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Alexander F Vakakis

Alexander F Vakakis
Alexander F Vakakis
Donald Biggar Willett Professor
(217) 333-3048
3003 Mechanical Engineering Lab

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Education

  • PhD in Applied Mechanics, Department of Applied Mechanics, California Institute of Technology, 1990
  • MSc in Advanced Applied Mechanics, Diploma of Imperial College, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, 1985
  • Diploma Degree of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece, 1984

Academic Positions

  • Affiliate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, UIUC, August 2008-date
  • W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UIUC, August 2008-July 2013
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, UIUC, August 2004-August 2008
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, August 2001-August 2008
  • Professor, Department of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Technical University of Athens, 2001-2008
  • Faculty Fellow, Department of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, UIUC, 1999-2001
  • Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (100%), UIUC, August 1999 - August 2001
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Technical University, Athens, Greece (during sabbatical leave), September 1996-January 1997
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (100%), UIUC, August 1995 - August 1999
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (100%), UIUC, August 1990–August 1995
  • Executive Teaching Assistant, Department of Applied Mechanics, California Institute of Technology, October 1989-June 1990
  • Research Assistant, Department of Applied Mechanics, California Institute of Technology, June 1989-October 1989
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Applied Mechanics, California Institute of Technology, October 1987-June 1988

Other Professional Employment

  • Research Assistant, Research Center for National Defense, Athens, Greece, March 1986-Sept 1987 (during military conscription in the Hellenic Army)

Major Consulting Activities

  • NES Technologies, Inc., 2003 – date, Principal, Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors.

Short Courses

  • Targeted Energy Transfer in Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Nonlinear System Identification of Broad Applicability, A.F. Vakakis (organizer) and D.M. McFarland, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Workshop, Dayton, OH, August 10-12, 2009.
  • Vibration Testing and Identification of Linear and Nonlinear Systems, J.-C. Golinval and G. De Roeck (co-ordinators). Seven lectures on fundamentals of nonlinear dynamics, Stability, Identification and Control in Nonlinear Structural Dynamics (SICON) short course, Marie Curie Action (European Commission), University of Liege, Liege, July 6-10, 2009.
  • Nonlinear Normal Modes: A Useful Framework for the Structural Dynamicist, G. Kerschen, M. Peeters and A.F. Vakakis. Preconference Course 105, 27th International Modal Analysis Conference – IMAC-XXVII, Orlando, FL, February 8, 2009.
  • Advanced Nonlinear Strategies for Vibration Mitigation and System Identification, A.F. Vakakis (co-ordinator), L.A. Bergman, D.M.McFarland, O. Gendelman, L.I. Manevitch, G. Kerschen. International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM) Course, Udine, Italy, June 16-20, 2008.

Research Areas

  • Applied Physics
  • Computation and Applied Math
  • Dynamics & Controls
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Security and Defense
  • Solid Mechanics and Materials
  • Transportation

Books Authored or Co-Authored (Original Editions)

Books Edited or Co-Edited (Original Editions)

