Structural Vibration Control and Health Monitoring

Smart structures adaptability to the changing environment during extreme events.

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Biomimicry for Wind Storm Design

Transforming structural design inspired by imitating nature's wonders

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Dynamic Building Envelope

Adaptable building envelope design's ability to mitigate windstorm related damage.

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Multi-Hazard Resilient Structures

Towards automation of damage assessment from natural disasters leading to better adaptable structures

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Energy Harvesting from Wave Energy

Towards harvesting of energy from waves

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Bio-inspired Structural Design Optimization

Structural design of large-scale structures using bio-inspired optimization

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I am an Assistant Professor in Engineering Design at Pennsylvania State University.

I am the Director of the multidisciplinary DREAMs Lab.

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If you are interested in joining our team, please email mvg5899@psu.edu to find information about the fully-funded Ph.D. position currently available.