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Expert in DFM, Smart Materials and Composites

Expert ID: 108415 Michigan, USA

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SMART MATERIAL; INTELLIGENT MATERIAL. Expert has published the first book in this field and pioneered work on fluid-based smart structures. He has extensive experience in all aspects of this embryonic field. In addition, Expert has provided his services to the auto industry, aerospace, and defense industries, and biomedical applications.

COMPOSITE MATERIAL. Expert has expertise in the DFM skills for polymeric materials. Using his modeling, simulations, and synthesis experience, he has taught workshops and teaches graduate level classes. He also understands vibrational response, modeling damping, hygrothermal behavior, and other related fields.

DESIGN ENGINEERING. Expert has published a book on design creativity. He has experience in problem defining, synthesis, evaluation, modeling, and analysis.

ELECTRORHEOLOGICAL FLUID. Expert has synthesized hydrous and anhydrous fluids. He has characterized the non-Newtonian behavior of these colloidal suspensions and used them in automotive and other smart materials applications.

FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS. Expert has taught graduate classes and workshops on this subject. He has done pioneering research on vibration analysis, variational formulations for this type of numerical technique (pertaining to composite materials), robots, machinery, and acoustics.

HIGH-SPEED MECHANISM DESIGN. He has designed high-speed mechanisms that mandate sophisticated elastodynamic analysis and is considered a pioneer in the field of composite materials and numerical integration skill. His experience is in the context of finite element models.

LINKAGE; RIGID-BODY DYNAMICS. Expert has extensive experience in the analysis and synthesis of rigid-body linkages, as well as high-speed mechanisms.

MACHINE DESIGN. He has extensive experience in traditional and nontraditional design protocols pertaining to machine elements, including contact stresses, fatigue deformations, and others.

PIEZOELECTRIC POLYMER. Expert understands the utilization of these functional materials for the synthesis of smart materials for actuation and sensing purposes.

PRODUCT DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURABILITY. Expert has written a book on this subject in the context of both metals and composites. He teaches graduate and undergraduate classes on this discipline.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan - Grand Rapids, Michigan - Warren, Michigan - Flint, Michigan - Sterling Heights, Michigan - Lansing, Michigan - Ann Arbor, Michigan - Livonia, Michigan - Dearborn, Michigan - Toledo, Ohio

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1976 Degree: PhD Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Dundee (Scotland)
Year: 1973 Degree: MS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne(England)
Year: 1972 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1982 to 2000 Employer: Michigan State University Title: Associate/Full Professor Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 1988 to 2000 Employer: Michigan State University Title: Co-Director Department: Intelligent Materials and Structures Lab Responsibilities:
Years: 1984 to 2000 Employer: Michigan State University Title: Co-Director Department: Machinery Elastodynamics Laboratory Responsibilities:
Years: 1978 to 1982 Employer: Wayne State Title: Assistant/Associate Professor Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 1977 to 1978 Employer: British Aerospace Title: Senior Design Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1975 to 1976 Employer: University of Dunde Title: Tutorial Assistant Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the American Academy of Mechanics, Sigma Xi, ASME, and ASM.
Awards / Recognition
Expert has received several honors and awards, including two Best Paper Awards and a 1989 Applied Mechanisms and Robotics Conference Award for Outstanding Contribution in the design of Mechanisms and Robotics (kinematics, dynamics, design, materials, and manufacturing), with M.V. Gandhi.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has authored and coauthored numerous technical publications, as well as chapters of books and two books. He has also authored or coathored numerous conference publications and other reports. He has been instrumental in leading and planning many sessions at technical conferences. He has coauthored three U.S. Patents, one of which is titled "Ultra-Advanced Intelligent Composite Materials for Active Vibration Control Applications."

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Expert was Visiting Professor from March-June 1986 at the Institut Fuer Getriebetechnik und Maschinendynamik, Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule, Aachen, West Germany.

Fields of Expertise

active vibration control, composite material, design for manufacturability, electrorheological fluid, finite element analysis, high-speed mechanism design, intelligent material, linkage, linkage analysis, machine design, piezoelectric polymer, rigid-body dynamics, smart material, vibration modeling, ideation, colloidal suspension, composite material design for manufacturability, nonlinear dynamic response, component design, smart material application, active control, laminate material, dynamic balance, computer-aided design, aramid fiber reinforced plastic, shape-memory metal, shape-memory material, computer-aided robotic design, chopped-fiber composite, computer-aided manufacturing, random-fiber composite, shape-memory alloy, mechanical variable measurement, mechanical system resonance, fiber-reinforced composite, stress measurement, strain measurement, particle suspension (mixture), design for manufacture and assembly, design engineering, composite material micromechanics, robot, phase (matter), innovation, reinforced composite, vibration isolation, vibration, structural composite, statics, robotics, robot structural material, polymer matrix composite, piezoelectric transducer, optical fiber, motion measurement, solid mechanical property, manipulator, kinematics, graphite epoxy composite, flexible manufacturing, flexible-fixturing technology, epoxy matrix composite, epoxy laminate, elastic vibration, dynamics, deformation analysis, damping capacity, computer integrated manufacturing, composite structure, carbon fiber reinforced plastic, biomechanics, balancing, automotive engineering, automotive composite, audio acoustics

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