​​​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 [PNAS 2017], the first  3D topologically  protected  metamaterials with intrinsic elastic polarity [Adv. Mater. (1) 2017] and a metamaterial that can  guide stress waves by changing its dynamical characteristics on the fly [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 17 -Present:  Research Scientist, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech 

        Aug 15 -Present:  Postdoctoral Scholar , Physics / Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich

​        May 15 - Aug 15: Postdoctoral Scholar , Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
        Apr10  - Aug 15 :  Graduate Research Assistant , Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
       Aug 11 - Dec 11: Graduate Teaching Assistant , Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
       Apr 8 - Apr 10: Graduate Researcher , Computer Science (Operations Research ), Cairo University
                                                                              Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
        Feb 07 - Mar 08:  software Developer / Systems analyst , Egyptian Military (Mandatory service)
        Oct 06 - Jan 07:  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 )