Jennifer E. Michaels

Van Leer E296A
Research interest: 
ultrasonic signal processing
wave propagation in solids
wave-based imaging methods
structural health monitoring
nondestructive evaluation

Jennifer E. Michaels is a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and is co-director of the QUEST (Quantitative Ultrasonic Evaluation, Sensing and Testing) Laboratory. She received the B.E.E. degree from Georgia Tech in 1976, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in theoretical and applied mechanics from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, in 1982 and 1984, respectively.

She worked as an engineer with the Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory in Richland, Washington, from 1977 to 1980, where she led several projects relating to automated nondestructive evaluation. She was co-founder and vice president of JTM Systems and Consulting, Inc., Ithaca, New York, from 1980 to 1988, working primarily on the development, fabrication and commissioning of custom automated ultrasonic inspection systems. She continued this work as Manager of Systems Development at Panametrics, Inc., in Waltham, Massachusetts, from 1988 until 2002, when she joined the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech as an Associate Professor.

Prof. Michaels is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of the Acoustical Society of America, and a member of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing. She is Associate Editor of Ultrasonics and the International Journal of Structural Health Monitoring. Her research interests include ultrasonic signal processing, wave propagation, wave-based imaging methods, detection and estimation, and data fusion, primarily relating to ultrasonics and acoustic emission for structural health monitoring and nondestructive evaluation. Current and past supporters of her research include AFRL, AFOSR, DARPA, HSARPA, NASA, NSF and industry.