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Brian Mann

Brian Mann

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Jeffrey N. Vinik Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Contact Information

Education

  • D.Sc. Washington University, 2003
  • M.S. Washington University, 1999
  • B.S. University of Missouri at Columbia, 1996

Research Interests

Nonlinear dynamics and vibration utilizing analytical, numerical, and experimental techniques. Fundamental investigations of phenomenon and application areas where dynamical systems theory plays an important role.

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • ASME Elected Fellow. ASME. 2013
  • Philip E Doak Award . Journal of Sound and Vibration. 2013
  • ONR Young Investigator Program Award. Office of Naval Research. 2008
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2007
  • SAE Ralph Teetor Award. Society of Automotive Engineers. 2007
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2005
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2004
  • NSF CAREER Award. National Science Foundation. 2003

Courses Taught

  • CEE 625: Intermediate Dynamics: Dynamics of Very High Dimensional Systems
  • ECE 461: Ocean Engineering
  • ENVIRON 461: Ocean Engineering
  • ME 392: Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 394: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • ME 426: Ocean Engineering
  • ME 491: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 492: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 493: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • ME 494: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • ME 541: Intermediate Dynamics: Dynamics of Very High Dimensional Systems
  • ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 591: Research Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science
  • ME 592: Research Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science
  • ME 742: Nonlinear Mechanical Vibration
  • ME 759: Special Readings in Mechanical Engineering

Representative Publications

  • Wang, XS; Mazzoleni, MJ; Mann, BP, Dynamics of unforced and vertically forced rocking elliptical and semi-elliptical disks, Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol 417 (2018), pp. 341-358 [10.1016/j.jsv.2017.12.003] [abs].
  • Sequeira, D; Wang, XS; Mann, BP, On the manifestation of coexisting nontrivial equilibria leading to potential well escapes in an inhomogeneous floating body, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, vol 365 (2018), pp. 80-90 [10.1016/j.physd.2017.11.002] [abs].
  • Panigrahi, SR; Bernard, BP; Feeny, BF; Mann, BP; Diaz, AR, Snap-through twinkling energy generation through frequency up-conversion, Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol 399 (2017), pp. 216-227 [10.1016/j.jsv.2017.03.031] [abs].
  • Carroll, RE; Little, JA; Mann, BP; Arnold, DP, Demonstration of tunable energy propagation using magneto-mechanical oscillator arrays, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) (2017), pp. 873-876 [10.1109/MEMSYS.2017.7863547] [abs].
  • Mazzoleni, MJ; Battaglini, CL; Martin, KJ; Coffman, EM; Mann, BP, Modeling and predicting heart rate dynamics across a broad range of transient exercise intensities during cycling, Sports Engineering, vol 19 no. 2 (2016), pp. 117-127 [10.1007/s12283-015-0193-3] [abs].