M. Amin Karami

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

1013 Furnas Hall

716-645-5878

karami@buffalo.edu

Education

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.