Curricula Vitae

Nathan P. Salowitz Ph.D.

Salowitz@UWM.edu


Education

    Stanford University
Ph.D. Aeronautics and Astronautics
April 2013
Thesis title: Integration and Deployment of Thick Film Piezoelectric Actuators/Sensors on Organic Stretchable Substrates

    Stanford University
M.S. Aeronautics and Astronautics
June 2006

    University of Wisconsin – Madison
B.S. Engineering Mechanics
December 2001


Employment 

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
August 2014 – Present
Affiliate Professor of Civil Engineering
August 2014 – Present
Affiliate Professor of Electrical Engineering
October 2015 – Present
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Engineering Research Associate
June 2013 – August 2014
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

  • Performed research on micro-fabricated expandable sensor networks integrating piezoelectric ceramic transducers, Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems, and sensors to create intelligent materials.
  • Wrote numerous major research proposals that gained funding from ARPA-E, NSF, Aurora Flight Sciences and other organizations.
  • Designed and executed research and experiments in collaboration with senior researchers from ARL, USAF, AFOSR, Alcoa, Lockheed Martin, Boeing and other organizations.
  • Trained and mentored graduate students in pursuing meaningful lines of research.

Research Assistant
March 2005 – April 2013
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

  • Performed research on numerous systems including Structural Health Monitoring of Thermal Protection Systems for orbital re-entry vehicles, GLARE and hybrid aluminum-fiberglass composites, MEMS and micro-fabricated piezoelectric ceramic transducers, and intelligent materials.
  • Wrote numerous research proposals that gained funding from AFOSR, Alcoa, ARL, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, NASA, NSF and other organizations
  • Designed and executed research and experiments in collaboration with senior researchers from USAF, AFOSR, Alcoa, Lockheed Martin, Boeing and other organizations.
  • Primary organizer for the 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013 International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring with nearly 500 attendees each.
  • Oversaw a major renovation of Stanford’s Structures and Composites Laboratory which improved research facilities and increased the capabilities of the lab.

Course Assistant for graduate classes on Structural Analysis, GPS Systems, Composite Materials and Failure Analysis
September 2005 – June 2008
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

  • Worked closely with Professors Fu-Kuo Chang, Per Enge, George Springer, and Affiliate Professor Steven Murray to coordniate lessons
  • Led lecture sections on energy methods, FEM methods, fundamentals of FEM software, and composite fabrication techniques
  • Assisted in organizing and evaluating labs and projects including fabrication of composite structures, testing of various student-built structures to failure, GPS based projects, and a full scale room burn demonstration with analysis of fire origin
  • Led live and online discussion sections and hosted office hours
  • Participated in writing exams and homework questions
  • Graded exams and problem sets

Structural Analysis Engineer
May 2003 – July 2005
Boeing, Wichita, KS

  • Participated in designing full scale aircraft testing and analysis for the 767 Global Tanker Transport Aircraft
  • Analyzed and resubstantiated structural designs for modified loading on aircraft structures
  • Recommended structural alterations and designs for new aircraft structures

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
September 2001 – December 2001
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

  • Worked closely with Professor Robert Witt on course management issues for the undergraduate engineering course EMA-201 Statics
  • Led discussion sections and hosted office hours
  • Graded assignments and tests 

Commodore
September 1999 – September 2000
Hoofer Sailing Club, Madison, WI

  • Appointed the 20 member governing body of the Club
  • Chaired Club meetings
  • Managed a budget of $300,000
  • Oversaw a staff of over 70 employees including instruction, maintenance, and marketing personnel
  • Represented The Hoofer Sailing Club at the University of Wisconsin, State of Wisconsin and other organizations
  • Increased membership by 20%, to 1400 people through intensive marketing
  • Led capital acquisition, improvement, and replacement initiatives

