Renowned Professor Ali Hasan Nayfeh passed away at the age of 83 on Monday, March 27, during his stay in USA.
Nayfeh, who joined the School of Engineering at the University of Jordan in 2013, is the Recipient of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering.
He earned his BS in engineering science (1962), MS (1963) and PhD (1964) in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University all in four and a half years. He has made seminal contributions to several branches of science and engineering, including solid and fluid mechanics, acoustics, nonlinear dynamics, linear and nonlinear control of engineering systems, aerospace engineering, power systems, power electronics, ship dynamics and stability, sway control of military and commercial cranes, atomic force microscopes, and micro-electromechanical systems.
Prof. Nayfeh is the author of several books and hundreds of research papers, and has supervised over 60 doctoral dissertations.