Chapters in Books

  • G. Kerschen, A.F. Vakakis, "Modal Analysis of Nonlinear Mechanical Systems," Contributed chapter in the Society of Engineering Mechanics (SEM) Handbook of Experimental Structural Dynamics, R. Allemang, P. Avitabile (eds.), 2020.
  • S. Dhamasena, R. Potekin, L.A. Bergman, A.F. Vakakis, H. Cho, "Intentional Strong Nonlinearities in Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)," Chapter in Contributions to Advanced Dynamics and Continuum Mechanics, H. Altenbach, H. Irschik, V. Matveenko (eds.), Advanced Structured Materials 114, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019.
  • K.J. Moore, M. Kurt, M. Eriten, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, A.F. Vakakis, "Elements of a Nonlinear System Identification Methodology of Broad Applicability and Application to Bolted Joints," Chapter in The Mechanics of Jointed Structures, Recent Research and Open Challenges for Developing Predictive Models for Structural Dynamics, M.R.W. Brake (ed.), Springer Verlag, Berlin, ISBN: 978-3-319-56816-4 (Print), 978-3-319-56818-8 (Online), 2018.
  • Cho, H., L.A. Bergman, M.-F. Yu, and A.F. Vakakis, "Intentional Nonlinearity for Design of Micro/Nanomechanical Resonators," Contributed chapter in Nanocantilever Beams Modeling, Fabrication and Applications, M. Zaghloul, and I. Voiculescu (eds.), Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd, ISBN 978-981-4613-23-1 (Hardcover), 978-981-4613-24-8 (eBook), 2015.
  • Vakakis A.F., "Analytical Techniques for Nonlinear Periodic Media," Wave Propagation in Linear and Nonlinear Periodic Media," F. Romeo and M. Ruzzenne (eds.), International Center for Mechanical Sciences (CISM) Courses and Lectures, Springer Verlag, Berlin and New York, 2013.
  • Manevitch, L., and A. F. Vakakis, “Exact Solutions for a Discrete System Undergoing Free Vibro-impact Oscillations,” Dynamics of Vibro-Impact Systems, V.I. Babitsky, ed., Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2001.
  • Vakakis, A. F., “Nonlinear Vibrations: Nonlinear Normal Modes,” Encyclopedia of Vibration, S. G. Braun, D. J. Ewins, S. S. Rao, eds., Academic Press, London, 2001.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • C. Wang, Q. Zhang, A.F. Vakakis, "Wave Transmission in 2D Nonlinear Granular-Solid Interfaces, Including Rotational and Frictional Effects," Granular Matter , in press.
  • J.D.E. Dalisay, K.J. Moore, L.A. Bergman, A.F. Vakakis, "Effects of Nonlinear Stores on the Dynamics of a Computational Model Airplane," AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 57, No. 5, 938 - 957, 2020.
  • A. Mojahed, J. Abderezaei, M. Kurt, L.A. Bergman, A.F. Vakakis, "A Nonlinear Reduced-Order Model of Corpus Callosum Under Coronal Excitation," Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 142, No. 9, 091009 (8 pages), Paper No. BIO-19-1353, 2020.
  • M. Gzal, B. Fang, A.F. Vakakis, L.A. Bergman, O.V. Gendelman, "Rapid Non-resonant Intermodal Targeted Energy Transfer (IMTET) due to Vibro-impact Nonlinearity," Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 101, 2087–2106, 2020.
  • C. Wang, A. Kanj, A. Mojahed, S. Tawfick, A.F. Vakakis, "Experimental Landau-Zener Tunneling (LZT) for Wave Redirection in Nonlinear Waveguides," Physical Review Applied, Vol. 14, 034053, 2020.
  • L. Fang, A. Darabi, A. Mojahed, A.F. Vakakis, M.J. Leamy, "Broadband Non-reciprocity with Robust Signal Integrity in a Triangle-Shaped Nonlinear 1D Metamaterial," Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 100, 1-13, 2020.
  • Q. Zhang, W. Li, J. Lambros, L.A. Bergman, A.F. Vakakis, "Pulse Transmission and Acoustic Non-reciprocity in a Granular Channel with Symmetry-Breaking Clearances," Granular Matter, Vol. 22, No. 20, 2020.
  • R. Potekin, S. Peshin, J. Yeom, S. Kim, L.A. Bergman, A.F. Vakakis, H. Cho, "Ultra-broadband Microresonators with Geometrically Nonlinear Stiffness and Dissipation," Physical Review Applied, Vol. 13, 014011, 2020.
  • C. Wang, S. Tawfick, A.F. Vakakis, "Irreversible Energy Transfer, Localization and Non-reciprocity in Weakly Coupled, Nonlinear Lattices with Asymmetry," Physica D, Vol. 402, No. 15, 132229, 2020.
  • A. Blanchard, L.A. Bergman, A.F. Vakakis," Vortex-Induced Vibration of a Linearly-Sprung Cylinder with an Internal Rotational Nonlinear Energy Sink in Turbulent Flow," Nonlinear Dynamics (Special Issue in Memory of Professor Ali H. Nayfeh), Vol. 99, 593-609, 2020.
  • K.J. Moore, M. Kurt, M. Eriten, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, A.F. Vakakis, "Time-series-based nonlinear system identification of strongly nonlinear attachments," Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 438, 13-32, 2019.
  • A. Mojahed, J. Bunyan, S. Tawfick, A.F. Vakakis, "Tunable Acoustic Nonreciprocity in Strongly Nonlinear Waveguides with Asymmetry," Physical Review Applied, Vol. 12, 034033, 2019.
  • A. Mojahed, O.V. Gendelman, A.F. Vakakis, "Breather Arrest, Localization and Acoustic Non-reciprocity in Dissipative Nonlinear Lattices," Journal of Acoustical Society of America (Special Issue on Non-reciprocal and Topological Wave Phenomena in Acoustics), Vol. 146, No.1, 826-842, 2019.
  • A. Darabi, L. Fang, A. Mojahed, M.D. Fronk, M.J. Leamy, A.F. Vakakis, "Broadband Passive Nonlinear Acoustic Diode," Physical Review B, Vol. 99, No. 21, 214305, 2019.
  • A.B. Blanchard, L.A. Bergman, A.F. Vakakis, A.J. Pearlstein, "Coexistence of Multiple Long-Time Solutions for Two-Dimensional Laminar Flow past a Linearly-Sprung Circular Cylinder with a Dynamically Nonlinear Internal Attachment," Physical Review Fluids, Vol. 4, No. 5, 054401, 2019.
  • S. Dharmasena, Z. Yang, S. Kim, L.A. Bergman, A.F. Vakakis, H. Cho, "Ultimate Decoupling between Surface Topography and Material Functionality in Atomic Force Microscopy Using an Inner-paddled Cantilever," ACS Nano, Vol. 12, No. 6, 5559-5569, 2018.
  • A.F. Vakakis, A. Blanchard, "Exact Steady States of the Periodically Forced and Damped Duffing Oscillator," Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 413, 57-65, 2018.
  • K.J. Moore, M. Kurt, M. Eriten, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, A.F. Vakakis, "Wavelet-Bounded Empirical Mode Decomposition for Vibro-Impact Analysis," Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 93, No. 3, 1559-1577, 2018.
  • J. Bunyan, K.J. Moore, A. Mojahed, M.D. Fronk, S. Tawfick, M.J. Leamy, A.F. Vakakis, "Acoustic Non-reciprocity in a Lattice Incorporating Nonlinearity, Asymmetry and Internal Scale Hierarchy: Experimental Study," Physical Review E, Vol. 97, 052211, 2018.
