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Christopher Niezrecki


CHRISTOPHER NIEZRECKI, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS & ACOUSTIC SYSTEMS LABORATORY, CENTER FOR WIND ENERGY; CLIMATE CHANGE INITIATIVE, HEROES  Chair, Professor, Director - Center for Wind Energy, Co-director - Structural Dynamics & Acoustic Systems Laboratory
Christopher NiezreckiChair, Professor, Director - Center for Wind Energy, Co-director - Structural Dynamics & Acoustic Systems Laboratory

Research Interests

Vibrations, acoustics, intelligent materials, signal processing, optical sensing, bio-acoustics, wind energy

Vibrations, acoustics, sound, smart materials, intelligent materials, signal processing, optical sensing, structural health monitoring, bio-acoustics, wind energy, wind turbines, manatee detection, parachute systems, bicycle illumination, damage detection, digital image correlation

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Dean's List: eight semesters - University of Connecticut
  • Eta Kappa Nu, Electrical Engineering Honor Society - Eta Kappa Nu
  • Pi Tau Sigma - Mechanical Engineering Honor Society - Pi Tau Sigma
  • Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society - Tau Beta Pi
  • Recipient of a NREL Summer Faculty Research Participant Program Fellowship (2010) - National Wind Technology Center, Arvada, CO
  • Recognized for Contribution to Service Learning (2008), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering Teaching Excellence Award (2005), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • "Best of Florida Schools" (2002) - Winner by Florida Leader Magazine, Bright Bike
  • H. J. Leonhardt Business Plan Competition (1st Place) (2002)
  • Business Idea Competition Winner (2001) - TEC

