The Applied Dynamics Laboratory
The Applied Dynamics Laboratory conducts interdisciplinary research across a variety of experimental, theoretical, and computational platforms. Laboratory members from Mechanical Science and Engineering, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, and Civil and Environmental Engineering collaborate with experimental dynamicists, computational mechanicians, computer engineers, biomechanicians, electrical engineers, applied mathematicians, anthropologists, entomologists, climate geographers, and educational and cognitive psychologists.
To join the Applied Dynamics Laboratory and Harry Dankowicz's research group, please follow the links below for the category of opportunity that interests you, or contact me directly.
- Undergraduate researchers
- Graduate researchers
- Postdoctoral researchers
- Computer programmers
Members of the Applied Dynamics Laboratory use a number of computational software and operating system platforms to conduct their research. We also contribute to the development of new computational software, e.g., COCO and MAMBO and the MAMBO toolbox.
An introduction to the development of toolboxes and atlas algorithms compatible with COCO is included in the textbook "Recipes for Continuation", by Harry Dankowicz and Frank Schilder, published by the SIAM in 2013, and through a series of online video tutorials. The release contains extensive additional documentation, including tutorials for production-ready toolboxes.
Recent and Upcoming conferences
- 11th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control, Boston, Massachusetts, August 2-5, 2015
- Conference on Complex Systems 2015, Tempe, Arizona, September 28-October 2, 2015.
- 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Montreal, Canada, August 21-26, 2016
- IUTAM Symposium on Nonlinear and Delayed Dynamics of Mechatronic Systems, Nanjing, China, October 17-21, 2016
Some thoughts on life-long learning
Understanding is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. When you begin to apply, when you begin to integrate, you may see connections that nobody has seen before. The 90% perspiration that make success comes from a life-long pursuit of a higher vantage point.
Some thoughts on work habits
Don't spend your day cleaning your desk. Keep your eyes on the ball, on the goals you set out for yourself for each day, and allocate time for the big ones. You will always find time for cleaning your desk, but save some energy for the more challenging tasks.