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Andrew Dick
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
 
e-mail:Andrew.J.Dick@rice.edu
 
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering (2003) Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering (2003) Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (2007) University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
 
Primary Department
   Department of Mechanical Engineering
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
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    Websites
     Nonlinear Phenomena Laboratory
     
    Research Areas
     Nonlinear dynamics and vibrations, resonant micro-structures, scanning probe microscopy
     
    Research Interests
     Dynamics, vibrations, and control:

    nonlinear vibrations, nonlinear dynamics, impact dynamics, chaotic dynamics, system modeling, signal analysis, nonlinear control, bifurcation control
     
    Teaching Areas
     Dynamics, vibrations
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    C. Sun, S. Nagarajaiah, A. J. Dick,“Experimental investigation of vibration attenuation

    using nonlinear tuned mass damper and pendulum tuned mass damper in parallel,” NON-

    LINEAR DYNAM, in press. (con. 33%) • NON-LINEAR DYNAM


    http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11071-014-1619-3
     
     

    C. Sun, S. Nagarajaiah, and A. J. Dick “Family of Smart Tuned Mass Dampers with Variable Frequency under Harmonic Excitation and Ground Motions: Closed-Form Evaluation,” SMART STRUCT SYST, 13(2), pp. 319-341, 2014. (con. 33%)


    http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/sss.2014.13.2.319
     
     

    R. P. Eason and A. J. Dick “A ParallelizedMulti-Degrees-of-Freedom CellMappingMethod,” NONLINEAR DYNAM, 77(3), pp. 467-479, 2014. (con. 100%)http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11071-014-1310-8


    http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11071-014-1310-8
     
     

    R. P. Eason, A. J. Dick and S. Nagarajaiah, “Numerical investigation of coexisting high and low amplitude responses and safe basin erosion for a coupled linear oscillator and nonlinear absorber system,” J SOUND VIB, 333(15), pp. 3490-3504, 2014. (con. 67%)


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2014.03.039
     
     

    W. Huang and A. J. Dick “Bifurcation-Based Atomic Force Microscopy For Measuring Sample Modulus Information,” in preparation. (con. 100%)

     
     

    W. Huang and A. J. Dick, “Modeling Energy Dissipation In Atomic Force Microscopy,” in preparation. (con. 100%)

     
     

    W. Huang, A. Atzil† and A. J. Dick “Investigation of Dual-Frequency Excitation and the Influence of Excitation Phase on a Constrained Cantilevered Beam System,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference, Buffalo, NY, August 17-20, 2014. (con. 100%)

     
     

    Y. Liu and A. J. Dick, “High Fidelity Analysis of Transient Wave Propagation in Nonlinear

    One-Dimensional Waveguides,” J COMPUT NONLIN DYN, in press. (con. 100%)

    http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4028015


    http://computationalnonlinear.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/article.aspx?articleid=1889458
     
     

    A. J. Dick "Characterizing effective d31 values for PZT from the nonlinear oscillations of clamped-clamped micro-resonators." Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 59(1) (2013) : 50-55.

     
     

    A. J. Dick, J. R. Foley, and A. Beliveau "Identification of Fuzeliner Failure Using Spectral Analysis." Critical Technologies in Shock and Vibration (2013) In Press

     
     

    C, Sun, R. P. Eason, S. Nagarajaiah and A. J. Dick "Hardening Düffing Oscillator Attenuation Using a Nonlinear TMD, a Semi-active TMD and Multiple TMD." Journal of Sound and Vibration, 332 (4) (2013/February) : 674-686.

     
     

    P. Ghaderi and A. J. Dick "Parametric Resonance based Piezoelectric Micro-Resonators." ASME Journal of Dynamical Systems, Measurement, and Control (2013)

     
     

    R. P. Eason, C, Sun, A. J. Dick and S. Nagarajaiah "Attenuation of a Linear Oscillator using a Nonlinear and a Semi-Active Tuned Mass Damper in Series." Journal of Sound and Vibration, 332(1) (2013/January) : 154-166.

     
     

    W. Huang and A. J. Dick "Bifurcation-Based Atomic Force Microscopy For Measuring Sample Modulus Information." Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control (2013) Submitted

     
     

    Y. Liu, P. Ghaderi, and A. J. Dick "A New Spectral Finite Element Method for Studying Nonlinear Wave Propagation in One-Dimensional Waveguides." Wave Motion (2013) Submitted

     
     

    A. J. Dick, J. R. Foley, and A. Beliveau "Identifcation of Fuzeliner Failure Using Spectral Analysis." Critical Technologies in Shock and Vibration, 7(1) (2012/August) : 29-45.