Selected Publications

  • Poozesh, P., Sabato, A., Sarrafi, A., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P. (2018). A Multiple Stereo-Vision Approach Using Three-Dimensional Digital Image Correlation for Utility-Scale Wind Turbine Blades.
  • Sabato, A., Reddy, N., Khan, S., Niezrecki, C. (2018). A novel camera localization system for extending three-dimensional digital image correlation.
  • Chen, S., Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P., Huber, T. (2018). Characterization and modeling of the acoustic field generated by a curved ultrasound transducer for non-contact structural excitation. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 432 33--49.
  • Martin, R.W., Sabato, A., Schoenberg, A., Giles, R.H., Niezrecki, C. (2018). Comparison of nondestructive testing techniques for the inspection of wind turbine blades' spar caps. Wind Energy.
  • Niezrecki, C., Baqersad, J., Sabato, A. (2018). Digital image correlation techniques for NDE and SHM (pp. 1--46). Springer
  • Reagan, D., Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C. (2018). Feasibility of using digital image correlation for unmanned aerial vehicle structural health monitoring of bridges. Structural Health Monitoring, 17(5) 1056--1072.
  • Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C. (2018). Optical wind turbine blade twist testing. University of Massachusetts Lowell for Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC)
  • Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C. (2018). Deflection measurement of Skydeck’s beam and deck using three dimensional digital image correlation. University of Massachusetts Lowell for Symbotic
  • Sabato, A., Poozesh, P., Avitabile, P., Niezrecki, C. (2018). Experimental modal analysis of a utility-scale wind turbine blade using a multi-camera approach. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Vibration Measurements
  • Sabato, A., Chen, S., Avitabile, P., Niezrecki, C. (2018). Modal analysis of a beam structure excited by the ultrasound radiation force generated by a focused ultrasonic transducer. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Vibration Measurements
  • Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C. (2018). Bridges health assessment using combined unmanned aerial vehicles and optically-based approaches. Proceedings EMI 2018
  • Sabato, A., Beale, C.H., Niezrecki, C. (2017). A novel optical investigation technique for railroad track inspection and assessment.
  • Joffre, D., Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P. (2017). Capturing Bragg-scattered structural waves with Digital Image Correlation for underwater localization applications. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141(5) 3919--3919.
  • Chen, S., Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C. (2017). Estimation of the Dynamic Focused Ultrasound Radiation Force Generated by an Ultrasonic Transducer (pp. 15--22). Springer
  • Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C. (2017). Feasibility of digital image correlation for railroad tie inspection and ballast support assessment. Measurement, 103 93--105.
  • Poozesh, P., Baqersad, J., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P., Harvey, E., Yarala, R. (2017). Large-area photogrammetry based testing of wind turbine blades. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 86 98 - 115.
  • Chen, S., Niezrecki, C., Sabato, A., Avitabile, P. (2017). Modeling and estimation of focused ultrasound radiation force for modal excitation. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141(5) 3575--3575.
  • Reagan, D., Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C. (2017). Unmanned aerial vehicle acquisition of three-dimensional digital image correlation measurements for structural health monitoring of bridges.
  • Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C., Fortino, G. (2017). Wireless MEMS-based accelerometer sensor boards for structural vibration monitoring: a review. IEEE Sensors Journal, 17(2) 226--235.
  • Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C., Fortino, G. (2017). Wireless MEMS-Based Accelerometer Sensor Boards for Structural Vibration Monitoring: A Review. IEEE Sensors Journal, 17(2) 226.
  • Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C. (2017). Possibility of using structure from motion optical techniques for structural health monitoring of civil engineering structures. Proceedings IWSHM 2017
  • Chen, S., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P. (2017). Dynamic Focused Ultrasound Radiation Force Generated by Ultrasonic Transducer – Part I: Modelling. Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth International Modal Analysis Conference
  • Poozesh, P., Niezrecki, C., Mao, Z., Avitabile, P. (2017). Modal parameter estimation using blind source separation and least square complex frequency domain. Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth International Modal Analysis Conference
  • Asl, M.E., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P. (2017). Similitude Analysis of the Frequency Response Function for Scaled Structures. Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth International Modal Analysis Conference
  • Poozesh, P., Niezrecki, C., Mao, Z., Avitabile, P. (2017). Using High Speed Stereo-Photogrammetry and Phased-Based Motion Magnification Techniques to Extract Operating Modal Data. Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth International Modal Analysis Conference
  • Poozesh, P., Baqersad, J., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P. (2016). A multi-camera stereo DIC system for extracting operating mode shapes of large scale structures (3: pp. 225 - 238). Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
  • Reagan, D., Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C., Yu, T., Wilson, R. (2016). An autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle sensing system for structural health monitoring of bridges (9804: pp. APS Dynamics, Inc.; et al.; OZ Optics, Ltd.; Polytec, Inc.; The ElectroForce Systems Group of TA Electroforce Corporation; The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) - ). Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
  • Reagan, D., Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C., Yu, T., Wilson, R. (2016). An autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle sensing system for structural health monitoring of bridges.
