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Mechanical Engineering

Victor Giurgiutiu (jurjutzu)


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Phone: 803.777.8018
Fax: 803.777.0106
Office: 300 Main Street
Room A222
Columbia, SC 29208
Links: Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Giurgiutiu's research interests span active materials, smart structures, structural health monitoring, mechatronics, and other multi-physics applied mechanics topics. Dr. Giurgiutiu has published several books and book chapters and many journal articles and conference papers. He is Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is Associate Editor of the Aeronautical Journal of RAeS.


  • Ph.D., Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautical Structures, Imperial College for Science, Technology, & Medicine, London University, England, 1977
  • B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, Imperial College for Science, Technology & Medicine, London University, England, 1972

Recent Books

  • Giurgiutiu, V. (2008) Structural Health Monitoring with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors, Elsevier Academic Press, 760 pages, ISBN 978-0120887606, 2008
  • Giurgiutiu, V.; Lyshevski, S. E. (2009) Micromechatronics: Modeling, Analysis, and Design with MATLAB, 2nd Edition, Taylor & Francis CRC Press, ~900 pages, ISBN 978-1420065626, 2009

Selected Publications

  • Giurgiutiu, V.; Xu, B.; Liu, W.; (2009) "Development and Testing of High-Temperature Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors for Extreme Environments", Structural Health Monitoring - An International Journal (in press)
  • Lin, B.; Giurgiutiu, V.; Pollock, P.; Xu, B.; Doane, J.; (2009) "Durability and Survivability of Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors on Metallic Structures", AIAA Journal, Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 635-643.
  • Giurgiutiu, V.; Santoni, G. (2009) "Extension of the Shear-Lag Solution for Structurally Attached Ultrasonic Active Sensors", AIAA Journal, Vol. 47, No. 8, pp. 1980-1983, August 2009
  • Yu, L.; Giurgiutiu, V. (2009) "Multi-Mode Damage Detection Methods with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 20, No. 11, July 2009, pp. 1329-1341
  • Jiang, J.C.; Meletis, E.I.; Yuan, Z.; Liu, J.; Chen, C.L.; Lin, B.; Giurgiutiu, V.; Guo, R.Y.; Bhalla, A.S.; Liu, D.; White, K.W. (2008) "Orientation Preferred Structures in BaTiO3 Thin Films on Ni Substrates" Journal of Nano Research, Vol. 1 (2008) pp. 59-63

Please refer to the CV for further information.