IMAC Advisory Board 2020-2021

The IMAC Charter can be found at the link below. The purpose of this document is to help you understand the the planning and organization of the conference as well as the roles of the IMAC Advisory Board members and its Committees.

IMAC Charter



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Mike Mains

Michael Mains received his B.S and M.S in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1990 and 1994, respectively.

Mike is currently a 14-year member of Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM), preparing to serve at the Upcoming International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC) as the...
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Sez Atamturktur

Dr. Sez Atamturktur serves as the Department Head of Architectural Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. Previously, she served as Associate Vice President for Research Development; and Provost’s Distinguished Professor at Clemson University. Dr. Atamturktur is a professor of civil engineering, professor of mechanical engineering, professor of industrial engineering, and professor of environmental engineering and earth...
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Julie Harvie

Julie Harvie is a project engineer at doing sound and vibration analysis. At VIBES, Julie uses experimental modelling, dynamic substructuring, and transfer path analysis techniques for complex engineering applications. Julie has also spent five years at Sandia National Laboratories doing analysis of mechanical shock and vibration environments. She earned her BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering at the University of...
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Tyler Schoenherr

Tyler Schoenherr is a senior member of staff at Sandia National Laboratories in the analytical and experimental structural dynamics departments. He previously worked at Kohler Engines managing the Research and Development Labs. Tyler’s focus is on characterizing dynamic operating environments and designing laboratory tests to reproduce the damage from operating environments. This focus includes force...
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David Epp

David Epp is currently the Reactor Facility Development manager at Sandia National Laboratory. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Oklahoma in 1997, 2001 and 2002, respectively with a focus on dynamics and controls. David joined Sandia in 2002 and has held a variety of positions as a staff member, including a test engineer, experimental facility owner, principle investigator, and project...
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James Akers

James C. Akers, Ph.D. is a senior aerospace engineer in the Structural Dynamics Branch at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s John H. Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH. His focus has been the analysis and testing of aerospace hardware in the areas of modal testing and analysis, random vibration, signal processing, and control-structure-interaction. Dr. Akers received his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. in...
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Zhu Mao

Zhu Mao received his B.S. from Tsinghua University, his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego. Starting from 2015, he holds the Assistant Professor position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. His research interests include dynamics and vibration, structural health monitoring, statistical modeling, uncertainty quantification, and non-contact sensing for system identification...
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Rick Bono

Richard W. Bono is President of The Modal Shop in Cincinnati, OH, subsidiary of PCB Piezotronics, an MTS Systems Corporation. Bono holds a BSME degree from the University of Cincinnati and has studied graduate level courses with the University of Cincinnati’s Structural Dynamics Research Laboratory. Additionally, he has several years’ experience as a test engineer at a prominent noise and vibration consulting firm including experimental...
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Jim Steedman

Jim Steedman (BSME, MSME) studied at the University of Cincinnati where he focused on modal testing, acoustic intensity and structureborne noise radiation. He has consulted in the field of noise and vibration measurement, analysis and control since 1978 working in both the commercial and military sectors. Jim has traveled worldwide, consulting and presenting trainings and seminars on modal testing and analysis, acoustic intensity, environmental...
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Tim Marinone

Tim Marinone is a Project Engineer in the Advanced Test Group at ATA Engineering, Inc. in San Diego, California. His expertise is in modal and vibration testing of complex structures for defense, commercial, and aerospace industries. Tim received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2010 and 2012 respectively, while working in the Structural Dynamics and Acoustic Systems Laboratory...
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Jen Tingets