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Pier Marzocca received the Ph.D. degree in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering in 2001 from Politecnico di Torino in Italy. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University, USA. Prior joining Clarkson he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher and Visiting Assistant Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech.

He is also affiliated with the Center for Advanced Material Processing, Center for Sustainable Energy Systems and Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science at Clarkson University, and Director of the Advanced Applied Aeroelastic Laboratory and of the Reliability Evaluation and Assessment Laboratory. He is senior member of SAE, AIAA, ASME, ASEE, IEEE, and the Chair of the SAE Unmanned Aircraft System Committee. He is also the recipient of a number of Award including the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from the Society of Automotive Engineering.

He is also a Deputy Editor in Chief of International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Science, Associate Editor of Journal of Thermal Stresses and Journal of Aerospace Engineering. Pier Marzocca is the author and/or co-author of over 200 papers on nonlinear aeroelasticity, structural dynamics, controls and testing on fixed wings and rotary blades.

His research interests include unsteady aerodynamics, flow and aeroelastic control, aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicle technologies, wind turbine technologies, structural health monitoring, solar cells and other energy systems reliability. Professor Marzocca research is funded by several government agencies, including AFOSR, ARMY, NASA and NSF, and private foundations and industries, including GE and Pratt & Whitney.

Dr. Pier Marzocca
Associate Professor, Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering
Ph.D., Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy Aeronautical Engineering
M.S., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA Aerospace Engineering
Title Sponsor(s)
Development of In-Service Monitoring Tools for Long-Span Bridges Using Advanced Sensor Networks Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA)