Amit Shukla

Amit Shukla is an expert in nonlinear dynamics and teaches in the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department at Miami University. His teaching style is driven by a teaching philosophy with emphasis on learning with students at the center via Problem Based Learning. His research involves application of nonlinear dynamics in understanding of structural, engineered and natural systems. His work is supported by AFRL, NIOSH, EESUS and GE.

Professor

513-529-0721
Office: Benton Hall, Room 56P
shuklaa@MiamiOH.edu

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 2002.
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1998.
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College (currently, MNNIT), India, 1996.

Years of service on this faculty

  • Associate Professor (with Tenure), Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (MME) Department, 2008-Present.
  • Assistant Professor, MME Department, 2002-2008.
  • Faculty Associate, Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Aug 2002-Present.

Other related experience

  • Visiting Researcher, Structural Sciences Center, US Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB, Ohio, Jan 2010-Dec 2010.
  • Summer Faculty Fellow, Structural Sciences Center, US Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB, Ohio, May-August 2006-2011.
  • Visiting Research Scientist, Eindhoven Technological University, May-August 2005.
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Structural Dynamics Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Nuclear Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1998-2002.
  • Ohio Board of Regents Fellow, University of Cincinnati, 1999-2000.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Nuclear Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1997-1998.
  • Design Engineer, Larsen and Toubro India Ltd., 1996-1996.
  • Teaching Assistant, CAD Lab, Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College, India, 1994-1996.

Consulting

  • GE, Ethicon Endo Surgery

Principal publications

  • van Hoof, J., Fey, R., Shukla, A. and Nijmeijer, H., “Effect of hinge friction the steady-state response of base excited shallow arches”,  Journal of Vibration and Control, DOI: 10.1177/1077546313486504 (In Press, Accepted: March 2013).
  • Ling Y., and Shukla, A., “Comparison of Transient Response of a Skin Panel under Uniform and Non-Uniform Thermal Loading”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 224, pp. 33-38, doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.224.33, Nov 2012.
  • Hunnekens, B., Fey, R., Shukla, A. and Nijmeijer, H., “Vibrational self-alignment of a rigid object using friction” Nonlinear Dynamics DOI 10.1007/s11071-010-9878-0, Nov 2010. Volume 65, Numbers 1-2, July 2011, pp. 109-129.
  • Boere, S., Shukla, A., Fey, R., and Nijmeijer, H., “Severity of tip-out induced impacts in drive line systems with backlash”, ASME Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, vol 5, April 2010.
  • Shukla, A., Besselink, B., Fey, R., and Nijmeijer, H., “Classification of periodic solutions in systems with backlash”, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, Vol.41, pp. 131-144, 2009.
  • Beal, J., Shukla, A., Brezhneva, O. and Abramson, M.A., “Optimal sensor placement for structural health monitoring”, Optimization and Engineering, vol 9, pp.119-142, 2008.

Scientific and Professional societies of which a member

  • ASME
  • AIAA
  • Elected Member, Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound, Design Engineering Division, ASME.

Honors and awards

  • Outstanding Researcher Award in School of Engineering and Applied Science, Miami University, 2012.
  • Research Incentive Grant Award, 2011.
  • Associated Student Government’s Honored Professor Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Advising, Miami University 2005.
  • Shoupp Award for Applied Research, Miami University, 2003.
  • Ohio Board of Regents Fellow, University of Cincinnati, 1999-2000.
  • President’s Gold Medal for first rank in the graduating class, Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College, India, 1996.

Institutional and Professional Service

  • Member, Senate’s Fiscal Priorities and Budget Planning Committee, Fall 2011-Present.
  • Co-Chair, Faculty Assembly Steering Committee, Fall 2011-Present.
  • Panelist, NSF, Proposal Review Panels, 2004, 2007, 2010.
  • Member, Organization committee of SPIE’s smart structures and NDE conference, 2003-2006.
  • Member, ASME’s Technical committee on Vibration and Sound, 2006-Present.
  • Symposium organizer, ASME 6th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics and Control, Las Vegas, 2007.
  • Session Chair, ASME Congress, 2004, 2005.
  • Symposium organizer and technical session chair, on damage prognostics at SPIE’s Smart Structures and NDE Conference, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.
  • Symposium organizer for ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, 2008, 2012, 2013.
  • Symposium organizer for 4th Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics, 2013.
  • Reviewer for : Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Nonlinear Dynamics, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, International Journal of Fluid Power, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, and Mechanicca.
  • Reviewer for the following conference proceedings: ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, American Control Conference, and ASEE Annual Conference.
  • Book Reviewer for McGraw Hill and Prentice Hall publishers.
  • Member, Advisory Board, SV College of Engineering, Indore, India, 2008-Present.

Amit Shukla is an expert in nonlinear dynamics and teaches in the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department at Miami University. His teaching style is driven by a teaching philosophy with emphasis on learning with students at the center via Problem Based Learning. His research involves application of nonlinear dynamics in understanding of structural, engineered and natural systems. His work is supported by AFRL, NIOSH, EESUS and GE.