudehi profile

Shahin Nudehi, Ph.D., P.E. Professor of Mechanical Engineering 219.464.5123 Gellersen Hall, Room 136


B.S.- Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
M.S.- Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
M.S.- Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University-East Lansing USA
Ph.D.- Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University-East Lansing USA
M.S.-Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison USA

  • Licensed Professional Engineer – Indiana
  • Analysis of Transients in Power Systems (EMTP)
  • Power System Protection: Applications and Performance Analysis
Courses Taught

Mechanical Engineering Department:

  • Automatic Control
  • Automatic Controls Laboratory
  • Circuit Laboratory
  • Electric Machine Laboratory
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Heat Power Laboratory
  • Heat Transfer
  • Manufacturing Laboratory
  • Measurement Laboratory
  • Mechatronics
  • Vibrations
  • Senior Design I and II
  • Thermodynamics-I
  • Vibrations Laboratory

Electrical Engineering Department:

  • Electric Machines and Drivers

Dalian University in China:

Research Interests
  • Power Systems Control and Stability
  • Acoustic and Vibrations 
  • Electrochemistry 
  • Nonlinear and Robust Control Theories
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Tau Beta Pi
Selected Publications
  • Robert Palumbo, Luke Venstrom, Shahin Nudehi, “ High-Temperature Solar Thermal Electrochemistry with Metal Oxides”, Journal of World Scientific Publishing Company, 2022 (
  • Shahin Nudehi, Peter Krenzke, Luke Venstrom “Pyrheliometer Control Design for the Solar Energy Research Facility at Valparaiso University”, IEEE 2020 American Control Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • Rachel Silcox*, Laura Engerer, Shahin Nudehi, and“Solar thermal decoupled water electrolysis process III: The anodic electrochemical reaction in a rotating disc electrode cell”, Journal of Chemical Engineering Science, 2020.
  • Luke Venstrom, Shahin Nudehi “Measurement of the Natural Convection Heat Transfer in a Magnesium Oxide Electrolytic Cell Concept”, Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, 2020.
  • Rachel Silcox*, Shahin Nudehi, Jon Schoer, Carol Larson, Luke J. Venstrom, Robert Palumbo,  Richard B. Diver, “Electrolysis in a Hybrid Thermochemical Water-Splitting Cycle Based on Cobalt Oxide”, ASME 2019 Conference on Energy Sustainability, July14-17, Bellevue, WA.
  • Shahin Nudehi; Luke Venstrom, “Temperature Control of a Guard Heater using Fuzzy Logic”, ASME 2019 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Oct-9 to Oct-12, Park City, Utah. 
  • Nudehi, S. S., Duncan, G. S., and Venstrom, L. J., 2019. “Heliostat attitude control strategy in the solar energy research facility of Valparaiso university”. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, pp. 1–32, 2019.
  • Kurdi, M., Nudehi, S., and Duncan, G. S., 2019. “Tailoring plate thickness of a Helmholtz resonator for improved sound attenuation”. Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 141(3), pp. 34-50, 2019.
  • Nudehi, S. S., Newendyke, R., Antonides, D., and Zange, T., 2018. “Speed control of shunt-wound dc motors using switching technique”. In ASME 2018 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, September 30–October 3, 2018.
  • Shahin Nudehi; Carol Larson; William Prusinski, Dan Kotfer, Jordan Otto, Evan Beyers, Jonathan Schoer,” Solar thermal decoupled water electrolysis process II: An extended investigation of the anodic electrochemical reaction” Chemical Engineering Science, Volume 181, May 2018, Pages 159-172.
  • Shahin Nudehi, Shaffer Dehmlow, and Devin Clark, “Position Control of a Floating Ball in a Vertical Air Stream” ASME 2017 IMECE Conference, Nov 3-9, Tampa, Florida.
  • Shahin Nudehi, Ryan Taylor, and Amanda Jaacks, “Speed Control of a Shunt DC motor with an Axial Fan” ASME 2017 IMECE Conference, Nov 3-9, Tampa, Florida.
  • M. Korenko, C Larson, K.Blood, R.Palumbo, S. Nudehi, R. Diver, D. Blood, and L. Venstrom, “Technical and economic evaluation of a solar thermal MgO electrolysis process for magnesium production”, Journal of Energy, Volume 135, 15 September 2017, Pages 182-194.
  • N. Leonard, M. Korenkoa, C. Larson, K. Blood, L.J. Venstrom, S. Nudehi, S. Duncan, R. Diver, F. Simko, J. Priscak, J. Schoer, P.T. Kissinger, R. Palumbo,” The Thermal electrolytic production of Mgo: A discussion of the electrochemical reaction kinetics and requisite mass transfer processes”. Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 148, pp. 155-169, July 2016
Books Published
  • Analysis of Machine Elements Using SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2022 co-wrote by John R. Steffen
  • PI in a proposal submitted to Indiana Space Grant Consortium. Received $5000.00 to create a Gyroscopic Tilt Control at Valparaiso University, 2019. 
  • PI in a proposal submitted to Indiana Space Grant Consortium. Received $5000.00 to create a wireless pyrheliometer for Solar Research Facility at Valparaiso University, 2018. 
  • Received the 2017 Valparaiso University Alumni Award for Continuing Education; Total of $2500.00.
  • Co-PI in a proposal submitted to the US Department of Energy. Received $2.3M to develop Magnesium from Magnesium Oxide using Solar Energy, 2014.
  • Co-PI in a proposal submitted to NSF. Received $290,000.00 to study the feasibility of using Solar Energy to generate Hydrogen, 2014.