Professional Activities

Professional positions
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh (Sept. 2006 - present).
  • Assistant Project Scientist, Department of Structural Engineering, UCSD (Aug. 2005 Aug 2006).
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Structural Engineering, UCSD (May 2004 July 2005).
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Structural Engineering, UCSD: taught Solid Mechanics I, Solid Mechanics II (2002 2003).
  • Assistant Development Engineer, Department of Structural Engineering, UCSD (Apr. 2000 Dec. 2000).
  • Technical Army Officer (rank under-lieutenant), Italian Army Corps of Engineering, technical office of the Aviation Army base located in Bologna, Italy (Jan. 1999 Mar. 2000).

Professional services
  • Special Session Organizer 5th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, June 29 July 2 2010, Sorrento, Italy.
  • Panelist - Carnegie Mellon's Center for Sensed Critical Infrastructure Research Hosts Pre-G-20 Panel on Smart Technologies for Buildings, Transportation Systems, Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, September 9th, 2009:
  • Chair SPIE Smart Structures and Material& NDE and Health Monitoring 14th, San Diego, CA, March 2007 (Session 28 Conference 6529)
  • Co-chair - NDE for Health Monitoring and Diagnostics Conferences of SPIE's 10th, 11th Int'l Symposium, San Diego, CA, March 2005, February 2006

Editorial/Review Activities
  • Special Issue Guest Editor: Advances in Civil Engineering
  • Reviewer:
    • Algorithms;
    • ASNT: NDT Handbook on Ultrasonics;
    • ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering;
    • ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction,
    • ASCE Journal of Materials for Civil Engineering;
    • Construction and Building Materials;
    • Experimental Mechanics;
    • IET Circuits, Devices & Systems
    • Insight;
    • Journal of the Acoustical Society of America;
    • Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures;
    • Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation;
    • Journal of Sound and Vibration;
    • Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring;
    • Measurement Science and Technology;
    • NDT&E International;
    • Research in Nondestructive Evaluation;
    • Smart Materials and Structures;
    • Smart Structures and Systems; Ultrasonics;
    • Structural Engineering and Mechanics;
    • Structural Health Monitoring, an International Journal.