Posted September 9, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Xin Chen won first place in the poster competition at the 39th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, held July 15-20 in Denver, Colo. Mr. Chen is a Ph.D. student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech.
Mr. Chen presented his work entitled "Estimation of Guided Wave Scattering Matrices from Spatially Distributed Transducer Arrays," which illustrates how to estimate far-field scattering behavior of elastic waves from damage in plate-like structures using very sparse measurements.
A Ph.D. student in the Quantitative Ultrasonic Evaluation, Sensing, and Testing Laboratory, he is co-advised by ECE Professor of the Practice Thomas E. Michaels and ECE Professor Jennifer E. Michaels who were both co-authors on the paper. Mr. Chen's work on the poster was motivated by a recently completed Air Force Research Laboratory project on understanding and exploiting the effects of stress on ultrasonic guided waves as applied to in situ monitoring of structural integrity. He will continue this work under a recently awarded fellowship from the American Society for Nondestructive Testing.
In addition to Mr. Chen's award, students from Laurence Jacobs' research group received second and third places in the poster competition. Dr. Jacobs is a professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Engineering.
About the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of eight schools and departments in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top 10 of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Over 2,500 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 723 degrees were awarded.
Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research, education, and commercialization – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electric power, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, microsystems, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design.
About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business, and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.