Mahmoud I. Hussein

Associate Professor, H. Joseph Smead Faculty Fellow
Contact Information:

Office Location: ECAE 194

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Focus Area

Structural & Material Systems


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2004
M.S., Mathematics, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2002
M.S., Applied Mechanics, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1999
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, 1995
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The American University in Cairo, 1994

Professional Experience

2007-Present, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
2005-2007, Research Associate, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
2004-2005, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Awards (selected)

NSF CAREER Award (2013)
DARPA Young Faculty Award (2011)
Dean's Faculty Fellowship, University of Coloardo Boulder (2010)
Robert J. Melosh Medal for Best Student Paper on Finite Element Analysis (2005)
1st Prize, Student Paper Competition, Society of Engineering Science (2003)
Distinguished Achievement Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan (2002)
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan (2001)

Research Interests

Theoretical, computational and experimental dynamics of materials and structures; dispersive, dissipative and nonlinear dynamics; periodic systems, disordered systems; phononics including phononic crystals and metamaterials; vibrations and wave propagation, thermal transport in crystals, discrete dislocation dynamics; multiscale methods, model reduction methods, design and optimization.