Prof Pier Marzocca
- RMIT University
Dr. Pier Marzocca is a Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Engineering (Aerospace, Engineering and Aviation Discipline) at RMIT University. Prior to this appointment in 2003 Dr. Marzocca joined the Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department at Clarkson University in USA as an Assistant (2003-2009), Associate (2009-2014), and Full Professor (2014). He received his doctoral degree in Aerospace Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy in 2001, and worked as Visiting Scholar, Postdoctoral Researcher, and Visiting Assistant Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech during the period 1999-2003. Professor Marzocca has been working in the field of aerospace engineering since 1996 and specializes in multi-physics modeling and characterization of advanced materials and structures. His expertise is in structural dynamics and controls of advanced aerospace systems, including active flow and aeroelastic controls of flexible structures, nonlinear system identification, diagnostics and prognostics and health management. He leads/co-leads a number of research projects, totaling more than $12,000,000 in funding from several government agencies, including Australian Federal and State Government, Australian Research Council, DST Group, DASA, CASG, DSI, NASA, NSF, AFOSR, ARMY, ONR, private foundations, and industries, including Boeing, DefendTex, Lockheed Martin, GE and Pratt & Whitney. Dr. Marzocca’s received several awards including the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award and the Forest R. McFarland Award from SAE, the ONR ASEE Senior Faculty Fellowship Award, the Inaugural Research Excellence Award and the Outstanding New Teacher Award of Clarkson University. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA and Chair of the SAE Unmanned Aircraft System Technical Committee, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Associate Editor of ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering, and Journal of Thermal Stresses. Pier Marzocca is the author and/or co-author of over 400 papers and has supervised more than 40 HDR students to completion.