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Dr. Mohammed Daqaq

Associate Professor

Mechanical & Manufacturing Systems

Office: 233 Fluor Daniel Building
Phone: (864) 656-7471
Fax: (864) 656-4435

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Mohammed Daqaq joined the Department in 2006. His teaching and research interests lie in the areas of nonlinear dynamics and control of mechanical systems ranging from the micro to the macro scale. He has a well-developed expertise in the modeling and simulation of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), as well as large mechanical systems particularly ships, ship-mounted cranes, telescopic cranes, and quay-side container cranes. He has significant expertise in computational and analytical dynamics with special interest in nonlinear systems. In addition, he has special interest in utilizing Virtual Reality simulations to understand the dynamics of complex systems. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM).


PhD, Virginia Tech, 2006
MS, Virginia Tech, 2003
BS, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 2001

Research Interests

Energy Harvesting, Nonlinear and Multi-body Dynamics, and Delay Differential Equations.

Selected Publications  

Mahmoodi, S. N., Daqaq, M. F., and Jalili, N., "On the Nonlinear-Flexural Response of Piezoelectrically-Driven Microcantilever Sensors", accepted for publication, Sensors and Actuators A, Physical, 2009.  

Seuaciuc-Osorio, T. and Daqaq, M. F., "On the Reduced-Order Modeling of Vibratory Energy Harvesters," accepted for publication, Journal of Smart Material Systems and Structures, 2009. 

Daqaq, M. F., Stabler, C., Seuaciuc-Osorio, T., and Qaroush, Y.  "Investigation of Energy Harvesting via Parametric Excitations," Journal of Smart Material Systems and Structures, 20 (5), 545-557, 2009. 

Daqaq, M. F., Abdelrahman, E. M., and Nayfeh, A. H., "Two-to-One Internal Resonance in Microscanners," Nonlinear Dynamics, 57, 2009. 

Renno, J., Daqaq M. F., and Inman D. J., "On the Optimal Energy Harvesting from a Vibration Source," 320 (1-2), Journal of Sound and Vibrations, 2009.

Mohammed Daqaq