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Dr. Annie Ruimi

Dr. Annie Ruimi

Associate Professor

Office Number: 234C
Office Phone: +974.4423.0270


Interest Areas

My research uses a combination of theoretical and computational tools to solve problems represented by rod-like structures with applications in medical simulations and drillstring dynamics. I also investigate the relationship between microstructure and material properties to design advanced (or smart) materials for automotive applications.

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2005

  • M. S., Aerospace Engineering, San Diego State University, 1994

  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, San Diego State University, 1993​

Experience

  • Associate Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar. Mechanical Engineering Program, effective Sept 1, 2015.

  • Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar. Mechanical Engineering Program, Dec. 2009-Aug. 2015.

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Mechanical Engineering Program, 2007-2009.

  • Faculty Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2005- 2007.

  • Research Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. Solid Mechanics / MEMS Research Group, 2001- 2005.

  • Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2002-2005 

  • Engineer, NASA Ames Research Center, CA, USA. Army/NASA Rotorcraft Division. Research Activities in support of the testing of the V-22 Osprey TiltRotor Aeroacoustic Model (TRAM) in the 40x80 inches National Full Scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC). Deputy to the Acoustics Team Leader. 2000-2001 .

  • Research Assistant, University of California, Berkeley, USA. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. Research in Continuum Mechanics, Elasticity, Plasticity, 1995-1999.

Honors

  • TAU BETA PI (National Engineering Honor Society)

  • SIGMA GAMMA TAU (National Honor Society in Aerospace Engineering)

  • Reuben H. Fleet/ AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Scholarship, San Diego,1994

  • ARCS Scholar (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists), San Diego, 1994-1995

  • Women in Engineering Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 1995-1999

  • State of California Research Fund Award, Santa Barbara,  2001-2002

  • Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering, UCSB, Santa Barbara, 2005-2007

  • Best Research Program of the Year: Category Computing: "What Do Drillstrings and Surgical Threads Have in Common?" Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum, Doha, Qatar Dec 13, 2010

Publications

  1. H. Lyu*, A. Ruimi, D. Field, H. Zbib: “Plasticity in materials with heterogeneous microstructures”, Journal of the Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 47 (2016) 6608-6620 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11661-016-3802-2 
  2. G. Cheng, F. Zhang*, A. Ruimi, D. Field, X. Sun “Quantifying the effects of tempering on individual phase properties of DP980 steel with nanoindentation”, Material Science and Engineering A (2016), pp. 240-249 DOI information: 10.1016/j.msea.2016.05.011
  3. F. Zhang*, A. Ruimi, D. Field: “Phase identification of dual phase (DP980) steels by electron backscatter diffraction and nanoindentation techniques”, Microscopy and Microanalysis (2015) pp 1-9 doi:10.1017/S1431927615015779
  4. Z. Wang*, A. Ruimi, A. R. Srinivasa: “ A direct minimization technique for finding minimum energy configurations for beam buckling and post-buckling problems with constraints”,  International Journal of Solids and Structures,  doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstlr 2015.07.022
  5. K. Mongkolcheep*,  A. Ruimi, A. Palazzolo, "Modal Reduction Technique for Predicting the Onset of Chaotic Behavior due to Lateral Vibrations in Drillstrings, ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics VIB-13-1418 ISSN: 1048-9002