​​​Osama R. Bilal​


 Dr. Osama R. Bilal [CV]
   ETH Postdoctoral Fellow,
   Department of Physics, ETH Zurich

   Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech
​​ My research aims to explore the fundamental interaction between waves and matter by tackling the problem of designing  the basic building blocks of metamaterials for static and dynamic applications. These building blocks are programmed to be  either passive (i.e., have unprecedented properties through architecture) or active (i.e., changes its intrinsic properties in  response to an external stimuli). A few examples are the design of the first purely acoustic transistor [Bilal et al., PNAS 2017],  the first 3D topologically insulated/protected metamaterials with intrinsic elastic polarity [Bilal et al., Adv. Mater. (1) 2017] and a  metamaterial that can guide stress waves by changing its dynamical characteristics on the fly [Bilal et al., Adv. Mater. (2)  2017], to name a few. The research  nature is highly multidisciplinary as my background spans computer science, mechanical  and aerospace engineering,  operations research and condensed matter physics.

 Research Interests

       Dynamics of Structures and Materials; PhoNonic Crystals and Acoustic metamaterial

       Structure and Material Design and Optimization; Topology Optimization,  Fluid-Structure Interaction;
       Flow Control, High-Performance Computing, Photonic Crystals  

 Professional Experience

        Jan 2017 -Present:  Research Scientist, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech 

        Aug 2015 -Present:  Postdoctoral Scholar , Physics / Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich

        Aug 2010  -May 2015: Graduate Research Assistant , Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
        Aug - Dec 2011: Graduate Teaching Assistant , Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
        Apr 2008 - Apr 2010: Graduate Researcher , Computer Science (Operations Research ), Cairo University
                                                                              Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
        Feb 2007 - Mar 2008:  software Developer / Systems analyst , Egyptian Military (Mandatory service)
        Oct 2006 - Jan 2007:  Modeling & Systems analyst , Mobica Inc., Cairo office

 Referee for Scientific Journals
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, ​Scientific
  Reports, Applied Physics Letters, Physical Review Applied, Extreme Mechanics Letters, Journal of Sound and
  Vibrations, Crystals, International Journal of Modern Physics B and ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics  

 Professional Affiliations
  American Physical Society ( APS )         

  American Society of Mechanical Engineering ( ASME )         

  American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ( AIAA )