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James Manimala

James Manimala


Ph.D., Aeronautics & Astronautics Engineering
Purdue University, 2014

M.S.E., Aeronautics & Astronautics Engineering
Purdue University, 2010

B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering Trivandrum, University of Kerala, 2004

Research Interests

  • Solid and Structural Dynamics
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Acoustic Metamaterials
  • Smart/ Adaptive/ Multifunctional Structures and Materials
  • Flexible Nanocomposites
  • Structural Acoustics
  • MEMS for Controlled Acoustics
  • Lightweight Aerostructures

Awards and Recognition

2016 DARPA Young Faculty Award

Professional Memberships

  • Member, The Institute of Noise Control Engineering(Member, Structural Acoustics TAC)
  • Associate Member, Acoustical Society of America
  • Member, Society of Experimental Mechanics
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Member, TCVS, 2018-2021)

Recent Publications

  • T. A. Emersonand J. M. Manimala, “Passive-Adaptive Mechanical Wave Manipulation using Nonlinear Metamaterial Plates,Acta Mechanica, 2020; DOI: 10.1007/s00707-020-02782-9[IF: 2.133
  • .A. T. Chambers, J. M. Manimala and Michael G. Jones, “Design and Optimization of 3D Folded-CoreAcoustic Liners for Enhanced Low-Frequency Performance,” AIAA Journal, 2019;DOI: 10.2514/1.J058017[IF: 1.951]{4
  • K. Madhamshettyand J. M. Manimala, “Extraordinary Wave Manipulation Characteristics of Nonlinear Inertant Acoustic Metamaterials,” Journal of the Franklin Institute, v356-14, p7731-7753,2019; Published in the special issue on 'Inerter-based Systems: Design, Modeling, Optimization and Control.'[IF: 3.653]{1}
  • P. P. Kulkarniand J. M. Manimala, “Realizing Passive Direction-Bias in Longitudinal Wave Propagation using a Nonlinear Acoustic Metamaterial.” Acta Mechanica, v230-7, p25212537, 2019;DOI: 10.1007/s00707-019-02415-w[IF: 2.166]{3}
  • A. Rekhy, R. Snyder, and J. M. Manimala, “On the Frequency Up-Conversion Mechanism in Metamaterials-Inspired Vibro-Impact Structures,” Acoustics,v1(1)-11, p156-173,2019{1}
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