Anaheim Marriott
Anaheim, California, United States
26 - 30 April 2020
Plenary Events
Monday Plenary Session
Date: Monday 27 April 2020
Time: 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F
Session Chairs: Zoubeida Ounaies, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States) and Hoon Sohn, KAIST (Korea, Republic of)

8:15 - 8:20 AM: Conference Welcome

8:20 - 8:30 AM:
  • 2020 NDE Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Francesco Lanza Di Scalea, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
  • 2020 SSM Lifetime Achievement Award presented to George A. Lesieutre, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Plenary Presentation 8:30 - 9:15 AM:

Additive-Manufacturing-Driven Sensing Technology for New Era of Structural Health Monitoring: From Distributed to Dispersed Sensing



Zhongqing Su
The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong, China)

Abstract: Additive manufacturing approaches, from spray-coating through drop-on-demand inkjet printing to noncontact aerosol jet printing, are used hierarchically to fabricate ultralight, flexible, nanocomposite sensors with the ability to respond precisely to high-frequency guided ultrasonic waves up to 1.5 MHz. The nanostructure of the sensors is morphologically optimized to facilitate triggering of a local quantum tunneling effect when modulated by ultrasonic waves. This study has spotlighted a new breed of functional composites with an endowed capability of self-health monitoring without using external sensors, cables, and wires. Not only does it reduce the weight and volume penalties to composites, it also minimizes possible mechanical degradation due to sensor intrusion, blazing a trail in developing “sensor-free” SHM for composites.

Biography: Prof. Zhongqing Su is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the current Editor-in-Chief of Ultrasonics. His research group focuses on wave-based SHM, ultrasonics, sensors, and composites. He earned his Ph.D. in 2004 from the University of Sydney, Australia. He is also an Associate Editor for SHMIJ, ASME JNDE, and was a Subject Editor of JSV (2016-2018). He was the Chair of the 7th Asia-Pacific Workshop on SHM, and is the Co-Chair of the SPIE Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems IX conference. He was the recipient of “SHM - Person of the Year” Award in 2012.

Plenary Presentation 9:15 - 10:00 AM:

Stretchable Electronics for Ubiquitous Physiological Monitoring



Michelle Khine
Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)

Abstract: While great advances in medicine has been made in the past century, the overall infrastructure of the healthcare system has not progressed. Patients (who are not feeling well) are still expected to travel to a centralized location for discrete, reactionary based care where the healthcare provider only has a brief window to assess the patient’s health. Unless the symptoms are overt at the time of examination, the subjective evaluation relies heavily on the self-reporting of symptoms from the patient. This often results in delayed or improper diagnoses. In contrast, we know that physiological signals precede clinical deterioration. We have developed a suite of low-cost, unobtrusive, Band-Aid©-like physiological sensors to continuously monitor patients’ cardiovascular and pulmonary functions. We seek to continuously quantify subtle physiological changes to predict, and eventually prevent, the onset of acute clinical events.

Biography: Michelle Khine, Ph.D. is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UC Irvine. She is the founding Director of Faculty Innovation at the Samueli School of Engineering and founding Director of BioENGINE (BioEngineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship) at UC Irvine. Prior to joining UC Irvine, she was an Assistant & Founding Professor at UC Merced. Michelle received her BS and MS from UC Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering and her PhD in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley and UCSF. She is the Scientific Founder of 6 start-up companies. Michelle was the recipient of the TR35 Award and named one of Forbes ’10 Revolutionaries’ in 2009 and by Fast Company Magazine as one of the '100 Most Creative People in Business' in 2011. She was awarded the NIH New Innovator's Award, was named a finalist in the World Technology Awards for Materials, and was named by Marie-Claire magazine as 'Women on Top: Top Scientist'. She was named Innovator of the Year 2017 for the Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine. Michelle is a Fellow of AIMBE (American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering) and well as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
Tuesday Plenary Session
Date: Tuesday 28 April 2020
Time: 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F
Session Chairs: Zoubeida Ounaies, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States) and Hoon Sohn, KAIST (Korea, Republic of)

8:15 - 8:20 AM: Welcome

8:20 - 8:30 AM: Fellow Award Presentations

Plenary Presentation 8:30 - 9:15 AM:

Aerospace Materials 2030: Challenges and Opportunities



Richard A. Vaia
Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Abstract: Over a hundred years ago, the pioneers of aviation took flight in no small part due to material innovations ranging from novel casting of the aluminum engine block to judicious selection of natural materials. Unquestionably, the future of aerospace will look as different from today as the Wright Flyer and Curtiss June Bug differ from UAVs and F35s. However, the role of materials will remain unchanged; they will be the crucial ingredient that enables these future machines to push the performance envelope and become active partners with the human operator. The presentation will share thoughts on how the materials enterprise could accelerate this future through convergence of innovations in biotechnology, nanotechnology, automation, artificial intelligence, and infomatics.

