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 Expert  108415

Expert in DFM, Smart Materials and Composites

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Michigan (MI)
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Summary of Expertise:

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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.


active vibration control


composite material


design for manufacturability


electrorheological fluid


finite element analysis


high-speed mechanism design


intelligent material




linkage analysis


machine design


piezoelectric polymer


rigid-body dynamics


smart material


vibration modeling

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
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;  and Toledo, Ohio.

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

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1982 to 2000


Michigan State University


Department of Mechanical Engineering


Associate/Full Professor


1988 to 2000


Michigan State University


Intelligent Materials and Structures Lab




1984 to 2000


Michigan State University


Machinery Elastodynamics Laboratory




1978 to 1982


Wayne State


Mechanical Engineering


Assistant/Associate Professor


1977 to 1978


British Aerospace



Senior Design Engineer


1975 to 1976


University of Dunde


Mechanical Engineering


Tutorial Assistant


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Academy of Mechanics, Sigma Xi, ASME, and ASM.


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."

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Okemos press  
 - Chapman & Hall  
 - Infotrans  
 - ASME Applied Mechanics Reviews  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Vibration dampening applications in equipment and tools.
  • Expert in nanocomposites based on high density polyethyleneas the matrix.
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Expert Witness:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Expert was Visiting Professor from March-June 1986 at the Institut Fuer Getriebetechnik und Maschinendynamik, Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule, Aachen, West Germany.


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