Jeffrey N. Vinik Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (2012 - 2017)
Brian Mann is a recognized leader in the area of dynamic systems. He specializes in the broad area of nonlinear dynamics, with particular subspecialties of time delay dynamics and energy harvesting applications. His career has been distinguished by the winning two of the most prestigious young investigator awards in his field (the NSF CAREER and the ONR Young Investigator Award). Although he has only been at Duke for three years, he has made strong contributions to the school’s undergraduate and graduate teaching missions, teaching courses such as “Engineering Innovation” and “”Dynamics.” Students have commented on the excellence of his teaching, as reflected by the receipt in 2009 of the Pratt School’s Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award.