Harm Buning Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Daniel J. Inman received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Mechanical Engineering in 1980 and is the C. L. “Kelly” Johnson Collegiate Professor 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 64 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:
- The ASME 2015 Rayleigh Lecture Award, ASME Noise Control and Acoustics Division, August 2015
- The AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Award, January 2014
- Honorary Professorship, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, awarded October 2009
- The 2009 Structural Health Monitoring Lifetime Achievement Award, awarded September 2009
- The 2009 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, Virginia Tech, awarded April 2009
- The Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award, Michigan State University, awarded May 2008
- The 2008 ASME/Boeing Structural Materials Best Paper Award, awarded April 2008
- The 2007 ASME J. P. Den Hartog Medal, awarded September 2007
- The 2007 ASME Best Paper Award in Structural Dynamics and Control, awarded March 2007
- The 2007 DeMichele Award of the Society for Experimental Mechanics, awarded February 2007
- The “Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorship” from the University of Bristol, UK, for visiting during AY 2004-05 and lecturing on smart structures, awarded May 2004
- The SPIE 2003 Smart Structures and Materials Lifetime Achievement Award, awarded March 2003
- The 2002 H. C. Pusey Best Paper Award, awarded November 2002
- The 2002 President’s Award for Research Excellence (Virginia Tech), awarded September 2002
- The 2001 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research (Virginia Tech), awarded May 2001
- ASME AIAA SDM Best Paper Award, awarded April 2001
- The ASME/Boeing Structural Materials Best Paper Award, awarded April 2000
- ASME 2000 Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Prize, awarded April 2000
- ASME Distinguished Lecturer, 1995-2004
- Fellow of the National Institute of Aerospace, awarded 2004
- Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, awarded 2002
- Fellow of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV), awarded 1999
- Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics, awarded 1997
- Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, awarded 1990
- Fellow of the Society of Experimental Mechanics, awarded 2016
- Presidential Young Investigator, 1984-1989 (awarded by President Ronald Reagan and administered by the National Science Foundation)
- National Institute of Aerospace: Fellow
- American Academy of Mechanics: Fellow
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: Fellow
- International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration: Fellow
- Society of Experimental Mechanics
- Society of Engineering Science
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow
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.