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MAE Seminar: “Active and Nonlinear Wave Propagation for Engineered Systems: Applications in Structures and Communication Devices”
April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This talk will overview current research being carried-out on active and nonlinear wave propagation in engineered systems, including metastructures, topological insulators, and jointed structures. Application of the research will be discussed in the context of active and passive control of waves for communication devices, such as multiplexiers/demultiplexers and amplitude-based signal filtering; wave-based predictive modeling of nonlinear, jointed structures; and structures incorporating anechoic terminations. The talk will conclude with open research questions and suggestions for follow-on research.
Michael J. Leamy joined the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, as an Assistant Professor in August, 2007. He was latter promoted to Associate Professor (2012) and Professor (2018). He received his B.S. from Clarkson University (1993), and his M.S., and Ph.D. (1995, 1998) from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, all in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to his position at Georgia Tech, Professor Leamy worked as an Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy (West Point, NY), a Research Scientist at the MITRE Corporation (McLean, VA), a Research Associate at the NASA Langley Research Center (Hampton, VA), and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Israel’s Institute of Technology (Technion). Professor Leamy’s research interests are in emerging and multidisciplinary areas of engineering science, with an emphasis on nonlinear dynamical behavior in structures, materials, and complex systems. Emerging engineering materials of particular interest include acoustic metamaterials, topological insulators, and reciprocity-breaking nonlinear lattices. Other nonlinear dynamical systems of interest include hybrid vehicle powertrains and vehicle accessory drives. He has received the Distinguished Achievement Award (1998) from the University of Michigan, a Koret Foundation Fellowship (1998) from the Technion, the Army’s Superior Civilian Service Award (2003), the Lockheed Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2010), and the Lloyd Hamilton Donnell Best Paper Award from Applied Mechanics Reviews (co-recipient, 2016). In addition, he was named a Fellow by ASME (2014), and a Woodruff Faculty Fellow (2017) by the George Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. His past and current editorial positions include serving as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Vibration and Acoustics (2011-2017), Wave Motion(2017-Present), Applied Mechanics Reviews (2018-Present), and Nonlinear Dynamics (2019-Present). Professor Leamy’s research program has been supported by the Ford Motor Corporation, General Motors, Honeywell Inc., Ferrari S.p.A.,ThyssenKrupp Elevator America, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the Army Research Office, and the Office of Naval Research.