James Hanna

Assistant Professor

Area(s) of Interest: Dynamics and Control, Fluid Mechanics, Solid Mechanics
Phone: (540) 231-9071
Email: hannaj@vt.edu
James Hanna Website

Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (MC 0219) Norris Hall, Room 220, Virginia Tech 495 Old Turner Street Blacksburg, VA 24061


Classical mechanics: dynamics and equilibria of flexible bodies, geometric nonlinearities in solid and fluid mechanics, curve and surface motion, action principles, elasticity of thin objects, fluid-structure interaction, discontinuities and defects, nonlinear waves and oscillations, soft matter, materials science and processing.



Volunteer Research Opportunity

VStudents from the department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics along with Dr. Nicole Abaid are conducting a Senior Design Project titled "Controlling Crowds Through Human-Robot Interactions." The goal of this project is to study how we can use a human-robot interaction to influence the movement of a group of people. To test our study, we will be performing an interactive experiment using a mobile robot and human participants in The Cube Lab at Moss Arts Center.

We are looking for student volunteers! Students will have an opportunity to participate in university research, and gain exposure to robotics, dynamics, and motion capture analysis in a state of the art lab.