  • R. Potekin, S. Dharmasena, H. Keum, S. Kim, L.A. Bergman, A.F. Vakakis, H. Cho, "Multi-frequency Atomic Force Microscopy Based on Enhanced Internal Resonance of an Inner-Paddled Cantilever," Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Vol. 273, 206-220, 2018.
  • K.J. Moore, J. Bunyan, S. Tawfick, O.V. Gendelman, S. Li, M.J. Leamy, A.F. Vakakis, "Non-Reciprocity in the Dynamics of Coupled Oscillators with Nonlinearity, Asymmetry and Scale Hierarchy," Physical Review E, Vol. 97, No. 1, 012219, 2018.
  • Z. Zhang, L.I. Manevitch, V. Smirnov, L.A. Bergman, A.F. Vakakis, "Extreme Nonlinear Energy Exchanges in a Geometrically Nonlinear Lattice Oscillating in the Plane," Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 110, 1-20, 2018.
  • A. Vakakis, "Passive Nonlinear Targeted Energy Transfer," Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, Theme Issue on Nonlinear Energy Transfer in Dynamical and Acoustical Systems (O.V. Gendelman and A.F. Vakakis Eds.), Vol. 376, 20170132, 2018.
  • Zhang, Y., D.M. McFarland, and A.F. Vakakis, "Propagating Discrete Breathers in Forced One-dimensional Granular Networks: Theory and Experiment," Granular Matter, Vol. 19, 59, 2017.
  • Tumkur, R.K.R., A. Blanchard, A.J. Pearlstein, A. Masud, O.V. Gendelman, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis, "Intermediate Reynolds Number Flow past a Sprung Circular Cylinder with an Internal Nonlinear Rotational Dissipative Element," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 828, 196-235, 2017.
  • Haris, A., E. Motato, M. Mohammadpour, S. Theodossiades, H. Rahnejat, and M. O. Mahony, A.F. Vakakis, L.A. Bergman, and D.M. McFarland, "On the Effect of Multiple Parallel Nonlinear Absorbers in Palliation of Torsional Response of Automotive Drivetrain," International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, Vol. 96, 22-35, 2017.
  • Chiacchiari, S., F. Romeo, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis, "Vibration Energy Harvesting from Impulsive Excitations via a Bistable Nonlinear Attachment," International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, Vol. 94, 84-97, 2017.
  • Moore, K.J., M. Kurt, M. Eriten, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis, "Wavelet-Bounded Empirical Mode Decomposition for Measured Time Series Analysis," , Journal of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 99, No.15, 14-29, 2018.
  • Blanchard, A., L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis, "Passive Suppression Mechanisms in Laminar Vortex-Induced Vibrations of a Sprung Cylinder with a Strongly Nonlinear, Dissipative Internal Oscillator," Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol.84, 081003, 2017.
  • Tsakmakidis, K.L., L. Shen, S.A. Schulz, X. Zheng, J. Upham, X. Deng, H. Altug, A.F. Vakakis, and R. W. Boyd, "Breaking Lorentz Reciprocity to Overcome the Time-Bandwidth Limit in Physics and Engineering," Science, Vol.356, Issue 6344, 1260-1264, 2017.
  • Blanchard, A., L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis, "Targeted Energy Transfer in Laminar Vortex-induced Vibration of a Spung Cylinder with an Internal Nonlinear Dissipative Rotator", Physica D, Vol. 350, 26-44, 2017.
  • Potekin, R., S. Dharmasena, H. Cho, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis, "Cantilever Dynamics in Higher-Harmonic AFM for Enhanced Material Characterization," International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol.110-111, 332-339, 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2016.11.013
  • Zhang, Y., D. Pozharskiy, D.M. McFarland, P.G. Kevrekidis, I.G. Kevrekidis, and A.F. Vakakis, "Experimental Study of Nonlinear Resonances and Anti-resonances in a Forced Ordered Granular Chain," Experimental Mechanics, Vol.57, 505-520, 2017.
  • Haris, A., E. Motato, S. Theodossiades, H. Rahnejat, P. Kelly, A.F. Vakakis, L.A. Bergman, and D.M. McFarland, "A Study on Torsional Vibration Attenuation in Automotive Drivetrains Using Absorbers with Smooth and Non-smooth Nonlinearities," Applied Mathematical Modeling, Vol. 46, 674-690, 2017.
  • Wierschem, N.E., S.A. Hubbard, J. Luo, L.A. Fahnestock, B.F. Spencer, Jr., D.M. McFarland, D.D. Quinn, A.F. Vakakis, and L.A. Bergman, "Response Attenuation in a Large-scale Structure Subjected to Blast Excitation Utilizing a System of Essentially Nonlinear Vibration Absorbers," Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 389, 52–72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2016.11.003, 2017.
  • Krack, M., N. Aboulfotoh, J. Twiefel, J. Wallaschek, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis, "Towards Understanding the Self-Adaptive Dynamics of a Harmonically Forced Beam with a Sliding Mass," Archive of Applied Mechanics, doi: 10.1007/s00419-016-1218-5, 2016.
  • Motato, E., A. Haris, S. Theodossiades, M. Mohammadpour, H. Rahnejat, P. Kelly, A.F. Vakakis, D.M. McFarland, and L.A. Bergman, "Targeted Energy Transfer and Modal Energy Redistribution in Automotive Drivetrains," Nonlinear Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s11071-016-3034-4, 2016.
  • Remick, K., D.D. Quinn, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis, "High-Frequency Vibration Energy Harvesting from Repeated Impulsive Forcing utilizing Intentional Dynamic Instability Caused by Strong Nonlinearity," Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 1-20, doi: 10.1177/1045389X16649699, 2016.
  • Remick, K., D.D. Quinn, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis, "High-Frequency Vibration Energy Harvesting from Impulsive Excitation utilizing Intentional Dynamic Instability Caused by Strong Nonlinearity," Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 370, 259-279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2016.01.051, 2016.
  • Gendelman, O.V., V. Zolotarevskiy, A.V. Savin, L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis, "Accelerating Oscillatory Fronts in a Nonlinear Sonic Vacuum with Strong Nonlocal Effects," Physical Review E, Vol. 93, 032216, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.93.032216, 2016.
  • Jeong, B., C. Pettit, H. Keum, J. Lee, J. Kim, S. Kim, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, A.F. Vakakis, H. Cho,"Microcantilever System Incorporating Internal Resonance for Multi-Harmonic Atomic Force Microscopy," Nanotechnology, Vol. 27, No. 12, 125501, doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/27/12/125501, 2016.