Biography: Dr. Richard A. Vaia is the Senior Technologist for Emergent Material Systems in the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). He has published more than 250 articles on nanomaterials, with honors including the AF McLucas Award for Basic Research, ACS Doolittle Award, Air Force Outstanding Scientist, DARPA Service Chief Fellow, and Fellow of the Materials Research Society, American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, NextFlex, and AFRL.

Plenary Presentation 9:15 - 10:00 AM:

3D Concrete Printing: Past, Present, and Future



Richard Buswell
Loughborough Univ. (United Kingdom)

Abstract: Digital Fabrication with Concrete (DFC) encompasses 3D Concrete Printing (3DCP) and many other on-site and off-site fabrication methods. DFC is beginning to move from an era of invention and demonstration to one of reality. It has only been 15 years since inception and yet printing offices, houses and bridges are just some of the applications that are being demonstrated at full scale. But this is not all DFC has to offer. Some of the greatest challenges face the production and maintenance of the built environment to deliver continual improvement with less material and ever decreasing skilled labour. Automation of construction manufacturing will be critical if we are to realise Industry 4.0, providing greater productivity while reducing uncertainty and cost. DFC is at the vanguard of this aspiration and this session will take you through the technologies, the achievements and provide the future outlook for these techniques.

Biography: Richard Buswell is a Professor of Building Systems Engineering at Loughborough University in the UK and is a recognised pioneer of 3D Concrete printing. He led the development of the first off-site, large-scale additive manufacturing process that used concrete, producing world first demonstrators, the seminal material science in the field and a start-up initiative to bring the technology into the sector.
Wednesday Plenary Session
Date: Wednesday 29 April 2020
Time: 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F
Session Chairs: Zoubeida Ounaies, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States) and Hoon Sohn, KAIST (Korea, Republic of)

8:15 - 8:17 AM: Welcome

8:17 - 8:30 AM:
  • SPIE Best Student Paper Awards
  • EAP-In-Action Demonstration Awards
  • Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication Best Student Paper Awards: In Memory of H. Don Wolpert
Plenary Presentation 8:30 - 9:15 AM:

Generation of Higher Harmonics and Their Application to Material Characterization



Laurence J. Jacobs
Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)

Abstract: Predictive health monitoring will require the development of advanced sensing techniques capable of providing quantitative information on the damage state of structural materials. Second harmonic generation techniques can measure absolute, strength-based material parameters which can be coupled with uncertainty models to enable accurate and quantitative life prediction. Starting at the material level, this talk will examine a combination of sensing techniques and physics-based models to characterize damage in metals. These second harmonic techniques are acoustic-wave-based, so component interrogation can be performed with bulk, surface, and guided waves using the same underlying material physics. The talk will consider applications to characterize fatigue damage, thermal embrittlement, irradiation damage, and sensitization.

Biography: Prof. Laurence J. Jacobs is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Professor Jacobs’ research focuses on the development of quantitative methodologies for the nondestructive evaluation and life prediction of structural materials.

Plenary Presentation 9:15 - 10:00 AM:

Integrative Smart Systems: A Call To Action



Diann E. Brei
Univ. of Michigan

Abstract: All around us our world is undergoing rapid transformative change, from energy to mobility to manufacturing. To meet volatile needs, there is a growing demand for integrative thinking. Integrative thinking is systematically integrating disparate disciplines to effectively tackle complex engineering problems. For decades, the field of Smart Materials and Structures has fostered an integrative mindset – it is in our DNA. Yet, while our field has made great strides in research, successful transition and adoption of technology in the field still tends to be a challenge. Highlighting several integrative smart systems from the past to the future, this talk is designed to provoke a conversation within the community with the hopes to inspire the advocacy of our integrative thinking beyond our field to empower solutions to the most pressing problems of today.

Biography: Dr. Diann Brei is the Chair of the Integrative Systems + Design Division and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. She received her PhD (1993) in Mechanical Engineering and her BSE (1988) in Computer Systems Engineering (1988). Her research is focused on the underling design science for device innovation using smart materials. Her smart material architectural models along with her multi-domain, multi-stage design methods have set the foundation for a successful translational research and development paradigm adopted by industries in the automotive, medical and aerospace sectors.
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