Harry Dankowicz is a professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He graduated from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, with an M.Sc. in Engineering Physics in 1991 and, subsequently, from Cornell University with a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in 1995. Following a post-doctoral and research associate appointment at KTH between 1995 and 1999, he joined the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where he remained until 2005. Prof. Dankowicz is a recipient of several prestigious faculty career awards, including a Junior Investigator Grant from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, a CAREER award from the US National Science Foundation, a PECASE award from the US National Science Foundation, and the Fred Merryfield Design Award from the ASEE. Prof. Dankowicz conducts dynamical systems research at the intersection of engineering, math and physics. This work involves studying a wide range of complex systems that are governed by differential equations and learning the behavior of those systems through theory and experiments. His research efforts further seek to make original and substantial contributions to the development and design of existing or novel devices or methodologies that capitalize on system nonlinearities for improved system understanding and performance.

Curriculum Vitae


Philip Holmes, Gal Berkooz, Juan Elezgaray, Mark Myers, Karl-Erik Thylwe, Brianno Coller, Arne Nordmark, Jesper Adolfsson, Petri Piiroinen, Xiaopeng Zhao, Konda Reddy, Ali Nayfeh, Jenny Jerrelind, Phanikrishna Thota, Gunjan Thakur, Sambit Misra, Scott MacLaren, Fredrik Svahn, Mark Paul, Nastaran Hashemi, Manhee Lee, Wonbo Jhe, Wonmo Kang, Bryan Wilcox, Melih Eriten, Alan Champneys, Frank Schilder, Ryan Reinke, James Phelan, Walter Lacarbonara, Michael Katzenbach, David Kijowski, Michael Loui, Kiwon Park, Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler, Giovanni Formica, Andrea Arena, Whitney Tabor, Pyeong-Whan Cho, Matthew Keefer, Sara Wilson, Brendan Chan, Noelani Thompson, Corina Sandu, Pravesh Sanghvi, Bernard Romig, Mehdi Saghafi, Emil Bureau, Jens Starke, Jan Sieber, Louis DiBerardino, Mike Jeffrey, John Sanders, Naira Hovakimyan, Kim Nguyen, Yang Li, Matthew West, Ian Hiskens, Maxim Markov, Russell Ritchie.

I am grateful for the many opportunities to learn and grow that have resulted from these collaborations.


Past and current funding support for the research, education, and outreach activities described on this website is gratefully acknowledged from the US National Science Foundation, award numbers 0237370/0635469, 0510044/0619028, 0727083, 0739708, 0832843, 0855787, 1016467, and 1246920; the US Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, award number 2014-67021-22109; the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research; the Jeffress Memorial Trust, the Swedish Science Council, Carilion Biomedical Institute, Commonwealth Health Research Board, NIH, Deere & Company, and NASA.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the other funding sources.

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