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Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Director of Bioengineering Program
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1260 HPEC
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128

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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

Teaching and Research

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.


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