bogdan epureanu, phd, ms

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering


Bogdan I. Epureanu is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Duke University in 1999. His current research interests and activities blend theory and fundamental experiments in nonlinear dynamics, structural health monitoring, aeroelasticity and computational dynamics, with applications relevant to biological systems, aerospace and automotive structures, and turbomachinery. Examples include creating novel mechano-chemical dynamic models of nanoscale intracellular transport processes, developing the next generation of highly-sensitivestructural health monitoring techniques, discovering novel methods for forecasting the nonlinear dynamics of complex systems, developing innovative reduced order models of complex structures, creating advanced system identification and control methodologies for complex structures and fluid-structural systems. Professor Epureanu has published more than 85 articles in archival journals, and has made numerous presentations at conferences and universities. He is also an Associate Editor of Journal of Vibration and Acoustics (Transactions of ASME) and of AIAAJ Journal and served as guest editor for several other journals. He organizes conferences/symposia and serves on several University and American Society of Mechanical Engineers' technical committees. He has earned several national and international awards. Among his honors are the 2004 American Academy of Mechanics Junior Achievement Award, an NSF Career Award in 2004, the 2003 ASME/Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal Award, the 2001 Young Innovator Award from Petro-Canada, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' 2001 Best Paper Finalist Award, and was the winner of Eaton Corporation's 1999 International Mechanical Design Contest. In 1998, Professor Epureanu received the A. M. Strickland Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' Division of Manufacturing Industries. He was also awarded the 2005 Beer and Johnston Outstanding Mechanics Educator Award by the American Society for Engineering Education.