• 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

  • My research uses a combination of theoretical and computational tools to solve problems represented by rod-like structures with applications in medical simulations and drillstring dynamics. I also investigate the relationship between microstructure and material properties to design advanced (or smart) materials for automotive applications.

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

  • H. Lyu*, A. Ruimi, D. Field, H. Zbib: “Plasticity in materials with heterogeneous microstructures”, Journal of the Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 47 (2016) 6608-6620 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11661-016-3802-2
  • G. Cheng, F. Zhang*, A. Ruimi, D. Field, X. Sun “Quantifying the effects of tempering on individual phase properties of DP980 steel with nanoindentation”, Material Science and Engineering A (2016), pp. 240-249 DOI information: 10.1016/j.msea.2016.05.011
  • F. Zhang*, A. Ruimi, D. Field: “Phase identification of dual phase (DP980) steels by electron backscatter diffraction and nanoindentation techniques”, Microscopy and Microanalysis (2015) pp 1-9 doi:10.1017/S1431927615015779
  • Z. Wang*, A. Ruimi, A. R. Srinivasa: “ A direct minimization technique for finding minimum energy configurations for beam buckling and post-buckling problems with constraints”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstlr 2015.07.022
  • K. Mongkolcheep*, A. Ruimi, A. Palazzolo, "Modal Reduction Technique for Predicting the Onset of Chaotic Behavior due to Lateral Vibrations in Drillstrings, ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics VIB-13-1418 ISSN: 1048-9002