Education & Academic Experiences
Assistant
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2011Present
Lecturer, MIT, 20092011
Postdoctoral Associate, MIT, 20082009
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, MIT,2008
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, MIT,2005
MSc in Applied Mechanics, Sharif
University of Technology, 2003
BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2001
Research Interest
Theoretical
Fluid Dynamics
Renewable Energy (Ocean Energy, Offshore R.E.)
Ocean and coastal waves phenomena
Dynamical systems, Nonlinear dynamics
Flow Control
Recent Publications
 Alam, M.R.,
"Dromions of
flexuralgravity waves",
J. Fluid Mechanics,
(2012 In Press) .
 Alam, M.R.,
"Nonlinear analysis of an actuated seafloormounted carpet for a
highperformance wave energy extraction"
,
Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering
Sciences,
468, 31533171, (2012)
[Abstract]
,
[PDF].
 Alam, M.R.,
"Broadband Cloaking in Stratified Seas",
Physical Review Letters,
108, 084502 (2012).
[PDF]
News Coverage:
Science Magazine ,
Wired
Magazine ,
Softpedia ,
Physics Today ,
Gizmowatch ,
io9 ,
Today's Science
 Alam, M.R., "
A new triad resonance between copropagating surface and interfacial waves",
J. Fluid Mechanics,
Volume 691, (2012), pages 267278.
[PDF]
 Alam, M.R., Liu, Y. and Yue,
D.K.P., " Attenuation of short surface waves by the sea floor via
nonlinear subharmonic interaction", J. Fluid Mechanics,
Volume 689, (2011), pages 529540.
[PDF]
 Alam, M.R., Liu, Y. and Yue,
D.K.P., "Resonant
wave signature of an oscillating and translating disturbance in a twolayer
density stratified fluid", J. Fluid Mechanics,
Volume 675 (2011), pages 477494.
[PDF]
 Alam, M.R., Liu, Y. and Yue,
D.K.P., "Oblique sub and superharmonic Bragg resonance of surface waves by
bottom ripples.", J. Fluid Mechanics,
Volume
643 (2010), pages 437447.[PDF]
 Alam, M.R., Liu, Y. and Yue,
D.K.P., "Bragg resonance of waves in a twolayer fluid propagating
over bottom ripples. Part
I. Perturbation analysis.", J. Fluid Mechanics,
Volume 624 (2009), pages 191224.
[PDF]
 Alam, M.R., Liu, Y. and Yue,
D.K.P., "Bragg resonance of waves in a twolayer fluid propagating
over bottom ripples. Part II. Numerical simulation.", J. Fluid Mechanics,
Volume 624 (2009), pages 225253.
[PDF]
 Alam, M.R. and Mei, C.C., "Ships advancing near the critical speed
in a shallow channel with a randomly uneven bed", J. Fluid
Mechanics, Volume 616 (2008), pages 397417.
[PDF]
 Alam, M.R. and Mei, C.C., "Attenuation of long interfacial waves
over a randomly rough seabed", J. Fluid Mechanics, Volume 587
(2007), pages 7396. [PDF]
 Alam, M.R., Liu, Y. and Yue,
D.K.P., "Waves due to an oscillating and translating disturbance in a
twolayer density stratified fluid", J. Engineering
Mathematics, Volume 65 (2009), Issue 2 Pages 179–201.
[PDF]
 Alam, M.R., Liu, W and Haller, G. "Closed
Loop Separation Control: An Analytic
Approach", Physics of Fluids, 18
(4): Art. No. 043601 APR 2006.
[PDF]
 Alam, M.R., ``Wave Energy", IRIS
Magazine, Technology Avenue, Issue 1, Summer 2008, Pages 1213.
[PDF]
Books:
 Alam, M.R. ``Dynamical Systems Simulation with ADAMS", ISBN:9649334025,
210 Pages, Young Scholars Club
Publisher, 2001.(in Persian)
 Alam, M.R., “Nonlinear interaction of waves in a twolayer density
stratified fluid: Selected
problems in nonlinear wavewave and wavebottom interactions in a twolayer
fluid”, (Paperback), ISBN: 9783838309651, 256 Pages, LAP Lambert Academic
Publishing,
2009.
(Amazon.com link)
Teaching

Instructor, "A first course on Renewable Energy'',
Mech. E., MIT, IAP 2009.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
1112:30, Room 1390.
TA: Alec Marshall
http://web.mit.edu/renewableiap09/www/
 Guest Lecturer on Ocean Renewable Energy for ``PowerPlant
Technology'',
Mech. E.,
Northeastern University,
Fall 2008.
 Guest Lecturer ``Marine Hydrodynamics",
Mech. E., MIT Fall 2008.
 Teaching Assistant for ``Marine Hydrodynamics", Mech. E., MIT Fall 2005
Editorials
Reviews for:
 Journal of Fluid Mechanics
 Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and
Applications
 Mechatronics  Elsevier
 Scientia Iranica
 OMAE
Memberships
ASME
(American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
APS (American Physical Society)
SIAM (Society for Industrial
and Applied Mathemetics)
AGU (American Geophysical Union)
SigmaXi, The Scientific Research Society.
