Mohammad Younis

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Physical Science and Engineering Division

Nano/Micro Mechanics and Motion (NM3) laboratory


Education Profile

  • ​​​​Ph.D. Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), 2004
  • M.S. Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), 2001
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 1999

Research Interests

Professor Younis works on the interface between nonlinear dynamics and vibrations and Micro and Nano systems. His research focus is on the utilization of the knowledge gained from understanding the exceptional mechanical and motion aspects of micro and Nano structures to design, optimize and invent MEMS and NEMS devices of distinctive characteristics and superior performance. Applications range from sensing and actuation for inertia and chemical applications, energy harvesting, health and safety gadgets, and smart switches and devices.

Selected Publications

  • ​L. Ruzziconi, A. Bataineh, M. I. Younis, W. Cui, and S. Lenci, "Nonlinear dynamics of an electrically actuated imperfect microbeam resonator: experimental investigation and reduced-order modeling," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, JMM/458161, 14pp, 2013.
  • A. H. Ramini, M. I. Younis, and Q. Sue, "A low-g electrostatically actuated resonant switch," Smart Materials and Structures Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 22, 0964-1726, January, 2013.
  • S. Alkharabsheh and M. I. Younis, "Dynamics of MEMS Arches of Flexible Supports," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, DOI 10.1109/JMEMS.2012.2226926, VOL. 22, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2013.
  • H. Ouakad and Younis, M. I, "Dynamic Response of Slacked Carbon Nanotube Resonators," Nonlinear Dynamics, 67:1419–1436, DOI 10.1007/s11071-011-0078-3, 2012.
  • Younis, M. I., "MEMS Linear and Nonlinear Statics and Dynamics," Younis, Mohammad I., Springer, ISBN: 978-1-4419-6019-1, 2011.