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Structural Durability & Health Monitoring

ISSN: 1930-2983 (Print)

ISSN: 1930-2991 (Online)


Prof. Maosen Cao

Full professor in the Department of Engineering Mechanics at Hohai University, PRC.
His specific areas of interest relate to structural durability and integrity assessment, health monitoring, damage modeling and identification, disaster prevention and mitigation, and multiscale vibration and dynamics. He is currently director of the Institute of Engineering Vibration and Dynamic Disaster of the University; deputy dean of the Co-Innovation Centre of Safety and Health on Key Civil Infrastructures (involving 9 universities and institutes); dean of academic work committee of the Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Society of Jiangsu Province; principal of Outstanding S&T Innovation Team in Structural Integrity and Safety; standing director of the Chinese Society of Health Monitoring and Risk Warning of Equipment & Structure; member of ASCE, ASME, IEEE, and SPIE.
Dr. Cao earned his PhD in 2005 from the College of Civil Engineering at Hohai University, also winning the National Doctoral Dissertation Award with 1 million CNY financial support for follow-up research. He conducted research into structural vibration and health monitoring for six years at Washington State University, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS). During 2012 through 2013, he conducted collaborative research with Prof. W. Ostachowicz in PAS, supported by the Marie Curie Fellowship for experienced researchers funded by the European Commission. He is the author/co-author of 150 papers in structural vibration analysis, health monitoring, integrity assessment, etc, including over 50 papers in top-tier international journals such as SHM, JSV, MSSP, SMS, IJSS, and APL, with high IF and citations. Four of his research outcomes appear in the form of innovation patents that bridge the gap between newly developed theories and methods and industrial technologies. He has successfully secured research grants in the capacity of principal investigator from various government agencies, e.g., 4 NSF projects from the National Science Foundation Committee in China, 12 International Cooperative Research Projects with leading experts from 15 countries and organizations, e.g., the U.S. and EU.
Dr. Cao has contributed to a number of international conferences. He was the Chair of the 19th International Conference on Vibration Theories, Approaches and Technologies in Infrastructure Engineering, the Vice-Chair of Organization Committee of the 3rd International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring and Integrity Management, and the Technical Committee Chair of the 3rd Annual Conference of Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering. He has delivered over 40 plenary speeches, invited talks, and public seminars at international conferences and universities in various countries. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Vibroengineering, Vibroengineering Procedia, and the Journal of Measurement in Engineering, and was the Guest Editor of Complexity, Shock and Vibration, etc. Research outcomes have brought significant honors and awards, typically the prestigious European-Chinese Dragon-STAR Innovation Award, funded by the European Commission; and two National Natural Science Awards of MOE in PRC.

 Associate Editor

Prof. Manas Chandra Ray

Dr. Manas Chandra Ray is a Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He earned the B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta in 1986, the M.Tech degree in the specialization of Machine Dynamics and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1988 and 1995, respectively. Dr. Ray worked for five years at M/S Jessop & Co. Ltd., Kolkata where he gained substantial experience in design, development and manufacturing of sophisticated cranes, mining machinery and earth moving equipment. Dr. Ray carried out his post doctoral research on active constrained layer damping of smart structures in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Catholic University of America, Washington, D. C. during November 1995 to May 1997. For carrying out further research on Smart structures, he joined University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland, USA as a Visiting Assistant Professor and worked on Smart Structures during May 1999 to December 2000. Dr. Ray was a Visiting Scholar in Texas A & M University, Texas, USA during the summers of 2002 and 2012, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, USA during the summers of 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2014, University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland during the summer of 2013 and University of California, Irvine, California during the summer of 2015 and conducted collaborative research on smart structures. Dr. Ray also visited the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts in the summer of 2008 to conduct collaborative research on carbon nanotube reinforced composites. Dr. Ray was also a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, Texas, USA during the period from September 2003 to May 2004. Dr. Ray published more than 100 international journal papers in the peer reviewed international journals and guided 10 Ph.D. Theses on Smart Structures as a sole supervisor. Dr. Ray is an elected Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. 
Dr. Ray is one of the pioneering researchers in the area of smart structures, a thrust research area of Mechanical Engineering Sciences. So far, he is the first researcher on smart structures in Europe and Asia. Deriving the exact solutions of Smart Structures is one of his notable contributions in the field of Smart Structures. The pioneering research on the development of the novel methods for active structural-acoustic control and active constrained layer damping of nonlinear vibrations of smart structures using 1-3 piezoelectric composites goes to his credit. Towards the development of new smart composite materials his novel research revealed that the piezoelectric coefficients of the existing 1-3 piezoelectric composite are significantly improved by growing radially aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on the surface of the piezoelectric fibers. Use of the wavy CNTs for developing multifunctional CNT-reinforced hybrid nanocomposites is his novel idea. He derived several micromechanics models to authenticate that if the fibers of the polymeric composites are coated with radially grown wavy CNTs, the effective elastic and thermo-elastic properties of the augmented composite called the fuzzy fiber-reinforced composite are significantly improved as compared to those of the composite without CNTs. Recently, he explored that the thermal conductivities of fuzzy carbon fiber heat exchanger can be dramatically enhanced by exploiting wavy CNTs. Most recently, he published a benchmark work on the flexoelectric response of nanobeams for developing smart nano sensors and actuators.

