Ryan Harne

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Ryan L. Harne is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University where he directs the Laboratory of Sound and Vibration Research. He received the BS (2008), MS (2009) and PhD (2012) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Harne was a Research Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. His current research interests include integrating analytical and experimental investigations in mechanics, dynamics, vibrations, acoustics and waves to elucidate and harness the rich characteristics of nonlinear systems that may span of a multitude of technical disciplines. To date he has applied these research interests to resolve outstanding issues and create new opportunities in the contexts of noise and vibration control; energy harvesting and guided energy transfer; structural/material properties change and shape morphing; sensing methodologies and sensor development. Within the investigations, he has strategically leveraged instabilities, bifurcations and multifield behaviors, including electro-/magneto-elasticity of smart materials, to create structural/material systems that have enhanced versatility, safety, and performance.

Research Interests:

  • Dynamics, vibrations, and acoustics
  • Adaptive and smart structural/material systems
  • Nonlinear dynamics, bifurcations, far-from-equilibrium behaviors
  • Structural-acoustic interaction and wave propagation

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