Dumitru   Caruntu  , PhD, PE,


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,


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




Selected Publications


  • Christopher Reyes and Dumitru Caruntu. "DSCC2018-9012 Voltage Response for Parametrically Actuated MEMS Cantilever Beam using Homotopy Analysis Method and Method of Multiple Scales," Proceedings of Dynamic Systems & Control Conference, September 30-October 3, 2018. Atlanta, GA: ASME, September 2018.

  • Salvador Alcorta and Dumitru Caruntu. "DSCC2018-9041 Experimental Walking to Running Transition," Proceedings of Dynamic Systems & Control Conference, September 30-October 3, 2018. Atlanta, GA: ASME, September 2018.

  • Dumitru Caruntu and Martin Botello. "DETC2018-85383 Casimir Effect on Superharmonic Resonance of Bio-NEMS Circular Plate Resonator Sensors," Proceedings of International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC2017, August 26-29, 2018. Quebec: ASME, August 2018.

  • Jose Salinas and Dumitru Caruntu. "DETC2018-85386 2-D Inverse Dynamics Knee Model. Aligning Anatomical Knee Model with Knee Extension Kinematic Data Using Ligament Forces," Proceedings of International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC2017, August 26-29, 2018. August 2018.

  • Jose Salinas and Dumitru Caruntu. "DETC2018-85386 2-D Inverse Dynamics Knee Model. Aligning Anatomical Knee Model with Knee Extension Kinematic Data Using Ligament Forces," Proceedings of International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC2017, August 26-29, 2018. Quebec City, Canada: ASME, August 2018.

  • Ezequiel Juarez and Dumitru Caruntu. "DETC2018-85659 Reduced Order Model of Coaxial Vibrations of Electrostatically Actuated Double Wall Carbon Nanotubes: Frequency Response of Primary Resonance," Proceedings of International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC2017, August 26-29, 2018. Quebec City, Canada: ASME, August 2018.

  • Julio Beatriz, Martin Botello, and Dumitru Caruntu. "DETC2018-86223 Voltage Response of Superharmonic Resonance of Electrostatically Actuated MEMS Resonators. Comparison Between Boundary Value Problem Model and Reduced Order Model," Proceedings of International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC2017, August 26-29, 2018. Quebec City, Canada: ASME, August 2018.

  • 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.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Dumitru Caruntu. Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. Endowed Chair in Engineering Fellow, UTRGV, $10,000.00 (September 2018 - August 2019)

  • Dumitru Caruntu. Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. Endowed Chair in Engineering Fellow, UTRGV, $10,000.00 (February 2017 - August 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)



Selected Presentations


  • Julio Beatriz, Martin Botello, Christian Reyes, and Dumitru Caruntu. "DSCC2017- 5186 Boundary Value Problem Method to Investigate ...," Presentation at ASME DSCC 2017, October 11-13, Tysons, VA (2017)

  • Ezequiel Juarez and Dumitru Caruntu. "DSCC2017-5120 Voltage Response of Parametric Resonance of Double Wall Carbon Nanotube ...," Presentation at ASME DSCC 2017, October 11-13, Tysons, VA (2017)

  • Martin Botello, Christian Reyes, Julio Beatriz, and Dumitru Caruntu. "DSCC2017-5122 Casimir Effect on Frequency Response of ...," Presentation at ASME DSCC 2017, October 11-13, Tysons, VA (2017)

  • Dumitru Caruntu and Jose Salinas. "DETC2017-68459 Human Lower Limb Joint Centers of Rotation from Experimental Data for Sagittal Plane Model ," Presentation Only at ASME IDETC 2017, August 6-9, Cleveland, OH (2017)

  • Dumitru Caruntu, Robert Freeman, and Andrew Butler. "IMECE2017- 72639 Challenge Based Instruction in Experimental Biomechanics," Presentation Only at ASME IMECE 2017, November 3-9, Tampa, FL (2017)

  • Dumitru Caruntu and Michael Zapata. "IDETC2016-59692 DC Bias Effect on the Frequency Response of Electrostatically Actuated Biosensor Microplates," ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, August 21-24, 2016, UTRGV/ASME, Charlotte, NC (2016)

  • Dumitru Caruntu and Christian Reyes. "IDETC2016-60297 Superharmonic Resonance of Second Order of Electrostatically Actuated MEMS Cantilever Resonators using MMS," ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, August 21-24, 2016, UTRGV/ASME, Charlotte, NC (2016)

  • Dumitru Caruntu and Kyle Taylor. "DETC2014-35542 Primary Resonace Coupled MEMS Cantilever Resonator Sensors," ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, August 17-20, 2014, UTRGV/ASME, Buffalo, NY (2014)

  • Dumitru Caruntu and Kyle Taylor. "CanCNSM2013-847 Nonlinear Dynamics of Coupled Electrostatically Actuated MEMS Resonators," 4th Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics, July 23-26, 3013, UTRGV/ASME, Montreal, Canada (2013)

  • Dumitru Caruntu, Thania Martinez, and Eduardo Granados. "DETC2013-13743 Nonlinear Dynamics of Ligament Deficient Knees in Anterior-Posterior Tibial Oscillatory Motion," ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, August 4-7, 2013, UTRGV/ASME, Portland, OR (2013)

Current Courses

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

Previous Courses