     
     

    A. J. Dick, Q. M. Phan, J. R. Foley and P. D. Spanos "Calculating Scaling Function Coefficients from Impulse Responses for New Discrete Wavelet Families." Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 27 (2012/February) : 362-369.

     
     

    F. Landolsi, F. H. Ghorbel and A. J. Dick "Analysis of the Occurrence of Stick-Slip in AFM-Based Nano-Pushing." Nonlinear Dynamics, 68(1-2) (2012/April) : 177-186.

     
     

    R. P. Eason and A. J. Dick "Response Measurement Accuracy for Off-Resonance Excitation in Atomic Force Microscopy." Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 134(1) (2012)

     
     

    R. P. Eason, C, Sun, A. J. Dick and S. Nagarajaiah, "Nonlinear Vibration Reduction Using a Semi-Active Tuned Mass Damper in Series." Journal of Sound and VibrationSubmitted

     
     

    A. J. Dick "Influence of Tip-Sample Energy Dissipation on Interaction Force Regime Characterization with Dual-Frequency Excitation." Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience

     
     

    A. J. Dick and S. D. Solares "Utilizing Off-Resonance and Dual-Frequency Excitation to Distinguish Attractive and Repulsive Surface Forces in Atomic Force Microscopy." Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, 6(3) (July 2011) : 031005/1-12.

     
     

    A. J. Dick, J. R. Foley, and A. Beliveau "Identifcation of Fuzeliner Failure Using Spectral Analysis." Journal of Critical Technologies in Shock and Vibration

     
     

    A. J. Dick, Q. M. Phan, J. R. Foley, and P. D. Spanos "Calculating Scaling Function Coeffcients from Impulse Responses for New Discrete Wavelet Families." Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing

     
     

    F. Landolsi, F. H. Ghorbel and A. J. Dick "Analysis of the Occurrence of Stick-Slip in AFM-Based Nano-Pushing." Nonlinear Dynamics (2011)

     
     

    P. Ghaderiy and A. J. Dick "Parametric Resonance based Piezoelectric Micro-Resonators." ASME Journal of Dynamical Systems, Measurement, and Control (2011) Submitted

     
     

    R. P. Eason and A. J. Dick "Response Measurement Accuracy for Off-Resonance Excitation in Atomic Force Microscopy." Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and ControlSubmitted

     
     

    W. Huang and A. J. Dick "In uence of Local Material Properties on the Nonlinear Dynamic Behavior of an Atomic Force Microscope Probe." Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics (2011)

     
     

    A. J. Dick, B. Balachandran, and C. D. Mote, Jr. "Localization in Micro-Resonator Arrays: Influence of Natural Frequency Tuning." Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, 5(1) (January 2010) : 011002/1-11.

     
     

    A. J. Dick, D. Rist, and W. Huang "Influence of Contact Material Properties on the Period-Doubling of Constrained Oscillations of a Cantilevered Beam." Physica D: Nonlinear PhenomenaIn Revision

     
     

    A. J. Dick, B. Balachandran, H. Yabuno, M. Kuroda, K. Ashida, M. Numatsu, and K. Hayashi "Utilizing Nonlinear Phenomena to Locate Grazing in the Constrained Motion of a Cantilever Beam." Nonlinear Dynamics, 57(3) (August 2009) : 335-349 .

     
     

    A J Dick, B Balachandran, D L DeVoe and C D Mote, Jr "Parametric identiifcation of piezoelectric micro-scale resonators,." Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 16 (2006) : 1593-1601.

     
     

    A J Dick, B Balachandran, and C D Mote, Jr "Intrinsic localized modes in micro- resonator arrays and their relationship to nonlinear vibration modes." Nonlinear DynamicsIn Press

     
     Articles
     

    F. Landolsi, F. H. Ghorbel, and A. J. Dick "Analysis of the occurrance of slip-stick in AFM-based nano-pushing." Nonlinear DynamicsSubmitted

     
     

    Y. Chen, A. J. Dick and F. Ghorbel "Tip Trajectories of A Smart Micro Cantilever Beam: Analysis and Design." Smart Materials and Structures, 18(11) (November 2009) : 115012/1-10.

     
     

    M. Numatsu, A. J. Dick, H. Yabuno, M. Kuroda, and B. Balachandran "Control of an impacted cantilever toward application of an Atomic Force Microscope in tapping mode." Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering, Part C, 74(6) (2008) : 1409-1415.

