Local UCSD professor earns several honors

Francesco Lanza di Scalea, Ph.D.

Francesco Lanza di Scalea, Ph.D., a Carmel Valley resident and professor of structural engineering at UC San Diego, received several honors this past year, including the following:

Lanza di Scalea was elected Fellow of the Acoustic Society of America “based on outstanding contributions to acoustics and the Society with citation: for contributions to the theory and applications of ultrasonic guided waves.” The announcement of the election will be made during the plenary session at the November 2016 Annual Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Lanza di Scalea was elected Fellow of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)– Class of 2016. ASNT is the main professional society in the NDT/NDE field in the U.S. and internationally. According to the society’s statement “The purpose of the ASNT Fellow Award is to acknowledge and honor persons of outstanding service in the field of nondestructive testing. Recipients shall have a history in the fields of research and development, application, teaching and/or management.” The Fellow Class of 2016 will be inducted during the Annual Awards Banquet at the 2016 ASNT Annual Conference in Long Beach Oct. 24-27.

Lanza di Scalea was awarded Best Paper from the Composites & Multifunctional Materials Technical Division at last year’s Annual Conference of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) held in Costa Mesa. The paper “Passive-only Defect Detection and Imaging in Composites Using Diffuse Fields” was authored by both Lanza di Scalea and his former student Jeff Tippman.