Khasawneh Wins Fellowship

2009/2010 - Firas Khasawneh, a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering under the supervision of Brian Mann, has won a fellowship from Duke’s Graduate School that will enable him to travel to the University of Bristol in England to enhance his dissertation research. He plans to visit the University of Bristol this upcoming summer. Firas is investigating the dynamics of systems that contain time delays in their mathematical models. Examples of his current and planned work consider self-excited instabilities in machining, hardware in the loop or hybrid testing, and chaos control.