0
AMR Podcasts
About the Interviewer
Harry Dankowicz
Harry Dankowicz is Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his MSc in Engineering Physics from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1991 and his PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University in 1995. Prof. Dankowicz serves as Editor of Applied Mechanics Reviews since 2012. He also chairs the ASME Technical Committee on Multibody Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics, and was General Conference Co-Chair for the 2013 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computer and Information in Engineering Conference in Portland, Oregon.
June 01, 2016
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Prof. Rodney Clifton
32 minutes, 40 seconds

Prof. Rodney Clifton is among the pioneers in the development of experimental techniques for characterizing high-strain-rate material response, recognized with membership in the National Academy of Engineering in 1989 and the ASME Timoshenko Medal in 2000. This AMR audio interview tells his story from a modest background in a one-room country school, through his labor on the early construction of Interstate 80 in Nebraska, to research on computational techniques for wave propagation in elastic-plastic materials, innovative approaches to characterizing the viscoelastic response of vocal folds, and a life-long commitment to teaching and learning.

May 04, 2016
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Prof. Thomas Hughes
49 minutes, 41 seconds

Prof. Thomas J.R. Hughes is a leading authority in engineering science and applied mechanics, recognized for his ground-breaking contributions to the computer-aided analysis of problems in fluid and solid mechanics. This AMR audio interview explores his experiences at the interfaces between research and design, academia and industry, and innovation and integration, his unique combination of gumption and curiosity, and how a flailing fire hose may have inspired a revolution in vascular surgery.

October 01, 2015
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Prof. Gábor Stépán
43 minutes, 23 seconds

Prof. Gábor Stépán is the 2015 recipient of the ASME Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award in recognition of his seminal contributions to the analysis of stability of delay-differential equations with application to machine-tool vibrations, robot dynamics and control, wheel shimmy, and human balancing. This AMR audio interview depicts a research and educational career grounded in a love for applied mathematics and a desire for industrial relevance. It tells of his experiences with mainstreaming the counterintuitive effects of time delay, navigating a developing historical and geopolitical context at the conclusion of the cold war, and inspiring new generations of engineers to integrate practice and theory.

September 02, 2015
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Prof. Melany Hunt
43 minutes, 21 seconds

Prof. Melany Hunt's research concerns the dynamics of particulate materials in dry or liquid-saturated environments with application to problems in industrial and geophysical processes. This AMR audio interview explores a high-impact career in science and engineering research, education, and administration, including her perspectives on the immersion of students in undergraduate research, innovative use of online course material, and unique student-oriented curricula, as well as the potential benefits of critically revisiting accepted scientific wisdom, and the challenge of capturing the sound of booming sand dunes after a good rain.

June 30, 2015
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Prof. Julia Greer
52 minutes, 49 seconds

Prof. Julia Greer is a highly accomplished innovator in the area of nanoscale materials science and mechanics whose work has been recognized by the Sia Nemat-Nasser ASME Early Career Award, the Materials, Metals, and Minerals Society Early Career Faculty Award, and the Society of Engineering Science Young Investigator Medal. This AMR audio interview explores her pioneering contributions to the science of architectured hierarchical micro- and nanostructures, her engagement in high-impact outreach and translational research, her growth as a professional pianist, and the difficulty of rapping about nanoscale plasticity while playing a Bach partita.

May 04, 2015
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Prof. Igor Mezic
39 minutes, 14 seconds

Prof. Igor Mezic applies advanced methods of nonlinear dynamics and ergodic theory to the study of robust uncertainty management in complex networks and data assimilation in geophysical fluid dynamics. This AMR audio interview describes his path to a career of cutting-edge scientific research and engineering education, including his leadership in university-industry partnerships, his development of large-data diagnostic tools for forecasting coastal contamination from the 2010 Gulf oil spill, and his work on developing a curriculum in building energy efficiency.

March 16, 2015
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Professor Edwin Kreuzer
46 minutes, 45 seconds

Professor Edwin Kreuzer is the President of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg, Germany, and former President of Hamburg University of Technology. This AMR audio interview describes his innovation of computer-aided methods in the analysis of multibody systems, his exploration of the nonlinear dynamics of airship-borne mechanical cranes and underwater robotic vehicles, and his perspectives on the need to train students to make creative use of fundamental knowledge of engineering science in service to society.

February 01, 2015
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Prof. Zhigang Suo
46 minutes, 32 seconds

Prof. Zhigang Suo is the recipient of the 2012 William Prager Medal from the Society of Engineering Science and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. This AMR audio interview describes his pursuit to bring fundamental principles of deformation, fracture, diffusion, and thermodynamics to the creation of cutting-edge knowledge in the modeling and design of polymer gels and lithium-ion batteries, as well as his commitment to traditional and novel forms of scientific collaboration, including as co-founder of the iMechanica website and promoter of scientific exchange and mutual understanding between the US and China.

January 01, 2015
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Prof. Katia Bertoldi
48 minutes, 04 seconds

Prof. Katia Bertoldi is the recipient of the Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award from ASME and a Journal of Applied Mechanics Paper Award, both in 2014. This AMR audio interview explores her professional development, experiences, and insights as a student and later academic researcher and mentor, and describes her contributions to the accidental and purposeful invention of engineered materials with local structural properties that govern macroscopic material response, with applications to energy dissipation, energy focusing, and wave guiding.