     
     Book chapters
     

    Liu, A. J. Dick, J. Dodson and J. Foley, “Nonlinear High Fidelity Modeling of Impact Load Responses in a Rod,” Topics in Modal Analysis II, Volume 8, Ed. R. Allemang, New York: Springer, 2014. 129–134. (con. 50%) http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04774-4_12


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04774-4_12
     
     

    Y. Liu and A. J. Dick, “On the Role of Boundary Conditions in the Nonlinear Dynamic Response of Simple Structures,” Topics in Modal Analysis II, Volume 8, Ed. R. Allemang, New York: Springer, 2014. 135–143. (con. 100%)http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04774-4_13


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04774-4_13
     
     

    A J Dick, B Balachandran, and C D Mote, Jr "Nonlinear vibration modes and energy localization in micro-resonator arrays."  (Sept. 2006) In Press

     
     Refereed conference papers
     

    W. Huang, A. Atzil† and A. J. Dick “Investigation of Dual-Frequency Excitation and the Influence of Excitation Phase on a Constrained Cantilevered Beam System,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference, Buffalo, NY, August 17-20, 2014. (con. 100%)

     
     

    Y. Liu and A. J. Dick “Numerical Analysis of Laterial Wave Propagation in Drill-String for

    Stability Monitoring,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition,

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November 14-20, 2014. (con. 100%)

     
     

    P. Ghaderi, S. Rich and A. J. Dick "Spectral Domain Based Impact Force Identi cation for Rod Structures."  (2013/November 15-21) Submitted

     
     

    W. Huang and A. J. Dick "Modeling Energy Dissipation In Atomic Force Microscopy."  (2013/August 4-7) Submitted

     
     

    Y. Liu and A. J. Dick "Nonlinear Analysis of Transient Wave Propagation in Beam Structures using AFT-FEM."  (2013/November 15-21) Submitted

     
     

    P. Ghaderi, A. J. Dick, J. R. Foley and G. Falbo "High Fidelity Force Location Identi cation in Beam Structures."  (2012/November 4-8)

     
     

    A. J. Dick "Bifurcation Characteristics of an Impacted Cantilevered Beam for Off-Resonance Excitation."  (2011/November 11 - 17)

     
     

    J. R. Foley, J. C. Dodson, A. J. Dick, Q. M. Phany, P. D. Spanos, J. C. Van Karsen and G. L. Falbo "Development of New Discrete Wavelet Families for Structural Dynamic Analysis ."  (2011/January 31 - February 2)

     
     

    P. Ghaderi and A. J. Dick "Modeling and Analysis of a Parametric Resonance-Based Micro-Res- onator."  (2011/August 28 - 31)

     
     

    W. Huang and A. J. Dick "Measuring Effective Modulus With Bifurcation Based Atomic Force Microscope Method."  (2011/August 28 - 31)

     
     

    A J Dick, B Balachandran and C D Mote, Jr "Internal Resonance and Localization in Micro-Resonator Array."  (September 4-7, 2007)

     
     

    A J Dick, B Balachandran and C D Mote, Jr "Intrinsic localized modes and nonlinear normal modes in micro-resonator arrays."  (November 5-11, 2005)

     
     

    M Numatsu, H Yabuno, A J Dick, B Balachandran, M Kuroda and K Aishida "Control of impacted cantilever to keep constant magnitude of a specific frequency component."  (September 4-7, 2007)

     
     

    M Vechery, A J Dick, L Currano, M Dubey and B Balachandran "Static and dynamics techniques for residual stress measurements in microelectromechanical systems."  (November 5-10, 2006)

     
     Conference papers
     

    A. J. Dick and W. Huang "Influence of Excitation Conditions in Dual-Frequency Tapping-Mode Atomic Force Microscopy."  (2012/August 12-15)

     
     

    P. Ghaderi, A. J. Dick, J. R. Foley and G. Falbo "High Fidelity Force Location Identification in Beam Structures."  (2012/November 4-8)

     
     

    P. Ghaderi, A. J. Dick, J. R. Foley and G. Falbo "Spectral Domain Force Identifcation of Impulsive Loading in Beam Structures."  (2012/January 30 - February 2)

     
     

    R. P. Eason and A. J. Dick "Attenuating Structural Vibrations By Using Nonlinear and Semi-Active Tuned Mass Dampers in Series."  (2012/November 9-15)

     
     

    Y. Liu, P. Ghaderi and A. J. Dick "A Semi-Analytical Nonlinear Spectral Finite Element Method for One-Dimensional Waveguides."  (2012./November 9-15)

