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Roberto Dugnani

Roberto

Associate Professor

Office
  518
Tel
  +86-21-34206765 Ext. 5181
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  +86-21-34206525
Email
  nc.ud1545201057e.utj1545201057s@ina1545201057ngud.1545201057otreb1545201057or1545201057
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Education

Ph.D. Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University (2004)
M.S. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1997)
B.S. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1995)

Work Experience

2012 – pres. Associate Research Scientist, UM–SJTU Joint Institute
2010 – 2012 Adjunct Faculty, Santa Clara University, USA
2004 – pres. Senior Managing Engineer, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates

Books

  • Dugnani R, “Impedance-based Diagnostic Devices: Designing a ‘Smart’ Angioplasty Balloon and Other Novel Diagnostic Medical Devices,” published by VTM Verlag Dr. Müller, January 23, 2009.

Publications

(10 selected publications in chronological order)

  1. Dugnani R, Verghese P, “Failure Analysis of Modern Silicon Dice”, Int. J. of Applied Ceram. Tech., [in Print].
  2. Dugnani R, “Monitoring Adhesive Integrity of Disk-Shaped Piezoelectric Transducers by EMI”, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, [in Print].
  3. Dugnani R, “Novel Transducer for Characterization of Low-Impedance Materials,” Proceedings 4th Asia-Pacific Workshop on SHM, Melbourne, Australia, December 2012.
  4. Dugnani R, “Power Losses in PZT Disk Actuators Adhesive,” Proceedings 8th IWSHM, Stanford University, CA, September 2012.
  5. Dugnani R, Pan Z “Analytical Model for Improved Residual Surface Stress Approximation,” 2011 Fractography of Glasses and Ceramic Conference, Jacksonville, FL 2011.
  6. Dugnani R, “Dynamic Behavior of Structure-Mounted Disk-Shape Piezoelectric Sensors Including the Adhesive Layer,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structure, Vol. 20, 1553-1664, 2009.
  7. Dugnani R, Chang FK, “In Vitro Atherosclerotic Plaque Characterization by Acoustic Impedance Monitoring, Part I: Sensor Modeling, Design, and Fabrication,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 19, No. 7, 815-826, 2008.
  8. Dugnani R, Chang FK, “In Vitro Atherosclerotic Plaque Characterization by Acoustic Impedance Monitoring, Part II: Experimentation and Validation”, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 19, No. 7, 827-835, 2008.
  9. Iijima T, Ito S, Matsuda H, Dugnani R, Chang FK ; “Ferroelectric and Piezoelectric Properties of Disk Shape Lead Zirconate Titanate Thick Films,” Material Transactions, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 233-235, 2004.
  10. Hermanson JC, Dugnani R, Johari H, “Structure and Flame Length of Fully-Modulated Pulsed Diffusion Flames,” Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 155, pp. 203–225, 2000.

Synergistic Activities

  1. Reviewer for the Annals of Biomedical Engineering. Reviewer for Micro and Nano Letters
  2. Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in California (#M 33391).
  3. Trained as a Patent Agent at the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).
  4. Engineering Consultant for various consumer electronic device companies.

Courses taught during the past 5 years

  1. UM-SJTU JI. Undergraduate course: Dynamics and Vibrations, Strength of Materials, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Advanced Strength of Materials
  2. Santa Clara University: Mechanics I – Statics, Mechanics III – Strength of Materials, Fluid Dynamics, Engineering Experimentation

Thesis advisor

  • UM-SJTU: 1 MS Student.