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Baz, Amr

Baz, Amr

Minta Martin Professor
Keystone Professor
Director, Smart Materials and Structures Research Center
Mechanical Engineering
2137 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088
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EDUCATION

 

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1973

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1996)
  • Who’s Who of American Inventors (1996)
  • Engineering Alumni Association Outstanding Faculty Research Achievement Award (1997)
  • ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Award (2009)
  • Pi Tau Sigma Purple Camshaft Teaching Award (2009)
  • SPIE Smart Structures and Materials Lifetime Achievement Award (2011).
  • Distinguished Teaching-Scholar Award - University of Maryland (2015)

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

Associate Editor, Vibration and Control Journal, Intl. Journal of Smart Structures & Systems, and Journal of Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures.

Associate Editor, Journal of Acoustics, MDPI AG (Basel, Switzerland)

Associate Editor, Journal of Vibration, MDPI AG (Basel, Switzerland)

 

Active and passive control of vibration and noise Active constrained layer damping Magnetic composites Active acoustic metamaterials

Y. Alsaffar, S. Sassi, and A. Baz, “Band Gap Characteristics of Non-Rotating Passive Periodic Drill String” ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Vol. 140, No. 2, pp. 021004-021004-12. doi:10.1115/1.4037851, 2017.

A. Baz, “Active nonreciprocal acoustic metamaterials using a switching controller”, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 143, No. 3, https://doi.org/10.1121/1.5026510, 2018.

Y. Alsaffar, S. Sassi, and A. Baz, “Band Gap Characteristics of Periodic Gyroscopic Systems” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 435, p. 301-322, 2018.

W. Akl and A. Baz, “Dynamic behavior and damping characteristics of carbon black polymer composites at high strain rates ", Advances in Polymer Technology, DOI: 10.1002/adv.22120; pp.1–12, 2018.

W. Akl, M. Nouh, O. Aldraihem, and A. Baz, "Energy Dissipation Characteristics of Polyurea and polyurea/carbon black composites", Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials,DOI: 10.1007/s11043-018-9397-9, 2018.

A Baz, “Active acoustic metamaterial with tunable effective density using a disturbance rejection controller”, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol.125 (7), 074503, 2019.

A M Baz, “Nonreciprocal metamaterial with programmable nonlinear virtual resistors”, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 145 (3), 1686-1686, 2019.

A. Baz, “Active nonreciprocal metamaterial using an eigen-structure assignment control strategy”, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol.147, No. 4, pp. 2656-2669 https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0001157, 2020.

 K. Petrover, A. Baz, Finite element modeling of one-dimensional nonreciprocal acoustic        metamaterial with anti-parallel diodes, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 148, No 1, pp. 334-346, 2020.

 A. Baz, “Active synthesis of a gyroscopic-nonreciprocal acoustic metamaterial”, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 148, No. 3, pp.1271-1288, 2020.

S. Raval, K. Petrover, and A. Baz,Experimental characterization of a one-dimensional nonreciprocal acoustic metamaterial with anti-parallel diodes”, Journal of Applied physics, 128, doi: 10.1063/5.0019896, 2020.

 Yaqoub Abdullah and A. Baz, “Brake Squeal: A Control Strategy Using Shunted Piezoelectric Pads”, ASME Journal of Vibrations and Acoustics, Vol. 143, No. 3: 031005 (8pages), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4048393 Jun 2021.

Doyenne Reliability Engineering Program

A fellowship for Mozambican women to pursue graduate education in Reliability Engineering at UMD

Spacecraft carrying Adomaitis thin film experiment docks with the International Space Station

The experiment will travel on the ISS for a year, exposing samples to the environment of low earth orbit.

Bruck Named a UMD Distinguished Scholar-Teacher

Professor Hugh Bruck named one of six Distinguished Scholar-Teachers for the 2016-2017 school year.

Hubbard Named SPIE 2016 Smart Structures and Materials Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Aerospace Engineering Professor recognized for contributions to the field of smart structures and materials.

Baz Recognized with Two Awards for Teaching Excellence

Minta Martin Professor Amr Baz recognized with both a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award and the Poole and Kent Teaching Award for Senior Faculty.

New Minta Martin Professors Named

Historic honor recognizes full professors who have made significant scholarly contributions.

Baz Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

SPIE Smart Structures and Materials honor recognizes service, contributions to field.

Three teams receive Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grants totalling $3,000,000 from the Department of Defense

Three teams in Clark School selected to receive Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grants from Department of Defense starting in fiscal year 2002