Dr. Abdessattar Abdelkefi

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
New Mexico State University
Jett Hall, Room 614
P.O. Box 30001 / MSC 3450
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

Tel: 575-646-6546
Fax: 575-646-6111
Email: abdu@nmsu.edu
Google scholar page & Researchgate page

Research Interests

Nonlinear Dynamics, Biomemitics/drones/ robotics, Energy Harvesting, MEMS & NEMS, Smart Structures,

Fluid-Structure Interaction, Vibration and Control, Reduced-order Modeling,

Identification of Nonlinear Systems, Flight Dynamics, Renewable Energy (Wind Turbines)


Ph.D. (07/2012), Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech

M.Sc. (12/2009), Computational Mechanics, Tunisia Polytechnic School (in collaboration with Virginia Tech)

B.Sc. (06/2009), Mechanical Engineering, Tunisia Polytechnic School

My M.Sc. and Ph.D. advisor Ali H. Nayfeh is the recipient of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering

Professional Experience

08/2014 – present

Assistant Professor

New Mexico State University

08/2012 – 07/2014

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Virginia Tech

01/2011 – 07/2012

Graduate Research Assistant

Virginia Tech

01/2010 – 12/2011

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Virginia Tech

09/2008 – 12/2009

Research Assistant

Tunisia Polytechnic School


Selected Awards & Honors

Last updated: 08/04/2018
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