Aerospace & Mechanical

Eva Kanso

University of Southern California
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Los Angeles, California 90089-1191

Office: RRB 214
Tel. (213) 821-5788
Fax. (213) 740-7774

Academic rank: Associate Professor


2003 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
2002 M.A., Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley
1999 M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
1997 B.E., Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut

USC Academic Positions:

2010-: Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering 2005-2010: Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Other Professional Positions:

2003-2005: Postdoctoral Scholar, Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology

Research Interests:

Mechanics, dynamical systems, fluid-structure interactions and aquatic locomotion

Selected Publications:

E. Kanso, and B. Oskouei, "Stability of a Coupled Body-Vortex System," Journal of Fluid Mechanics 800, pp. 77-94, 2008.
M. Desbrun, E. Kanso, and Y. Tong, "Discrete Differential Forms for Computational Modeling," in A.I. Bobenko, P. Schröder, J.M. Sullivan and G.M. Ziegler, ed.. Discrete Differential Geometry, Oberwolfach Seminars 38, Birkhauser, Berlin, 2008.
S. Nair and E. Kanso, "Hydrodynamically-Coupled Rigid Bodies," Journal of Fluid Mechanics 592, pp. 393-411, 2007.
E. Kanso, M. Arroyo, Y. Tong, A. Yavari, J.E. Marsden and M. Desbrun, "On the Geometric Character of Stress in Continuum Mechanics," Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Physik 58, pp. 1-14, 2007.
E. Kanso, J.E. Marsden and C.W. Rowley and J. Melli-Huber, "Locomotion of Articulated Bodies in a Perfect Fluid," Journal of Nonlinear Science 15, pp. 255-289, 2005.
E. Kanso, A.J. Szeri and A.P. Pisano, "Cross-coupling Errors of Micro-machined Gyroscopes," IEEE-JMEMS, 13 No. 2, pp. 323-331, 2004.
E. Kanso and P. Papadopoulos, "Pseudo-rigid Ball Impacting on an Oscillating Rigid Foundation," Int. J. Nonl. Mech., 39, pp. 1129-1145, 2004.
E. Kanso and P. Papadopoulos, "Dynamics of Pseudo-rigid Ball Impacting on Rigid Foundation," Int.J. Nonl. Mech., 39 No. 2, pp. 299-309, 2004.

Professional Societies:

American Physical Society
Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Honors and Awards:

2011-now: Zohrab A. Kaprielien Fellow in Engineering
2007: National Science Foundation Career Award

Courses Taught:

AME 526, Engineering Analytical Methods

Eva Kanso