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Wereley, Norman M.

Norman Wereley
Keystone Professor
Aerospace
3179 J Glenn L. Martin Hall
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301-405-1927

Research Interests 

Research in active, semi-active and passive vibration control, as well as adaptive crashworthiness systems, for helicopters and automobiles. Magnetorheological energy absorbers and fluids. Smart pneumatic systems.

Education 

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1990)
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1987)
  • B.Eng., McGill University (1982)

Honors and Awards 

  • SPIE Smart Structures and Materials Lifetime Achievement Award (2013)
  • SPIE Smart Structures and Materials Product Implementation Award (2013)
  • Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2012)
  • ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Prize (2012)
  • American Helicopter Society (AHS) Best Paper Award in Crash Safety (2012)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Best Paper Award in Structural Dynamics and Control (2012, 2004)
  • AHS Harry T. Jensen Award, Boeing Active Crash Protection Team (May, 2011)
  • Editorial Board, Advances in Materials Research (2011 – present)
  • AIAA Sustained Service Award (June, 2011)
  • A. James Clark School of Engineering Faculty Service Award, U. Maryland (May, 2010)
  • Member, AIAA Region I Engineer of the Year Honor Society (March, 2010)
  • AIAA National Capital Section Engineer of the Year Award (April, 2009)
  • Associate Editor, AIAA Journal (2009-2014)
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2008)
  • Associate Editor, Smart Materials and Structures, (Jan. 2008 – present)
  • Techno-Sciences Inc. Faculty Fellow (Nov. 2007 – April 2012)
  • Editor, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (2007 – present)
  • American Helicopter Society Grover E. Bell Award, Smart Structures Program of the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center (2002)
  • Invention of the Year Finalist (2002), Office of Technology Commercialization, U. Maryland
  • Fellow, Institute of Physics (2001)
  • Associate Technical Editor, J. Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (1999-2006)
  • Associate Editor, J. Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (1997-1998) Army Young Investigator Award (1997)
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation (1997)
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (1998)
  • Broken Propeller Award (1994), AIAA Student Chapter, U. Maryland
  • Quality Performance Award for Technical Excellence and Leadership, Infrared Materials Producibility Program, BDM Federal, Inc. (1992)
  • Best Presentation in Linear Systems at the 1991 American Control Conference
  • Best Presentation in Multirate and Periodic Systems at the 1990 American Control Conference
  • Vertical Flight Foundation GE Aircraft Engines Fellowship (1989-90)
  • William L. Steward Jr. Award, MIT (1987)
  • Captain, McGill University Rugby Team (1980-81, 1981-1982)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Summer Fellowship (1982)
  • Greville Smith Scholar (1978-1979, 1979-1980)
  • McGill University Scholar (1978-1979)
  • Fairweather Memorial for Scholarship, Citizenship & Sportsmanship, RCS (1978)
  • Governor General of Canada’s Medal, Rothesay Collegiate School (1978)

Professional Memberships 

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Fellow
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Fellow
  • Institute of Physics (IOP), Fellow
  • American Helicopter Society (AHS), Lifetime Member & Technical Fellow
  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Member
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Senior Member
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  • The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), Lifetime Member

Selected Publications 

  • N.M. Wereley, Editor (2013). Magnetorheology: Advances and Applications (link is external). Royal Society of Chemistry: RSC Smart Materials, London, UK.
  • N.M. Wereley and J.D. Sater, Editors (2012). Plants and Mechanical Motion - A Synthetic Approach to Nastic Materials and Structures. (link is external) DesTech Publishers, Lancaster, PA.