Books, Monographs, and Theses

Guided Theses

Journal Publications

Conference Publications

  • Salowitz, Nathan; Correa, Ameralys; Moghadam, Afsaneh; Rohatgi, Pradeep; “Mechanics based design and testing of crack closing self-healing materials to carry external loads” Invited contribution In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Smart Materials & Structures, Orlando Florida 3/20/2017
  • Rahbhandari, Prasanna; Tautges, Kenan; Salowitz, Nathan; “Hyperbolic impact location in isotropic plate structures without training,” in Proceedings of the 6th Asia Pacific workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2016.
  • Suri, Shvetashva; Correa, Ameralys; Rohatgi, Pradeep; Salowitz, Nathan; “Initial integration of ultrasonic structural health monitoring of self-healing materials,” in Proceedings of the 8 European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Balboa, Spain, 2016. http://www.ndt.net/events/EWSHM2016/app/content/Paper/129_Salowitz.pdf
  • Li, Yu-Hung; Kim, Sang-Jong; Salowitz, Nathan; Chang, Fu-Kuo, “Development of High Performance BS-PT Based Piezoelectric Transducers for High-Temperature Applications” in Proceedings of the 7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Nantes, France, 2014 http://www.ndt.net/article/ewshm2014/papers/0159.pdf 
  • Salowitz, Nathan; Guo, Zhiqiang; Roy, Surajit; Nardari, Raphael; Li, Yu-Hung; Kim, Sang-Jong; Kopsaftopoulos, Fotie; Chang, Fu-Kuo, “A vision on stretchable bio-inspired networks for intelligent structures,” Invited Keynote in Structural Health Monitoring 2013 – A Roadmap to Intelligent Structures, pp. 35-44, Stanford, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-60595-115-7
  • Salowitz, Nathan; Guo, Zhiqiang; Kim, Sang-Jong: Li, Yu-Hung; Lanzara, Giulia; Chang, Fu-Kuo; “Screen printed piezoceramic actuators/sensors microfabricated on organic films and stretchable networks” Structural Health Monitoring 2013: A Roadmap to Intelligent Structures, Stanford University, pp. 1543-1550, September 2013, ISBN: 978-1-60595-115-7
  • Salowitz, Nathan; Guo, Zhiqiang; Kim, Sang-Jong; Li, Yu-Hung; Lanzara, Giulia,Chang, Fu-Kuo; “Bio-inspired intelligent sensing materials for fly-by-feel autonomous vehicles,” IEEE Sensors 2012, Taipei, Taiwan, October 2012, DOI: 1109/ICSENS.2012.6411534
  • Salowitz, Nathan; Li, Yu-Hung; Kim, Sang-Jong; Roy, Surajit; Chang, Fu-Kuo; “Structural health monitoring of high temperature composites” Proceedings of The ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, pp. 273-280, Denver Colorado, November 2011, DOI: 1115/IMECE2011-64788
  • Guo, Zhiqiang; Kim, Kyunglok; Lanzara, Giulia; Salowitz, Nathan; Peumans, Peter; Chang, Fu-Kuo; “Bio-inspired smart skin based on expandable network” Structural Health Monitoring 2011: Condition-based Maintenance and Intelligent Structures, Stanford University, pp. 1717-1723, September 2011, ISBN:978-1-60595-053-2
  • Salowitz, Nathan; Guo, Zhiqiang; Li, Yu-Hung; Kim, Kyunglok; Lanzara, Giulia; Kim, K.; Chen, Yong; Chang, Fu-Kuo; “Development of a bio-inspired stretchable network for intelligent composites” International Conference on Composite Materials, Jeju South Korea, August 2011
  • Li, Yu-Hung; Kim, Sang-Jong; Salowitz, Nathan; Roy, Surajit; Larrosa, Cecillia; Janapati, Vishnu; Chang, Fu-Kuo; “High temperature intelligent composites” International Conference on Composite Materials, Jeju South Korea, August 2011
  • Guo, Zhiqiang; Kim, Kyunglok; Lanzara, Giulia; Salowitz, Nathan; Peumans, Peter; Chang, Fu-Kuo; “Micro-fabricated, expandable temperature sensor network for macro-scale deployment in composite structures,” IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 2011, DOI: 1109/AERO.2011.5747597
  • Salowitz, Nathan; Lanzara, Giulia; Guo, Zhiqiang; Rose, James; Chang, Fu-Kuo; “Design of planar electrodes for multifunctional piezoelectric sensors,” Structural Health Monitoring 2009: from System Integration to Autonomous Systems, Stanford University, pp. 1080-1087, September 2009, ISBN: 978-1-60595-007-5
  • Lanzara, Giulia; Salowitz, Nathan; Guo, Zhiqiang; Chatterjee, Debarshi; Kim, Kyunglok; Peumans, Peter; Chang, Fu-Kuo; “Multifunctional sensor nodes in stretchable network for structural health monitoring,” Structural Health Monitoring 2009: from System Integration to Autonomous Systems, pp. 805-814, Stanford University, September 2009, ISBN: 978-1-60595-007-5
  • Maniscalco, Matthew; Lee, Nicolas; Dektor, Shandor; Salowitz, Nathan; Grote, Elizabeth; Twiggs, Robert; “A design concept for a robotic lunar regolith harvesting system” Submitted to the 2007 ICRA Space Robotics Workshop, Rome Italy, April 2007 