  • Krack, M., L.A. Bergman, and A.F. Vakakis, "Absorption of Resonant Vibrations in Tuned Nonlinear Jointed Structures," Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Vol. 138, No. 2, 021001, doi: 10.1115/1.4032000, 2016.
  • Hasan, M.A., A.F. Vakakis, and D.M. McFarland, "Nonlinear Localization, Passive Wave Arrest and Traveling Breathers in Two-Dimensional Granular Networks with Discontinuous Lateral Boundary Conditions," Wave Motion, Vol. 60, 196-219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wavemoti.2015.10.001, 2016.
  • Al-Shudeifat, M.A., A.F. Vakakis, and L.A. Bergman, "Shock Mitigation by Means of High-Frequency Nonlinear Targeted Energy Transfers in a Large-Scale Structure," Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 11, No. 2, 021006, 2016.
  • Yang, Z., B. Jeong, A.F. Vakakis, and S. Kim, "A Tip-Tilt-Piston Micromirror with Elastomeric Universal Joint Fabricated via Micromasonry," IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS) Letter, Vol. 24, No. 2, 262-264, doi: 10.1109/JMEMS.2015.2405032, 2015.
  • Bunyan, J., A.F. Vakakis, and S. Tawfick, "Mechanisms for Impulsive Energy Dissipation and Small Scale Effects in Micro-Granular Media," Physical Review E, Vol. 92, 062206, 2015.
  • Zhang, Y., K. Moore, D.M. McFarland, and A.F. Vakakis, "Targeted Energy Transfers and Passive Acoustic Wave Redirection in a Two-dimensional Granular Network Under Periodic Excitation," Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 118, 234901, doi: 10.1063/1.4937898, 2015.
  • Bunyan, J., A.F. Vakakis, and S. Tawfick, "Mechanisms for Impulsive Energy Dissipation and Small Scale Effects in Micro-Granular Media," Physical Review E, Vol.92, 062206, 2015; also arXiv:1508.00771 [cond-mat.mtrl-sci], http://arxiv.org/abs/1508.00771.
  • Pozharskiy, D., Y. Zhang, M.O. Williams, D.M. McFarland, P.G. Kevrekidis, A.F. Vakakis, and I.G. Kevrekidis, "Nonlinear Resonances and Anti-resonances of a Forced Sonic Vacuum," Physical Review E, Vol. 92, 063203, http://arxiv.org/abs/1507.01025, 2015.
  • Luo, J., N.E Wierschem, S.A. Hubbard, L.A. Fahnestock, D.D. Quinn, D.M. McFarland, B.F.Spencer Jr., A.F.Vakakis, and L.A. Bergman, "Large-Scale Experimental Evaluation of a System of Nonlinear Energy Sinks for Seismic Mitigation," Engineering Structures, Vol. 77, 34-48, 2014.
  • Jeong, B., H. Cho, H. Keum, S. Kim, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, W.P. King, and A.F. Vakakis, "Complex Dynamics in the Limit of Weak Coupling of a System of Microcantilevers Connected by a Geometrically Nonlinear Tunable Nanomembrane," Nanotechnology, Vol. 25, No. 46, 465501, 2014.
  • Manevitch, L.I., and A.F. Vakakis, "Nonlinear Oscillatory Acoustic Vacuum," SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Vol. 74, No.6, 1742-1762, 2014.
  • Hubbard, S.A., D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, A.F. Vakakis, and G. Andersen, "Targeted Energy Transfer Between a Wind-tunnel Model Wing and a Winglet-housed Nonlinear Energy Sink," AIAA Journal, Vol. 52, No. 12, 2633-2651, 2014.
  • Hu, H., H. Cho, S. Somnath, A.F. Vakakis, and W.P. King, "Silicon Nano-Mechanical Resonators Fabricated using Tip-based Nanofabrication," Nanotechnology, Vol. 25, 275301, doi:10.1088/0957-4484/25/27/275301, 2014.
  • Hubbard, S.A., R.L. Fontenot, D.M. McFarland, P.G.A. Cizmas, L.A .Bergman, T.W. Strganac, and A.F. Vakakis, "Transonic Aeroelastic Instability Suppression for a Swept Wing by Nonlinear Targeted Energy Transfer," AIAA J. Aircraft, doi: 10.2514/1.C032339, 2014.
  • Jeong, B., H. Cho, M.-F. Yu, A.F. Vakakis, D.M. McFarland, and L.A. Bergman, "Modeling and Measurement of Geometrically Nonlinear Damping in a Microcantilever-Nanotube System," ACS Nano, Vol. 7, No. 10, 8547–8553, doi: 10.1021/nn402479d, 2013.
  • Hasan, M.A., S. Cho, K. Remick, A.F. Vakakis, D.M. McFarland, and W.M. Kriven, "Primary Pulse Transmission in Coupled Steel Granular Chains Embedded in PDMS Matrix: Experiment and Modeling," International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 50, 3207, 3224, 2013.
  • Jayaprakash, K.R., Y. Starosvetsky, A.F Vakakis, and O.V. Gendelman, "Nonlinear Resonances Leading to Strong Pulse Attenuation in Granular Dimer Chains," Journal of Nonlinear Science, Vol. 23, No.3, 363-392, doi: 10.1007/s00332-012-9155-0, 2013.
  • Starosvetsky, Y., M.A. Hasan, A.F. Vakakis, and L.I. Manevitch, "Strongly Nonlinear Beat Phenomena and Energy Exchanges in Weakly Coupled Granular Chains on Elastic Foundations," SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Vol.72, No.1, 337-361, 2012.
  • Sapsis, T. P., D.D. Quinn, A.F. Vakakis, and L.A. Bergman, "Effective Stiffening and Damping Enhancement of Structures with Strongly Nonlinear Local Attachments," Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Vol. 134, No.1,2012.
  • Vakakis, A. F., L.A. Bergman, D.M. McFarland, Y.S. Lee, and M. Kurt, "Current Efforts Towards A Nonlinear System Identification Methodology of Broad Applicability," Invited Forward Look Article, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Vol.225, pp. 2497-2515, 2011.
  • Starosvetsky, Y. and A. F. Vakakis,"Primary Wave Transmission in Systems of Elastic Rods with Granular Interfaces," Wave Motion, Vol. 48, No. 7, pp. 568-585, 2011.
  • Jayaprakash, K.R., Y. Starosvetsky, and A. F. Vakakis, "A New Family of Solitary Waves in Granular Dimmer Chains with No Pre-compression," Physical Review E, Vol. 83, 036606, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.83.036606, 2011.
  • Sapsis T.P., A. F. Vakakis, and L. A. Bergman, "Effect of Stochasticity on Targeted Energy Transfer from a Linear Medium to a Strongly Nonlinear Attachment," Probabilistic Mechanics, Vol. 26, pp. 119-133, doi: 10.1016/j.probengmech.2010.11.006, 2011.
  • Manevitch L.I., Y. A. Kosevich, M. Mane, G. Sigalov, L. A. Bergman, and A. F. Vakakis, "Towards a New Type of Energy Trap: Classical Analog of Quantum Landau-Zener Tunneling," International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, Vol. 46, No.1, pp. 247-252, 2011.
  • Lee, Y. S., A.F. Vakakis, D.M. McFarland, and L.A. Bergman, "A Global-Local Approach to Nonlinear System Identification: A Review," Invited paper, Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring (in Honor of Prof. George W Housner), Vol. 17, No.7, pp. 742-760, 2010.
  • Gendelman, O. V., A. F. Vakakis, L. A. Bergman, and D. M. McFarland, "Asymptotic Analysis of Passive Suppression Mechanisms for Aeroelastic Instabilities in a Rigid Wing in Subsonic Flow," SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Vol. 70, No.5, pp. 1655-1677, 2010.

