GVSU Physicists Profile
Dr. Daniel Inman (1970)
"Profs Hall and Baker of Grand Valley College encouraged me to 1) become a high school teacher and 2) attend graduate school. I did both. After teaching high school in Grand Rapids for 7 years and working on an MS in Physics at the same time I quit and when back to grad school full time to get a PhD. Baker and Hall gave me great advice as well as a great education."
Dr. Daniel J. Inman received his B.S. from Grand Valley College in 1970 and Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Mechanical Engineering in 1980. Currently he is the Chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan, as well as the C. L. “Kelly” Johnson Collegiate Professor. Since 1980, he has published eight books (on vibration, energy harvesting, control, statics, and dynamics), eight software manuals, 20 book chapters, over 350 journal papers and 600 proceedings papers, given 62 keynote or plenary lectures, graduated 62 Ph.D. students and supervised more than 75 MS degrees. He works in the area of applying smart structures to solve aerospace engineering problems including energy harvesting, structural health monitoring, vibration suppression and morphing aircraft. He is a Fellow of AIAA, ASME, IIAV, SEM and AAM.