Prof. Norman M. Wereley
Professor and Dept Chair at Univ of Maryland College Park
SPIE Involvement:
Fellow status | Conference Program Committee | Symposium Chair | Conference Co-Chair | Conference Chair | Author | Editor | Instructor
Area of Expertise:
magnetorheological fluids and devices , Occupant protection systems, e.g. seating , smart materials and structures , helicopters, aircraft, ground vehicles , Vibration and shock isolation
Profile Summary

Norman M. Wereley is Chair and Minta Martin Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland. His research interests are in dynamics and control of smart structures, with emphasis on active and passive vibration damping control applied to rotorcraft, aerospace and automotive systems. Key research areas are: (1) theory and application of semi-active magnetorheological dampers, and application to occupant protection, vibration isolation, and stability augmentation systems using advanced feedback control strategies, and (2) actuator development using smart materials (PZT, PMN, GalFeNOL, TerFeNOL), pneumatics, and passive/active compliant structures for morphing aircraft or helicopter rotor blades. Wereley has published over 210 journal articles, 16 book chapters, and over 250 conference articles. Wereley is co-inventor on 20 patents and several patents pending. He is Editor of the Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures and associate editor of Smart Materials and Structures, AIAA Journal, and Advances in Materials Research. He was Chair (2012-2013) of the SPIE Smart Structures/NDE Symposium, and has chaired several international conferences. Wereley has been awarded the AIAA National Capital Section Engineer of the Year (2009), AIAA Sustained Service Award (2011), AHS Harry T. Jensen Award (2011), and ASME Adaptive Structures and Materials Systems Best Paper Awards in Structural Dynamics and Control (2004, 2012). Wereley was recipient of the ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Prize (2012), SPIE Smart Structures and Materials Lifetime Achievement Award (2013), and SPIE Smart Structures and Materials Product Implementation Award (2013). Wereley is a Fellow of SPIE, AIAA, AHS, ASME, and IOP; a lifetime member of SPIE, AIAA, and AHS; and a senior member of IEEE. Dr. Wereley holds a B.Eng. (1982) from McGill University, and M.S. (1987) and Ph.D. (1990) in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Publications (61)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | March 27, 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10598, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2018
KEYWORDS: Ferroelectric materials, Waveguides, Sensors, Signal attenuation, Skin, Composites, Inspection, Ultrasonics, Transducers, Structural health monitoring

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | April 1, 2014
Proc. SPIE. 9057, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2014
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Neck, Control systems, Kinematics, Head, Vibration control, Bismuth, Analytical research, Systems modeling, Device simulation

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | April 17, 2013
Proc. SPIE. 8690, Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2013
KEYWORDS: Injuries, Chest, Signal attenuation, Magnetism, Head, Biological research, Motion models, Spine, Electromagnetism, Land mines

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | April 10, 2013
Proc. SPIE. 8688, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2013
KEYWORDS: Mathematical modeling, Neck, Injuries, Data modeling, Control systems, Head, Spine, Tolerancing, Performance modeling, Land mines

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | April 10, 2013
Proc. SPIE. 8688, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2013
KEYWORDS: Mathematical modeling, Magnetism, Finite element methods, Connectors, Analytical research, Electromagnetism, Performance modeling, Fluid dynamics, Prototyping, Protactinium

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | April 8, 2013
Proc. SPIE. 8686, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2013
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Radon, Data modeling, Robotics, Biomimetics, Bladder, Optimization (mathematics), Systems modeling, Model-based design, Artificial muscles

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Conference Committee Involvement (28)
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XIII
3 March 2019 | Denver, Colorado, United States
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XII
5 March 2018 | Denver, Colorado, United States
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XI
26 March 2017 | Portland, Oregon, United States
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems X
21 March 2016 | Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems IX
9 March 2015 | San Diego, California, United States
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Course Instructor
SC129: Smart Structures: Theory and Applications
A smart structure incorporates distributed actuators and sensors and contains the data processing and power conditioning capability. It has the capability to respond to a changing external environment to a changing internal environment. The course covers fundamentals of smart structures, describes the state-of-the-art in various areas and show applications to various systems.
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