Invited Lectures

  • "Implementing Strong Nonlinearity in Dynamics and Acoustics," Keynote Lecture, Conference on Vibration and Control, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Aug. 23-25, 2021 (planned).
  • "Engineering Nonlinearity," Keynote Lecture, 10th European Nonlinear Oscillations Conference (10th ENOC), Lyon, France, July 11-16, 2021 (planned).
  • "Topics on the Nonlinear Acoustics of Ordered Granular Media," Department of Physics, Statistical and Nonlinear Lecture Series, SUNY Buffalo, April 3, 2021 (planned).
  • "Nonlinear Acoustic Non-reciprocity," Keynote Lecture, 2nd International Nonlinear Dynamics Conference (NODYCON 2021), Rome, Italy (on-line), February 16-19, 2021 (planned).
  • "Nonlinear System Identification Based on Measured Time Series Analysis," Invited presentation, MTU Aero Engines AG, Division of Structural Mechanics, Turbine Blades, and Vanes (TESB), Munich, Germany, December 3, 2020.
  • "Energy Management in Dynamics and Acoustics Through Nonlinearity," Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Stuttgart, October 5, 2020.
  • "Energy Management in Dynamics and Acoustics Through Nonlinearity," Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, February 17, 2020.
  • “Intentional Implementation of Strong Nonlinearity in Structural Dynamics,” Joint Plenary Lecture, 7th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (COMPDYN 2019), and 3rd International Conference on Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Sciences and Engineering (UNCECOMP 2019), Hersonissos, Crete, June 24-26, 2019.
  • "Passive Energy Management Across Scales in Dynamics and Acoustics," Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xi'an, P. R. China, June 14, 2019.
  • “Implementing Intentional Strong Nonlinearity in Dynamics and Acoustics,” Keynote Lecture, 30th ASME Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise (VIB), Quebec City, Canada, August 26-29, 2018.
  • “Passive Energy Management in Dynamics and Acoustics Through Strong Nonlinearity, Asymmetry and Internal Scale Hierarchy,” Dynamics Colloquium, ETH Zurich, November 12, 2018.
  • “Non-reciprocity in Acoustics Induced by Nonlinearity, Internal Scale Hierarchy and Asymmetry,” Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, September 26, 2018.
  • “Intentional Use of Strong Nonlinearity in Engineering Dynamics and Acoustics,” College of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, November 24, 2017.
  • "Intentional Utilization of Strong Nonlinearity in Structural Dynamics, "Semi-Plenary Keynote Lecture, 10th International Conference on Structural Dynamics (EURODYN 2017), University of Rome "La Sapienza," Rome, Italy, September 10, 2017.
  • "Passive Blast and Seismic Mitigation of Large-Scale Civil Infrastructure by Intentional Implementation of Strong Nonlinearity, "Plenary Lecture, 6th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (COMPDYN 2017), Rhodes Island, Greece, June 15, 2017.
  • "Intentional Strong Nonlinearity in the Nanoscale," Department of Mechanical Engineering, Washington University, St Louis, April 6, 2017.
  • "Intentional Use of Strong Nonlinearity in Design," Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, January 31, 2017.
  • "Passive Energy Management Through the Use of Intentional Strong Nonlinearity," Keynote Lecture, 5th International Conference on Nonlinear Dynamics ND-KhPI - 2016, Kharkov Polytechnic Institute, Kharkov, Ukraine, September 25, 2016.
  • "Intentional Use of Strong Nonlinearity in Design," Keynote Lecture, 6th Conference on Nonlinear Vibrations, Localization and Energy Transfer, University of Liége, Belgium, July 4, 2016.
  • "Nonlinear Sonic Vacua," Center for Applied Mathematics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, October 30, 2015.
  • "Nonlinear System Identification of Broad Applicability and Model Updating," Keynote Lecture, 2015 Inverse Problems Symposium, Michigan State University, East Lancing, MI, June 1, 2015.
  • "Intentional Use of Strong Nonlinearity in Design," Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, April 6, 2015.
  • "Intentional Nonlinearity for Targeted Energy Transfer and Passive Energy Management in Mechanical and Structural Systems," Invited presentation, Medalist Symposium, ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE 2014), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November 14-20, 2014.
  • "Nonlinear Targeted Energy Transfer in Mechanical Systems," William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, November 10, 2014.
  • "Complexity in Granular Acoustic Metamaterials: From Nonlinear Waves and Breathers to Acoustic Filtering and Passive Wave Redirection," Series of three invited lectures, 4th PhD Summer School _Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Complex Systems, European Research and Training Activities in Complexity Science, Athens, Greece, July 25, 2014.
  • “Passive Nonlinear Targeted Energy Transfer: A New Paradigm of Intentional and Constructive Use of Nonlinearity for Design,” Department of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, August 2, 2013.
  • “Passive Targeted Energy Transfer and Management through Constructive Use of Structural Nonlinearity,” Invited talk, Hughes Research Laboratories, Malibu, CA, February 12, 2013 (with L.A. Bergman).
  • "Strongly Nonlinear Dynamics of Ordered Granular Media," Plenary Lecture, 4th Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Mechanics (CanCNSM2013), McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 23, 2013.
  • "Nonlinear System Identification of Broad Applicability: A Reality?," Keynote Lecture, 31st International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC XXXI), Garden Grove, Orange County, CA, February 11, 2013.
  • "Passive Nonlinear Targeted Energy Transfer: From Coupled Mechanical Oscillators to Multi-scale Modal Interactions in Fluids," Keynote Lecture, 24th ASME Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise (VIB), Chicago, IL, August 15, 2012.
  • "Some Applications of Strong Nonlinearity in Mechanics and Engineering," Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rome 'La Sapienza,' June 28, 2012.
  • "Nonlinear Targeted Energy Transfer: An Example of Intentional Use of Strong Nonlinearity in Vibration Engineering," Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, March 16, 2012.
