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  • PhD (1994), Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester

Research & Scholarship Interests

Mechanics and tribology of axially moving materials, webs; numerical simulation of tissue healing and bone remodeling; high velocity impact of micron scale particles
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Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • Soren Buus Outstanding Research Award, College of Engineering, NEU, 2013
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2007
  • Pi Tau Sigma, Outstanding Faculty Member, ME Department, NEU, 2007
  • Martin W. Essigman Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Engineering, NEU, 2003
  • Best Paper Award, ASME, Information Storage & Processing Systems Division, 199

Teaching Interests

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanics of Plates and Shells
  • Mechanics in Tribology
  • Finite Element Method

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
  • The Adhesion Society

Selected Publications

  • J. Aguirrebeitia, S. Müftü, M. Abasolo, J. Vallejo. 'Experimental Study of the Removal Force in Conical Implant-Abutment Interfaces", Journal of  Prosthetic Dentistry, 111 (4), 2013
  • H.Y. Chou, S. Müftü. "On Peri-Implant Bone Healing Due to Immediate Loading in Dental Implant Treatments", Journal of Biomechanics, 46 (5), 2013,  871-878
  • J. Shi, S. Müftü, A.Z. Gu, K.T. Wan. "Adhesion of a Cylindrical Shell in the Presence of DLVO Surface Potential", Journal of Applied Mechanics, 80, 2013
  • H. Yang, J. B. C. Engelen, A. Pantazi, S. Müftü, et al. "Mechanics of Lateral Positioning of a Translating Tape due to Tilted Rollers: Theory and Experiments", International Journal of Solids and Structures, 66, 2015, 88–97
  • S. Müftü, W. Meleis, R.H. Moore, D. Kopans, K.T. Wan, et al. "Detecting Solid Masses in Phantom Breast Using Mechanical Indentation", Experimental Mechanics, 54(6), 2014, 935-942 
  • T. Hu, S. Zhalehpour, A. Gouldstone, S. Müftü, T. Ando, "A Method for the Estimation of Interface Temperature in Ultrasonic Joining", Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 45(5), 2014, 2545-2552 
  • K. Michalakis, P. Calvani, S. Müftü, A. Pissiotis, H. Hirayama "The Effect of Different Implant-abutment Connection on Screw Joint Stability", Journal of Oral Implantology, 40(2), 2014, 146-152


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