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EDUCATION

Ph.D., Department of Civil Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), 2000

B.S./M.S. (4 years), Theoretical Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, 1996

B.S./M.S. (5 years), Structural Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade, 1994

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS website

Structural health monitoring (SHM): monitoring methods for civil structures and infrastructure

SHM data management and analysis: system identification, damage detection, visualization

Advanced sensing technologies: long-gauge and distributed fiber optic sensors, sensors based on large area electronics

Structural analysis and smart structures: deployable and adaptable structures, innovative structural systems

 

COURSES website

CEE 312: Statics of Structures website

CEE 521: Continuum Mechanics website

CEE 539 Special topics in MMS: Structural Health Monitoring website

Short course on SHM using fiber-optic sensors website

CEE 102A: Engineering in the Modern World (preceptor)

CEE 463: A Social and Multi-Dimensional Exploration of Structures (Fall 2012) website

ELE 547C: Selected Topics in Solid-State Electronics: Large Area Electronics (one lesson)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, Princeton University, Dpt. of Civil and Environmental Eng., 2009-present

Research & Develompment Manager, SMARTEC SA, Switzerland, 2000-2008

Ph.D. Student / Teaching Assistant /Project manager, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), Dpt. of Civil Engineering, 1996-2000

Teaching Assistant, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Civil Engineering, 1995-1996

 

SELECTED PROJECTS

Structural health monitoring of Streicker Bridge, 2009 - long-term website

The Learning Bridge: Data management System, 2010-2011 (NSF Sub-Award #235622) website

NEESR Payload: Fiber Optic Method for Buried Pipelines Health Assessment after Earthquake-Induced Ground Movement, 2010-2012 (NSF Award #0936493) website

Sensing sheets based on large area electronics, 2011 - ongoing (part PRISM grant, part USDOT-RITA grant)

International Bridge Study (IBS): SHM of the Wayne Bridge, 2011 - long-term (part SMARTEC, part USDOT-RITA grant) website

Structural health monitoring of high-rise buildings, Singapore, 2001 - long-term (with HDB, Sofotec and SMARTEC)

Evaluation of the use of fiber optic sensors in identification of fresco fracturing patterns, 2010-2011

Smart structures 2009 - long-term website

Long-term safety and structural health monitoring of Götaälvbron, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2004-2008 (with NGI, Trafikkontoret, and SMARTEC)

European Commission funded projects: POLYTECT, 2006 - 2010; ZEM, 2001 - 2005; PDT-COIL, 2000-2005 (with SMARTEC, and 40+ EU partners)

Deformation monitoring and characterization of concrete at early and very early age, 1996-2006 (with EPFL, CTI, and SMARTEC)

Fiber-optic sensors for Civil Eng., Geotechnical Eng., Oil & Gas Industry, and Bio-medical applications, 1996-2008 (with EPFL, SMARTEC, and 20+ partners)

 

INVITED LECTURES

Four lectures at the 2nd International Summer School on Smart Structures – A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective, Trento, Italy, July 22-26, 2013

Guest lecturer, Joint Seminar on Structural Health Monitoring, Tongji University, January 28, 2013

“Fiber optic sensors for direct damage detection, localization, and quantification”, invited international speaker, Intl Symp. of Young Researchers for “Advances in Disaster Responses to Seismic Hazards in Tall Buildings using Innovative Sensing Technologies”, DPRI, Kyoto University, Dec. 18-19, 2012

Four lectures at the 1st International Summer School on Smart Structures – New Technologies from a Civil and Mechanical Engineering Perspective, Trento, Italy, September 3-7, 2012

“Fiber optic sensors for direct damage detection, localization, and quantification”, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, July 2, 2012

“Health monitoring of civil structures: applications of fiber optic sensors”, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor, Slovenia, June 28, 2012

“Lessons learned: ten-year structural health monitoring of high-rise buildings”, Invited Webinar, Roctest/SMARTEC Webinar Series, June 06, 2012

“Long-gauge and distributed fiber optic sensors, principles, advantages, applications”, University of Delaware, Newark, April 16, 2012

“Structural Health Monitoring Methods based on Long-gauge and Distributed Fiber Optic Sensors”, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – EPFL, Lausanne Switzerland, April 02, 2012

“Monitoring Civil Structures using Fiber Optic Sensors”, keynote lecture, the workshop “Toward Intelligent Civil Infrastructure”, MEMSCON (EU), Athens, Greece, March 29, 2012

"Long-gauge and truly distributed Fiber Optic Sensors: powerful tools for Structural Health Monitoring", Corning Incorporated, Sullivan Park (Research and Technology), Corning, NY, January 31, 2012

“Structural Health Monitoring using Fiber Optic Sensors”, invited course, pre-conference event, 5th Intl. Conference on SHM of Intelligent Infrastructure (SHMII-5), Cancun, Mexico, December 11, 2011

“Structural Health Monitoring using long-gauge and truly distributed Fiber Optic Sensors”, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, November 18, 2011

“Fiber-Optic Method for Long-Term Structural Health Monitoring of Concrete High-Rise Buildings” IBM’s Green Planet seminar series, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, November 4, 2011

“Smart Structures: New technologies from a structural engineering perspective”, guest lecturer at credited graduate course, University of Trento, Italy, July 27-29, 2011

