About Editors

Structural Durability & Health Monitoring

ISSN: 1930-2983 (Printed)

ISSN: 1930-2991 (Online)


Prof. Satya N. Atluri

Prof. Satya Atluri is UCI Distinguished Professor, in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at UCI. 
He received Doctor of Science degrees from MIT (earned, 1969), National University of Ireland (1988, honoris causa), Slovak Academy of Sciences (2005, honoris causa), University of Patras, Greece (2007, honoris causa), and University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia (2009, honoris causa).

He is Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian Institute of science, Bangalore. 

He previously taught at: UCLA (Distinguished Professor); Georgia Tech (Institute Professor, Regents’ Professor of Engineering, and Hightower Chair in Engineering); MIT (JC Hunsaker Professor); and University of Washington (Assistant Professor). 
He is Tsing Hua Honorary Chair Professor at the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, an Honorary Professor at the University of Patras, Greece, and a World Class University (WCU) Program Distinguished Professor at Pusan National University, Korea. Previously he was an Honorary Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. 
He is Fellow of American Academy of Mechanics; Fellow of AIAA; Fellow of ASME; Honorary Fellow of the International Congress on Fracture, Fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India; Fellow of the Chinese Society of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, and several other international academic and professional societies. 
He was elected to membership in the US National Academy of Engineering (1996); the India National Academy of Engineering (1997); Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (2003, Trieste), Member, European Academy of Sciences (2002), and National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2008). 
He served as a Member on, as well as the Chair of the US President’s Committee for National Medal of Technology and Innovation (1992–1998); as a Member of the Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committee to the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (1994–1998); Vice-Chair, Peer Review Committee, Aerospace Section, National Academy of Engineering (1998–2000); Chair, Peer review Committee, Aerospace Section, National Academy of Engineering, (2000–2002); Member, Committee on Membership, National Academy of Engineering (2002–2005). He also served on the NRC Panels of the NAS/NAE, and Decadal Surveys of Aeronautics for NASA. 
Some notable recognitions he received include those from AIAA( the Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Medal; the Pendray Aerospace Literature Medal and the SDM Lecture Award); from the Federal Aviation Administration ( “Excellence in Aviation Award”); from the ASCE ( the Aerospace Structures and Materials Award); from the Society of Engineering Science ( The Eringen Medal); from ICCES ( the "Hilbert Medal" and the "ICCES Gold Medal"); from JSME, Japan ( the Computational Mechanics Medal); from the Greek National Association of Computational Mechanics( The Computational Mechanics Medal); from JSPS, Japan ( JSPS Fellow, University of Tokyo)); from the United States Secretary of Commerce ( Distinguished Service Award, the President’s National Medal of Technology Committee); from Georgia Tech (the second annual Distinguished Professor Award in 1986; and twice the annual Outstanding Researcher Awards, in 1991 and 1993). From Sigma Xi (the Sustained Research Award); from the Science Citation Index (one of 100 most highly cited researchers in engineering, 1980–2000); from the National Academy of Engineering (Technical Achievement Award, 1995). He has been a Midwestern Mechanics Lecturer (1989), as well as a Southwestern Mechanics Lecturer (1987). 
He founded and was is the Editor-in-Chief of many journals: Computational Mechanics (1986–2000); CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, CMC: Computers, Materials & Continua; MCB: Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics; SDHM: Structural Durability & Health Monitoring; SL: Structural Longevity; ACM: Advances in Computational Mechanics. He is on the Editorial Advisory Boards of many journals, including the AIAA Journal; the Tsinghua Journal of Science & Technology, Taiwan’s Marine Science & Technology, etc. 
In 1986, Professor Atluri founded a scientific association, "ICCES: International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering & Sciences". ICCES held annual meetings of scientists from various countries in general, and Asia in particular: Tokyo (1986); Atlanta (1988); Melbourne, Australia (1991); Hong Kong (1992); Hawaii (1995); Costa Rica 91997); Atlanta (1998); Los Angeles (2000); Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (2001); Reno, Nevada (2002); Corfu, Greece (2003); Madeira, Portugal (2004); Chennai, India (2005); Miami (2007); Hawaii (2008), and Phuket, Thailand (2009). Las Vegas (2010), Nanjing, China(2011). 
ICCES has established the Satya N. Atluri ICCES Medal in honor of its Founder. The Satya N. Atluri ICCES Medal was awarded to Subra Suresh of MIT in 2009, to Dr. Ratan N. Tata, Chairman of Tata Sons of Mumbai in 2010, and to Dr. Guangjing Cao, President, Three Gorges Dam Groups, China, in 2011. 
He is the Founder & Chairman of FSL: A Global Forum on Structural Longevity (Health Management, Failure Prevention, & Infrastructure Rehabilitation). 
Over the past 40 years, Professor Atluri has mentored more than 350 doctoral students, post-doctoral scholars, visiting scholars, and visiting professors, from all across the world. All of these occupy important positions (such as university presidents, deans, professors, government agency directors, corporate owners and officers) in governments, industries, and universities around the world. He has authored or edited 45 monographs, and has published more than 750 archival papers in the general discipline of mechanical and aerospace engineering. 
Further details of his CV may be found at the database of highly cited researchers maintained by ISI. 

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.

 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.