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Faculty

Jan D. Achenbach

Walter P. Murphy Professor and Distinguished McCormick School Professor Emeritus-in-service

Founding Director, Center for Quality Engineering & Failure Prevention

Oluwaseyi Balogun

Associate Director, Center for Smart Structures & Materials
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Civil Engineering


Isaac M. Daniel

Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Civil Engineering


Horacio D. Espinosa

James and Nancy Farley Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Institute for Cellular Engineering Technologies


Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Director, Center for Smart Structures & Materials
Professor of Mechanical Engineering


Research Fellows

Heming Wei

PhD Dalian University of Technology
Post-doctoral advisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Research Areas: Micro-optofluidics, Photonic Sensors, Multiscale 3D lithography

Graduate Students

Abhishek Amrithanath

Research Topic: Reconfigurable 3D Microstructures
Advisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Xiang Chen

Research Topic: Picosecond Ultrasonic Microscopy
Advisor: Oluwaseyi Balogun

Matthew Ford

Research Topic: Bicycle Mechanics
Advisor: Oluwaseyi Balogun

Hong-Cin Liou

Research Topic: Laser Ultrasonic Process Monitoring for Additive Manufacturing
Advisor: Oluwaseyi Balogun

Li Zhang

Research Topic: Dynamics of Laser Induced Blister Delamination of Thin Films
Advisor: Oluwaseyi Balogun

Taeho Ju

Research Topic: Nonlinear Ultrasonics
Advisor: Jianmin Qu & Jan Achenbach

Jialun Han

Research Topic: Metamaterials for Elastic Wave Control
Advisor: Oluwaseyi Balogun

Alums

Bradley Sherman

PhD 2016
Thesis:
Advisor: Oluwaseyi Balogun
Currently: Structural Engineer, Hunt Engineers, Architects, and Land Surveyors

Zhongbi Chen

PhD 2015
Thesis: Nanofabrication on Shape Memory Polymer Platforms
Advisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: The Dow Chemical Company

Yinian Zhu

Research Fellow 2009-2015
Research Supervisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Dooyoul Lee

Ph.D 2015
Thesis: Stress Corrosion
Advisor: Jan D. Achenbach
Currently: S. Korea Air Force

Mandar Kulkarni

Ph.D. 2015
Thesis: Thermomechanical response of shape memory polymers
Advisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Stress Analysis Associates

Gautam Naik

Ph.D 2015
Thesis: Fabrication and Characterization of Graphene-Based Thin Films
Advisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: GE Global Research

Brad Regez

Research Fellow 2007-2014
Research Supervisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Assistant Professor, University of West Florida

Shijie Zheng

MS 2011, PhD 2013
Thesis: Photonic Crystal Fiber Sensors for Civil SHM
Advisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Assistant Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology

Moshe Cohen

Ph.D. 2012
Thesis: Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics
Advisor: Jan Achenbach
Currently: Structural/Bridge Designer at AECOM Corporation

Phillip Ahn

Ph.D. 2012
Thesis: Nanomechanical Characterization with Near-field Optical Microscopy
Advisor: Oluwaseyi Balogun
Currently: Process Engineer, Intel Corporation

Brandon Strom

Ph.D. 2012
Thesis: Scattering of Lamb Waves
Advisor: Jan Achenbach & Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Quantitative Research Analyst, Morningstar

Aurora Zinck

Ph.D. 2012
Thesis: Ultrasonic Nonlinearity and Fatigue Damage
Advisor: Morrie Fine & Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Senior Research Engineer, Lockheed Martin

Ningli Yang  

Ph.D. 2011
Thesis: Ultrasonic Methods for Characterizing Porosity
Advisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Staff Engineer, Pratt & Whitney

Qiaojian Huang  

Research Fellow 2008-2011
Research Supervisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Senior Design Assurance Engineer at Smiths Medical

Yan Zhu  

M.S. 2010
Thesis: Adaptive Fiber Optic Sensors for Acoustic Emission Monitoring
Advisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Lead Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton

Yun Young Kim

Ph.D. 2010
Thesis: Thermally-assisted Pattern Formation on Heteroepitaxial Thin Films
Advisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Assistant Professor, Dong-eui University, S. Korea

Gautham Kirikera

Research Fellow 2006-2008
Research Supervisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Strategic Marketing Manager at Sensata

Li Sun  

Ph.D. 2008
Thesis: Ultrasonic Nonlinearity for Structural Health Monitoring
Advisor: Jan Achenbach & Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Engineering Manager, Intel Corporation

Sang-woo Choi

Research Fellow 2005-2006
Research Supervisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Gabriela Petculescu  

