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Antoinette Maniatty


Department Affiliation:
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering

Ph.D. 1991, Cornell University
MA 1990, Cornell University
MA 1988, University of Minnesota
BS 1987, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Research Areas:

Professor Maniatty's general area of research is in the broad field of computational solid mechanics. Specific problems being currently investigated include modeling crystalline materials and inverse/optimization problems. In the area of modeling crystalline materials, work is being done to use micromechanics as a basis for modeling large strain metal forming problems. Work is also being done to model stresses and defect formation in thin metal films on semiconductor wafers. The other area of research involves inverse and optimization problems. This work investigates problems with either unknown boundary conditions or unknown parameters. Applications include optimization of forming processes, determining elastic stiffness in human tissue from ultrasonic measurements of displacements, and determining unknown boundary conditions in contact problems for modeling and predicting wear.

  • Multi-Scale Simulation of Dynamic Strain Aging in Al-Mg Alloy
  • Modeling Microstructure Evolution during Hot Bulk Forming of Al-Mg-Si Alloys
  • Determining Stiffness in Human Tissue from Ultrasonic Measurements
  • Optimal Design of Bulk Forming Processes
  • X-Ray Microbeam Studies of Electromigration
  • Solving Inverse Problems for Determining Unknown Interface Conditions

Awards and Honors:

2006, Fellow, ASME
2001, First Loewy Visiting Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Lehigh University.
2000 - 2001, Selected to be a member of the Defense Science Study Group.
1996, Invited researcher, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Institut fuer Mechanik, Germany.
1995, Invited Participant in the National Academy of Engineering's First Annual Symposium on the Frontiers in Engineering.
1993 - 1998, National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award.
1992, Clare Boothe Luce Professorship from Henry Luce Foundation.
1992, Invited researcher, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Institut fuer Mechanik, Germany.
1989, McMullen Fellowship for the fall semester, Cornell University.
1988 - 1989, General Motors/COMEPP Manufacturing Research Fellowship, Cornell University, academic year.
1987 - 1988, Graduate School Fellowship, University of Minnesota, academic year.
1987, ASME Clarence E. Davies Award, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Contact Information:

Antoinette Maniatty
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180-3590
Phone: (518) 276-6984, Fax: (518) 276-6025
E-Mail: maniaa at rpi dot edu


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