Carleton Laboratory Welcomes Professor Maria Feng

Maria Feng


The Carleton Laboratory welcomes Maria Feng to the faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and to the Carleton Laboratory. Professor Feng's research group will significantly enhance the Carleton Laboratory's capabilities in the areas of novel sensor development in structural health monitoring and blast safety applications. Her research laboratory will be established on the mezzanine of the Carleton Laboratory.

With a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from University of Tokyo, Feng joined UCI in 1992 where she held a joint appointment in the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She is the founding director of the Center for Advanced Monitoring and Damage Detection at UC Irvine. Her research interests are primarily in safety and security of civil infrastructure systems, and military armor protective systems, focusing on innovative and interdisciplinary science and technology for sensors, health monitoring, and damage assessment. Feng has published nearly 350 journal and conference proceeding papers on these subjects.

Feng has received numerous awards and honors including a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, The Alfred Noble Prize jointly by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, the Petroleum Engineers (AIME), and the Western Society of Engineers (WSE), The Collingwood Prize by ASCE, the Charles Pankow Finalist Award for Innovation by ASCE - Civil Engineering Research Foundation, the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize by ASCE, the Best Presentation Award by Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, Japan, and The Fariborz Maseeh Best Faculty Research Award by University of California, Irvine. She is a Fellow of ASCE.

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