Posters

Presentations

  • Salowitz, Nathan; Correa, Ameralys; Moghadam, Afsaneh; Rohatgi, Pradeep; “Mechanics based design and testing of crack closing self-healing materials to carry external loads” Invited contribution In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Smart Materials & Structures, Orlando Florida 3/20/2017
  • Rahbhandari, Prasanna; Tautges, Kenan; Salowitz, Nathan; “Hyperbolic impact location in isotropic plate structures without training,” in Proceedings of the 6th Asia Pacific workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2016.
  • Suri, Shvetashva; Correa, Ameralys; Rohatgi, Pradeep; Salowitz, Nathan; “Initial integration of ultrasonic structural health monitoring of self-healing materials,” in Proceedings of the 8 European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Balboa, Spain, 2016.
  • Salowitz, Nathan “Review of Structural Health Monitoring and Real-time Condition Assessment for Mechanical Systems,”  Electrical Engineering Department Seminar, Marquette University, 4/19/2016
  • Salowitz, Nathan “Review of Structural Health Monitoring and Real-time Condition Assessment for Mechanical Systems” Seminar at Rexnord Innovation Center, 1/28/2016
  • Salowitz, Nathan  “SHM2 Structural Health Monitoring of Self-Healing Materials” Seminar at the Army Research Laboratory’s facility at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds 12/3/2015
  • Salowitz, Nathan “Embedded Sensors for Detection of Weak Bond Lines” Teleconference Seminar with Boeing 10/2/2015
  • Salowitz, Nathan “Microfabricated Expandable Sensor Networks for Intelligent Structures” Seminar Presentation, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1st, 2014
  • Salowitz, Nathan “Intelligent Materials for Autonomous Aircraft” Guest Lecture in AA240B, Analysis of Structures, Stanford University Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics March 12th, 2014
  • Salowitz, Nathan “Microfabricated Expandable Sensor Networks” Seminar Presentation, University of Wisconsin – Madison Department of Engineering Mechanics, December 10th, 2013
  • Salowitz, Nathan; Kim, Sang-Jong; Li, Yu-Hung; Chang, Fu-Kuo; “Micro Fabrication and Deployment of Sensors on Stretchable Networks” The fourth annual review of the Bio-Inspired Stretchable Networks MURI, Dayton, Ohio, November 14th, 2013
  • Salowitz, Nathan; Guo, Zhiqiang; Kim, Sang-Jong; Li, Yu-Hung; Lanzara, Giulia; Chang, Fu-Kuo; “Screen Printed Piezoceramic Transducers Micro-fabricated on Polymer Films and Stretchable Networks” International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Stanford University, September 10th 2013
  • Salowitz, Nathan; “Microfabricated Expandable Sensor Networks for Intelligent Structures” Seminar presentation, Penn State University Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, March 27th, 2013
  • Salowitz, Nathan; “Integration and Deployment of Thick Film Piezoelectric Actuators/Sensors on Organic Stretchable Networks” D. Defense, Stanford University, December 11th 2012
  • Salowitz, Nathan; Kim, Sang-Jong; Li, Yu-Hung; Chang, Fu-Kuo; “Micro Fabrication of Active/Passive Piezoelectric Devices for Sensor Networks” The third annual review of the Bio-Inspired Stretchable Networks MURI, Stanford University, November 14th, 2012
  • Salowitz, Nathan; Kim, Sang-Jong; Li, Yu-Hung; Chang, Fu-Kuo; “Micro Fabrication of Active/Passive Piezoelectric Devices for Sensor Networks” The second annual review of the Bio-Inspired Stretchable Networks MURI, Stanford University, November 9th, 2011
  • Salowitz, Nathan; Guo, Zhiqiang; Li, Yu-Hung; Kim, Kyunglok; Lanzara, Giulia; Kim, K.; Chen, Yong; Chang, Fu-Kuo; “Development of a bio-inspired stretchable network for intelligent composites” International Conference on Composite Materials, Jeju South Korea, August 2011
  • Li, Yu-Hung; Kim, Sang-Jong; Salowitz, Nathan; Roy, Surajit; Larrosa, Cecillia; Janapati, Vishnu; Chang, Fu-Kuo; “High Temperature Intelligent Composites” International Conference on Composite Materials,  Jeju South Korea, August 2011
  • Salowitz, Nathan; Kim, Sang-Jong; Li, Yu-Hung; Chang, Fu-Kuo; “Micro Fabrication of Active/Passive Piezoelectric Devices for Sensor Networks” The first annual review of the Bio-Inspired Stretchable Networks MURI, UCLA, October 10th, 2010
  • Lanzara, Giulia; Zhang, Lunwei, Chang, Fu-Kuo; “Design of CNT Embedded Adhesive Films for Sensing, Control and Reinforcement of PZT Actuator/Sensor Networks” The American Society for Composites 25th Annual Technical Conference, Dayton Ohio, September, 2010
  • Salowitz, Nathan; Lanzara, Giulia; Chang, Fu-Kuo; “Design of Intelligent Embeddable Sensor Nodes for Structural Self Sensing” Stanford University’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Affiliate’s Day, Stanford University, April, 2009
  • Lanzara, Giulia; Salowitz, Nathan; Guo, Zhiqiang; Chatterjee, Debarshi; Kim, Kyunglok; Peumans, Peter; Chang, Fu-Kuo; “Multifunctional Sensor Nodes in Stretchable Network for Structural Health Monitoring” The 7th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Stanford University, September 2009
  • Salowitz, Nathan; Lonkar, Kuldeep; Lanzara, Giulia; Chang, Fu-Kuo; “Integration and Modeling of Stretchable SHM Networks into Hybrid Composite Materials for bond line monitoring” The Boeing Project Review, Stanford University, October 2009

