Yuan Honored with a SHM-POY Award

Dr. Fuh-Gwo Yuan, a Samuel P. Langley Professor at the National Institute of Aerospace and faculty in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University, was honored with a Structural Health Monitoring Person of the Year Award at the 9th International Workshop for Structural Health Monitoring (IWSHM). The SHM Workshop, which began in 1997, is held annually at Stanford University.

A structural health monitoring person of the year is selected by editors of “Structural Health Monitoring: An International Journal”. Dr. Yuan was recognized for having made an outstanding contribution to the field of SHM by developing a series of wireless sensors for aerospace applications, energy harvesters for powering wireless sensors, the first piezoelectric based wireless for active damage diagnosis and passive acoustic emission, and the first integrated wireless SHM system for bridges in North Carolina.

“We are pleased that IWSHM has recognized Dr. Yuan’s many achievements in structural health monitoring, sensors and smart materials,” said Dr. Douglas Stanley, President and Executive Director of NIA.

Work in the field of structural health monitoring on aerospace vehicles will result in reduce maintenance and life cycle costs, enhance safety and reliability, and reduce structural weight and enhance performance.

Originally released on NIA website: http://www.nianet.org/pressreleases/yuan-honored-with-a-shm-poy-award/