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Cesar Levy, PhD
Professor, Fellow ASME
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing, EC3442
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199
Tel: +1 (305) 348-3643
Fax: +1 (305) 348-1932
levyez@fiu.edu

Degrees With Fields, Institutions and Date:

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1983
M.S. Applied Mathematics, CIMS, New York University, New York, 1974
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York, 1972

Number of Years Service of this Faculty, Date of Original Appointments and Dates of Advancement in Rank:

34 Years
Chairperson, Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department, Florida International University, 2009- 2014
Associate Dean–Undergraduate Studies and Academic Affairs, College of Engineering and Computing 2007-2009
Full Professor, Florida International University, 1996-present
Associate Professor, Florida International University, 1991-1996
Assistant Professor, Florida International University, 1985-1991

Other Related Experience:

ABET Mechanical Engineering PEV accreditation visits in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015-2018
Visiting Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, BenGurion University of the Negev, Israel, 2007, 2014
Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, College of Judea and Samaria, Israel,1999-2001
Visiting Associate Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, BenGurion University of the Negev, Israel, 1996
PostDoctoral, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, 1983-1985
Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1981
Instructor, El Paso Community College, 1976-1978

Consulting, Patents, etc.:

-Dr. David Dennis, consulting on load bearing and failure capacity of marble covered table, 2016
-Mr. Thomas Baine, Aerospace Research Council, consulting on vertical continuity of Aeronautics/Aerospace Education in Florida, 2009-2012
-Mr. Gene Milowicki, consulting on vertical continuity of Aeronautics/Aerospace Education in Florida, 2008-2009
-Mr. Mitch Kozak, Aerospace Research Council, consulting on vertical continuity of Aeronautics/Aerospace Education in Florida, 2006-2008.
-Mr. Tommy Bowermeister, Florida State University, consulting on the Florida Aviation/Aerospace Career Cluster Consortium Project, 2004-2005.
-Worked with Prof. Jacob Braun (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology) to create an ABET-like process to evaluate engineering colleges in Israel. The work was performed for the Israel Ministry of Higher Education, 2001.

State in which registered: N/A

Principal Publications (Last five years):

1. Mardanpour, P., Izadpanahi, E., Rastkar, S., Calastawad, S., and Levy, C., “Effect of Shooting and Blast-Induced Gust on Nonlinear Aeroelastic Stability and Behaviour of High-Aspect Ratio Wing”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 433, pp 299-313 (2018). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2018.06.067
2. Lin, W., Rotenberg, Y., Fekrmandi, H., and Levy, C., “Buckypaper/DYAD/Buckypaper and Buckypaper/DYAD/(PANI/MWCNT) Composite Sensors: Preparation and Damping Properties Characterization”, Journal of Composite Materials, 0(0), pgs. 1-8, Aug. 2017, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0021998317725160
3. Perl, M., Ma, Q., and Levy, C., “Three-Dimensional Interaction between a Quarter-Circle Corner Crack and a Non-Aligned Semi-Elliptical Surface Crack in an Infinitely Large Plate under Tension”, AIMS Material Science 3(4), pp 1474-1492 (2016). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3934/matersci.2016.4.1474
4. Weiwei LIN, Yonatan ROTENBERG, Hadi FEKRMANDI, Kevin P. WARD and C. Levy, “Polyaniline/Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Composites for Structural Vibration Damping and Strain Sensing”, Journal of Materials Research-Special Issue: Early Career Scholars in Materials Science (2016), 11 pages. Also: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2016.361
5. Ma, Q., Levy, C., and Perl, M., “The Effects of Crack Ellipticity on the Mode I SIFs of a Simulated Eroded Pressurized Cylinder”, ICPVT-14, Procedia Engineering, Vol. 130, pp. 711 – 730 (2015). Also doi: 10.1016/j.proeng.2015.12.172
6. Ma, Q., Levy, C., and Perl, M., “3-D Interaction of a Corner Flaw with a Non-Aligned Surface Flaw in an Infinitely Large Plate under Tension”, ICPVT-14, Procedia Engineering, Vol. 130, pp. 1288 – 1297 (2015). Also doi: 10.1016/j.proeng.2015.12.299
7. Weiwei LIN, Yonatan ROTENBERG, Hadi FEKRMANDI, Kevin P. WARD and C. Levy, “Multifunctional Materials of Polyurethane/MWCNT and Evaluation of Damping and Displacement Sensing Properties,” Int’l Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 4 (12), 14 pages. (2015). DOI:10.15680/IJIRSET.2015.0412150. Also, http://www.ijirset.com/upload/2015/december/150_40_Multifunctional.pdf.
8. Lin, W., Kong, X., and Levy, C., “Preparation of Polyaniline Multi-wall Carbon Nanotubes Nanocomposites films/discs and Characterization of their Electrical, Mechanical and Damping Properties”, Sensors & Transducers journal, Vol. 187 (4), pp. 129-137 (2015). Also, http://www.sensorsportal.com/HTML/DIGEST/april_2015/Vol_187/P_RP_0199.pdf
9. Ma, Q., Levy, C. and Perl, M., “The Bauschinger Effect’s Influence on the SIFs of a Semi-Elliptical Crack Emanating from an Erosion at the Bore of a Fully Autofrettaged Pressurized Cylinder”, ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Vol. 137(4), 041403, 7 pages (2015). Also, doi:10.1115/1.4029018
10. Ma, Q., Perl, M. and Levy, C., “Stress Intensity Factors for an Edge Crack Interacting with an Embedded Parallel Crack for a Finite Plate Under Pure Bending”, Paper PVP2019-90248, 14-18 July 2019, San Antonio, TX.
11. Mardanpour, P., Izadpanahi, E., Rastkar, S., Calastawad, S., and Levy, C., “Effects of Armament Placement on Nonlinear Dynamic Behavior of High-aspect Ratio Wing Due to Shooting and Blast-Induced Gust”, FD-28, Flow-Induced Flutter: Advances in Modeling, Experiments and Applications II, June 26, 2018, 2018 Fluid Dynamics Conference, 2018 AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia, 25-29 June 2018.
12. Perl, M., Levy, C., and Ma, Q., “The Reciprocal Effect among a Quarter-Circle Corner Crack and a Non-Aligned Surface Crack of Comparable Size in an Infinitely Large Plate Under Uniaxial Tension”, Paper PVP2018-84035, Proceedings of the PVP2018, 15-20 July, 2018, Prague, The Czech Republic.
13. Levy, C., Perl, M., and Ma, Q., “The Effect of a Quarter-Circle Corner Crack on the Distribution of the SIF along the front of a Non-Aligned Semi-Elliptical Surface Crack in an Infinitely Large Plate under Uniaxial Tension”, Paper IMECE2017-72468, Proceedings of the IMECE 2017, 3-8 November, 2017, Tampa, FL.
14. Perl, M., Ma, Q., and Levy, C., “Three-Dimensional Interaction between a Quarter-Circle Corner Crack and a Non-Aligned Semi-Elliptical Surface Crack in an infinitely large Plate under Tension”, Paper PVP2016-63081, Proceedings of the PVP2016, 16-23 July 2016, Vancouver CA.
15. Ma, Q., Levy, C., and Perl, M., “The Effects of Crack Ellipticity on the Mode I SIFs of a Simulated Eroded Pressurized Cylinder”, Proceedings of the ICPVT-14, Paper ICPVT-14-P0010, Shanghai, China, 23-26 September 2015.
16. Ma, Q., Levy, C., and Perl, M., “3-D Interaction of a Corner Flaw with a Non-Aligned Surface Flaw in an Infinitely Large Plate under Tension”, Proceedings of the ICPVT-14, Paper ICPVT-14-P0011, Shanghai, China, 23-26 September 2015.
17. Ma, Q., Levy, C., and Perl, M., “Crack Non-circularity and Finite Erosion Effects on the 3D SIFs of a Bauschinger Modified Pressurized Thick-Walled Cylinder”, Paper PVP2015-45006, Proceedings of the 2015 PVP Conference, Boston, MA, July 2015.
18. Ma, Q., Levy, C. and Perl, M., “The Combined Effect of a Finite Axial Erosion with Bauschinger Modified Autofrettage on the 3D SIFs of Pressurized Cylinders”, Paper PVP2014-28033, Proceedings of the 2014 PVP Conference, Anaheim, CA, July, 2014.

