Dr. Francesco Simonetti is joining the University of Cincinnati's School of Aerospace Systems as an Ohio Research Scholar.
Professor Simonetti's research lies at the interface between engineering, physics, and applied mathematics. He has made significant contributions to both theoretical and experimental aspects of wave mechanics for sub-surface sensing, including pioneering work on super-resolution imaging. His research has been underpinned by close collaboration with a wide spectrum of industries through his active participation in the UK Research Centre in Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE). As a Research Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and a Faculty Affiliate of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Simonetti has made significant contributions to ultrasonic and electromagnetic materials characterization, flaw detection, diagnostics, and health monitoring applications ranging from the aerospace, transportation and energy industries to medical industries. His work encompasses NDE, transforming the current state-of-theart in damage detection and characterization to allow service life extension without compromising safety; and medical ultrasound, where he has introduced new tomographic methods for the early detection of breast cancer. Dr. Simonetti comes to UC from Imperial College in London where he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.