• Associate Professor
Annie Ruimi

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2005
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, San Diego State University, 1994
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, San Diego State University, 1993

Research Interests

  • I use a combination of theoretical, computational and experimental tools to address the modeling of advanced materials with applications in medicine, energy and aerospace structures. Examples of theoretical tools I use are: Classical and Non–classical Continuum Mechanics, Linear and finite elasticity, Plasticity, Vibrations; Computational tools include Matlab, Mathematica, FEM-FSI packages (Abaqus/Simulia); I have also taken advantage of Texas A&M University at Qatar 3D Immersive Visualization Facility to visualize computational results and to bring an added element of realism.

Awards & Honors

  • Member of TAU BETA PI (National Engineering Honor Society) 1992-
  • Member of SIGMA GAMMA TAU (National Honor Society in Aerospace Engineering) 1993-
  • Reuben H. Fleet/ AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) 1994 Scholarship
  • ARCS Scholar (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) 1994-1995
  • Women in Engineering Fellowship, University of California Berkeley, 1995-1999
  • State of California Research Fund Award 2001-2002
  • Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, 2005-2007
  • Best Research Program of the Year in Computing. Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum, Dec 13, 2010- Doha (Qatar).
  • 2nd place winner for “3D Visualization of Looping, Tangling and Knot Formation of Surgical Threads”, Third Annual Visualization Development Competition, Texas A&M University at Qatar, April 2011

Selected Publications

  • Raja Jayendiran, B. Nour, A. Ruimi: “Fluid-structure interaction analysis of stent-graft for aortic endovascular repair (EVAR ): materials and structural considerations”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (JMBBM) Vol 87, Nov. 2018, pp 95-110 doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.07.020
  • J. Raja, B. Nour, A. Ruimi: “Computational fluid-structure interaction analysis of blood flow on patient-specific reconstructed aortic anatomy and aneurysm treatment with Dacron graft”, Journal of Fluids and Structures (JFS) Vol 81, Aug. 2018 Pp 693-711 doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2018.06.008
  • J. Raja, B. Nour, A. Ruimi: “Dacron graft as replacement to dissected aorta: a three-dimensional fluid-structure-interaction analysis”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.11.029
  • H. Lyu*, M. Hamid, A. Ruimi, H. Zbib: “Stress/Strain Gradient Plasticity Model for Size Effects in Heterogeneous Nano-Microstructures”, International Journal of Plasticity 97 (2017) pp 46-63
  • Z. Wang*, M. Fratarcangeli, A. Ruimi, A. R. Srinivasa: “Real time simulation of inextensible surgical thread using a Kirchhoff rod model with force output for haptic feedback applications”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol 113-114 (2017), pp 192-208 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2017.02.017