About the Author
Dr. Haym Benaroya received a B.E. from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, in 1976, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, in 1977 and 1981. He worked for Weidlinger Associates, Consulting Engineers, New York, between 1981 and 1989, after which time he joined Rutgers University. He is currently a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Rutgers. Professor Benaroya is an elected member of the International Academy of Astronautics. His research interests include structures and vibration, offshore structural dynamics, fluid-structure interaction, aircraft structures, and the development of concepts for lunar structures. Related interests include science, space and defense policy, and educational methods and policy.
Dr. Seon Mi Han
received a B.E. from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1996, and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in 1998 and 2001. She received the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Postdoctoral Scholarship between 2001 and 2003. She was an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Texas Tech University between 2004 and 2010, and is currently an instructor at the university. Her research interests include vibration and dynamics of offshore and marine structures.
Dr. Mark Nagurka
received a B.S.E. and M.S.E. in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978 and 1979. He received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from M.I.T. in 1983. He taught at Carnegie Mellon University before joining Marquette University, where he is an associate professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering. Professor Nagurka is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a licensed professional engineer in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. His research interests include design of mechanical and electromechanical systems, design of control systems, mechatronics, automation, human-machine interaction, and vehicle dynamics.