Memberships in Scientific and Professional Societies:

ASME, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi

Honors and Awards:

Named ABET Mechanical Engineering Program Evaluator, 2006-2012; have continued since then as well.
Received College of Engineering and Computing Excellence in Service Award in 2016.
Dissertation Advisor Status conferred, FIU, June 2005; renewed in January 2013
Named ASME Fellow, January 2010
Honored by FIU for Outstanding Performance in Research Funding, 2010

Institutional and Professional Services (Last five years):

Editorial Board for The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal: 2009-present.

Session Chair, IMECE 2009, Session 15-8-2, Processing, Characterization, Modeling and applications of Hybrid Material Systems II, November 2009.

Organizing Committee Member of the First Mediterranean Conference on Modern Trends on Seismic Engineering and Structural Design, Ariel University Center in Samaria, Ariel, Israel, October 2007.

Chairman, Session 5, First Mediterranean Conference on Modern Trends on Seismic Engineering and Structural Design,  Ariel University Center in Samaria, Ariel, Israel, October 2007.

Organizing Committee and Founding Member of FIU Chapter Sigma Xi – 2006-2007.

Reviewer: Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering, 2010; International Journal of Fatigue, 2010; ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 2005-2009; ASME IDETC/CIE 2008 Conference, 2008 (2 papers); ASME PVP2008 Conference, 2008; Applied Mechanics Review, 2009; Nanotechnology, 2008; Journal of Physics D, 2008; Journal of Ocean Technology, 2007; Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2007; Reviewer for Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT), 2004-present; Smart Materials and Structures, 2006

Professional Development Activities (Last five years):

The 2019 ASME PVP Conference, San Antonio, TX, July 2019
The 2018 ASME PVP Conference, Prague, The Czech Republic, July, 2018
The 2017 ASME IMECE Conference, Tampa, Florida, November, 2017
ABET Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, April, 2016
The 2016 ASME PVP Conference, Vancouver, CA, July, 2016
The 2015 ASME PVP Conference, Boston, MA, July 2015
The 2014 ASME PVP Conference, Anaheim, CA, July 2014
Visiting Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, BenGurion University of the Negev, Israel, 2014
Maintenance and update – the ALLSTAR aeronautics website (http://www.allstar.fiu.edu)