Prof. Fabrizio Greco
Fabrizio Greco is a Full Professor of Structural Mechanics in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Calabria (Dinci), Cosenza, Italy. He received his M.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Calabria in 1997 and a Ph.D. in Materials and Structural Engineering from the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" in 2002. F. Greco has participated in various research projects funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research. At the University of Calabria, Prof. Fabrizio Greco is the Coordinator of the Council for the Master of Science in Building Engineering-Architecture, Vice-Coordinator of the Ph.D. Course on "Environment, Construction and Energy Science and Engineering" (SIACE-PhD), Scientific Supervisor of the Research Laboratory "Materials and Structures Engineering", Rector's Delegate for Building Heritage and Planning and Coordinator of the Commission for projects relating to public works. He is the head of the Research Unit within the framework of the PRIN 2017 Project with the MULTISCALE INNOVATIVE MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES (MIMS), and he has been included for the two consecutive years 2020 and 2021 in the list of the world's top 2% scientists published by the journal Plos Biology and present in the Mendeley dataset. His teaching activities include undergraduate courses in Structural Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Dynamics of Structures, Seismic Dynamics of Structures, Statics and graduate courses in Theory of Structures, Structural Analysis and Modelling of Buildings, and Structural Mechanics. He serves as a reviewer for several international journals and is a member of the editorial board for several international journals. His research interests concern: composite materials and structures, fracture and damage mechanics, stability and large deformations, nonlinear homogenization approaches, multiscale techniques, long-span bridges, dynamic analysis of base-isolated structures, and masonry structures, wave propagation, and vibration analysis. Author and co-author of more than 200 published research articles, of which 104 are refereed international journal papers. Main bibliometric indicators: (updated to 22.06.2021; Scopus database): h-index=32; Total citations 2166 by 1111 documents; 109 Scopus documents from 2000 to 2022.

Prof. Ting-Hua Yi

Dr. Ting-Hua Yi is the Changjiang Scholar Distinguished Professor and Dean in the School of Civil Engineering at Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Yantai University in 2002 and Ph.D. degree from the DUT in 2007. He had conducted his postdoctoral research at Tongji University from 2007 to 2010. He also worked for three months at the Institute of Earthquake Engineering & Engineering Seismology, St. Cyril and Methodius University (Macedonia) in 2003 as a visiting scholar.

He has been devoted to researching theoretical methods, technical standards, and engineering applications in Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) for nearly 20 years. He has served as PI for many national competitive research projects, such as the Young Scientist Special Project in China’s National Basic Research Program of China and the National Natural Science Found for Original Exploration. He publishes 120+ peer-reviewed international journal articles indexed by the Science Citation Index (SCI). More than 10 of his journal articles were awarded international and/or national recognitions, including ASCE’s Best Paper Award, China’s Top 100 Influential SCI Paper, IOP’s Cover Paper, etc. He has delivered a lot of keynotes or invited lectures at famous international and domestic conferences. His research works have been successfully applied in the SHM system design, on-site implementation, and data analysis of more than ten landmark long-span bridges.

He has held many extensive academic and professional leadership positions related to SHM: Council Member of International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII); Founding Chair of the Early Career Researchers (ECR) Committee, ISHMII; Committee Member of the Advanced Materials and Structures Committee, ASCE Aerospace Division; Council Member of the China Civil Engineering Society (CCES); Council Member of the Chinese Society for Vibration Engineering (CSVE); Founding Vice-Chair of the Youth Committee for Structural Control and Monitoring, CSVE; Standing Director of the Branch of Engineering Risk & Insurance Research, CCES; Standing Director of the Branch of Bridge and Structural Engineering, China Highway and Transportation Society (CHTS); Standing Director of the Equipment Structural Health Monitoring and Prognostics Branch, China Instrument and Control Society (CICS); Standing Director of the Civil Engineering and Architectural Society of Liaoning, China, etc.

He has been awarded a number of prestigious awards and recognition, including the National Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (NSFC), the Leading Talents of Scientific & Technological Innovation in National Special Support Plan for High-level Talents, and the Chief Scientist of a Young Scientist Special Project in 973 Program. He has also been awarded the China Youth Science and Technology Award, the National Excellent Scientific and Technical Worker, the Most Cited Chinese Researchers in Elsevier, the ICCEE Outstanding Scientist Award in South Korea, the Henry Fok Young Teacher Award in Hong Kong, and the World’s Top 2% Scientists List of Stanford University (Career-long impact), etc.

Prof. Shuncong Zhong
Shuncong Zhong is the chair professor and dean of School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Fuzhou University, P. R. China.

He graduated from the University of Manchester, where he received his mechanical engineering Ph.D in 2007. He is the founder and director of Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Terahertz Functional Devices and Intelligent Sensing.
His research interests are focused on nondestructive testing and quantitative evaluation using various techniques, including terahertz pulsed imaging, optical coherence tomography, infrared thermography, acoustic emission, ultrasonic guided waves, ultrasonic phased array and photoacoustics; FDTD and nonlinear finite element analysis; Structural damage detection/health monitoring, signal/imaging processing and pattern recognition for diagnosis and prognostics, reliability of NDT. He was awarded the First prize of science and technology progress of Fujian Province in 2020, Scientific Chinese “The People of the Year of 2017” in 2017, 2nd prize of science and technology progress of Fujian Province in 2016 and Provincial Outstanding Young Scientist Fund Award, China in 2011. He published more than 80 papers in the Science Citation Index (SCI) international journals and owned 85 patents. His has got grants and contracts awarded more than 8 million RMB since June 2010. 

 Emeritus Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Ferri M.H. Aliabadi

Prof. Ferri M.H. Aliabadi, is the head of Aeronautics department and Professor of Computational Mechanics at Imperial College London. He maintains research interests in the area of structural integrity and durability, computational mechanics and solid mechanics. He has over 500 publications, has authored two books and edited 40 other books mostly related to damage tolerance, fracture mechanics and life enhancement techniques
Ferri Aliabadi has collaborated extensively over the last twenty years with industry and in particular with the aerospace sector. He has co-ordinated and participated in many national and international projects related to innovative techniques for structural integrity, durability and damage tolerance assessment.

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