  • "Nonlinear Targeted Energy Transfer Applications in Vibration Engineering," Frank W. Otto Distinguished Lecture, Department of Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York, Stony Brook, March 9, 2012.
  • "Some Applications of Strong Nonlinearity in Mechanics and Engineering," Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, January 13, 2012.
  • “Granular Shock Mitigators,” Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Liege, Belgium, July 7, 2011.
  • “Nonlinear Normal Modes, Traveling Waves and Resonances in Granular Sonic Vacua”, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Clarkson University, April 8, 2011.
  • “Nonlinear Targeted Energy Transfer in Mechanical and Structural Systems: Theory and Applications,” Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, July 22, 2010.
  • “Contributions to the Development of a Nonlinear System Identification Methodology of Broad Applicability,” Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore Campus, April 30, 2010.
  • “Nonlinear Targeted Energy Transfer: Theory and Applications,” Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, October 12, 2009.
  • “Nonlinear Normal Mode – Based System Identification and Reduced Order Modeling,” Keynote Lecture, Euromech Colloquium 509: Nonlinear Normal Modes, Dimension Reduction and Localization in Vibrating Systems, Frascati (Rome), Italy, September 27-October 2, 2009.
  • “Applications of Strongly Nonlinear Dynamic Interactions in Mechanics and Engineering,” Professorial Lecture, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, September 10, 2009.
  • “Nonlinear Periodic Systems: Bands and Localized Motions,” Keynote Lecture, Symposium on the Dynamics of Band-Gap Materials and Structures, IDETC/CIE 2009, 22nd Biennial ASME Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, San Diego, CA, August 30-September 2, 2009.
  • “Recent Advances in Multi-scale Nonlinear System Identification with Application to Structural Health Monitoring,” EDF Research and Development Division, Paris, France, July 7, 2009.
  • “Slow-Fast Partitions in Nonlinear Vibration Analysis and System Identification,” Keynote Lecture, International Conference on Structural Engineering Dynamics (ICEDyn 2009), Technical University of Lisbon, Ericeira, Portugal, 22-24 June, 2009.
  • “Reduced-Order Modeling of Strongly Nonlinear Modal Interactions Through Slow-Fast Partition of The Dynamics and Empirical Mode Decomposition,” Plenary Lecture, Workshop on Bifurcation and Model reduction Techniques for Large Multi-Disciplinary Systems (sponsored by AFRL/EOARD), University of Liverpool, UK, June 26-27, 2008.
  • “Nonlinear Energy Sink Technology for Elimination of Limit Cycle Oscillation – NESTELCO,” AFOSR STTR Aeroelastic Limit Cycle Oscillation Management Review Meeting, AIAA SDM Conference, Schaumburg, Illinois, April 8, 2008 (presenter as part of NextGen Aeronautics, Inc. – University of Illinois – NES Technologies, Inc. – Texas A&M University STTR team).
  • “Passive Targeted Energy Transfer in Mechanical and Structural Systems: Theory and Applications,” Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Raleigh-Durham, March 3, 2008.
  • “Passive Targeted Energy Transfer in Mechanical and Structural Systems: Theory and Applications,” Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, January 15, 2008.
  • “Nonlinear Energy Pumping: A New Method for Mitigating the Effects of High Energy, Short Duration Transient Loads,” Army Research Office, Research Triangle, North Carolina, July 9, 2004 (with L.A. Bergman and D.M. McFarland).
  • “Nonlinear Energy Pumping in Coupled Oscillators,” University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy, December 3, 2003.
  • “Nonlinear Energy Pumping in Coupled Mechanical Oscillators,” University of Reggio, Reggio di Calabria, Italy, December 1, 2003.
  • “Shock and Vibration Suppression by Means of Nonlinear Energy Sinks,” Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 8, 2003.
  • “Nonlinear Energy Pumping Phenomena in Systems of Coupled Oscillators,” Division of Mechanics, National Technical University of Athens, June 13, 2003.
  • “Vibration Suppression and Shock Isolation of Structural Components Using Passive Nonlinear Energy Pumping Principles,” European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESA), Noordwijk, Leiden, The Netherlands, April 29, 2003.
  • “Passive Nonlinear Energy Pumping in Structures,” University of Aston, Birmingham, UK, March 28, 2003.
  • “Vibration Suppression through Energy Pumping in Strongly Nonlinear Energy Sinks,” Universite’ de Liege, Liege, Belgium, March 18, 2003.
  • “Passive Nonlinear Energy Pumping in Structures” and “Identification and Modeling of Dynamic Friction Effects in Bolted Joints,” Series of two Lectures at the Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 18, 2002 (with L.A. Bergman and D.M. McFarland).
  • “Nonlinear Energy Pumping in Coupled Mechanical Oscillators,” Institute of Mechanics, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, February 27, 2002.
  • “An Overview of Motion Localization and Energy Pumping in Coupled Nonlinear Oscillators,” Invited Plenary Lecture, 6th International Conference on Dynamical Systems – Theory and Applications, Lodz, Poland, December 11, 2001.
  • “Nonlinear Energy Pumping in Mechanical Oscillators,” Invited Opening Lecture, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza,’ July 10, 2001.
  • “Some Recent Results on Passive Nonlinear Energy Sinks in Systems of Coupled Oscillators,” Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Eng., University of Illinois, Urbana, April 19, 2001.
  • “Order Reduction and Nonlinear Energy Pumping in Coupled Oscillators,” Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, March 27, 2000.
  • “Order Reduction and Nonlinear Energy Pumping in Coupled Oscillators,” Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois, Urbana, February 3, 2000.
  • "Modeling and Identification of Bolted Joints Through Laser Vibrometry," Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 9, 1999 (with L.A. Bergman).
  • “Order Reduction and Nonlinear Energy Pumping in Coupled Oscillators,” Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, October 29, 1999.
