Ed Habtour

US Army Research Laboratory Vehicle Technology Directorate US Army Research Laboratory, USA


Ed Habtour leads the Prognostics and Diagnostics (P&D) Team in the Vehicle Technology Directorate at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL/VTD). His group focuses on developing mathematical and experimental techniques to predict the dynamics of healthy and unhealthy mechanical systems with emphasis on enhancing their reliability. Vehicles exhibiting nonlinear or stochastic behavior due to multiaxial dynamic loading are of particular interest. One of the major research objectives is defeat failures by exploiting the interplay between micromechanics and the global system response. Integrating physics of failure and sensing strategies into adaptive control algorithms is actively investigated to facilitate capturing fatigue damage precursors and embryonic cracks. The effort includes the development of health conscious structures with real-time control. Prior to joining ARL, Habtour has held positions at the Space Dynamics Laboratory, Swales Aerospace, Northrop Grumman, and Army Materiel System Activity Analysis. He earned a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Utah State University. He also earned three M.S. degrees in engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Purdue University, and University of Maryland. He completed a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering at University of Maryland. Habtour is a Senior Member of IEEE and Reliability Society, and a Member of ASME, EMI, and SIAM. He has served in international technical committees and review panels for the National Science Foundation, American Society for Engineering Education, and various DoD agencies. He published over 40 technical papers. He received several awards for his contributions in science and engineering.

Biography Updated on 30 June 2016

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