Alan Argento, Ph.D.

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Director of Bioengineering Program
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College of Engineering and Computer Science
Mechanical Engineering

Teaching Areas:

Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering

Research Areas:

Bioengineering, Vibrations and Mechanics

Biography and Education

Areas of Research Interests

  • Ocular Biomechanics
  • Rate dependence of Plastics, Foam, and Biological Materials
  • Impact
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Modal Testing
  • Soy and other Plant-based Materials
  • Elastic Wave Propagation


Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1989

Selected Publications

  1. Liu, R., Z. Zhao, L. Zou, Q. Fang, L. Chen, A. Argento, and J.F. Lo, Compact, non-invasive frequency domain lifetime differentiation of collagens and elastin. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2015. 219(0): p. 283-293.
  2. Kim, W., A. Argento, C. Flanigan, and D.F. Mielewski, Effects of soy-based oils on the tensile behavior of EPDM rubber. Polymer Testing, 2015. 46: p. 33-40.
  3. Argento, A., W. Kim, F.W. Rozsa, K.L. DeBolt, S. Zikanova, and J.R. Richards, Shear behavior of bovine scleral tissue. ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2014. 136(7): p. 71011.
  4. Kim, W., A. Argento, and P.S. Mohanty, Damping characteristics of a spray-deposited shape memory alloy beam. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2014. 333(15): p. 3356-3366.
  5. Kern, W.T., W. Kim, A. Argento, E. Lee, and D.F. Mielewski, Mechanical behavior of microcellular, natural fiber reinforced composites at various strain rates and temperatures. Polymer Testing, 2014. 37(0): p. 148-155.
  6. Kim, W., A. Argento, F.W. Rozsa, and K. Mallett, Constitutive behavior of ocular tissues over a range of strain rates. ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2012. 134(6): p. 061002.
  7. Kim, W., A. Argento, E. Lee, C. Flanigan, et al., High strain-rate behavior of natural fiber-reinforced polymer composites. Journal of Composite Materials, 2012. 46(9): p. 1051-1065.
  8. Argento, A., Kim, W., Lee, E. C., Harris, A. M., Mielewski, D. F., Rate Dependencies and Energy Absorption Characteristics of Nanoreinforced, Biofiber, and Microcellular Polymer Composites. Polymer Composites, 2011. 32: p. 1423-1429.
  9. W. Kim, A. Argento, A. Grima, D. Scholl, et al., Thermo-mechanical analysis of frictional heating in ultrasonic spot welding of Aluminum plates. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B, 2011. 225(7): p. 1093-1103.
  10. W. Kim, A. Argento, & P. S. Mohanty, 2009 Journal of Composite Materials. 43(3), 277-287. Spray deposition of metals over circular CFRP core shafts.
  11. W. Kim, A. Argento, & P. S. Mohanty, 2004 Journal of Composite Materials. 38(6), 475-494. Bending natural frequencies of circular CFRP shafts with a metal core or casing.
  12. P. Mohanty and A. Argento, 2003 Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, 34A, 421-424. Spray Deposited Metal-Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymeric Hybrid Structures.
  13. W. Kim, A. Argento, & R. A. Scott, 2001 ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics. 123, 24-29. Rotating tapered composite shafts: forced torsional and extensional motions and static strength.
  14. W. Kim, A. Argento and R. A. Scott 2001 Journal of Sound and Vibration 246, 583-600. Forced Vibration and Dynamic Stability of a Rotating Tapered Composite Timoshenko Shaft: Bending Motions in End Milling Operations.