Oded Gottlieb

Oded Gottlieb
Office: 226, DK


  • 1983 - B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Technion - I.I.T.
  • 1987 - M.Sc., Civil Engineering, Technion - I.I.T.
  • 1991 - Ph.D., Ocean Engineering, minor in Applied Mathematics, Oregon State University

Research Interests

  • Nonlinear and chaotic dynamical systems, global bifurcations, complexity and spatio-temporal instabilities in continuum mechanics (strings/shells/beams/elastica).
  • Stability and control of nonlinear microbeams for scanning probe microscopy (SPM), modelling and estimation of mechanical properties from nonlinear dynamical experiments in nano- and micro- electromechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS).
  • Fluid-structure interaction, spontaneous otoacoustic emissions (SOE) and irregular self-excited oscillations of the cochlea, vortex-induced vibration (VIV), application of bifurcation theory to ocean engineering systems.

Guest Appointments

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Parsons Lab, (1992-93).
  • University of Michigan, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (1996, 1997, 1998).
  • Technical University - Darmstadt, Dept. of Applied Mechanics (1999).
  • University of Roma La Sapienza, Dept. of Engineering Structures (2000).
  • Stanford University, Mechanics and Computation Div. (2002).

Industrial Experience

  • Research and diving engineer, Coastal and Marine Engineering Research Institute, Israel (1983-86)

Membership in Professional Societies

  • ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineering
  • ISTAM - Israel Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Honors and Awards

  • AIAA Student Paper Award in Structural Dynamics (SDM, Baltimore, 1991).
  • Elected to Phi-Kappa-Phi (OSU, 1991).
  • DAAD Award for Research Visit in Germany (1999).
  • Technion Award for Innovative Interdisciplinary Research (1999).

  • Gottlieb, O., "Bifurcations and routes to chaos in wave-structure interaction systems", J. Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 15, 832-839, 1992.
  • Yarin, A., Gottlieb, O., and Roisman, I.V., Chaotic rotation of small particles shaped as triaxial ellipsoids in simple shear flow", J. Fluid Mechanics, 340, 83-100, 1997.
  • Gottlieb, O. and Perkins, N.C., "Local and global bifurcation analyses of a spatial cable elastica", J. Applied Mechanics, 66, 352-360, 1999.
  • Leamy, M.J. and Gottlieb, O., "Internal resonances in whirling strings involving longitudinal dynamics and material nonlinearities", J. Sound and Vibration, 236, 683-703, 2000.
  • Wolf, K. and Gottlieb, O., "Nonlinear dynamics of a noncontacting atomic force microscope cantilever actuated by a piezoelectric layer", J. Applied Physics, 91, 4701-4709, 2002.
  • Gottlieb, O. and Oron, A., "Stability and bifurcations of parametrically excited thin liquid films", Int. J. of Bifurcations and Chaos, 14, 4117-4141. 2004.
  • Gottlieb, O., and Champneys, A.R., "Global bifurcations of nonlinear thermoelastic microbeams subject to electrodynamic actuation", in Chaotic Dynamics and Control of Systems and Processes in Mechanics, Rega, G. and Vestroni, F. (eds), Springer, 117-126, 2005.
  • Hornstein, S. and Gottlieb, O., "Nonlinear dynamics, stability and control of the scan process in noncontacting atomic force microscopy", Nonlinear Dynamics, 54, 93-122, 2008.
  • Kleiman, A. and Gottlieb, O., "Nonlinear Dynamics and internal resonances of a ship with a rectangular cross-section in head seas", J. Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, 131, 041301, 1-12, 2009.
  • Gottlieb O., and Cohen A., "Self-excited oscillations of a string on an elastic foundation subject to a nonlinear feed-forward force", Int. J. Mechanical Sciences, 52, 1535-1545, 2010.
  • Gutschmidt, S. and Gottlieb, O., "Nonlinear dynamic behavior of a microbeam array subject to parametric actuation at low medium and large DC-voltages", Nonlinear Dynamics, 67, 1-36, 2012.
  • Gottlieb O. and Habib J., "Nonlinear model-based estimation of quadratic and cubic damping mechanisms that govern the dynamics of a chaotic spherical pendulum", Special Issue on Experiments in Dynamics and Control, (eds) Lacarbonanra, W., Yabuno, H., J. Vibration and Control, 18, 4, 536-547, 2012.
  • Hacker, E. and Gottlieb, O., "Internal resonance based sensing in non-contact atomic force microscopy", Applied Physics Letters, 101, 053106, 1-5, 2012.
  • Aginsky Z. and Gottlieb, O., "Nonlinear bifurcation structure of panels subject to periodic acoustic fluid-structure interaction", AIAA Journal, 50 (9), 1979-1992, 2012.
  • Hornstein S. and Gottlieb O., "Nonlinear multimode dynamics and internal resonances of the scan process in non-contact atomic force microscopy". J. Applied Physics, 112, 074314, 1-16, 2012.
  • Hollander, E. and Gottlieb, O., "Self-excited chaotic dynamics of a nonlinear thermo-visco-elastic system that is subject to laser irradiation", Applied Physics Letters, 101, 133507, 1-5, 2012.
  • Shoshani, O. and Gottlieb, O., "Nonlinear stability of a perturbed Orr-Sommerfeld solution for the wake of a stationary cylinder at low Reynolds numbers", Int. J. Non-Linear Mechanics, 57, 176-182, 2013.
  • Aginsky Z. and Gottlieb, O., "Nonlinear fluid-structure interaction of an elastic panel in an acoustically excited two-dimensional inviscid compressible fluid," Physics of Fluids, 25, 076104, 1-35, 2013.
  • Gendel, S., Gottlieb, O. and Degani, D., "Fluid-structure interaction of an elastically mounted slender body at high incidence," AIAA Journal, 55 (5), 1309-1318, 2015.
  • Mi L. and Gottlieb O., "Asymptotic model-based estimation of a wake oscillator for a tethered sphere in uniform flow," J. Fluids and Structures, 54, 361-389, 2015.
  • Vidal-Avarez G, Agusti J, Torres F, Abadal G, Barniol N, Llobet J, Sansa M, Fernandez M, Perez F, San Paulo A, and Gottlieb O, "Top-down silicon microcantilever with coupled bottom-up silicon nanowire for enhanced mass resolution," Nanotechnology, 26, 145502, 1-9, 2015 [& supplementary data].
  • Settimi V, Gottlieb O, and Rega G, "Asymptotic analysis of a noncontact AFM microcantilever with external feedback control," Nonlinear Dynamics, 79, 2675-2698, 2015.
  • Kambali PN, Swain G, Pandey AK, Buks E, GottliebO, "Coupling and tuning of modal frequencies in DC biased MEMS arrays," Applied Physics Letters, 107, 063104, 1-5, 2015. [& supplementary data].