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Hubbard, James E. Jr.

Hubbard, James E. Jr.
Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor
Director of Morpheus Laboratory
Director of Center for Adaptive Aerospace Vehicle Technology, NIA
Department of Aerospace Engineering
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757-325-6830

Research Interests 

Adaptive Structures, Morphing aircraft, Structural Dynamics and Control, Distributed Parameter Systems, Flexible Mutli-Body Dynamics, Human-Robot Interaction, High Speed Obstacle Avoidance

Education 

  • B.S. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Mechanical Engineering)
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Mechanical Engineering)

Selected Publications 

Journal Articles

  • Tian-Bing Xu, Nelson Guerreiro, James Hubbard, Jin Ho Kang, Cheol Park, and Joycelyn Harrison, "One-dimensional contact mode interdigitated center of pressure sensor", APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 94, 233503, 2009.
  • Hubbard, J.E., “Dynamic Shape Control of a Morphing Airfoil Using Spatially Distributed Transducers”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 612-616, 2006

Submitted Journal Articles

  • Hubbard, Jr., J.E., "Dynamic Shape Control of a Morphing Airfoil Using Spatially Distributed Transducers," submitted for review, AIAA Journal of Guidance and Control, 2004
  • Keats-Pullen, D., Hubbard, Jr. ,J.E. and Guerreiro, N.M., "Spatial Weighting of Smart Materials for Real-Time Measurment of Aerodynamic Forces," submitted for publication in Journal of Smart Materials and Structures

Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Grauer, J., Hubbard, J.E., “Inertial Measurements from Flight Data of a Flapping-Wing Ornithopter”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 32, no. 1, p326-331.

Submitted Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Grauer, J, Conroy, J., Hubbard, J.E., Humbert, J., Pines, D., “System Identification of a Miniature Helicopter”, submitted to AIAA Journal of Aircraft.
  • Grauer, J., Hubbard, J.E., “A Multibody Model of an Ornithopter”, submitted to the AIAA Journal of Aircraft.
  • Guerreiro, N.M., Hubbard, J.E., “Spatial Method Applied to Trailing-Edge Flap Optimization for use in Lift Distribution Control”, Submitted to the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics on January 29, 2008. Tracking Number 36904. Status: Accepted for publication, Nov. 2007.
  • Harmon, R.L., Grauer, J., Hubbard, J.E., Humbert, J.S., "Experimental Determination of Ornithopter Membrane Wing Shapes Used for Simple Aerodynamic Modeling", submitted to the AIAA Journal of Aircraft.
  • Keats-Pullen, D., Hubbard, J.E., Guerreiro, N., “Spatial Weighting of Smart Materials for Real-Time Measurement of Aerodynamic Forces”, Submitted for publication to: Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Ref. JIMSS-05-127. Status: Accepted, waiting for publication.
  • Sitaraman, J., Roget, B., Harmon, R., Grauer, J., Conroy, J., Hubbard, J., Humbert, J., “A Computational Study of Flexible Wing Ornithopter Flight”, submitted to the AIAA Journal of Aircraft.
  • Slipher, G.A., Hubbard, J.E., “Electroactive Polymer Synthetic Jet (“E-JET”) Performance Using Higher Order Membrane Modes”, Submitted to AIAA Journal on January 28, 2008. Status: Revision request received January 2009, being revised.

Conference Proceedings

  • Grauer, J., Hubbard, J.E., “Identification and Inclusion of Ornithopter Actuator Models”, submitted to AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference 2009.
  • Grauer, J., Conroy, J.E., Hubbard, J., Humbert, J., Pines, D., “Field Calibration of Inertial Measurement Units for Miniature Unmanned Aircraft”, AIAA Paper No. 2009-2064.
  • Grauer, J., Hubbard, J.E., “A Multibody Model of an Ornithopter”, AIAA Paper No. 2009-727.
  • Guerreiro, N.M., Hubbard, Jr., “Flight Testing of a Model Aircraft with Trailing-Edge Flaps Optimized for Lift Distribution Control”, Abstract submitted to: AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference and Exhibit, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 2008. Status: Abstract accepted.
  • Guerreiro, N.M., Hubbard, Jr., “Trailing Edge Flap Optimization for Lift Distribution Control”, 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, AIAA-2008-328, Reno, NV, January 2008.
  • Grauer, J., Hubbard, J.E., “Development of a Sensor Suite for a Flapping-Wing UAV Platform”, 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, AIAA-2008-224, Reno, NV, January 2008.
  • Slipher, Geoff A., “Resonating Electroactive Polymer Membranes (EAPs) as an Efficient and Inexpensive Actuation Method for Low Speed Active Flow Control”, Poster presented at GRID 2008 conference at the University of Maryland, April 2008. [Won First Prize Award of Excellence in Modeling and Simulation category]
  • Billingsley, D.D., Hubbard, Jr., J.E., “Passive Wing Morphing for Improved Lift in Flapping Wing Ornithopters,” AIAA Student Conference Region I-MA, April 2007. [Won Third Prize in “Undergraduate Best Paper/Presentation” category]

Submitted Conference Proceedings

  • Grauer, J., Hubbard, J.E., “Identification and Inclusion of Ornithopter Actuator Models”, submitted to AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference 2009.
  • Guerreiro, N.M., Hubbard, Jr., “Pressure Port Placement for Lift Distribution Measurement on a Model Aircraft with Optimized Trailing-Edge Flaps”, Abstract submitted to: 26th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 2008. Status: Abstract Under Review.
  • Grauer, J., Conroy, J., Hubbard, J.E., Pines, D., “System Identification and Model Comparison of a Rotary-Wing Micro Air Vehicle”, Abstract submitted to: 26th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 18-21 Jun 2008. Status: Abstract accepted.
  • Harmon, R.L., Grauer, J., Hubbard, J.E., Humbert, J.S., "Experimental Determination of Ornithopter Membrane Wing Shapes Used for Simple Aerodynamic Modeling", Abstract submitted to: 26th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 18-21 Jun 2008. Status: Abstract Accepted.
  • Slipher, Geoff A. and Hubbard, James E., “E-Jet Performance Using Higher Order Modes”, Submitted to the 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Applied Aerodynamics Topic, 7-10 January 2008. Status: in conference proceedings.

Presentations

  • "A Tribute to Dr. Ronald McNair: Callenger Astronaut", Murray State University - 2005

Patents

  • Patient Monitoring System Employing Array of Forces Sensors on a Bedsheet or Similar Substrate”: U.S. Patent Number 6,546,813 B2, April 15, 2003.
  • In-Shoe Remote Telemetry Gait Analysis System”: U.S. Patent Number 6,360,597 B1, March 2002. Sensor System and Method for Measuring
  • Time-Varying Stress Patterns Over the Surface of a Body”: U.S. Patent Number 6,223,606 May 1, 2001.

Honors and Awards 

  • International Society for Optics And Photonics (SPIE) Smart Structures and Materials Lifetime Achievement Award, 2016
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow, 2015
  • February 2002 Black Engineer of the Year President’s Award
  • Featured in book, Technology and the Dream, MIT Press, January 2001
  • Awarded “The Key to the City” of Hometown, Danville, Virginia, June 2000 (Lifetime Achievements and Community Service)
  • Career Research in Smart Structures Highlighted in 2001 edition of SPIE, The International Society for Optical Engineering, Smart Structures “Milestone Series of Selected Reprints: Collections of outstanding papers from the world literature on optical and opto-electronic science, engineering, and technology”.

Professional Memberships 

  • New England Board of Higher Education Minority Mentors Program
  • Sigma Xi Honor Society
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Helicopter Association
  • National Technical Society
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • AIAA Aeroacoustics Sub-Committee

Related News 

Hubbard Co-Authors New Book on Flexible Multi-Body Dynamics for Flapping Wing Vehicles

Hubbard and Altenbuchner’s book will be a useful reference for postgraduates. August 14, 2017

Four UMD Aerospace Engineering Students Named Penton Aviation Week Network’s 20 Twenties

Free, Kumar, Ng and Weinstein recognized as tomorrow’s engineering leaders. January 25, 2017

Hubbard Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Joins 23 other Clark-affiliated faculty February 8, 2016

Hubbard Named SPIE 2016 Smart Structures and Materials Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Aerospace Engineering Professor recognized for contributions to the field of smart structures and materials. December 15, 2015

Hubbard Named ASME Fellow

Aerospace Engineering Samuel P. Langley Distinguished Professor James E. Hubbard, Jr. named an ASME Fellow. May 28, 2015

Hubbard and Wissa Collaborators on ASME Best Paper in Structures

Professor James E. Hubbard, Jr. and Aerospace Engineering Alumna Aimy Wissa (Ph.D., '14) collaborate on winning ASME paper. March 26, 2015

UMD Professor's Company Wins Tech Cocktail's "Celebrate" Competition, Named "Nation's Hottest Start-up"

Aerospace Engineering Professor James Hubbard's HIS Energy company wins Tech Cocktail's "Celebrate" competition October 30, 2014

Hubbard Chosen for HistoryMakers Oral History Collection

Aerospace Professor James E. Hubbard, Jr. chosen for inclusion in HistoryMakers African American oral history collection. October 10, 2013

Hubbard Co-Authors New Book on Avian-Inspired Robots

Aerospace Engineering professor collaborates with NASA colleague on new book on unmanned flight dynamics. August 20, 2013

U-Md. Morpheus Lab Establishes Alexander Brown Center for Adaptive Technology

The New Center Memorializes Alexander Brown in its Efforts to Innovate April 4, 2013

Wereley and Hubbard AIAA Fellows

James Hubbard and Norman Wereley will be honored as AIAA Fellows in May January 24, 2012

Hubbard and Grauer Have a New Book!

Dr. James Hubbard and PhD Candidate, Jared Grauer Contribute to First Book on Morphing Aircraft December 1, 2011

AE Faculty Honored at Research Leaders Luncheon

10 AE Faculty Represent Department at Research Leaders Luncheon October 12, 2011

Aerospace Engineering Students Finalists at 2010 SMASIS Conference

Aero students are finalists at the 2010 Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems Conference in Philadelphia October 2, 2010

Prof. James Hubbard Awarded AFOSR Grant

Langley Distinguished Professor, Dr. James Hubbard, Awarded AFOSR Grant December 7, 2009

Hubbard Elected as AIAA Associate Fellow

Jymn Hubbard recognized by AIAA September 22, 2006

$11 Million for Hubbard "Sky Walker" UAV

DARPA to fund James Hubbard's unmanned aeronautical vehicle (UAV). August 10, 2006