Conferences

  • 3rd International Conference on Smart Materials & Structures 2017 in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
  • 6th Asia Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2016 in Hobart Tasmainia, Australia
  • 8th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2016 at Bilbao, Spain
  • 10th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2015 at Stanford University
  • ARPA-e Energy Innovation Summit, 2014 in Washington D.C.
  • 9th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2013 at Stanford University
  • 8th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2011 at Stanford University
  • 25th International Conference on Composite Materials, 2011 in Jeju, South Korea
  • American Society for Composites 25th Annual Technical Conference & 14thS. Japan Conference on Composite Materials 2010 in Dayton, Ohio
  • 7th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2009 at Stanford University
  • 2nd European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring in Krakow, Poland 2008
  • 6th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2007 at Stanford University
  • SAMPE 2005 in Long Beach, CA

 Professional Activities

  • Member of the Program Committee of the 2018 American Control Conference 6/27/2018
  • Member of the International Organizing Committee of the International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 9/9/2017
  • Session chair at the 2016 European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (invited)
  • Associate Editor for Structural Health Monitoring – An International Journal 2015 to present
  • Reviewed submitted abstracts/papers for the 2014 European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
  • Invited Guest Editor for a special issue of Structural Health Monitoring – An International Journal (2014)
  • Reviewed papers for various journals and conferences including:
    • Sensors (2015 to present)
    • The 43rd International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (2016)
    • IEEE Sensors (2013 & 2014)
    • Structural Health Monitoring: an international journal (2012 to present)
    • IWSHM (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013), etc.
  • Reviewed funding proposals for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (2013)
  • Assisted in organizing the 2015 International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring with over 600 attendees
    • Reviewed papers & provided nominations for the best paper award
    • Chaired the session Diagnostics III
    • Assisted in coordinating the industry exposition
    • Master of Ceremonies for the Awards Banquet

Research featured in the media


Community Activity and Other Experience:

Guest Presenter
John Tracy Clinic, Los Angeles, CA
2014 to Present

Presentations on ‘Science’ to oral deaf children at the John Tracy Clinic (LA)

  • The children have cochlear implants giving them a sense of hearing that they are working to develop.
  • A primary goal for children’s’ auditory and verbal development is exposure to new words and sounds; scientific language has a lot to offer.
  • These presentations also serve to inspire an early interest in the scientific process, experimentation, and STEM fields.
  • Presentations have included:
    • Things too small to see (without help like a microscope)
    • An introduction to non-Newtonian liquids (cornstarch and water), surface tension, and other properties of liquids.

Chief Compliance Officer
Stanford Windsurfing Club, Stanford, CA
January 2007 – July 2012

  • Documented club safety practices for risk management analysis
  • Represented the club to the greater university community
  • Re-wrote and updated the club’s constitution
  • Assisted with capital acquisitions and improvements

Senior Community Associate
Stanford University Lyman Graduate Residence, Stanford, CA
September 2006 – September 2009

  • Coordinated events to build and foster a stronger community of graduate students

Stanford University Alcohol Advisory Board Member
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
September 2007 – September 2009

  • Represented the interests of the Graduate Community
  • Assisted in reshaping Stanford’s policy to reflect a community that is predominantly of-age

Habitat for Humanity Volunteer
Habitat for Humanity, AL, CA, GA, IL, MS, SC
1993 – 2007

  • Constructed houses including framing, sheet-rock, plastering joints, hurricane clips, earthquake clips, roofing, windows, doors, painting, cinderblock foundations, etc.

Substitute Teacher
New Trier Township High School, Winnetka, IL
December 2002 – May 2003

  • Led high school level classes, primarily in math and science
  • Coordinated lessons with teachers
  • Answered student questions about homework and course content