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Dr. Jürg Dual

Jürg Dual, Ph.D., FASME is Full Professor at the Institute of Mechanical Systems ETH Zürich and is a member of SATW, the Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences. His research interests include solid mechanics, experimental mechanics, micro- and nanosystems, and waves and vibrations of solids and structures.
His research focuses on wave propagation and vibrations in solids as well as micro- and nanosystem technology. In particular he is interested in both basic research and applications in the area of sensors (viscometry), nondestructive testing, mechanical characterization of microstructures, and ultrasonic manipulation of cells and particles. In his research, experimentation is central, but must always be embedded in corresponding analytical and numerical modeling. As mechanics is a very basic science, it is particularly attractive for him to interact with neighboring disciplines like bioengineering, materials science or micro- and nanosystem technology.
Jürg coauthored Fabrication of a tensile test for polymer micromechanics, High-resolution analysis of the complex wave spectrum in a cylindrical shell containing a viscoelastic medium. Part II. Experimental results versus theory, Sensitivity improvement of a pump-probe set-up for thin film and microstructure metrology, A micro-particle positioning technique combining an ultrasonic manipulator and a microgripper, Detection of defects in cylindrical structures using a time reverse method and a finite-difference approach, and Modeling three-dimensional elastic wave propagation in circular cylindrical structures using a finite-difference approach. Learn about his recent publications.
He received the U.S. Government Fulbright Grant in 1982, the Silver Medal of ETH Zürich in 1989, and the Latsis Prize of ETH Zürich in 1989. He was made an Honorary Member of German Association for Materials Research and Testing DVM in 2000 and a Fellow of the ASME in 2004.
Jürg earned his Diploma with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering at ETH Zürich in 1981. He earned his M.S. and M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley USA in 1984. He earned his Dr. sc. techn. at the Institute of Mechanical Systems ETH Zürich in 1988.