Ali H. Nayfeh

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Ali Hasan Nayfeh
Born (1933-12-21)21 December 1933
West Bank town of Tulkarm in Palestine
Died 27 March 2017(2017-03-27) (aged 83)
Alma mater Stanford University
Awards Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering (2014)
Scientific career
Fields Aerodynamics, structural dynamics, perturbation methods, nonlinear dynamics, aeroelasticity, nonlinear control, MEMS, NEMS, and chaos theory
Thesis Generalized Method for Treating Singular Perturbation Problems (1964)
Doctoral advisor Milton Van Dyke

Ali Hasan Nayfeh (21 December 1933 in the West Bank suburb of Shuwaikah / Tulkarm in occupied Palestine - 27 March 2017[1]) was the inaugural winner of the Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award.[2]

Biography[edit]

Nayfeh received his B.S. with great distinction in engineering science (1962) and his M.S. (1963) and PhD (1964) in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University. He was a University Distinguished Professor of engineering at Virginia Tech since 1976. He was a volunteer at the University of Jordan. He was the editor-in-chief of Nonlinear Dynamics. He was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Vibration and Control from 1995 until his resignation in May 2014, shortly after he had uncovered a fraudulent peer-review ring.[3]

He held honorary doctorates from Marine Technical University (Russia), Technical University of Munich (Germany), and Politechnika Szczecińska (Poland).

Professional memberships[edit]

Nayfeh was a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Design and Process Science, and the American Academy of Mechanics.

Awards[edit]

Nayfeh received the Pendray Aerospace Literature Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1995; the J. P. Den Hartog Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1997; the Frank J. Maher Award for Excellence in Engineering Education in 1997; the Lyapunov Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2005; the Virginia Academy of Science's Life Achievement in Science Award in 2005; the Gold Medal of Honor from the Academy of Trans-Disciplinary Learning and Advanced Studies in 2007; and the Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award in 2008. In 2014, Nayfeh was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal in mechanical engineering.[4][5]

Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Ali H. Nayfeh, Dean T. Mook (1979). Nonlinear Oscillations. John Wiley & Sons. 
  • Ali H. Nayfeh (1993). The Method of Normal Forms. John Wiley & Sons. 
  • Ali H. Nayfeh (1993). Introduction to Perturbation Techniques. John Wiley & Sons. 
  • Ali H. Nayfeh, Balakumar Balachandran (1995). Applied Nonlinear Dynamics: Analytical, Computational and Experimental Methods. John Wiley & Sons. 
  • Ali H. Nayfeh (2000). Perturbation methods. John Wiley & Sons. 
  • Ali H. Nayfeh (2000). Nonlinear Interactions: Analytical, Computational, and Experimental Methods. John Wiley & Sons. 
  • Ali H. Nayfeh, P. Frank Pai (2004). Linear and Nonlinear Structural Mechanics. John Wiley & Sons. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corder, Erica. "In memoriam: Ali Nayfeh, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of nonlinear dynamics". Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Ali H. Nayfeh is the inaugural winner of the Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award". iMechanica. 2008. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  3. ^ Barbash, Fred (2014-02-02). "Scholarly journal retracts 60 articles, smashes "peer review ring"". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  4. ^ "Press Room". Franklin Institute. 
  5. ^ "Ali Hasan Nayfeh". Franklin Institute. 

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