M. Amin Karami

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

1013 Furnas Hall




Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 2011 

Research Interests

Smart Materials and Structures, Energy Harvesting, Implantable Medical Devices, Nonlinear Dynamic Systems, MEMS, Vibrations, Renewable Energy, and Mechatronics.

Selected Publications

  • M. A. Karami, J. P. Farmer and D. J. Inman, “Parametrically Excited Nonlinear Piezoelectric Wind Energy Harvester”, Renewable Energy, Volume 50, February 2013, Pages 977-987.
  • M. A. Karami, and D. J. Inman, “Powering Pacemakers from Heartbeat Vibrations Using Linear and Nonlinear Energy Harvesting”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 100, p. 042901, 2012.
  • M. A. Karami, and D. J. Inman, “Parametric study of zigzag micro-structure for vibrational energy harvesting”,  Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 21, pp. 145-160, 2012.
  • M. A. Karami, and D. J. Inman, “Equivalent damping and frequency change for linear and nonlinear hybrid vibrational energy harvesting systems”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 330,  2011.
  • M. A. Karami, O. Bilgen, D. J. Inman, and M. I. Friswell, "Experimental and Analytical Parametric Study of Single Crystal Unimorph Beams for Vibration Energy Harvesting," IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, vol. 58, 2011. 
  • M. A. Karami, and D. J. Inman, “Analytical Modeling and Experimental Verification of the Vibrations of the Zigzag Micro-Structure for Energy Harvesting,” Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, vol. 133, no. 1, 2011.
  • M. A. Karami, B. Yardimoglu, and D. J. Inman, “Coupled out of plane vibrations of spiral beams for micro-scale applications,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 329, no. 26, 2010 
  • M. A. Karami, and F. Sassani, “Spacecraft Momentum Dumping Using Less Than Three External Control Torques”, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol 32, No. 1, 2009.