Dr. Charles R. “Chuck” Farrar, Engineering Institute Leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory is the 2010 Distinguished Bromilow Lecturer. He will present his lecture entitled, “Structural Health Monitoring: An Engineering Grand Challenge for the 21st Century,” on Friday, Feb. 19 from 1:30-3 p.m. in Thomas and Brown Hall, room 104. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Farrar received a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1988. He has 27 years experience at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Farrar’s research interests focus on developing integrated hardware and software solutions to structural health monitoring problems. The results of this research have been documented in more than 300 publications as well as numerous keynote lectures at international conferences. He is currently working jointly with engineering faculty at University of California, San Diego to develop the Los Alamos/UCSD Engineering Institute with a research focus on multi-disciplinary projects that integrated advanced predictive modeling, novel sensing systems and new approaches to information technology.
Additional professional activities include current appointments to associate editor positions for the Int. Journal of Structural Health Monitoring and Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, and the development of a short course entitled Structural Health Monitoring: A Statistical Pattern Recognition Approach that has been offered more than 17 times to industry and government agencies in Asia, Australia, Europe and the U.S. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
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