Keynote speaker - Forum 5

Bogdan I. Epureanu
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Bogdan Epureanu is a Professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan. His current research blends novel methods and theory with fundamental experiments in linear and nonlinear dynamics from macro to nano-scale. Currently he focuses on aerospace and automotive structures, turbomachinery, and biological and epidemiological systems. Examples include creating novel mechano-chemical dynamic models of nanoscale intracellular transport processes, developing the next generation of highly-sensitive diagnosis and monitoring techniques, discovering novel methods for forecasting tipping points in complex systems such as disease epidemics and ecological systems, developing innovative reduced order models of multi-physics systems such as Li-ion batteries and complex structures, creating advanced system identification and control methodologies for smart structures and fluid-structural systems. Professor Epureanu has published more than 115 articles in archival journals, and has made numerous presentations at conferences and universities. He serves as Associate Chair of the Division of Integrative Systems and Design at the University of Michigan, and as an Associate Editor of Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics. 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, and the 2005 Beer and Johnston Outstanding Mechanics Educator Award by the American Society for Engineering Education.