Alan Palazzolo

James J. Cain Professor I

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)
  • Best Paper: ASME J. of Tribology for 2014 and 2016
  • 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

Sitae Kim* and Alan Palazzolo, “Shooting with deflation algorithm based nonlinear response and Neimark-Sacker bifurcation and chaos in floating ring bearing system, ASME J. of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, May 2017, Vol. 12 , No. 3

Wan Zhong* , Alan Palazzolo and Xiao Kang, “Multi-Objective Optimization Design of Nonlinear Magnetic Bearing Rotordynamic System”, ASME J. Vib. Acoust 139(1), Feb. 2017

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)