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Baz, Amr

Baz, Amr

Minta Martin Professor
Keystone Professor
Director, Smart Materials and Structures Research Center
Mechanical Engineering
2137 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088



Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1973




  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1996)
  • Who’s Who of American Inventors (1996)
  • Engineering Alumni Association Outstanding Faculty Research Achievement Award (1997)
  • ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Award (2009)
  • Pi Tau Sigma Purple Camshaft Teaching Award (2009)
  • SPIE Smart Structures and Materials Lifetime Achievement Award (2011).
  • Distinguished Teaching-Scholar Award - University of Maryland (2015)




Associate Editor, Vibration and Control Journal, Intl. Journal of Smart Structures & Systems, and Journal of Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures.

Associate Editor, Journal of Acoustics, MDPI AG (Basel, Switzerland)

Associate Editor, Journal of Vibration, MDPI AG (Basel, Switzerland)


Active and passive control of vibration and noise Active constrained layer damping Magnetic composites Active acoustic metamaterials

Y. Alsaffar, S. Sassi, and A. Baz, “Band Gap Characteristics of Non-Rotating Passive Periodic Drill String” ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Vol. 140, No. 2, pp. 021004-021004-12. doi:10.1115/1.4037851, 2017.

A. Baz, “Active nonreciprocal acoustic metamaterials using a switching controller”, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 143, No. 3, https://doi.org/10.1121/1.5026510, 2018.

Y. Alsaffar, S. Sassi, and A. Baz, “Band Gap Characteristics of Periodic Gyroscopic Systems” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 435, p. 301-322, 2018.

W. Akl and A. Baz, “Dynamic behavior and damping characteristics of carbon black polymer composites at high strain rates ", Advances in Polymer Technology, DOI: 10.1002/adv.22120; pp.1–12, 2018.

W. Akl, M. Nouh, O. Aldraihem, and A. Baz, "Energy Dissipation Characteristics of Polyurea and polyurea/carbon black composites", Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials,DOI: 10.1007/s11043-018-9397-9, 2018.

A Baz, “Active acoustic metamaterial with tunable effective density using a disturbance rejection controller”, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol.125 (7), 074503, 2019.

A M Baz, “Nonreciprocal metamaterial with programmable nonlinear virtual resistors”, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 145 (3), 1686-1686, 2019.

A. Baz, “Active nonreciprocal metamaterial using an eigen-structure assignment control strategy”, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol.147, No. 4, pp. 2656-2669 https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0001157, 2020.

 K. Petrover, A. Baz, Finite element modeling of one-dimensional nonreciprocal acoustic        metamaterial with anti-parallel diodes, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 148, No 1, pp. 334-346, 2020.

 A. Baz, “Active synthesis of a gyroscopic-nonreciprocal acoustic metamaterial”, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 148, No. 3, pp.1271-1288, 2020.

S. Raval, K. Petrover, and A. Baz,Experimental characterization of a one-dimensional nonreciprocal acoustic metamaterial with anti-parallel diodes”, Journal of Applied physics, 128, doi: 10.1063/5.0019896, 2020.

 Yaqoub Abdullah and A. Baz, “Brake Squeal: A Control Strategy Using Shunted Piezoelectric Pads”, ASME Journal of Vibrations and Acoustics, Vol. 143, No. 3: 031005 (8pages), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4048393 Jun 2021.

UMD ME Faculty Ranked in Top 2% of Scientists Worldwide

The department is home to some of the most widely-cited researchers in their fields.

Kiger Named Distinguished Scholar-Teacher

Mechanical engineering professor recognized for his achievements in research and pedagogy.

Mechanical Engineering Celebrates Graduate Students’ Achievement

Annual awards ceremony recognizes outstanding graduate student achievements.

Doyenne Reliability Engineering Program

A fellowship for Mozambican women to pursue graduate education in Reliability Engineering at UMD

Giving Spotlight: Maria Korsnick

Alumna Maria Korsnick (B.S. nuclear engineering ’86) contributes to the Marvin Roush Fellowship in Risk and Reliability.

Bruck Named a UMD Distinguished Scholar-Teacher

Professor Hugh Bruck named one of six Distinguished Scholar-Teachers for the 2016-2017 school year.

Baz Recognized with Two Awards for Teaching Excellence

Minta Martin Professor Amr Baz recognized with both a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award and the Poole and Kent Teaching Award for Senior Faculty.

Four Mechanical Engineering Graduate Students Selected as Future Faculty Fellows

Althamer, Anderson, Greve and Singh Chosen for Clark School's 2014 Future Faculty Program

New Minta Martin Professors Named

Historic honor recognizes full professors who have made significant scholarly contributions.

Amr Baz Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

ME professor recognized for his work in the field of smart structures and materials.

ME Department Welcomes New Grad Students

Students benefit from graduate orientation.

ASME Presents Professor Baz with Prestigious Prize

Baz Receives ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Prize

Department Well-Represented at OTC Invention Awards

Professors Baz & McCluskey earn top recognition.

ME Faculty Honored at Research Leaders Luncheon

Nine ME Faculty honored on November 14.

2006 ME Research Review Day Highlights

Research Review Day held on March 20, 2006 at the University Inn and Conference Center.

Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center Honored

The award will consist of a gold medal, a certificate, and an honorarium

A. James Clark School of Engineering Awards - Call for Nominations

The faculty member receiving the service award will be presented with a plaque and a cash award.

Professor Amr Baz Named Director of Center for Small Smart Systems

Dr. Amr Baz, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been named Director of the Center for Small Smart Systems.

Eight Mechanical Engineering Faculty Present at ASME Conference

Eight faculty members from the Department of Mechanical Engineering attended, presented, and were divisional chairs at the 2001 ASME Conference.

Three Teams from the Clark School of Engineering Win MURI Awards

Department of Defense have selected three teams from the A. James Clarke School of Engineering to recieve Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Awards.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)