Georgia Institute of Technology

From Georgia Institute of Technology, the involvement of Prof Massimo Ruzzene is noticeable. M. Ruzzene is the director of the Vibration and Wave Propagation Laboratory, which conducts research in metamaterials, structural health monitoring, structural dynamics, and vibroacoustics. In the context of VIPER project, Prof Massimo Ruzzene is able to provide training around structural lattices and smart periodic structures and sensors design. Key Persons and Expertise : Prof Massimo Ruzzene ( http://www.ruzzene.gatech.edu/ ) Key Research facilities, infrastructure and Equipment : Inertially Amplified and Electro-mechanical Metamaterials for Noise Control and Energy Harvesting, The Vibration and Wave Propagation Laboratory The Vibration and Wave Propagation Laboratory directed by Dr. M. Ruzzene in the School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech is equipped with state-of-the-art ultrasonic and vibration testing equipment including a high frequency scanning laser vibrometer (Polytec PSV400M2), allowing sampling rates up to 1 MHz, and two fiber optic-based scanning laser vibrometers operating up to 20 MHz. In addition, accelerometers, strain gauges, and four shakers covering a broad range of load amplitudes and frequencies are available for dynamic testing. Finally, a high power Nd-Yag pulse Laser can be used for broadband excitation of elastic waves. Previous and Current Involvement in Research and Training Programmes : Prof Massimo Ruzzene has participated as a PI or co-PI in various research projects funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), NASA Langley Research Center, the US Army, the US Navy, the National Science Foundation (NSF), DARPA, Raytheon, TRW Corporation and Corning Corporation.