Alan Palazzolo

James J. Cain Professor I in Mechanical Engineering

Alan Palazzolo (80x120)

Office: MEOB 123
Phone: 979.845.5280
Fax: 979.845.3081

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Research Interests

Rotordynamics, Magnetic Bearings, Active Vibration and Noise Control, Fluid Film Bearings, Vibrations, Finite and Boundary Elements, Seal and Impeller Leakage Flow, Piping Systems, Machine Design, Flywheels, Machinery Couplings, Expert Systems, Microgravity Vibration Isolation, Electromechanical Systems, CFD flow in pumps and compressors, Heart pumps (VAD), drillstring vibration, and RO desalination.

Awards & Honors

  • TEES Senior Fellow
  • Director of the TAMU Vibration Control and Electromechanics Lab (VCEL)
  • Professional Engineer of the State of Texas
  • R&D100 Award Recipient
  • 2015 Patent Award Winner


  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering University of Virginia, 1981
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering University of Virginia, 1977
  • B.S. Engineering Physics University of Toledo, 1976

Selected Publications

Zhang, Xiaohua, Palazzolo, Alan, Tucker, R., Kascak, A. and Kweon, C.B., “Flash Vapor Fuel Injector Development”, International J. of Engine Research, IMechE, Volume: 17 Issue: 6 Pages: 646-665, August, 2016

Han, X and Palazzolo, “Unstable Force Analysis for Induction Motor Eccentricity”, J. Sound and Vibration, Vol. 370, 26 May 2016, pp. 230-258

Hu, L. and Palazzolo, A., “Suppression of Lateral and Torsional Stick-Slip Vibrations of Drillstrings with Impact and Torsional Dampers”, ASME J. of Vibrations and Acoustics, 138(5), 051013 (Jun 17, 2016)

Kim, E., and Palazzolo, A. “Rotordynamic Force Prediction of a Shrouded Centrifugal Pump Impeller – Part 1: Numerical Analysis”, ASME J. of Vibrations and Acoustics, 138(3), 031014 (Apr 15, 2016)

Tong, X, Suh, J and Palazzolo, A. “Rotordynamic Morton Effect Simulation with Transient, Thermal Shaft Bow”, ASME J. Tribol 138(3), 031705 (May 04, 2016)