Muhammad R. Hajj

J. Byron Maupin Professor of Engineering/Assoc. Dean, Grad School

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1990
  • M.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1985
  • B.E., Civil Engineering, American University of Beirut, 1983

Virginia Tech

  • Courses Developed
    • Modeling and Identification of Nonlinear Systems, Graduate
    • Digital Time Series Analysis of Nonlinear Systems, Graduate
    • Aerodynamics of Bio-Inspired Flight, Graduate
    • Instrumentation and Experimental Mechanics, Undergraduate
    • Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Undergraduate online course
  • Notes Prepared
    • Notes for Fluid Mechanics Laboratories
    • Fluid Mechanics Notes and Problems for ESM 4404, Preparatory Class for Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
  • Courses Taught in ESM or BEAM
    • Creative Design and Project, Undergraduate
    • Inviscid Flow, Undergraduate
    • Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Undergraduate
    • Fluid Mechanics I & II, Undergraduate
    • Dynamics, Undergraduate
    • Statics, Undergraduate
    • Turbulence and Turbulent Flows, Graduate
    • Ideal Flow, Graduate
    • Viscous Flow, Graduate
    • Hydrodynamic Stability, Graduate
  • Graduate School
    • Career Development-Future Professional, Graduate
    • Research in International Contexts, Graduate

University of Texas at Austin

  • Ocean Engineering, Undergraduate
  • Boundary Layer Theory and Heat Transfer, Undergraduate

My research interests are in Fluid Mechanics, Structural Dynamics, Fluid-Structure Interactions and Nonlinear Dynamics with applications in the fields of hydrodynamic stability, turbulence, wind loads on structures, aeroelasticity, control, and energy harvesting.

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 
    • Elected Member (2013-2016) and Vice President (2015-2016) of the Board of Governors of the Engineering Mechanics Institute.
    • Associate Editor: Journal of Engineering Mechanics
    • Chair, Programs Committee, 2013-present
  • Fellow, Engineering Mechanics Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • College of Engineering’s Dean’s award for Excellence in Research, 2016
  • Distinguished Leader in Research, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, 2016
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics award for Excellence inResearch, 2015
  • College of Engineering’s Dean’s award for Excellence in Service, 2009
  • J. Byron Maupin Professor of Engineering, Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

  • 2016 – Present: J. Byron Maupin Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering
  • 2014 – Present: Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics
  • 2003 –2014: Professor, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Scienceand Mechanics merged in August 2014)
  • 2007 – Present: Affiliate Professor, Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
  • 2013 – Present: Affiliate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • 2014 – Present: Associate Dean of the Graduate School. 
  • 2013 – Present: Director, Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS)
  • 2006 – 2013: Director of Research and Graduate Studies, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • 2010 – 2011: Associate Department Head, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • 1998 – 2003: Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • 1992 – 1998: Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

University of Texas at Austin

  • 1990 – 1992: Research Associate and Lecturer, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin
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  • (540) 231-4190
  • mhajj@vt.edu
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (MC 0219)
    Norris Hall, Room 231-C, Virginia Tech
    495 Old Turner Street
    Blacksburg, VA 24061

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Dr. Muhammad R. Hajj