December 01, 2014
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Prof. Stuart Antman
37 minutes, 16 seconds

Prof. Stuart Antman has made fundamental contributions to the development and application of methods for analysis of motion and instability of elastic and plastic bodies. This AMR audio interview describes a career of navigating the Timoshenko and Truesdell traditions of solid mechanics, the developing interface between mechanics and advanced mathematics both within the U.S. and internationally, and mentoring students to choose a path of self-reliance and opportunity for impact.

November 01, 2014
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Prof. Philip Holmes
47 minutes, 21 seconds

Prof. Philip Holmes is an internationally prominent mathematician and engineer whose fundamental contributions to the theory and applications of nonlinear dynamical systems span solid and fluid mechanics, animal locomotion, neuroscience, and cognition. This AMR audio interview describes an unconventional path from writing poetry in the Yorkshire Dales to writing the seminal textbook Nonlinear Oscillations, Dynamical Systems, and Bifurcations of Vector Fields with John Guckenheimer, for which the authors were awarded the American Mathematical Society Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition in 2013.

October 03, 2014
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Dr. Irene Beyerlein
44 minutes, 46 seconds

Dr. Irene Beyerlein co-directs the Los Alamos Center for Materials at Irradiation and Mechanical Extremes and is a leading international expert on microstructural changes to metals undergoing severe plastic deformation. This AMR audio interview explores her path to a high-impact research career, her passion for the science of material dislocations and fracture, and the influence of role models and mentors.

September 15, 2014
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Prof. Karl Johan Åström
56 minutes, 52 seconds

Prof. Karl Johan Åström is a pioneer and statesman in the fields of automatic, adaptive, and computer-aided control engineering and system identification, whose fundamental contributions to scholarly and applied research have been uniformly recognized. This AMR audio interview describes his experiences at the interface between academic research and industrial applications, a story of how fortune rewards the bold, and the risks of sending feedback control signals over large distances across manual phone exchanges.

July 31, 2014
Applied Mechanics Reviews audio interview: Prof. Anthony Bloch
00 hours, 44 minutes, 27 seconds

Prof. Anthony Bloch of the University of Michigan is a leading scholar and contributor to the fields of geometric mechanics and control of mechanical systems with symmetry, including as co-author of an influential graduate textbook on nonholonomic mechanics and control. This AMR audio interview features his personal recollections of a wonderful story of fundamental discovery in dynamics and control, scientific friends and collaborators, the growth of a technical community, and remarkable connections between applications of engineering dynamics and the mathematics of symmetry and constraints.

July 09, 2014
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Prof. Joe D. Goddard
1 hours, 03 minutes, 54 seconds

Prof. Joe Goddard of the University of California San Diego is the 2012 recipient of the G.I. Taylor Medal of the Society of Engineering Science, awarded for outstanding research contributions in the mechanics of complex fluids and the thermodynamics and transport properties of physical and biological systems. This AMR audio interview features his personal reflections on an international career at the forefront of applied mechanics research, the science and scientists straddling disciplinary boundaries, and work on his “petit soufflerie”, a wind tunnel for probing boundary-layer hydrogen kinetics in atmospheric reentry problems.

June 01, 2014
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Prof. Howard Stone
1 hours, 01 minutes, 53 seconds

Prof. Howard Stone of Princeton University is the recipient of the 2008 G.K. Batchelor Prize, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has authored some 300 journal publications focused on fundamental problems in low-Reynolds number flows, using a combination of theory, computer-based modeling, and experiments. This AMR audio interview features his personal reflections on the excitement of disseminating scientific research to the general public through yearly holiday lectures at Harvard and Princeton, on the nature of scientific discovery, and the joys and challenges of teaching.

May 01, 2014
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Prof. Markus Buehler
49 minutes, 15 seconds

Prof. Markus Buehler of Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the 2012 recipient of the Society of Engineering Science Young Investigator Medal in recognition of his significant contributions to computational materials science research, including the use of molecular-based multiscale modeling to study the mechanical properties of spider webs. This AMR audio interview features his personal reflections on the integration of research and education, the relationship between materials science modeling and musical composition, and his path to a career in science and academia.

April 01, 2014
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Prof. David Barnett
58 minutes, 05 seconds

Prof. David Barnett of Stanford University is the recipient of the 2012 A.C. Eringen Medal from the Society of Engineering Science in recognition of sustained outstanding achievements in Engineering Science, including significant archival publications on topics related to the anisotropic elastic theory of crystal defects, waves in anisotropic elastic solids, non-destructive evaluation of residual stresses using ultrasonics, thermodynamics of stressed solids, modeling of diffusion in fuel cell membranes, and modeling of capacitance of atomic force microscope tips. This AMR audio interview features his personal reflections on applied mechanics and engineering science research, and the opportunities and rewards of a professional career in academia.

January 31, 2014
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Prof. Avram Bar-Cohen
01 hours, 03 minutes, 14 seconds

Prof. Avram Bar Cohen of the University of Maryland is a leading expert in thermal packaging of micro and nanosystems, and a forward thinker on technological leadership, forecasting, and management. He is an honorary member and Fellow of the ASME and a recent recipient of the 75th Anniversary Medal of ASME's Heat Transfer Division in recognition of service and contributions far beyond the call of duty. This AMR audio interview features his personal reflections on cutting edge research in thermal management and miniaturization, a career of service to the applied mechanics community, the needs for flexible funding and training mechanisms, and the Brooklyn soccer leagues.

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In