  • “Nonlinear Normal Modes and Localization in Mechanical Systems,” Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lancing, October 28, 1999.
  • “Reduced-order Models and Nonlinear Energy Pumping in Structures,” Office of Naval Research, Washington, D.C., October 18, 1999.
  • “Nonlinear Energy Pumping in Coupled Oscillators,” Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D.C., September 23, 1999.
  • "Numerical and Experimental Dynamics of a Continuous Overhung Rotor Undergoing Vibro-impacts," General Motors Research and Development Center, Warren, Michigan, December 16, 1997.
  • "Linear and Nonlinear Localization Phenomena in the Dynamics of Flexible Mechanical Systems," National Technical University of Athens, Faculty of Mechanics, Athens, November 28, 1997.
  • "Dynamics of Layered Composite Structures," Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, November 25, 1997.
  • "Use of Nonsmooth Transformations for Studying Strongly Nonlinear Oscillations in a Class of Dynamical Systems," Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, September 29, 1997.
  • “Effects of Defects on Rotor Operation and Development of a Monitoring-Prognostic Method for Early Defect Detection,” Electrical Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, September 12, 1997 (with A.M.F. Azeez).
  • "An Overview of Nonlinear Localization and Motion Confinement in Mechanical Systems," QRDC, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 24, 1997.
  • "Introduction to Nonlinear Normal Modes and Localization in Vibrating Systems," Series of five lectures, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Rome, Italy, November 25-27, 1996.
  • "Nonsmooth Transformations for Analyzing the Responses of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems" Technical University, Wien, Austria, November 6, 1996.
  • "Nonlinear Normal Modes and Localization in Nonlinear Mechanical Systems," Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, November 4, 1996.
  • "Nonlinear Normal Modes and Localization in Nonlinear Mechanical Systems" Institute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia, October 17, 1996.
  • "Application of Nonlinear Localization in Vibration and Shock Isolation of Mechanical Systems" Honeywell Inc., Phoenix, AZ, August 20, 1996.
  • "Dynamics of Rotating Shafts with and without Bearing Defects," Electrical Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, August 12, 1996 (with A.M.F. Azeez).
  • "Theoretical and Experimental Nonlinear Motion Confinement Phenomena in Flexible Systems," Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, June 29, 1996.
  • "Vibration Isolation of a Spacecraft Momentum Wheel Using Nonlinear Localization," GM Hughes Electronics, El Segundo, CA, December 4, 1995 (with E. Emaci and T.A. Nayfeh).
  • "Nonlinear Localization and Motion Confinement Phenomena in Flexible Mechanical Systems," Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, December 4, 1995.
  • "Localization and Motion Confinement Phenomena in Nonlinear Mechanical Systems," Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, Sept. 22, 1995.
  • "Linear and Nonlinear Periodic Structures with Motion Confinement Properties," Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., July 19, 1995.
  • "Noise Modulation Strategies for Intake and Exhaust Engine Systems," invited speaker at the "Best of German and American Automotive Technology Conference," co-sponsored by Fraunhofer USA and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, June 27-28, 1995.
  • "Experimental Methods for Fault Detection in Rotating Machinery, and Use of Integral Transforms for Studying Transient Heat Conduction in Layered Media," Electrical Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, April 28, 1995 (with A.M.F. Azeez).
  • "Motion Confinement and Modal Energy Redistribution: The Active Nonlinearity Approach (ANA)," US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, Dec. 9, 1994 (with Professor Joseph Bentsman).
  • "Vibration and Shock Isolation of Flexible Structures Using Passive/Active Motion Confinement," GM Hughes Electronics, El Segundo, CA, Aug. 31, 1994.
  • "Analytical and Experimental Studies of the Dynamics of Repetitive Nonlinear Structures," Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, July 29, 1994.
  • "Nonlinear Normal Modes in Vibrating Systems," 7th Summer School on Nonlinear Dynamics, University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece, Aug. 1 and 2, 1994.
  • "Nonlinear Normal Modes in Repetitive Elastic Systems," Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece, May 23, 1994.
  • "Nonlinear Localization in Periodic Structures," Department of Engineering, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, May 17, 1994.
  • "Nonlinear Normal Modes and Localization in Continuous Oscillators," Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University, April 8, 1994.
  • "Nonlinear Normal Modes and Localization in Continuous Oscillators," Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University, Feb. 9, 1994.
  • "Nonlinear Normal Modes in Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations," State Technology and Chemistry University of Ukraine, Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine, Nov. 17, 1993.
  • "Dynamic Analysis of the Human Knee Joint," invited presentation in the workshop "A Presentation of Rehabilitation Research Possibilities," College of Applied Life Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 15, 1993.
  • "Free and Forced Dynamics of a Class of Elastic Periodic Systems," Dow Chemical Company, Central Research, Midland, MI, June 25, 1992.
  • "Nonlinear Mode Localization and Motion Confinement in Vibrating Systems," School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, June 19, 1992.
  • "Localized and Non-Localized Modes in a Class of Nonlinear Oscillators," Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 4, 1991.
  • "Nonlinear Modes in Vibrating Systems," Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University, November 14, 1990.
  • “Nonlinear Normal Modes in Vibrating Systems,” Department of Applied Mechanics, California Institute of Technology, August 5, 1990.
  • "Complex Modes in Vibrating Systems," Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, October 10, 1985.

