Professor Mohammad I Younis

IAS Open Programme

Binghamton University, State University of NY, USA King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), KSA

Professor Mohammad I. Younis received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering mechanics from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA, in 2001 and 2004, respectively. He is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering with Binghamton University USA and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia. He serves as the MEMS and NEMS Characterization and Motion Laboratory director. He holds several U.S. patents in MEMS sensors and actuators. He has more than 10,000 citations (h-index 42, i10-index142).

Prof. Younis has authored the book MEMS Linear and Nonlinear Statics and Dynamics (Springer, 2011). He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was a recipient of the Paul E. Torgersen Graduate Research Excellence Award in 2002, the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award in 2009, and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2012. He serves as an Associate Editor of Nonlinear Dynamics, Meccanica, the Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, and the Journal of Vibration and Control.
Professor Younis works on the interface between nonlinear dynamics, vibrations, and micro and nano systems. His research focuses on utilizing the knowledge gained from understanding the exceptional mechanical and motion aspects of micro and Nano structures to design, optimize and invent MEMS and NEMS devices of distinctive characteristics and superior performance. Applications range from sensing and actuation for inertia and chemical applications, energy harvesting, health and safety gadgets, and smart switches and devices.

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