Mark J. Schulz

Associate Professor, PhD, PE,

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

University of Cincinnati

598 Rhodes Hall,

Cincinnati, OH 45221-0072;


Phone: (513) 556-4132,

Fax: (513) 556-3390




a) Professional Preparation


State University of NY at Buffalo PhD 1993 Mechanical Engineering

State University of NY at Buffalo M.S 1984 Mechanical Engineering

Buffalo State College B.T 1982 Mechanical Engineering Tech.


b) Appointments 

  • 2008-: Deputy Director, NSF ERC Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials, NCAT, U. Pitt, UC 2002-Present: Managing Editor, Structural Health Monitoring Journal
  • 2002-Present: Managing Editor, Structural Health Monitoring Journal
  • 2001-Present: Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati
  • 1999-2001: Associate Professor at NCA&TSU
  • 1993-1999: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at NC A&T SU
  • 1997-2001: Member NSF Center for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures,
  • NC A&T SU
  • 1997-2001: Coordinator, Aerospace Structures Group, NASA Center at NC A&T SU
  • 1997-2001: Director of Intelligent Structures & Mechanisms Laboratory at NC A&T
  • 1997-2000: Participant in the Rotorcraft Center of Excellence at Penn State
  • 1984-1992: Dynamics and controls engineer, Bell Aerospace Textron

c) Publications


(i) Directly Related to the Project

  1. YeoHeung Yun, Zhongyun Dong, Dianer Yang, Vesselin Shanov, Sergey Yarmolenko, Zhigang Xu, Prashant Kumta, Charles Sfeir, Amos Doepke, Mark Schulz, “Biodegradable Mg for bone implants: corrosion and osteoblast culture studies,” Proceedings of the 15th International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE Oct 31-Nov 6, 2008, Boston, MA, USA.
  2. YeoHeung Yun, Vesselin Shanov, Mark J. Schulz, Zhongyun Dong, Abdul Jazieh, William R. Heineman, H. Brian Halsall, Danny K. Y. Wong, Adam Bange, Yi Tu, Srinivas Subramaniam, “High Sensitivity Carbon Nanotube Tower Electrodes,” Sensors & Actuators B 120(2006) 298–304.
  3. Vesselin Shanov, Yeo-Heung Yun, Mark J. Schulz, “Synthesis and Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Materials (Review),” Journal of the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, 41, 4, 2006, 377-390.
  4. Inpil Kang, Yun Yeo Heung, Jay H. Kim, Jong Won Lee, Ramanand Gollapudi, Srinivas Subramaniam, Suhasini Narasimhadevara, Douglas Hurd, Goutham R. Kirikera, Vesselin Shanov, Mark J. Schulz, Donglu Shi, J.F. Boerio, Shankar Mall, Marina Ruggles-Wren, “Introduction to Carbon Nanotube and Nanofiber Smart Materials,” Composites B Journal, 37, 2006.
  5. Yeo-Heung Yun, Vesselin Shanov, Mark J Schulz, Suhasini Narasimhadevara, Srinivas Subramaniam, Douglas Hurd, and F J Boerio, “Development of novel single-wall carbon nanotube–epoxy composite ply actuators,” Smart Mater. Struct. 14 (2005) 1526–1532.

(ii)Additional Significant Publications

  1. Gunjan Maheshwari, Jandro Abot, Albert Song, Emily Head, Vesselin Shanov, Mark Schulz, Chaminda Jayasinghe, Pravahan Salunke, and YeoHeung Yun, “Powering up nanoparticles: versatile carbon materials for use in engineering and medicine,” SPIE Newsroom, 10.1117/2.1200809.1305, in press.
  2. Inpil Kang, Gunjan Maheshwari, YeoHeung Yun, Vesselin Shanov, Sachit Chopra, Jandro Abot, Gyeongrak Choi, Mark Schulz, Nanoengineering of Sensory Materials, chapter in the Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring, edited by Christian Boller, Fu-Kuo Chang, and Yozo Fujino, Wiley,, expected 2008.
  3. Edited Books: Mark J. Schulz, Ajit Kelkar, Mannur Sundaresan, “Nanoengineering of Structural, Functional, and Smart Materials,” CRC Press, 1/06.
  4. Mark J. Schulz, et al, Solution Manual; “Nanoengineering of Structural, Functional, and Smart Materials,” CRC Press, 1/06.
  5. In Work: Nanomedicine; Mark J. Schulz, Vesselin N. Shanov, Yun YeoHeung, (Artech House Publishers, expected spring 2009.

d) Synergistic Activities

  1. 2007, College of Engineering Distinguished Researcher
  2. 2006, Structural Health Monitoring Person of the Year Award
  3. 2005, Received College of Engineering Neil Wandmacher Teaching Award for Young Faculty for Integrating Smart Materials/Nanotechnology into Engineering Education.
  4. Invited Presentation at Keynote Session at SPIE Smart Structures and Materials & NDE and Health Monitoring 15th Annual Int. Symposium, Conference 6931, March 12, 2008, Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, CA, “Nanoscale Materials for Engineering and Medicine.”
  5. Patents and Disclosures: (2 patents, 1 pending, 21 invention disclosures)

e) Collaborators and Other Affiliations (in the last 5 years)


(i) Collaborators and Co-Editors (projects or publications)

Vesselin Shanov (UC CME), Y. Yun (UC COE), J. Abot (UC COE), K. Vemaganti (UC COE), Z. Dong (COM), L. Conforti (UC COM), S. Pixley (UC COM), W. Heineman (CAS), B. Halsall (CAS), J. Sankar (NCA&T State Univ.), Segey Yarmalenko (NCA&T State Univ.) 

(ii) Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisor. Professor Daniel J. Inman

(iii) Thesis Advisor

Students Graduated (>20), Visiting Scholars (3), Post-doctors (4)
Student Awards: Summer Research Scholarships (5+1 co-advised), Space Grants (3), SPIE Optics Grants (1), Women in Science and Engineering Grants (3+2 co-advised)
Minority and Underrepresented Students: Graduated PhD (2) and MS (8) minority students