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Nick Ohi

Ph.D. Student

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Office: ERB 117C

Phone: (304) 293-3632

A Short Bio:


Nick Ohi is a native of Morgantown, West Virginia and graduated in 2016 with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at WVU. While at WVU, he has worked as the lead programmer and software architect for the WVU IRL team competing in the NASA Sample Return Robot Centennial Challenge. He is responsible for designing and implementing the autonomous control system and mission planning algorithms for the WVU team's robot, named Cataglyphis. He also developed the flight software for the Global Positioning System - Precise Orbit Determination experiment payload being flown on the Simulation-To-Flight 1 CubeSat mission, West Virginia's first spacecraft.

In his spare time, Nick enjoys going on camping and hiking trips, snow skiing, water skiing, tennis, and golf. As a hobby, he also designs and builds Tesla Coils and other high voltage devices.






Research Interest:

- Autonomous Robotics Systems

- Path Planning

- Machine Learning

- Space Exploration