IPRPI & RPI Logos Inverse Problems Center

Joyce McLaughlin

David Isaacson

Antionette Maniatty

Assad Oberai

Steven Roecker

Birsen Yazici

Mourad Zeghal

Research Scientists


Center Participants

Antoinette Maniatty
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies and Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 1991
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 1990
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1988
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1987

Career Highlights:
After spending a year as a visiting lecturer at the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa, Maniatty joined the faculty at Rensselaer in 1992. She has earned numerous honors, including being among just four women scientists and engineers nationwide to be awarded a fellowship by the Henry Luce Foundation. She received a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award in 1993, was an invited participant in the National Academy of Engineering's First Annual Symposium on the Frontiers in Engineering in 1995, and was invited to serve as a researcher at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Institut fuer Mechanik in Germany in 1996. In 2000, Maniatty was chosen for membership in the Defense Science Study Group (DSSG), which introduces outstanding young scientists and engineers to challenges facing national security. The following year, Maniatty served as the first Loewy Visiting Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Lehigh University.

Maniatty has been involved in conference organization for several professional conventions, both locally and internationally. She served on the Local Organizing Committee of the 4th International Conference on Constitutive Laws for Engineering Materials in 1999 at Rensselaer and as organizer and chair of the Eighth Inverse Problems in Engineering Seminar and Workshop on Selected Topics in Inverse Problem Solving at Rensselaer in 1997. The same year, she served as organizer and chair of an invited session on modeling and design of forming processes at COMPLAS 5: Fifth International Conference on Computational Plasticity in Barcelona, Spain.

Maniatty is a member of the American Academy of Mechanics, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the US Association for Computational Mechanics, the American Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Tau Beta Pi, and Pi Tau Sigma.

Research Areas:
Maniatty's research is in the broad field of computational solid mechanics. She investigates inverse problems with either unknown boundary conditions or unknown parameters. Applications include optimizing forming processes, determining elastic stiffness in human tissue from ultrasonic measurements of displacements, and determining unknown boundary conditions in contact problems for modeling and predicting wear.

Maniatty also models crystalline materials. Studies are underway using micromechanics as a basis for modeling large strain metal forming problems. Her research also includes modeling stresses and defect formations in thin metal films on semiconductor wafers.

Selected Publications:


Lee, K.H., Szajewski, B.A., Hah, Z., Parker, K.J., and Maniatty, A.M., "Modeling shear waves through a viscoelastic medium induced by acoustic radiation force," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 2012: 28:678-696.


A.M. Maniatty, G.S. Cargill III, and H. Zhang, "Modeling, Simulation, and X-Ray Microbeam Studies," Chapter 4 in Electromigration in Thin Films and Electronic Devices: Materials and Reliability, edited by Choong-Un Kim, Woodhead Publishing, 2011.


E. Park and A.M. Maniatty, "Shear modulus reconstruction in dynamic elastography: Time harmonic case"Physics in Medicine and Biology, Vol. 51, pp. 3697-3721, 2006.


A.M. Maniatty, Y. Liu, O. Klaas, and M.S. Shephard, "Higher Order Stabilized Finite Element Method for Hyperelastic Finite Deformation," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 191, pp. 1491-1503, 2002.


R.J. Kalan and A.M. Maniatty, "Micromechanical Based Constitutive Relations for Modeling the Bulk Growth of Single Crystal InP," Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 233, pp. 645-659, 2001.

A.M. Maniatty, Y. Liu, O. Klaas, and M.S. Shephard, "Stabilized Finite Element Method for Viscoplastic Flow: Formulation and a Simple Progressive Solution Strategy," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 190, pp. 4609-4625, 2001.


Y. Liu, A.M. Maniatty, and H. Antes, "Investigation of a Zienkiewicz-Pande Yield Surface and an Elastic-Viscoplastic Boundary Element Formulation," Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, Vol. 24, pp. 207-211, 2000.


O. Klaas, A.M. Maniatty, and M.S. Shephard, "A Stabilized Mixed Petrov – Galerkin Finite Element Method for Finite Elasticity. Formulation for Linear Displacement and Pressure Interpolation," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 180, pp. 65-79, 1999.

K.C. Hinge, A.M. Maniatty, M. Chen, and K. Craig, "Axial Velocity Distribution Imparted on Thin Media Transported by Layered Rolls," International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 41, pp. 1233-1251, 1999.

A.M. Maniatty, J.-S. Yu, and T.E. Keane, "Anisotropic Yield Criterion for Polycrystalline Metals Using Texture and Crystal Symmetries," International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 36, pp. 5331-5355, 1999.


K. C. Hinge and A. M. Maniatty, "Model of Steady Rolling Contact between Layered Rolls with Thin Media in the Nip," Engineering Computations, Vol. 15(7), pp. 956-976, 1998.


H. Chung, W. Si, M. Dudley, A. Anselmo, D. Bliss, R. Kalan, A.M. Maniatty, H. Zhang, and V. Prasad, "Characterization of Defect Structures in Magnetic Encapsulated Kyropoulos Grown InP Single Crystals," Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 181, pp. 17-25, 1997.

A.M. Maniatty, editor, "Proceedings of the Eighth Inverse Problems in Engineering Seminar", Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y. 1997.

Contact Information:
Antoinette Maniatty
2022 Jonsson Engineering Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, N.Y. 12180 USA
(518) 276-6984

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