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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

  • B. Yildirim, H. Yang, A. Gouldstone, S. Müftü, Rebound Mechanics of Micrometre-Scale, Spherical Particles in High Velocity Impacts, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A, 473, 2017, 20160936
  • T. Kaşikci, M.-C. Weng, A. Nayak, T. Goker, S. Müftü, Contact Mechanics of a Thin, Tensioned, Translating Tape with a Grooved Roller, Journal of Tribology, 2017
  • W. Xie, A. Alizadeh-Dehkharghani, Q. Chen, V.K. Champagne, X. Wang, A. Nardi, S. Kooi, S. Müftü, J.-H. Lee, Dynamics and Extreme Plasticity of Metallic Microparticles in Supersonic Collisions, Nature Scientific Reports, 2017
  • Q. Sheng, A.J. White, S. Müftü, Indentation of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Thin-Film: Simulations by Using Continuum Damage Mechanics, Tribology Transactions, 60(1), 2017, 114-120
  • H. Yang, J.B.C. Engelen, W.A. Haberle, M. Lantz, S. Müftü, Lateral Friction Behavior of a Thin, Tensioned Tape Wrapped over a Grooved-Roller: Experiments and Theory, Journal of Tribology, 139(2), 2017, 021605
  • Q. Chen, F.C. Meral, S. Müftü, M. Akcakaya, K. Tuncali, Model-based Optimal Planning of Hepatic Radiofrequency Ablation, Mathematical Medicine and Biology, 2016
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