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    Professor Satish Nagarajaiah holds a joint appointment between the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, and the Mechanical Engineering and Material Science Department at Rice University. He is tenured full professor since 2006. He obtained his Ph.D. (1987-1990) from State University of New York at Buffalo, where he was a post-doctoral researcher before he started his academic career in 1993.

    Satish Nagarajaiah’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of structural dynamic systems and control; smart-structures-materials-sensors; system identification; structural health monitoring; applied nanotechnology; earthquake engineering; and offshore structures. His research is funded by the National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Energy, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, other State, Federal, Private Agencies and Industries. National Science Foundation has awarded him the prestigious faculty early CAREER award for his research in smart structures. He has published over sixty five journal papers and over hundred and twenty conference papers. He currently supervises six Ph.D. students. He holds two U.S. Patents. For full details visit his web site His recent activities, media interactions, and news can be found at Dr. Nagarajaiah currently serves as the editor of the Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring %28ISSN%291545-2263, and serves on the editorial board of four other international journals. He served as the associate editor for the journal of structural engineering (2002-2006) and as the guest editor of several special issues in various journals. He served as the chairman (2009-2010) and member (2006-2011) of ASCE Structural Engineering Institute, Technical Activities Division Executive Committee. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of the international association of structural control and monitoring (2008-present). He served as the chair of the U.S. panel on structural control and monitoring (2006-2008). He was the founding chair structural health monitoring and control committee (2004-2006), ASCE-Engineering Mechanics Institute, and chair of the structural control committee (1998-2002), ASCE Structural Engineering Institute.

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