Research Fellow 2004-2006
Research Supervisors: Jan Achenbach & Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Physics Professor at University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Salil Kulkarni  

Research Fellow 2003-2006
Research Supervisors: Jan Achenbach & Brian Moran & Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Associate Professor at IIT Bombay

Yi Qiao  

Ph.D. 2006
Thesis: Two-wave Mixing Demodulation of Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors
Advisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Physicist, Apple

Feifei Zhang  

Ph.D. 2006
Thesis: Photothermoacoustic Characterization of Thin Films
Advisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Senior Project Manager at Fortinet, British Columbia, Canada

Younghoon Sohn  

Ph.D. 2004
Thesis: Near-Field Scanning Photoacoustics
Advisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Principal Engineer, Samsung Electronics

Yi Zhou

Ph.D. 2004
Thesis: Photoacoustic Phased Array Imaging
Advisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Carmen Lilley (Hernandez) 

Ph.D. 2003
Thesis: Photoacoustic Microscopy
Advisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Associate Professor, University of Illinois - Chicago

Pavel Fomitchov  

Research Assistant Professor 1994-2002
Research Supervisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Program Manager - Medical Devices at Cambridge Consultants

Todd Murray

Research Assistant Professor 1998-2000
Research Supervisors: Jan Achenbach & Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Associate Professor at University of Colorado at Boulder

Joon-Soo Bae

Research Fellow 1998-2000
Research Supervisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Samsung

Hemmo Tuovinen

Research Fellow 1998-1999
Research Supervisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: University of East Finland, Finland

Hansuk (James) Lee

MS 1994, PhD 1998
Thesis: Quasi-static Subinterfacial Crack Propagation
Advisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Serial Entrepreneur

Masoud Ghandehari  

Ph.D. 2008
Thesis: Experimental Study of Fracture in Concrete Using Full-Field Optical Interferometry
Advisor: Surendra Shah & Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Associate Professor, New York University

Bruno Pouet

Research Fellow 1991-1997
Research Supervisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Owner, BossaNova Tech

Liusheng (Lewis) Wang  

Research Fellow 1994-1997
Research Supervisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Lead Opto-Mechanical Engineer, DRS Technologies Inc

John Dorighi

MS 1994, PhD 1997
Thesis: Fiber Optic Sensors for Ultrasound Detection
Advisor: Jan Achenbach & Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Application Engineer, Keysight Technologies

Yasuaki Nagata

Ph.D. 1995
Thesis: Computed Tomography Using Laser Based Ultrasonics
Advisor: Jan Achenbach & Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Nippon Steel Corporation, Japan

Tom (Chatters) Hale  

Ph.D. 1994
Thesis: Noise Reduction Techniques in Optical Nondestructive Evaluation
Advisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Currently: Research Engineer, Optonicus Inc.

Kuo-Tzen Chiao

M.S. 1993
Thesis: Optical Mapping of Fracture Specimens Using CGS
Advisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Visiting Scholars

Kesi Lee

Visiting Pre-doctoral Student 2016-2018
Southwest Jiaotong University
Advisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Zhiyuan Ma

Visiting Pre-doctoral Student 2015-2017
Dalian University of Technology
Advisor: Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Quan Yang

Visiting Scholar 2015-2016
Professor
University of Science & Technology Beijing
Host: Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Motonobu Tomoda

Visiting Scholar 2015
Professor
Hokkaido University
Host: Oluwaseyi Balogun

Jihua Sun

Visiting Scholar 2015-2016
Laser Institute of Shandong Academy of Sciences, China
Host: Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Chuanyi Tao

Visiting Scholar 2015-2016
Professor
Chongqing University of Technology, Chongqing, China
Host: Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Jiang Yi

Visiting Scholar 2014
Professor
Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Host: Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Biao Wu

Visiting Predoctoral Student 2014-2015
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Host: Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Juan Hao

Visiting Scholar 2014-2015
Professor
Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Host: Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Yang Zhao

Visiting Scholar 2014-2015
Laser Institute of Shandong Academy of Sciences, China
Host: Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Zhihua Wang

Visiting Scholar 2014-2015
Professor
Beihang University, China
Host: Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Ran Gao

Visiting Pre-doctoral Student 2013-2014
Beijing Institute of Technology , China
Host: Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Younho Cho

Visiting Scholar 2013-2014
Professor
Pusan National University, Busan, Korea
Host: Jan Acenbach & Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Joon-Hyun Lee

Visiting Scholar 2003-2006
Professor
Pusan National University, Busan, Korea
Host: Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Hasan Abdi Alwa

Visiting Scholar 2009
Professor
University of Malaysia
Host: Sridhar Krishnaswamy
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