Professional Societies

  • Member, ASME AMD Dynamics and Control of Structures and Systems Technical Committee, 1997-1999
  • Member, ASME Technical Committee on Applied Mechanics, 1996-1997
  • Member, ASME Technical Committee on Sound and Vibration, 1995-2001
  • Member of the Technical Committee, European Association of Structural Dynamics (EASD), 2009-date
  • Member, Technical Chamber of Greece
  • Member (Treasurer, 2001-08), Hellenic Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (HSTAM)
  • Member, European Association for Structural Dynamics (EASD)
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Honors

  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Award (2019)
  • ASME Thomas K. Caughey Award (2014)

Teaching Honors

  • Listed in the Daily Illini "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students," for Spring 1993, Fall 1993, Spring 1994, Fall 1994, Fall 1995, Spring 1998, Spring 1999 (outstanding rating), Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012 (for two concurrent courses), Fall 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2015 (outstanding rating), Fall 2015 (outstanding rating), Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019 semesters.

Research Honors

  • Greek Diaspora Fellowship, Institute of International Education (IIE) in collaboration with the Fulbright Foundation, Greece, 2019
  • Edmond J. Safra Fellowship, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, 2019
  • National High-End Foreign Expert of China (2015 - to date)
  • Zhejiang Province 1000 Global Expert Fellowship, P.R. China (2016 - 2021)
  • ASME Fellow, 2012
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers Thomas Bernard Hall Prize 2011 (for the archival journal paper ‘Current Efforts Towards A Nonlinear System Identification Methodology of Broad Applicability,’ Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science - Part C of the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK, 2011, Vol. 225, pp. 2497-2515, "…Awarded to the author(s) of any original communications(s) dealing with invention, design or research in Mechanical Engineering published by the Institution during the previous year, which is of sufficient merit…")
  • PE Publishing Award 2008 (for the archival journal paper ‘Passive Non-linear Targeted Energy Transfer and its Applications to Vibration Absorption: A Review,’ Journal of Multi-body Dynamics - Part K of the Proceedings of the IMechE, Vol. 222, K2, 77-134, selected by the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board as the best paper published in the Journal in 2008).
  • World Class Visiting Scientist Program, Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton, OH, 2009
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 1999
  • University Scholar Award, UIUC, 1996-1999
  • Junior Xerox Award for Faculty Research, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 1995
  • NSF Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, 1994-1999
  • Center for Advanced Study Fellowship, University of Illinois, 1994-1995
  • Research Initiation Award, National Science Foundation, 1992-1995
  • Travel Award, US National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 1992
  • De' Karman Graduate Fellowship, De' Karman Fellowship Trust, 1989-90
  • Powell Graduate Fellowship, California Institute of Technology, 1988-89
  • Undergraduate Excellence Award, Technical Chamber of Greece, 1983-84
  • Two Undergraduate Scholarships, Hellenic State Scholarships Institution, 1981-83
  • Honorary Diploma, Hellenic Mathematical Society (E.M.E.), for top ranking in the Pan-Hellenic student competition in Mathematics, 1979

Courses Taught

  • AE 452 - Intro to Nonlinear Dyn & Vib
  • AE 551 - Elastodynamics and Vibrations
  • AE 554 - Dynamical Systems Theory
  • ME 340 - Dynamics of Mechanical Systems
  • ME 598 - Special Topics
  • TAM 412 - Intermediate Dynamics
  • TAM 416 - Intro to Nonlinear Dyn & Vib
  • TAM 514 - Elastodynamics and Vibrations
  • TAM 516 - Dynamical Systems Theory

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