Faculty Profile

Aimy Wissa

Mechanical Science and Engineering
Aimy Wissa
Aimy Wissa
Assistant Professor
226 Mechanical Engineering Bldg
1206 W. Green
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 244-4193

Primary Research Area

  • Fluid Mechanics

Education

  •  Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland 2014
  •  M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland 2010
  •  B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Pennsylvania State University 2008

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor (August 2015-present) Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor(August 2014-August 2015) Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Visiting Scholar (August 2014-August 2015) Department of Mechanical Engineering Stanford University- Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Laboratory￿
  • Graduate Research Assistant (January 2009-August 2014) Department of Aerospace Engineering￿ University of Maryland- Morpheus Laboratory ￿

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Research Interests

  • Experimental evaluation and free flight testing of flapping-wing UAVs
  • Flapping-Wing Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) Structural Dynamics, Design and Fabrication
  • Multi-functional and passively morphing structures
  • Aeroelastic Stability of Adaptive Structures
  • Bio-inspired mechanisms and robotics

Research Areas

  • Dynamics & Controls
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Health and Bio
  • Manufacturing
  • Security and Defense
  • Solid Mechanics and Materials
  • Transportation

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Other Publications

  • Wissa, A. and G. Lesieutre, ￿Damage Detection in Aluminum Plates using the Electro-Mechanical Impedance Method,￿ The Penn State McNair Journal, vol. 14, no. 1, 2007, pp. 168-184.

Research Honors

  • AFRL Summer Faculty Fellow (6/2018-8/2018)
  • 2018 Best Paper in Structures Award in Structural Dynamics and Control from the Adaptive Structures and Material Systems (ASMS) branch of the Aerospace Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (2018)
  • AFRL Summer Faculty Fellow (6/2016-8/2016)
  • 2015 Best Paper in Structures Award in Structural Dynamics and Control from the Adaptive Structures and Material Systems (ASMS) branch of the Aerospace Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (2015)
  • McNair Scholar (2007-Present)