Francesco Simonetti

Francesco Simonetti

Ohio Research Scholar
PhD, Professor of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

726 Rhodes Hall
P. O. Box 210070
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0070

Phone: (513) 556-3532
Fax: (513) 556-5038

Ultrasonic Imaging Laboratory
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Francesco Simonetti holds a Ph.D. and M.Eng. degrees. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Cincinnati, where he has led the Ultrasonic Imaging Laboratory (USIL) since 2011.

He was formerly at Imperial College, working to complete his Ph.D. degree from 2000 to 2003, then as a Royal Academy of Engineering Postdoctoral Fellow, and subsequently as an Assistant Professor from 2007 to 2011. Dr. Simonetti’s research covers the theoretical and experimental aspects of wave mechanics for subsurface sensing, with applications in NDE and medical diagnostics. He is author of more than 80 peer-reviewed papers and conference proceedings in the fields of materials characterization, guided ultrasonic waves, flaw detection, laser metrology, health monitoring of aerospace materials and systems, and breast cancer detection. For more information on Professor Simonetti, please click on his website link noted above.