About the Author
Dr C. Steve Suh, Director, Institute for Innovation and Design in Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA. Dr Suh obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1997. He has co-authored numerous journals articles and a book, and was Guest Editor of the Journal of Vibration and Control in 2007. Dr Suh s research interests include Nonlinear control theory; Laser ultrasonic thermometry; Characterization and control of dynamic manufacturing instability; Engineering design theory; MEMS and NEMS fabrication; High-performance 3D microelectronic packaging; Dynamic system diagnostics and prognostics; Wave propagation; Thermo-Elasto-Viscoplastodynamics. Dr Meng-Kun Liu, Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA. Dr.Liu obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2012. He has two-years senior design instructor experience in system engineering, project management and design optimization, and four years hands-on experience in industrial projects with focuses on design innovation. He was the recipient of the 2012 Departmental Graduate Student Teaching Award, and has co-authored numerous journal articles and conference proceedings. This is his first book.