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Alan Andrew Barhorst, PhD, PE, FASME

Alumni Association/LEQSF Professor and Department Head

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1991
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1989
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1984

Contact Information:

P.O. Box 43678
Rougeou Hall, Room 320
Phone: (337) 482-1763

Courses Taught:

ENGR 313 - Dynamics
MCHE 599 - Thesis and Thesis Research
MCHE 685 - Advanced Vibrations
MCHE 474 - Controls

Research Interests:

  • Bio-Mechanics
  • Control System Design
  • Dynamics, Design
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Healthcare Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanics
  • Mechatronics
  • Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
  • Multi-body Elasto-dynamics
  • Non-Destructive Evaluation–Acoustic Emissions
  • Robotics
  • System Dynamics
  • Vibrations
  • Wavelet Based Signal Processing

Honors and Awards:

  • Elected Fellow of the ASME, December, 2013
  • Awarded J.T. Oden Faculty Fellowship, ICES, UT Austin, Fall 2016

Selected Publications:

Christopher Umstead, Thivakorn Kasemsri, Kelly Mitchell, Alan Barhorst (2018). Hypertension as a factor in Retinal Hemorrhaging from Abusive Head Trauma. In review Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 

Ross Wilson, and Alan Barhorst (2018). In vitro Study of Impingement of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Against the Intercondylar Notch. In review Journal of Healthcare Engineering.

Alan A. Barhorst (2018). Generalized Momenta in Constrained Non-Holonomic System– Another Perspective on the Canonical Equations of Motion, In reviewInternational Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics

Reimus, N., Barhorst, A. & Baker, M. (2018), Uncovering Neural Commands from Noisy Dermal Signals–an Experimental Verification of a Minimalistic Robotic Exoskeletal Hand Design for Medical Rehabilitation. Data-Enabled Discov. Appl. 2: 1. DOI:10.1007/s41688-017-0013-y