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Bogdan Popa

Bogdan Popa

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Bogdan Popa's Research Group
Mentoring Plan


3680 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: (734) 764-2380

Research Interests

Design, optimization, and dynamics of new generations of engineered materials (metamaterials) that allow improved control over the propagation of acoustic, elastic and electromagnetic waves with applications in biomedical engineering, telecommunications, aero- and underwater acoustics; noise control; smart materials; mechatronics.

Research Areas

Dynamics & Vibrations

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

ME assistant professor elected as Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America
Bogdan Popa, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been elected “for contributions to active acoustic metamaterials.”

Understanding nature's biosonar
Mechanical engineers working with dolphins to better understand their biosonar. This understanding will have benefits for healthcare, the environment, and automotive.

Research labs practice flexibility and creativity to create a new normal
As research begins to ramp back up in G.G. Brown, we find out how faculty and students are making changes to safely re-enter their workspace.

NSF CAREER Awarded to Bogdan Popa
The NSF CAREER awards are the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

New findings on bianisotropic media improves sound isolation
Deeper research shows promise of revolutionizing the noise control industry.

ME students receive 2018 ME Departmental Awards
Recipients will be recognized at the ME Spring Banquet on March 23, 2018.

ME Welcomes Four New Faculty
The ME department is pleased to welcome Jesse Capecelatro, Daniel Cooper,  Bogdan Ioan Popa, and Yue Fan, who are joining the faculty as assistant professors