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Nicolae Lobontiu
School of Engineering

PhD, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania; BS, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Dr Lobontiu was a faculty member at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania for seven years before coming to the US. After two years at Vanderbilt he took a research engineer position with Synamic Structures and Materials Corporation in Franklin, TN. He also worked as a research scientist at Cornell University before making the bold move to Alaska and his position at UAA.


 System Dynamics for Engineering Students: Concepts and ApplicationsSystem Dynamics for Engineering Students: Concepts and Applications

Takes a classical approach to system dynamics and rearranges it into a more logical teaching progression. Has a balanced coverage of the main field systems (mechanical, electrical/electromagnetic, thermal and fluid/pneumatic), and is the first system dynamics textbook to include extensive examples from the relatively new application areas of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS, and provides unique coverage of couple-field problems and offers more ancillary instructor support than any other system dynamics text.
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Dynamics of Microelectromechanical Systems Dynamics of Microelectromechanical Systems

Here is a textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate level students that offers a novel and systematic look into the dynamics of MEMS. It includes numerous solved examples together with the proposed problems. The material to be found here will also be of interest to researchers with a non-mechanical background. The book focuses on the mechanical domain, specifically the dynamic sub-domain, and provides an in-depth treatment of problems that involve reliable, modeling, analysis, and design.
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Mechanical Design of Microresonators Mechanical Design of Microresonators

Based on his research at Cornell University, the author employs current modeling and fabrication technologies to bring a solution to this seemingly insurmountable problem one step closer. Resonators act as a frequency or to filter specific frequencies. used in products as cell phones or computers, resonators will allow the user to take advantage of high bandwidths to process and send greater amounts of data.
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Mechanics of Microelectromechanical Systems Mechanics of Microelectromechanical Systems

This books offers a comprehensive coverage to the mechanics of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), which are analyzed from a mechanical engineer's viewpoint as devices that transform an input form of energy into output mechanical motion or that can operate with the reversed functionality and convert and external stimulus, such as mechanical motion, into electric energy.
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Compliant Mechanisms: Design of Flexure Hinges Compliant Mechanisms: Design of Flexure Hinges

Flexure hinges hold several advantages over classical rotation joints, including no friction losses, no need for lubrication, no hysteresis, compactness, capacity to be utilized in small-scale applications, ease of fabrication, virtually no assemble, and no required maintenance.
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