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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).

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

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

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

2013

  • A. Aladwani, O. Aldraihem, and A. Baz, “Single Degree of Freedom Shear-Mode Piezoelectric Energy Harvester”, In Press, ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 2013.
  • M. Nouh, O. Aldraihem, and A. Baz, “Optimum Design of Thermoacoustic-Piezoelectric Systems with Dynamic Magnifiers”, In Press, Journal of Engineering Optimization, 2013.
  • A. Aladwani, O. Aldraihem, and A. Baz, “A Distributed Parameter Cantilevered Piezoelectric Energy Harvester with a Dynamic Magnifier”, In press, Journal of Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 2013.

2012

  • M. Nouh, O. Aldraihem, and A. Baz, “Energy Harvesting of Thermoacoustic-piezo Systems with a Dynamic Magnifier“, ASME Journal of Vibration & Acoustics, Vol. 134, No. 4, 061015, Dec. 2012.
  • Y Al-Saffar, O Aldraihem and A Baz, “Smart paint sensor for monitoring structural vibrations”, Journal of Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 21, No. 4, 045004, April 2012.
  • A. Aladwani*, M. Arafa*, O. Aldraihem and A. Baz, "Cantilevered Piezoelectric Energy Harvester with a Dynamic Magnifier", ASME Journal of Vibration & Acoustics, Vol.34, No. 3, pp. 031004, 2012.
  • O. Aldraihem and A. Baz, "Onset of Self-Excited Oscillations of Traveling Wave Thermo-Acoustic-Piezoelectric Energy Harvester using Root-Locus Analysis", ASME Journal of Vibration & Acoustics, Vol.134, No. 1, 011003, Jan. 2012.
  • Wael Akl and Amr Baz, “Analysis and experimental demonstration of an active acoustic metamaterial cell”, J. Appl. Phys. Vol. 111, No. 4, 044505, 2012.
  • Wael Akl and Amr Baz, “A technique for physical realization of anisotropic density matrices with application to acoustic beam shifters”, J. Appl. Phys., Vol. 111, No. 2, 024907, 2012.
  • Wael Akl and Amr Baz, “Active Acoustic Metamaterial with Simultaneous Programmable Density and Bulk Modulus”, accepted for publication in ASME Journal of Vibration & Acoustics, 2012.
  • Smoker J., Nouh M., Aldraihem O, and Baz A., "Energy harvesting from a standing wave thermoacoustic-piezoelectric resonator", Journal of Applied Physics, Vol.111, No. 10, 16 May 2012
  • Wael Akl and Amr Baz, “Multi-cell Active Acoustic Metamaterial with Programmable Effective Densities”,ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, Vol. 134 , No. 6, pp. 061001-(1-11), 2012.
  • Wael Akl and Amr Baz, “Experimental characterization of active acoustic metamaterial cell with controllable dynamic density”, J. Appl. Phys., Vol. 112, 084912, 2012.
  • W. Akl, A. Elsabbagh, and A. Baz, Acoustic metamaterials with circular sector cavities and programmable densities”, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 132, No. 4, Pt. 2, pp. 2857-2865, October 2012.

2010

2009

  • A. Baz, “The Structure of an Active Acoustic Metamaterial with Tunable Effective Density”, New Journal of Physics, Vol 11, 1230102009, 2009.
  • El-Sabbagh, W. Akl, A. Baz, "Topology optimization of periodic Mindlin plates," Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, Vol. 44, No. 8, pp. 439– 449, 2008.
  • O. Aldraihem, W. Akl, and, A. Baz, "Nanocomposite Functional Paint for Vibration and Noise Monitoring," Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical, Vol. 149, pp. 233-240, 2009.
  • J. Smoker, A. Baz, and L. Zheng, "Virtual Reality Simulation of a Full Car Active Suspension System with Nonlinear Energy Sink Controller," J. of Virtual Reality, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 75-82, 2009.
  • W. Akl, A. El-Sabbagh, K. Al-Mitani, A. Baz, "Topology optimization of a plate coupled with acoustic cavity," International Journal of Solids and Structures,  Vol. 46, No. 10, pp. 2060-2074, 2009.
  • L. Zheng, Y. N. Li, and A. Baz, "Fuzzy-Sliding Mode Control of a Full Car Semi-Active Suspension Systems with MR Dampers," Journal of Smart Structures & Systems, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 261-278, 2009.
  • M. Arafa, O. Aldraihem, and A. Baz, "Modeling and Characterization of a Linear Piezomotor," Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 20, No. 16, pp. 1913-1921, 2009.
  • K. M. S. Eldalil and A. Baz, "Dynamic Stability of Cylindrical Shells under Moving Loads Using Periodic Stiffeners – Part 1," Advances in Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 2009, Article ID 317202, 10.1155/2009/317202, 2009..
  • K. M. S. Eldalil and A.  Baz, "Dynamic Stability of Cylindrical Shells under Moving Loads Using Piezo-Stack Actuator – Part 2," Advances in Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 2009, Article ID 927078, doi:10.1155/2009/927078, 2009.

2008

  • W. Akl, A. El-Sabbagh, A. Baz, "Optimization of the static and dynamic characteristics of plates with isogrid  stiffeners," Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, Vol. 44, No. 8, pp. 513– 523, 2008.

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