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Sinan Muftu

Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Office of the Dean
334 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • 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
Affiliated With

Department Research Areas

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

  • T. Kasıkcı, M.-C. Weng, A. Nayak, T. Goker, S. Müftü, Contact Mechanics of a Thin, Tensioned, Translating Tape With a Grooved Roller, Journal of Tribology, 140, 2018, 011405-1
  • T. Zhu, S. Müftü, K.-T. Wan, One-Dimensional Constrained Blister Test to Measure Thin Film Adhesion, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 85, 2018, 0545010-1
  • Q. Chen, A. Alizadeh-Dehkharghani, W. Xie, X. Wang, V. Champagne, A. Gouldstone, J.-H. Lee, S. Müftü,
  • High Strain Rate Material Behavior and Adiabatic Material Instability in Impact of Micron-Scale Al-6061 Particles, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 27, 2018, 641-653
  • J. Sun, N. Tandogan, A. Gu, S. Müftü, E.D. Goluch, K.T. Wan, Measuring Particle Adhesion-Detachment and Filtration Efficiency by Microfluidics, Colloids and Surfaces B: Interfaces,165, 2018, 381-387
  • 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
  • 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
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Related News

July 17, 2018

MIE Professor Sinan Muftu, in collaboration with Jae-Hwang Lee of UMass Amherst, was awarded a $500K NSF grant for determining the "High-Strain-Rate Dynamics of Copolymer Microparticles for Advanced Additive Manufacturing".

July 19, 2017

MIE Professors Kai-Tak Wan and Sinan Muftu were awarded a $350K NSF grant to explore the "Mechanics of fusion of dissimilar lipid bilayers and multi-lamellar vesicles". This is part of a...

March 20, 2014

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Professor Sinan Muftu has been appointed the Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Tribology. The journal features articles by tribologists from all over the...