The Structural Dynamics and Acoustic Systems Laboratory (SDASL) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell was formed to address analytical and experimental problems for structural and acoustic systems. The new lab has been formed from two separate entities from two separate organizations.
The Modal Analysis and Controls Laboratory (MACL), headed by Peter Avitabile, D.Eng., has been in existence at the University of Massachusetts Lowell concentrating on analytical and experimental modeling. Christopher Niezrecki, Ph.D., headed up the Smart Structures and Acoustics Laboratory at the University of Florida. When Niezrecki joined the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2004, a new combined laboratory was formed. The Structural Dynamics and Acoustic Systems Laboratory has significant capabilities to address many problems in these areas. In 2014, Murat Inalpolat, Ph.D. joined the lab and added capabilities related to structural health monitoring, rotating machinery, and nonlinear dynamics. In 2015, Zhu Mao, Ph.D., joined the lab and added more capability related to data mining and decision making for structural health monitoring.