“SHM process as perceived through 350 projects”, invited lecture and paper, 2010 SPIE Smart Structures and Materials / NDE Symposium, San Diego, CA, March 9, 2010

“Applications : structures et ponts (Applications: structures and bridges)”, invited lecture, the seminar “Mesurer la performance des structures”, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, October 15, 2009

 

VISITS

One-week visit to Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, Summer 2012

One-week visit to University of Maribor, Slovenia, Summer 2012

Two-month visit to University of Trento, Italy, Summer 2011

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Article*** selected by the editors of “Smart Materials and Structures” for inclusion in the ‘Highlights of 2013’ collection ("on the basis of referee endorsement, novelty and scientific impact"), 2014

Highly Commended Award, CIOB International Innovation & Research Awards 2013 in the Innovation Achiever’s Award category, The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), ("...celebrate the best in research and development, both in academic institutions and out in the industry."), 2014

Princeton Engineering Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) of Princeton University (for Fall 2013/14 Course CEE 539 'Structural Health Monitoring'), 2014

The Structural Health Monitoring Person of the Year Award, by the editorial board, associate editors, and editors of Structural Health Monitoring: An International Journal, (for “outstanding contribution to the field of SHM that will benefit society”), 2013

Princeton Engineering Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) of Princeton University (for Spring 2013 Course CEE 312 'Statics of Structures'), 2013

Cover story, Optics & Photonics News, (on Fiber Optic Sensors and Streicker Bridge), March 2013

Article** selected by the editors of “Measurement Science and Technology” for inclusion in the ‘Highlights of 2012’ collection ("on the basis of referee endorsement, novelty and scientific impact"), 2013

Token of appreciation for participation in the University‘s technology transfer process, Princeton, 2012 Selected innovator-participant for Celebrate Princeton Innovation reception, Princeton University, 2012

Princeton Engineering Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) of Princeton University (for Spring 2012 Course CEE 312 'Statics of Structures'), 2012

Article* selected by the editors of Measurement Science and Technology for inclusion in the ‘Highlights of 2011–2012’ collection, 2012 ("chosen on the basis of referee endorsement, novelty and scientific impact").

First place, 7th Annual Innovation Forum, Princeton University, 2012

Princeton Engineering Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) of Princeton University (for Spring 2011 Course CEE 312 'Statics of Structures'), 2011

Excellence in Teaching Award, Undergraduate and Graduate Engineering Council (E-Council) of Princeton University (for Spring 2010 Course CEE 312 'Statics of Structures'), 2011

Recognition for outstanding contribution by ISHMII with the JMBT Structures Research Inc. Award for Best Paper in SHM Applications at SHMII 3rd International Conference, 2007

Nominated for K. B. Woods Award at Transportation Research Board (TRB) 81st Annual Meeting, by Chair of TRB Committee on Soils and Rock Instrumentation (A2K01), 2002

Ph.D. scholarship, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), 1996-2000

Awarded by the University of Belgrade as the best student in year of Faculty of Civil Engineering, 1995

Awarded by the Foundation of Professor Vladimir Korolija as the best student in year of Faculty of Civil Engineering, 1995

Awarded by the Foundation of Professor Djordje Lazarević as the best student in year of Department for Structural Engineering, 1995

Excellence scholarship, Ministry for Education, state of Serbia, 1987-1994

Non-professional: Medal for significant contribution to advance of numismatics and to development of Serbian Numismatic Sociaty, SND 2008

 

PUBLICATIONSwebsite

Book “Fibre Optic Methods for Structural Health Monitoring” and more than 100 other papers published in journals, magazines, conferences, and theses website

 

MEMBERSHIPS / OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

CAIT – Affiliated Faculty, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation at Rutgers University, NJ, website

ISHMII - International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, member of Council and member of editorial board of e-newsletter magazine “Monitor”, website

ACI - American Concrete Institute, voting member of Committee 444: Structural Health Monitoring and Instrumentation website

IEC/TIA – Int’l Electrotech. Commission, Telecom. Industry Assoc., Member of Technical Advisory Group for International Standards Developments, IEC SC86C: Fibre Optics Systems & Active Devices

IABMAS - International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety, member of Bridges Health Monitoring Technical Committee

TRB Bridge Preservation Joint Subcommittee, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies

IABSE - International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineers

ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers

DIVK - Society for Structural Integrity and Life (Belgrade, Serbia)

ISMA – Industrial Smart Material Application (A Manufacturing Technology Platform Initiative)

Reviewer in various journals

Session chair at various workshops and conferences

 

LANGUAGES

Serbian (Croatian, Bosnian and Montengrin), English, French, Italian, and Macedonian

 

HOBBIES

Research in numismatics, notaphily, and scripophily (papers published in hobbyist journals, member of Association of Friends of State Monetary Museum in Lausanne, Serbian Numismatic Society, Belgrade, and Macedonian Numismatic Society, Skopje)

Mathematics - Non-Euclidian and Multi-dimensional geometries, Philosophy of Mathematics

Comics - Pratt, Bilal, Jodorowsky, Moebius, De Crecy, Scuiten, etc.

Traveling - More than 40 countries in Europe, Americas and Asia