Michigan State University
PhD Mechanical Engineering ’80
MAT Physics ’75
Grand Valley College
BS Physics ’70
AE 215 and AE 579 alternate years
Daniel J. Inman received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Mechanical Engineering in 1980 and is the Harm Buning Collegiate Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan. Since 1980, he has published eight books (on vibration, energy harvesting, control, statics, and dynamics), eight software manuals, 20 book chapters, over 375 journal papers and 650 proceedings papers, given 68 keynote or plenary lectures, graduated 65 Ph.D. students and supervised more than 75 MS degrees. He works in the area of applying smart structures to solve aerospace engineering problems including energy harvesting, structural health monitoring, vibration suppression and morphing aircraft. He is a Fellow of AIAA, ASME, IIAV, SEM and AAM.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Santos, A. A., Hobeck, J. D. and Inman, D. J., 2018, “Orthogonal spiral structures for energy harvesting applications: Theoretical and experimental analysis”, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 29, No. 9, pp. 1900-1912
Lee, A. J., Moosavian, A. and Inman, D. J., 2017, “Control and Characterization of a Bistable Laminate Generated with Piezoelectricity”, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 26, 15 pages.
Rabelo, D., Hobeck, J. D., Inman, D. J., Steffan, V. Jr., and Neto, R.M.R., 2017, “Real-Time Structural Health Monitoring of Fatigue Crack on Aluminum Beam Using an Impedance-Based Portable Device” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, DOI: 10.1177/1045389X17705213.
Reichl, K.K. and Inman, D.J., 2017 “Lumped Mass Model of a 1D Metastructure for Vibration Suppression with no Additional Mass” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 403, pp. 75–89.
Gamble, L.L., Pankonien, A.M. and Inman, D.J., 2017. “Stall Recovery of a Morphing Wing via Extended Nonlinear Lifting-Line Theory”, AIAA Journal, pp.1-8.
Bellos, J., Inman, D. J. and Bakas, N., 2017, “Nature of Coupling in Non-conservative Distributed Parameter Systems Attached to External Damping Sources” Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, DOI: 10.1177/1081286517714022. June 2017.
Gamble, L. L. and Inman, D. J., 2017, “Why Morphology Matters in Birds and UAV’s: How Scale Affects Attitude Wind Sensitivity”, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 111, No. 20, 203701, https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4997790.
de Oliveira, M, A., Araujo, N. V.S., Inman, D. J., and Filho, J. V., 2018, “Kappa-PSO-FAN Based Method for Damage Identification on Composite Structural Health Monitoring Expert Systems With Applications” Expert Systems With Applications Vol. 95, pp. 1-13
Gamble, L. L. and Inman, D. J., “A Tale of Two Tails: Developing an Avian Inspired Morphing Actuator for Yaw Control and Stability,” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, January 4, 2018.
Abdeljaber, O., Avci, O., Kiranyaz, S., Hussein, M. and Inman, D.J., 2018,”Wireless and Real-Time Structural Damage Detection: A Novel Decentralized Method for Wireless Sensor Networks”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 424, pp.158-172.
Reichl, K.K. and Inman, D.J., 2018, “Dynamic mechanical and thermal analyses of Objet Connex 3D printed materials”, Experimental Techniques, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp.19-25.
Yang, Z., Zhou, S., Zu, J. and Inman, D. J., 2018, “High-Performance Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters and Their Applications”, Joule, Vol. 2, pp. 1-56. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2018.03.011
Wang, Y., and. Inman, D. J., 2018, “Parametric Study of Low Frequency Broadband Rectilinear-to-Rotary Vibrational Energy Harvesting, Transactions of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 1-10.