Dr. Annie Ruimi
Office Number: 234C
Office Phone: +974.4423.0270
I use a combination of theoretical, computational and experimental tools to address the modeling of advanced materials with applications in medicine, energy and aerospace structures. Examples of theoretical tools I use are: Classical and Non–classical Continuum Mechanics, Linear and finite elasticity, Plasticity, Vibrations; Computational tools include Matlab, Mathematica, FEM-FSI packages (Abaqus/Simulia); I have also taken advantage of Texas A&M University at Qatar 3D Immersive Visualization Facility to visualize computational results and to bring an added element of realism.
- Post-Doctorate Faculty Fellow, 2005-2007, Research and teaching in Solid & Continuum Mechanics, Cosserat Elasticity. University of California at Santa Barbara, USA. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
- Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (Solid Mechanics/MEMS Design), Fall 2005, University of California at Santa Barbara, California, USA. ”Arrays of High-Performance Ultra-High-Frequency Aluminum Nitride Trampoline Resonators with Gold-Aluminum Electrodes.” ( Chair R.M.Meeking)
- M. S. Aerospace Engineering (Space Structures), Dec. 1994, San Diego State University, California, USA.
- B. S. Aerospace Engineering (Aerodynamics/Propulsion), Dec. 1993, San Diego State University, California, USA.
- Associate Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar. Mechanical Engineering Program, Sept 1, 2015-now
- 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.2001
- Research Assistant, University of California, Berkeley, USA. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. Research in Continuum Mechanics, Elasticity, Plasticity, 1995-1999
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
1. Raja Jayendiran, B. Nour, A. Ruimi: “Fluid-structure interaction analysis of stent-graft for aortic endovascular repair (EVAR ): materials and structural considerations”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (JMBBM) Vol 87, Nov. 2018, pp 95-110 doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.07.020
2. J. Raja, B. Nour, A. Ruimi: “Computational fluid-structure interaction analysis of blood flow on patient-specific reconstructed aortic anatomy and aneurysm treatment with Dacron graft”, Journal of Fluids and Structures (JFS) Vol 81, Aug. 2018 Pp 693-711 doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2018.06.008
3. J. Raja, B. Nour, A. Ruimi: “Dacron graft as replacement to dissected aorta: a three-dimensional fluid-structure-interaction analysis”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.11.029
4. H. Lyu*, M. Hamid, A. Ruimi, H. Zbib: “Stress/Strain Gradient Plasticity Model for Size Effects in Heterogeneous Nano-Microstructures”, International Journal of Plasticity 97 (2017) pp 46-63
5. Z. Wang*, M. Fratarcangeli, A. Ruimi, A. R. Srinivasa: “Real time simulation of inextensible surgical thread using a Kirchhoff rod model with force output for haptic feedback applications”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol 113-114 (2017), pp 192-208 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2017.02.017