     
     

    A. J. Dick and R. P. Eason "Response Measurement Precision for O -Resonance Excitation in Atomic Force Microscopy."  (August 15 - 18, 2010) Submitted

     
     

    J. R. Foley, J. C. Dodson, A. J. Dick, Q. M. Phan, P. D. Spanos, J. C. Van Karsen, and G. L. Falbo "Development of new discrete wavelet families for structural dynamic analysis."  (January 31 - February 3, 2011) Submitted

     
     

    W. Huang and A. J. Dick "Localized Material Properties Through Nonlinear Dynamics Based Atomic Force Microscopy."  (August 15 - 18, 2010) Submitted

     
     

    A. J. Dick and W. Huang "Period-Doubling in Atomic Force Microscopy."  (August 30 - September 2)

     
     

    A. J. Dick "Near-Grazing Based Intermittent Contact Mode Atomic Force Microscopy."  (October 31 - November 6)

     
     

    A. J. Dick and S. D. Solares "Utilizing Period-Doubling Bifurcations to Locate Grazing In Atomic Force Microscopy."  (June 30 - July 4)

     
     

    J. R. Foley, A. Beliveau, A. J. Dick, J. Dobson, B. Plunkett, M. Schmidt "High-Bandwidth Experimental Results from Impact Testing."  (October 26-30)

     
     

    A J Dick, B Balachandran and C D Mote, Jr "Nonlinear vibration modes in micro-resonator arrays."  (Feb 26 - Mar 2, 2006)

     
     

    A J Dick, B Balachandran, D L DeVoe and C D Mote, Jr "Parametric identification of piezoelectric micro-scale resonators."  (August 7-12, 2005)

     
     

    M Vechery, A J Dick and B Balachandran "Comparison of Techniques for Measurement of Residual Stress in Multilayered Micro-Electro-Mechanical Devices."  (March 18-22, 2007)

     
    Presentations
     Conference Paper
     

    A Parallelized Multi-Degrees-of-Freedom Cell Mapping Method, Society of Engineering Science (SES) Technical Meeting, West Lafayette, Indiana, October 1, 2014.

     
     

    Nonlinear High Fidelity Modeling of Impact Load Response in a Rod, SEM IMAC XXXII A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, Orlando, FL, February 5, 2014.

     
     

    Safe basin erosion of a coupled linear oscillator-nonlinear absorber system,EuroMech ENOC 2014, Vienna, Austria, July 9, 2014.

     
     Invited Talks
     

    Attenuation of a linear oscillator using a nonlinear and a semi-active tuned mass damper in series, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, April 24, 2014.

     
     

    Attenuation of a linear oscillator using a nonlinear and a semi-active tuned mass damper in series, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, February 7, 2014.

     
     

    Nonlinear Dynamics-Based Methods for Atomic Force Microscopy, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Scotland, July 4, 2014.

     
     

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    Linear/Nonlinear Spectral Modeling and Analysis Techniques

    ." Air Force Research Laboratory Workshop on Nonlinear and Nonstationary Structural Dynamics for Air Force Applications, Jacksonville, Florida. (January 29, 2012)

     
     

    "Nonlinear Dynamics in Atomic Force Microscopy and Micro-Resonators." Duke Vibration Workshop, Durham, North Carolina, USA. (May 27, 2010)

     
     

    "Developing a Nonlinear Dynamics Based Operation Mode for Atomic Force Microscopy." DARPA/MTO Workshop: Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics in Nanomechanical Systems, San Francisco, California. (December 13, 2007)

     
     

    "Nonlinear Phenomena in Micro-Scale Systems." Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Aberdeen, Maryland. (April 24, 2007)

     
     Other
     

    "Spectral Methods for Force Estimation and Reduced Order Modeling." Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, Fuzes Branch Outbrief, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, USA. (August 4, 2010)

     
     Posters
     

    "Intrinsic localized modes in MEMS ocillators." Army Research Laboratory Mini-Workshop on MEMS/NEMS, ARL, Adelphi, Maryland. (December 7, 2006) With B Balachandran, C D Mote, Jr

     
     

    "Nonlinear dynamics based control scheme for atomic force microscopy." Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science and the National Science Foundation, Hayama, Japan. (June 15, 2006) With B Balachandran, H Yabuno

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    "High Fidelity Modeling and Analysis of Impact Loading with Wavelets." Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, UF REEF Summer Seminar Series, University of Florida, Research and Engineering Education Facility, Florida, USA. (August 5, 2010)

     
     

