Dumitru   Caruntu  , PhD, PE,


Past Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. Endowed Chair in


Engineering Fellow

Professor  

Office: ESCNE 3.124
Phone: (956) 665-2079
Email: dumitru.caruntu@utrgv.edu
Website: faculty.utrgv.edu/dumitru.caruntu/

Professor Dumitru Caruntu , PhD, PE,


Past Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. Endowed Chair in


Engineering Fellow

Professor, and
Director of the Biomechanics Laboratory

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Nonlinear Dynamics, MEMS and NEMS, Biomechanics, Applied Mathematics
  • Education

    • PhD, Technical Sciences, Politehnica University of Bucharest, 1999
    • BS, Mathematics, University of Bucharest, 1995
    • MS, Mathematics, University of Bucharest, 1995
    • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest, 1988
    • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest, 1988
  • Currently Teaching

    MECE 4381 01 - Exp Orthopaedic Biomech:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    MECE 3450 01 - Mech Engineering Analysis II:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    MECE 4382 01 - Intro to Nonlinear Dynamics:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Dumitru Caruntu and Ezequiel Juarez. "DETC2017- 67367 Frequency Response of Parametric Resonance of Double Wall Carbon Nanotube Under Electrostatic Actuation," Proceedings of International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC2017, August 6-9, 2017. Cleveland, OH: ASME, 2017.

  • Dumitru Caruntu and Ricardo Moreno. "DETC2017- 67614 Knee Contact Characteristics During Drop Landing Exercise," Proceedings of International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC2017, August 6-9, 2017. Cleveland, OH: ASME, 2017.

  • Dumitru Caruntu, Julio Beatriz, and Christian Reyes. "DETC2017-67218 Electrostatically Actuated M/NEMS With Casimir Effect: Primary Resonance. Comparison Between Three Methods," Proceedings of International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC2017, August 6-9, 2017. Cleveland, OH: ASME, 2017.

  • Christopher Reyes and Dumitru Caruntu. "DSCC2017- 5124 Parametric Resonance of Electrostatically Actuated MEMS Cantilever Resonators using Method of Multiple Scales and Homotopy Perturbation Method," Proceedings of 2017 Dynamic Systems & Control Conference, October 11-13, 2017. Tysons, VA: ASME, 2017.

  • Julio Beatriz, Martin Botello, Christian Reyes, and Dumitru Caruntu. "DSCC2017- 5186 Boundary Value Problem Method to Investigate Superharmonic Resonance of MEMS Resonators," Proceedings of 2017 Dynamic Systems & Control Conference, October 11-13, 2017. Tysons, VA: ASME, 2017.

  • Ezequiel Juarez and Dumitru Caruntu. "DSCC2017-5120 Voltage Response of Parametric Resonance of Double Wall Carbon Nanotube under Electrostatic Actuation," Proceedings of 2017 Dynamic Systems & Control Conference, October 11-13, 2017. Tysons, VA: ASME, 2017.

  • Martin Botello, Christian Reyes, Julio Beatriz, and Dumitru Caruntu. "DSCC2017-5122 Casimir Effect on Frequency Response of Superharmonic Resonance of NEMS Resonators," Proceedings of 2017 Dynamic Systems & Control Conference, October 11-13, 2017. Tysons, VA: ASME, 2017.

  • Dumitru Caruntu and Reynaldo Oyervides. "Frequency response reduced order model of primary resonance of electrostatically actuated MEMS circular plate resonators," Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation 43, (2017): 261-270.

  • Dumitru Caruntu and Ezequiel Juarez. "IMECE2017- 70649 Frequency Response of Parametric Resonance of Double Wall Carbon Nanotube under Electrostatic Actuation For Noncoaxial Vibration," Proceedings of International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2017, November 3-9, 2017. Tampa, FL: ASME, 2017.

