Current Lab Participants

Director

Professor Francesco Lanza di Scalea (mail-to)

  • Post-doctoral Studies, Center for Non-destructive Evaluation, The Johns Hopkins University (1998-1999)
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Palermo, Italy (1997)
  • M.S. and Fulbright Scholar, Engineering Mechanics, Michigan State University (1996)
  • Laurea (M.S.), Summa cum Laude, Mechanical Engineering, University of Palermo, Italy (1993)

(Short Bio and Full C.V.)

 

Graduate Students

Xuan “Peter” Zhu

Ph.D. Candidate

  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh (2010)
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Beijing University of Aerounatics and Astronautics (2008)

Research Activities: NDE/SHM, signal processing, pattern recognition, real-time prognosis of structures, embedded sensor networks

(Full Bio)

Simone Sternini

Ph.D. Candidate

  • M.S., Summa cum Laude, Civil Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy (2013)
  • B.S., Summa cum Laude, Building Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy (2010)

Research Activities: Infrared Imaging for Quantitative Defect Detection in Composite Structures, Signal Processing, Rail Stress Evaluation for Buckling Prevention

Margherita Capriotti

Ph.D. Candidate

  • M.S., Summa cum Laude, Mechanical Engineering, University of Parma, Italy (2014)
  • B.S., 100/110, Mechanical Engineering, University of Parma, Italy (2012)

Research Activities: Infrared Imaging for Quantitative Defect Detection in Composite Structures, GUW Damage Detection in Composite Airframes, Signal Processing

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Albert Liang

Ph.D. Candidate

  • B.S., Cum Laude, Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego (2016)

Research Activities: Structural Diagnostics, Defect Imaging, Experimental Mechanics

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Rantig Cui

Master Student

  • M.S., Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, (expected 2018)
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Central South University, China (2015)

Research Activities: Guided Wave Propagation Modeling, Structural Diagnostics

Visiting Professors

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Prof. Roberto Montanini

Professor, Mechanical and Thermal Measurements, University of Messina, Italy

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Politechnic University of Torino, Italy
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy

Research Activities: Active Infrared Thermography, Fiber Optic Sensing, Experimental Mechanics, Structural Diagnostics, Quantitative Defect Detection, Piezo-based Energy Harvesting, Vibro-Acoustics, Laser Doppler Vibrometry

(Full CV)

Visiting Students

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Antonino Quattrocchi

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Messina, Italy

  • M.S., Summa con Laude, Material Engineering, University of Messina, Italy (2013)
  • B.S., 110/110, Industrial Engineering, University of Messina, Italy (2011)

Research Activities: Active Infrared Thermography, Piezo-based Energy Harvesting, Laser Doppler Vibrometry, Noise and Vibration Control Systems, Smart Materials

Undergraduate Research Assistants

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Liam Brown

  • B.S., Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego (Expected 2018)

Research Activities: Structural Diagnostics, Defect Imaging, Experimental Mechanics