Fundamental research activities include nonlinear dynamics of collective, resonator arrays and multi-physics interactions of coupled oscillators (e.g. fluid-structure interactions, MEMS, atomic-scale force interactions, piezo-electric actuation/sensing, etc.).
Application-oriented research efforts are ranging from nano/micro to macro-scale systems including: AFM array technology, non-contact AFM for soft, living biological samples, aquatic fish-like robots to monitor waterways, tree-traversing and -cutting robotics for safe wood harvesting.
- Jackson S. and Gutschmidt S. (2018) Utilization of a Two-Beam Cantilever Array for Enhanced Atomic Force Microscopy Sensitivity. Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Transactions of the ASME 140(4) http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4038943.
- Pons A. and Gutschmidt S. (2018) Multiparameter spectral analysis for aeroelastic instability problems. Journal of Applied Mechanics 85(6) 061011: 10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4039671.
- Jackson S. and Gutschmidt S. (2017) Identification and analysis of artifacts in amplitude modulated atomic force microscopy array operation. Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics 12(5) http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4036520.
- Jackson S., Gutschmidt S., Roeser D. and Sattel T. (2017) Development of a mathematical model and analytical solution of a coupled two-beam array with nonlinear tip forces for application to AFM. Nonlinear Dynamics 87(2): 775-787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11071-016-3076-7.
- Pons A. and Gutschmidt S. (2017) Multiparameter Solution Methods for Semistructured Aeroelastic Flutter Problems. AIAA Journal 55(10): 3530-3538.