Mahmoud Hussein is an associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and H. Joseph Smead Faculty Fellow. A member of the Center for Aerospace Structures, Hussein’s research interests include material dynamics and structures, periodic and disordered systems, and phononics, including phononic crystals and metamaterials. Hussein is a recipient of the NSF Faculty Early CAREER Award and winner of the department’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for 2014. He holds three master’s degrees – in mechanical engineering, mathematics and applied mathematics – as well as a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. Hussein joined the CU Boulder faculty in 2007.