    "Localized Material Properties through Nonlinear Dynamics Based Atomic Force Microscopy." ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (August 18, 2010) With W. Huang

     
     

    "Parametric Resonance-Based Piezoelectric Micro-Resonators: Design and Analysis." US National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, State College, Pennsylvania, USA. (June 28, 2010) With P. Ghaderi

     
     

    "Response Measurement Precision for Off-Resonance Excitation in Atomic Force Microscopy." ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (August 18, 2010) With R. P. Eason

     
     

    "Energy localization in micro-resonator arrays." 17th US Army Symposium on Solid Mechanics, Baltimore, Maryland. (April 5, 2007) With B Balachandran, C D Mote, Jr

     
     

    "Parametric identification of piezoelectric micro-scale resonators." Fifth European Mechanics Society Nonlinear Dynamics Conference, Eindhoven, Netherlands. (August 11, 2005) With B Balachandran, D L DeVoe, C D Mote, Jr

     
     

    "Utilizing Nonlinear Phenomena to Improve the Control of Contact Force Levels in Tapping-Mode Atomic Force Microscopy." Rice University, Houston, Texas. (September 19, 2007)

     
     Session Chair
     

    "

    Spectral Domain Force Identifcation of Impulsive Loading in Beam Structures

    ." IMAC XXX: A Conference on Structural Dynamics, Jacksonville, FL. (January 30, 2012)

     
     

    "Bifurcation Characteristics of an Impacted Cantilevered Beam for Off-Resonance Excitation," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Denver, CO, November 17, 2011.

     
     

    "Development of New Discrete Wavelet Families for Structural Dynamic Analysis," IMAC XXIX A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, Jacksonville, Florida, February 1, 2011.

     
     

    "Measuring Effective Modulus With Bifurcation Based Atomic Force Microscope Method," ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference (IDETC), Washington, DC, August 28, 2011.

     
     

    "Internal Resonance and Localization in Micro-Resonator Arrays." ASME IDETC 6th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics and Control, Las Vegas, Nevada. (September 7, 2007) With B Balachandran, C D Mote, Jr

     
     Workshops
     

    "High Fidelity Modeling of Impact Events using Wavelet Based Spectral Element Method." Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Workshop on Theoretical and Experimental Modal Analysis of Hardened Military Structures, Jacksonville, Florida. (January 31, 2010)

     
    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Danielle Burke, M.S. Orbit Transfer Trajectory Propagation Using High Fidelity Models. (2010) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Adam Sievers, M.S. Multiple Event Triggers In Linear Covariance Analysis For Orbital Rendezvous. (2010) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Fakhreddine Landolsi, Ph.D. AFM-Based Mechanical Nanomanipulation. (2011) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Vinay Chawda, Doctor of Philosophy On Stability and performance characteristics in control of haptic interfaces and teleoperation systems. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Pooya Ghaderi, Doctor of Philosophy Frequency domain analysis of linear and nonlinear structures with applcations to impact force identification and micro-resonator design. (2014) (Thesis Director)

     Issam Ben Moallem, Master of Science Magnetic Flux Leakage System for External Robotic Inspection of Oil and Gas Pipelines. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Mehmet Kirmizi, Master of Science Modeling and Analysis of an In-line Pump Jet Thruster for Swimming Robots. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Chad Rose, Master of Science Hardware- versus Human-centric Assessment of Rhabilitaiton Robots. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Yu Liu, PhD High fidelity numerical study of nonlinear impact wave propagation: methods, analysis, and applications. (Thesis Director)

     Kyle Fitle, Master of Science Clinical Evaluation of an Upper Limb Exoskeleton for Rehamilitation After Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Jesus Vera, PhD Temperature and Heat Flux Dependence of Thermal Resistance of Water/Metal Nanoparticle Interfaces. (Thesis Committee Member)

     David Trevino Garcia, Doctor of Philosophy Magnetic Flux Leakage Sensing: Modeling and Experiments. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Wei Huang, PhD Nonlinear dynamics in Atomic Force Microscopy for various excitation conditions. (Thesis Director)

     Houssem Kharrat, MS Optimization of Thruster Conguration for Swimming Robots. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Wei Huang, M.S. Localized Material Properties through Nonlinear Dynamics Based Atomic Force Microscopy. (Thesis Director)

     Aaron Atzil, Master of Science Analytical investigation of vibration attenuation with a nonlinear tuned mass damper . (Thesis Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (June 2008 - Auguest 2008)

     East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute, National Science Foundation / Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (June - August 2006)