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 and former department chair (2011-2018). Since 1980, he has published eight books (on vibration, energy harvesting, control, statics, and dynamics), eight software manuals, 20 book chapters, over 390 journal papers and 690 proceedings papers, given 72 keynote or plenary lectures, graduated 67 Ph.D. students and supervised more than 75 MS degrees. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, and 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
Lee, A. J., Xie, A. and Inman, D. J., 2020, “Suppression of Cross-Well Oscillations for Bistable Composites Through Potential Well Elimination”, ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Vol. 142, DOI: 10.1115/1.4046123.
Groo, L., Steinke K, Inman, D. J. and Sodano, H.A. “Vibration Damping Mechanism of Fiber Reinforced Composites with Integrated Piezoelectric Nanowires”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, accepted November 2019. 1(50), pp.47373-47381
Acosta, K. L., Srivastava, S., Wilkie, W. K., and Inman, D. J., “Primary and Secondary Pyroelectric Effects in Macro-fiber Composites”, Composites Part B: Engineering, 2019, Engineering, 177, p.107275.
Avci, O., Bhargava, A., Nakitas, N. and Inman, D. J., “Vibration Annoyance Assessment of Train Induced Excitations from Tunnels Embedded in Rock”, Science of the Total Environment, 2020 Apr 1;711:134528.
Sales, T. P., Rade, D.A., and Inman, D. J., “A Morphing Metastructure Concept Combining Shape Memory Alloy Wires and Permanent Magnets for Multistable Behavior”, Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, 42, 122 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40430-020-2202-0
Lee, A. J., and Inman, D. J., 2019, “Electromechanical Modelling of a Bistable Plate with Macro Fiber Composites under Nonlinear Vibrations”, Journal of Vibration and Acoustic, Volume 446, April 2019, Pages 326-342
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.
Yang, Z., Zhou, S., Zu, J. and Inman, D. J., 2018, “High-Performance Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters and Their Applications”, Joule, Vol. 2, No. 4, 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.
Wei, D., Wang, W., Cao, J., Bowen, C.R., Inman, D.J., and Lin, J “Performance Enhancement of Nonlinear Asymmetric Bistable Energy Harvesting from Harmonic, Random and Human Motion Excitations,” Applied Physics Letters, Vol.112, No. 21. DOI: 10.1063/1.5027555
Lee, A. J. and Inman, D. J., 2018, “Snap-Through Morphing Enabled by Broadband Energy Harvesting,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 29, No. 11, pp. 2528-2543.
Huang, W., Zhang, H.; Inman, D. J., Qiu, J., Cesnik, C. E., Ji, H., “Low Reflection Effect by 3D Printed Functionally Graded Acoustic Black Holes” Journal of Sound and Vibration, First published version available online: 28-FEB-2019 DOI 10.1016/j.jsv.2019.02.043
Emam, S.A., Hobeck, J. and Inman, D.J., 2019. Experimental investigation into the nonlinear dynamics of a bistable laminate. Nonlinear Dynamics, pp.1-21.