2017 National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Conference
            National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Conference, Irvine, California, November 2017
Nordberg Fellows Reunion
           INSPIRE-sponsored Nordberg Fellows Reunion, Stockholm, Sweden, March 2012
DTU Summer SChool
DTU Summer School on Computational Bifurcation Analysis, Lyngby, Denmark, June 2011
Klein bottle
                                 Two-dimensional manifold continuation using COCO
Bristol 2011
Workshop on Impact with Friction and the Painlevé Paradox, University of Bristol, UK, November 2011
Duke 2010
              Duke Vibrations Workshop, Duke University, May 2010
Threshold sensor
Ultrafast impact-induced switching in a capacitively-excited microoscillator
Nanjing 2016
IUTAM Symposium on Nonlinear and Delayed Dynamics of Mechatronic Systems, Nanjing, China, October 2016
London 2009
Workshop on Bifurcations in Oscillators with Elastic and Impact Constraints, Imperial College London, UK, November 2009
Budapest 2014
             Workshop celebrating Gábor Stépán's 60th birthday, Budapest, Hungary, July 2014.

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.

Employment opportunities

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.


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.

“A diffeomorphism with a hyperbolic fixed point, and a nontrivial, transversal intersection of the corresponding stable and unstable manifolds, has a hyperbolic invariant set on which it is topologically equivalent to a subshift of finite type.” - The Smale-Birkhoff Homoclinic Theorem

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.

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