Dynamics & Vibration


Dynamics and vibrations are integral parts of understanding many physical systems and technologies - everything from MEMS sensors and devices to air and space structures to the development of novel materials.  

We use advanced computation and measurement techniques to create accurate dynamic models, then apply those models to a broad range of problems in dynamics (e.g. system identification, sensing and damage detection, acoustic signal processing). Our researchers to tackle both applied and fundamental problems in linear and nonlinear dynamics.


  • Time reversed acoustic processing
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Nonlinear dynamics and vibration
  • Structural acoustics
  • Cochlear mechanics
  • Electroacoustic transducers
  • Phononic material design
  • Topology optimization for vibration
  • Dynamics of human motion
  • Dynamics/mechanics of DNA molecules
  • Wave propagation in anisotropic materials
  • Adaptive material-based systems
  • Vehicular traffic dynamics
  • Dynamics of biological networks, time-delay systems

Recent News

Three-dimensional (3D) printing is about to get smarter.

The Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award is presented to an engineering graduate who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering twenty years or more following graduation.

The ancient paper folding art was combined with wave propagation physics to create a new traffic noise barrier.

Okwudire has developed an algorithm that allows 3-D printers to deliver high-quality results at speeds up to two times faster than those in common use, with no added hardware costs

Professor Kon-Well Wang and PhD student Manoj Thota researched origami lattice for on-demand acoustic wave tailoring.

This award is given annually by the Dynamic Systems and Control Division of ASME to the authors of the best paper published in the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control during the preceding year