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Berger, Dr. Bruce S.

Berger, Dr. Bruce S.

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
2143 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1962


  • Van Nostrand Prize
  • Otto Wolf Prize
  • ASME Award for Development of Mechanical Engineering


  • Member of Board of Directors, ASME, Washington Section
  • Research proposal reviewed for DOE
  • Journal reviewer, Intl. Journal of Engineering Sciences, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Journal of Applied Mechanics

Dynamical systems Machine tool vibrations Numerical methods

  • “N-Dimensional Laplace Transform,” Mathematics of Computation, A.M.S., July 1966, pp. 418-421.
  • With R. Danson and R. Carpenter), “Tables  of Zeros and Weights for Gauss-Laguerre Quadrature to 24s for N=400, 500, and 600,” November 1968.
  • With R. Danson and R. Carpenter),   “Tables  of Zeros and Weights for Gauss-Laguerre Quadrature to 23S for N=700, 800, and 900,” January 1969.
  • UMT file of Mathematics Computation, Mathematics of Computation, Vol. 23, No. 108, October 1969.
  • (With Y. F. Wang), “Dynamic Interaction Between an Elastic Cylindrical Shell Subjected to Point Loadings and an Acoustic Medium,”  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, February 1971, Vol. 49, Num. 1, pp. 682-688.
  • (with P. Bernard), “A Method for Computing Three-Dimensional Turbulent Flows,” SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics, Vol. 42, No. 3, June 1983, pp. 453-470.
  • “Velocity and Vorticity Correlations,” Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, American Mathematics Society, Vol. XLII, No.5, April 1985, pp. 97-102.
  • (With M. Rokni), “Lyapunov Exponents and Subspace Evolution,” Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, Vol. XLV, No.4, December, 1987, pp. 789-973.  
  • (With M. Rokni), “Lyapunov Exponents and the Evolution of Normals,” International Journal of Engineering Science, Vol. 25, No. 11/12, 1987, pp. 1393-1396.
  • (With M. Rokni), “Least Squares Approximation of Lyapunov Exponents,” Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, Vol. XLVII, No. 3, September 1989, pp. 505-508.
  • (With M. Rokni), “Lyapunov Exponents and Discontinuous Dynamical Systems,” Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, Vol. XLVIII, No. 3, September 1990, pp. 549-553.
  • (With M. Rokni and I. Minis), “Complex Dynamics in Metal Cutting,” Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, Vol. LI, No. 4, December 1993, pp. 606-612.
  • (With I. Minis, M. Rokni, et al), “Cutting State Identification,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, 200(1), January 1997, pp.15-29.
  • (With J.A. Manzari, D. Anand, C. Belai), “Auto-Regressive SVD Algorithms for Cutting State Identification”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 248 (2), November 2001, pp. 351-370.

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Stephen Trimberger in residence as ISR visiting research engineer

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White Named University of Maryland 2016 Faculty Advisor of the Year

BIOE associate chair and director of undergraduate studies honored during 21st Annual Undergraduate Studies Advising Conference.

BioE Capstone 2016: New Projects Focus on Improved Healthcare for Underserved Communities, Pediatric Patients, and More

Affordable RT-PCR for clinical diagnostics, fear mitigation device for pediatric MRIs tie for first place.

Clark School Undergrads Look to Improve Grafts for Small Blood Vessels

Members of the 2017 Gemstone Honors class launch campaign to increase the strength and biocompatibility of vascular grafts.

Transparent, Interactive Nanopaper Uses Touch to Generate Electricity

New material described in ACS Nano, featured in Nanowerk and C&EN.

CEE, Landscape Architecture Researchers Awarded 1st Place in EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge

Interdisciplinary team recognized for UMD Memorial Chapel site proposal.

M-CERSI Day Highlights Regulatory Science

Second annual showcase event held by University of Maryland's Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation.

Clark School Freshmen Compete in Hovercraft Competition

ENES100 students build autonomous hovercrafts for final exam.

NSF Boosts Nanotech Curriculum

Engineering curriculum recognized by NSF and Institute of Physics.

New Keystone Instructors Selected

Thamire, Bonenberger and Calabro selected to enhance teaching of fundamental courses.

Graduate Students Win NASA Contest

Aero engineering team impresses with low-cost human spacecraft design.