My research focuses on direct and inverse problems involving wave motion. Example topics include inverse scattering, waves in periodic and random media, geodynamics, and nonlinear waves in soft solids. We tackle the scientific and engineering challenges using analytical, computational, and experimental tools. Target applications of our work include nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of materials and structures, seismic imaging, medical diagnosis, and design of metamaterials.

High-frequency inverse scattering

This study [61] deciphers the Topological Sensitivity (TS) as a tool for 3D anomaly reconstruction in the high-frequency regime. The video shows the TS map in a mid-section of an ellipsoidal anomaly w/increasing source aperture.

Research openings 2018/19

Waveform tomography of a hard defect

In [36], we pursue 3D seismic waveform tomography using surface observations. The video shows the evolution of a trial anomaly during nonlinear minimization, whose color indicates the inclusion's modulus (G>Gb).

Research openings 2018/19

My research focuses on direct and inverse problems involving wave motion. Example topics include inverse scattering, waves in periodic and random media, geodynamics, and nonlinear waves in soft solids. We tackle the scientific and engineering challenges using analytical, computational, and experimental tools. Target applications of our work include nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of materials and structures, seismic imaging, medical diagnosis, and design of metamaterials.

Waveform tomography of a soft defect

In [36], we pursue 3D seismic waveform tomography using surface observations. The video shows the evolution of a trial anomaly during nonlinear minimization, whose color indicates the inclusion's modulus (G<Gb).

Research openings 2018/19

My research focuses on direct and inverse problems involving wave motion. Example topics include inverse scattering, waves in periodic and random media, geodynamics, and nonlinear waves in soft solids. We tackle the scientific and engineering challenges using analytical, computational, and experimental tools. Target applications of our work include nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of materials and structures, seismic imaging, medical diagnosis, and design of metamaterials.

Ultrasonic waves in an aluminum plate

Waves & Imaging Lab @UMN: 3D Scanning Laser Doppler Vibrometer (SLDV) capture of the plane-stress wavefield in an aluminum plate containing a hole and a slit @100kHz.

Research openings 2018/19

My research focuses on direct and inverse problems involving wave motion. Example topics include inverse scattering, waves in periodic and random media, geodynamics, and nonlinear waves in soft solids. We tackle the scientific and engineering challenges using analytical, computational, and experimental tools. Target applications of our work include nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of materials and structures, seismic imaging, medical diagnosis, and design of metamaterials.

Seismic waves across a stationary fracture

Waves & Imaging Lab @UMN: 20kHz ultrasonic waves propagating across a stationary through-fracture in a granite slab: out-of-plane (uz) displacement wavefield captured by SLDV.

Research openings 2018/19

My research focuses on direct and inverse problems involving wave motion. Example topics include inverse scattering, waves in periodic and random media, geodynamics, and nonlinear waves in soft solids. We tackle the scientific and engineering challenges using analytical, computational, and experimental tools. Target applications of our work include nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of materials and structures, seismic imaging, medical diagnosis, and design of metamaterials.

Seismic waves across an advancing fracture

Waves & Imaging Lab @UMN: 20kHz ultrasonic waves propagating across an advancing fracture in a granite slab subjected to 3-point bending: in-plane (uy) displacement waveforms captured by SLDV.

Research openings 2018/19

My research focuses on direct and inverse problems involving wave motion. Example topics include inverse scattering, waves in periodic and random media, geodynamics, and nonlinear waves in soft solids. We tackle the scientific and engineering challenges using analytical, computational, and experimental tools. Target applications of our work include nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of materials and structures, seismic imaging, medical diagnosis, and design of metamaterials.