  • Martin Botello, Christian Reyes, Julio Beatriz, and Dumitru Caruntu. "IMECE2017- 70651 Casimir Effect on Voltage Response of Superharmonic Resonace of NEMS Resonators," Proceedings of International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2017, November 3-9, 2017. Tampa, FL: ASME, 2017.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Dumitru Caruntu. Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. Endowed Chair, UTRGV, $10,000.00 (2016 - 2017)

  • Dumitru Caruntu. Numerical Methods to Investigate MEMS/NEMS Nonlinear Dynamics, C-STEM, $10,000.00 (2015 - 2016)

  • Dumitru Caruntu. Reduced Order Model of Nonuniform Micro- and Nano-Electro-Mechanical Cantilever Resonators to include Casimir Effect for Sensing Applications, C-STEM, $10,000.00 (2015 - 2016)

  • Dumitru Caruntu. Micro and Nano Resonator Sensors Research, C-STEM, $10,000.00 (2014 - 2015)

  • Dumitru Caruntu. Research on Electrostatically Actuated MEMS/NEMS to Include Squeeze Film Damping Effect, NSF-LSAMP, $9,000.00 (2014 - 2015)

  • Dumitru Caruntu. Squeeze Film Damping in Electrostatically Actuated MEMS, Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI), $2,000.00 (2014 - 2015)

  • Dumitru Caruntu. Superharmonic Resonance of Electrostatically Actuated MEMS Sensors, Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI), $2,000.00 (2014 - 2015)

  • Dumitru Caruntu. NSF MRI CBET-1126763: Acquisition of a Motion Analysis System, Force Plates, EMG System & EXAscan 3D Scanner for Biomechanical Research & Education, National Science Foundation (NSF), $282,000.00 (September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2015)

  • Dumitru Caruntu. Instrumentation Acquisition for Research and Education in Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Material Fabrication, Department of Defense (DoD) - Department of the Army, $489,000.00 (February 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015)

  • Dumitru Caruntu. Ellectrostatically Actuated NEMS to Include Nonlinear Effects, C-STEM, $5,000.00 (2013 - 2014)



Selected Presentations


  • Dumitru Caruntu and Robert Freeman. "IMECE2017- 72639 Challenge Based Instruction in Experimental Biomechanics," International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2017, November 3-9, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Tampa, FL (2017)

  • S Padron, Dumitru Caruntu, and Karen Lozano. "Influence of Viscosity on Forcespinning™ Dynamics," ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2012), ASME, Houston, Texas, USA (November 2012)

  • Dumitru Caruntu. XX International Conf on Material Handling, Construct & Logistics MHCL’2012, Belgrade (October 2012)

  • Dumitru Caruntu. XVIII Symposium on Vibrations, Chocs & Bruit VCB2012, Paris, France (July 2012)

  • Simon Padron, Dumitru Caruntu, and Karen Lozano. "Forcespinning™ Modeling: Governing Equations," HESTEC 2011, UTPA, Edinburg (2011)

  • Simon Padron, Dumitru Caruntu, and Karen Lozano. "Modeling Fiber Formation via Forcespinning," HESTEC 2011, UTPA, Edinburg (2011)

  • Cone Salinas, Dumitru Caruntu, and Karen Lozano. "Primary Resonance of Electrostatically Actuated CNT," HESTEC 2011, UTPA, Edinburg (2011)

  • R. Zapata and Dumitru Caruntu. "Nonlinear dynamics of electrostatically actuated NEMS," PREM Conference., (2011)

  • I. Alvarado, Dumitru Caruntu, and Karen Lozano. "Nonlinear dynamics of MEMS circular plates," PREM Conference., (2011)

  • C. Salinas Trevino and Dumitru Caruntu. "On carbon nanotube resonators," PREM Conference., (2011)

Current Courses

MECE 4381 01 - Exp Orthopaedic Biomech:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
MECE 3450 01 - Mech Engineering Analysis II:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
MECE 4382 01 - Intro to Nonlinear Dynamics:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses