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NDE Lab's Mission Heading link

We study elastic wave-based nondestructive evaluation methods, including acoustic emission and ultrasonics to improve damage diagnostics in infrastructure systems.

Ozevin’s research group studies the intelligent structural design and inspection concepts by bringing the damage detection methods into the design practice. They study Acoustic Emission and Nonlinear Ultrasonics, and design new generation MEMS-based AE and UT sensors specifically tuned to certain applications. To improve the damage detection capability into design, they introduced the elastic metamaterial concepts with unique dispersion characteristics that will be modified with the presence of damage.

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August 26, 2020 - Ozevin received new NSF grant to commercialize the MEMS AE sensor under PFI-TT program
25-27 May, 2020 - 1st Virtual Acoustic Emission Working Group Meeting organized with over 100 participants
May 27, 2020 - Congratulations to Gorkem Okudan for winning the third place at the 2020 Christopher Burke PhD Poster Competition
June 15, 2019 - Ozevin received new NSF grant in collaboration with Prof. Serife Tol (University of Michigan) for Ultrasonic Wave Amplification via GRIN lens.
June 14, 2019 - Ozevin elected as the chair of Acoustic Emission Working Group.
June 2019 - Ozevin co-chaired of 9th International Conference on Acoustic Emission, Chicago
May 2019 - Ozevin chaired the 10th Conference of International Structural Engineering and Construction (ISEC) Society,

Available Position - Post-doctorate Researcher Heading link

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher position for National Science Foundation PFI-TT (Partnership for Innovation – Technology Transfer) funded project led by Professor Didem Ozevin. The researcher will work on 1) the design of next generation MEMS acoustic sensor following the prior design of Professor Ozevin’s research group, 2) collaborating with the industry partner for proper packaging, 3) testing the sensor in a realistic environment. The researcher will also participate to NSF I-Corps training ( together with Professor Ozevin and the industrial partner.

Required qualifications and assessment

A successful candidate for Postdoctoral Researcher position must hold a doctoral degree in electrical engineering or mechanical engineering with previous experience and publications on MEMS sensors, MEMS packaging, L-Edit software and COMSOL software or a related area. Strong publication record is expected.

Application procedure

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, must be submitted via email (to or apply through the link below by September 30, 2020.

The following documents must be attached to the application:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. List of publications
  3. A brief (maximum of 2 pages) research experience on the topic area.
  4. Two references