Cedrick Kwuimy, PhD.

Office : Tol - 118
Phone : +1 (610) 519-5948
Fax : +1 (610) 519-7312
Email : cedrick.kwuimy@villanova.edu

Education

  • B. Sc in Physics, University of Dschang, Cameroon
  • M. Sc in Physics (Concentration in mechanics and mathematics), University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon
  • M. Sc. in Physics (Concentration in applied nonlinear dynamics and solitary wave and cohenrent structure), University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon
  • PhD in Physics (Concentration in applied nonlinear dynamics), University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon
  • Certificate: Teaching Engineering in Higher Education, Villanova University, College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, USA

Short Bio

Prior to joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Villanova University in January 2011, Dr. Kwuimy, worked in South Africa as postdoctoral research associate at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (2009-2010) and as Research and Teaching Assistant (2007-2009) at the Faculty of Science, University of Yaoundé 1- Cameroon. He holds a PhD in Modeling and analysis of autonomous electromechanical systems from the University of Yaoundé 1- Cameroon. His areas of research interest are nonlinear dynamics, vibration analysis and control, diagnostics and control. He authored/co-authored over 30 good quality peer-reviewed publications in international journals and conference proceedings, and two book chapters. Dr. Kwuimy serves as reviewer for high standard journals and conferences and was granted for the several short term research visits at, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy (2009), the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, South Africa (Victor Rothschild Fellowships, 2009) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Villanova University (2010).

Research Area

Nonlinear dynamics, Bifurcation analysis, Vibration analysis and control, Chaos theory, System diagnostics, Synchronization, Time series analysis

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY & FELLOWSHIP

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University, January 2011-present
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics, University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon, October 2004- October 2008
  • Research fellow, Africa Institute for Mathematical Science April-May 2009
  • Postdoctoral Research Award, Africa Institute for Mathematical Science and Department of Mechanical Engineering- Stellenbosch University, South Africa, August 2009-January 2011
  • Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University, July 2010-September 2010
  • Research fellow, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, ICTP, June 2009

Membership

Professional Services

  • Reviewer, Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Reviewer, Journal of Sound and Vibration
  • Reviewer, Journal of Vibration and Control
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics (Special Issue on “Dynamics of Smart Materials and Structures”)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation
  • Reviewer, Abstract and Applied Analysis
  • Reviewer, Applied Mathematics and Computation
  • Reviewer, Journal of Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Reviewer, Computers and mathematics with Applications
  • Reviewer, Mathematical Problems in Engineering
  • Reviewer, Engineering Science and Technology: an International Journal
  • Reviewer, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC)
  • Reviewer, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC)
  • Reviewer, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE)
  • Judge, Howard University Research Day, 2014
  • Invited Guest Editor, Special issue on Computational and Theoretical Analysis of the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases, in BioMed Research International
  • Invited Speaker, Department of Mechanical Engineering's Graduate Seminar Series on November 7, 2014. Howard University

STEAM / STEM RELATED SERVICES

  • May 10, 2014, Volunteer judge, MATE Pennsylvania Regional ROV Challenge, Rowan University
  • May 11, 2013, Volunteer judge, MATE Pennsylvania Regional ROV Challenge, Villanova University
  • Since 2013. Volunteer with the Villanova Community Action by New Engineers (NovaCANE)
  • August 2, 2012. Robotics competition judge, The Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneur-ship, Arts and Mathematics (STE2AM) Team and the Martin Luther King (MLK) Promise Academy at Widener Memorial School
  • May 12, 2012, Volunteer judge, MATE Pennsylvania Regional ROV Challenge, Villanova University
  • 14 January 01 to 14 January 2011. The 8th Mathematics in Industry Study Group in South Africa. School of Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • January 11 to 15 January 2010. The Seventh Mathematics in Industry Study Group in South Africa. African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa