August 18, 2009
ECE graduate student Nicholas O'Donoughue won the Best Student Paper award for the Structural Acoustics and Vibration track of the 157th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, held in Portland, Oregon, May 2009. The paper is titled "Single-Antenna Time Reversal of Guided Waves in Pipes," and was co-authored with his advisor Prof. José M.F. Moura and Yuanwei Jin, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and former Project Scientist in our department, along with several other members of the ECE and CEE Departments at CMU.
O'Donoughue's research develops time reversal signal processing techniques that are particularly effective in highly dispersive media. He is applying his work to monitoring the structural health of natural gas pipelines, a project supported under a cooperative agreement with National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) through Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC). His research team's efforts were recently featured on CMU's website.
ECE Grad Student Nick O'Donoughue