Piervincenzo Rizzo, Ph.D.

Piervincenzo Rizzo

Piervincenzo Rizzo
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
942 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261-2294, U.S.A.
Telephone: 412-624-9575,
Fax: 412-624-0135
E-mail: pir3@pitt.edu


  • Ph.D. (Structural Eng.), University of California San Diego, 2004
  • M.S. (Structural Eng.), University of California San Diego, 2002
  • Laurea (M.S.) (Aeronautical Eng.), University of Palermo, Italy, 1998

Professional Interests

My academic and professional interests are in the fields of nondestructive testing/evaluation, structural health monitoring, signal processing and automatic pattern recognition for real-time prognosis of structures, and implementation of embedded sensor network for health monitoring of civil, mechanical and aerospace structures. One of my most relevant works focused on the development of a rail flaw detection system based on non-contact hybrid laser/air-coupled ultrasonic sensors to improve the reliability and the speed inspection of current systems. To learn more about the research activities currently active at the Laboratory for the NDE and SHM studies at the University of Pittsburgh, please visit the Research & Grants section.





Last Update: August 24, 2010