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Engineering Physics (EP)
Room 324K

875 Perimeter Drive MS 0902
Moscow, ID 83844-0902


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Phone: (208) 282-7983
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Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

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Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson, Ph.D., P.E.

Office: EP 3240
Phone: 208-669-1882
Email: anderson@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: 875 Perimeter Drive, MS 0902

Moscow, Idaho 83844-0902

College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Department

Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 1989

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Acoustics in solids and fluids
    • transducer design
  • Biography

    Michael Anderson is a Pacific Northwest native. He obtained his B.S.M.E. from Oregon State University in 1983, and his M.S.M.E. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University in 1989. He has four years industrial work experience, at Tektronix and Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Dr. Anderson has been a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Idaho for over 20 years.

  • Selected Publications

    Anderson, M.J., Martin*, P.R., Fortunko, C.M., "Resonant Transmission of a Three-Dimensional Acoustic Sound Beam Through a Solid Plate in Air", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 98, No. 5, pp. 2628-2638, 1995.

    H. S. Choi*, M. J. Anderson, J. L. Ding, and A. Bandyopadhyay, “A two dimensional electromechanical composite plate model for piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers (pMUTs)”, IOP Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 20, No. 1, Article Number 015013, 2010.

    R.S. Budwig, M.J. Anderson, G. Putnam*, C. Manning, “Ultrasonic Particle Size Fractionation in a Moving Air Stream”, Ultrasonics, Vol. 50, pp. 26-31, 2010.

    J.M., Youngsman*, T. Leudeman*, D.J. Morris, M.J. Anderson, D.F. Bahr, “A Model for an Extensional Mode Resonator Used as a Frequency-Adjustable Vibration Energy Harvester”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 329, Issue 3, pp. 277-288, 2010.

    Bardaweel*, H.K., Anderson, M.J., Richards, R.F., Richards, C.D., “Characterization and modeling of the dynamic behavior of a liquid-vapor phase change actuator”, Sensors and Actuators A, Vol. 149, No. 2, pp. 284-291, 2009.

    Bardaweel*, H.K., Anderson, M.J., Richards, R.R., Richards, C.D., “Optimization of dynamic and thermal performance of a resonant micro heat engine”, IOP Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 18, 2008.

    Dylan J Morris, John M Youngsman*, Michael J Anderson and David F Bahr, “A resonant-frequency tunable, extensional mode piezoelectric vibration harvesting mechanism”, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 17, 065021 (8pp), 2008.

    T. Bean, G. Beidler, J. Canning, D. Odell, R. Wall, M. O' Rourke, M. Anderson and D. Edwards, “Language and Logic to Enable Collaborative Behavior among Multiple Autonomous Underwater Vehicles”, The International Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 67-80, 2008.

    H.S. Choi*, J.L. Ding, A. Bandyopadhyay, M.J. Anderson, S. Bose, “Characterization and Modeling of Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer with Very Large Length/Width Aspect Ratio, IOP Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 18, 2008.

    D. J. Morris, D.F. Bahr, M.J. Anderson, “Displacement Amplification in Curved Piezoelectric Diaphragm Transducers”, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Vol. 141, pp. 262-265, 2008.

    Anderson, M., Richards, C., Richards R., Bahr, D., “Lumped Parameter Analysis of an Enclosed Incompressible Squeeze Film and a Central Gas Bubble ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 130, pp. 021303-1-8, 2008.

  • Awards and Honors
    • Outstanding Researcher, University of Idaho College of Engineering, May 8, 2008
    • Alumni Award for Faculty Excellence, University of Idaho, December 2, 1992
    • College of Engineering and Architecture Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Washington State University, April 14, 1989