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An ME alumnus is awarded A. H. Nayfeh Prize

October 29, 2019


Soheil Fatehiboroujeni, an alumus of Mechanical Engineering (PhD, 2019) and a current postdoctoral researcher at Purdue university was recently awarded with A. H. Nayfeh Prize from the inaugural International Nonlinear Dynamics Conference (NODYCON), Rome, Italy. Congratulations! 



The first International Nonlinear Dynamics Conference (NODYCON) was held in Rome, Italy, February 17-20, 2019. It gathered 400 participants from 68 countries including important institutional (Sapienza University, City of Rome, AIMETA Italian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics) and industrial sponsors (Polytec, COMSOL, MTS Systems), as well as Springer Nature.
The conference served as a lively forum for researchers worldwide who presented and discussed the most recent discoveries in nonlinear dynamics research, and engaged in an exciting networking experience.

The conference and related activities helped to build and reinvigorate a sense of large, global scientific community of nonlinear dynamics.  The inspiring keynote lectures and the brilliant talks from senior and junior delegates during the technical sessions at NODYCON sparked wide interest in the nonlinear dynamics community convened in Rome with a distinct geographical diversity and topical multidisciplinarity.
NODYCON 2019 received 450 short papers. Based on 467 reviews, 391 papers and 17 posters were accepted and published in the Book of Abstracts. To overcome the drawbacks of excessive topical fragmentation and to highlight the important unifying aspects, the diverse topics covered by the papers were organized in four major themes reflected also in the technical sessions layout: methods and concepts in nonlinear dynamics, mechanical and structural systems, nonlinear dynamics and control, recent trends in nonlinear dynamics.

Two special issues –  “NODYCON 2019” and “In Memory of A. H. Nayfeh” – were announced in conjunction with the conference and received about 120 high quality manuscripts from prominent researchers. In addition, over 200 papers were submitted for publication in the Proceedings of the First International Nonlinear Dynamics Conference within the Springer Proceedings of Engineering series. The collection features both well-established streams of research and novel areas and emerging fields of investigation.  After a rigorous peer review process the submitted papers were collected in three volumes: 

Nonlinear dynamics of structures, systems and devices
Nonlinear dynamics and control
New trends in nonlinear dynamics 
As part of the conference program, an exciting and solemn moment was the Ali H. Nayfeh Award ceremony, which awarded three prizes for the best student papers to: 

Rui Wang (1st place), University of Maryland, USA
Alaa Eldin Ahmed (2nd place), University of Waterloo, Canada
Soheil Fatehiboroujeni (3rd place), University of California at Merced, USA

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