  • Asl, M.E., Niezrecki, C., Sherwood, J.A., Avitabile, P. (2016). Design of scaled-down composite I-beams for dynamic characterization in subcomponent testing of a wind turbine blade (9: pp. 197 - 209). Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
  • Chen, S., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P. (2016). Experimental mapping of the acoustic field generated by ultrasonic transducers (8: pp. 243 - 254). Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
  • Azhar, F., Tite, K., Johnston, S.P., Hansen, C.J., Shina, S.G., Schiano, A.M., Willis, D.J. (2016). Hands-on made 4 ME: Deploying, using, developing and evaluating desktop computer numerical controlled (CNC) systems in the engineering classroom (2016-June:). ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
  • Chen, S., Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P. (2016). Modelling and experimental mapping of the ultrasound pressure field generated from focused ultrasonic transducers using fiber optic acoustic sensors. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140(4) 3212--3212.
  • Poozesh, P., Sabino, D.D., Baqersad, J., Avitabile, P., Niezrecki, C. (2016). Practical techniques for scaling of optically measured operating deflection shapes (8: pp. 1 - 17). Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
  • Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C. (2016). Rumble strips noise emission effects on urban road traffic (252:2 pp. 184--191).
  • Asl, M.E., Niezrecki, C., Sherwood, J.A., Avitabile, P. (2016). Similitude analysis of composite I-beams with application to subcomponent testing of wind turbine blades (4: pp. 115 - 126). Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
  • Poozesh, P., Aizawa, K., Niezrecki, C., Bagersad, M., Inalpolat, M., Heilmann, G. (2016). Structural health monitoring of wind turbine blades using acoustic microphone array. Structural Health Monitoring, 1-15.
  • Martin, R., Giles, R., Sabato, A., Schoenberg, A., Niezrecki, C. (2016). Year two progress report, Project D1-14 large area wind turbine inspection. University of Massachusetts Lowell for WindSTAR Industrial Advisory Board
  • Regan, T., Canturk, R., Slavkovsky, E., Niezrecki, C., Inalpolat, M. (2016). Wind Turbine Blade Damage Detection Using Various Machine Learning Algorithms. ASME IDETC International Conference
  • EydaniAsl, M., Niezrecki, C., Sherwood, J.A., Avitabile, P. (2016). Design of Scaled-Down Composite I-beams for Dynamic Characterization in Subcomponent Testing of a Wind Turbine Blade. Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth International Modal Analysis Conference
  • Chen, S., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P., Logan, P., Dardeno, T. (2016). Experimental Mapping of the Acoustic Field Generated by Ultrasonic Transducers. Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth International Modal Analysis Conference
  • Poozesh, P., Sabino, D., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P. (2016). Improving mass sensitivity technique to scale operating deflection shapes. Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth International Modal Analysis Conference
  • Asl, M.E. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Niezrecki, C., Sherwood, J.A., Avitabile, P. (2015). Predicting the Vibration Response in Subcomponent Testing of Wind Turbine Blades (6: pp. 115-123). Special Topics in Structural Dynamics: Proceedings of the 33rd IMAC
  • Asl, M., Niezrecki, C., Sherwood, J.A., Avitabile, P. (2014). Application of structural similitude theory in subcomponent testing of wind turbine blades. Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 29th Technical Conference, ASC 2014; 16th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials; ASTM-D30 Meeting
  • Poozesh, P., Baqersad, J., Niezrecki, C., Harvey, E., Yarala, R. (2014). Full field inspection of a utility scale wind turbine blade using digital image correlation (10:2.1 pp. 2891--2960). CAMX, Orlando, FL
  • Yu, T., Nonis, C., Niezrecki, C., Ahmed, S., Su, C., Zou, X. (2014). Multi-modal remote sensing for the condition assessment of concrete bridges using distant imaging radar and digital image correlation. . Structural Congress, Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), ASCE
  • Avitabile, P., Baqersad, J., Niezrecki, C. (2014). Using digital image correlation and three dimensional point tracking in conjunction with real time operating data expansion techniques to predict full-field dynamic strain (1600: pp. 3-22). AIP Conference Proceedings
  • Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P., Chen, J., Sherwood, J.A., Lundstrom, T., LeBlanc, B., Hughes, S., Desmond, M., Beattie, A., Rumsey, M., Klute, S., Pedrazzani, R., Werlink, R., Newman, J. (2014). Inspection and Monitoring of Wind Turbine Blade-Embedded Wave Defects During Fatigue Testing (13:6 pp. 629-643). Structural Health Monitoring
  • Wu, N., Zhang, Y., Schmit, T., Niezrecki, C., Chen, J., Wang, X. (2014). Theoretical design of an ultra-high pressure fiber optic transducer. ISCIE/ASME 2014 International Symposium on Flexible Automation (ISFA2014)
  • Niezrecki, C., Poozesh, P., Aizawa, K., Heilmann, G. (2014). Wind Turbine Blade Health monitoring using Acoustic Beamforming Techniques. 167th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
  • Baqersad, J., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P. (2014). Predicting full-field dynamic strain on a three-bladed wind turbine using three dimensional point tracking and expansion techniques (9061:). Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
  • Baqersad, J., Poozesh, P., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P. (2014). Comparison of Modal Parameters Extracted Using MIMO, SIMO, and Impact Hammer Tests on a Three-Bladed Wind Turbine. Proceedings of the IMAC-XXXII
  • Baqersad, J., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P. (2014). Effects of Boundary Conditions on the Structural Dynamics of Wind Turbine Blades. Part 1: Flapwise Modes. Proceedings of the IMAC-XXXII
  • Baqersad, J., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P. (2014). Effects of Boundary Conditions on the Structural Dynamics of Wind Turbine Blades. Part 2: Edgewise Modes. Proceedings of the IMAC-XXXII
  • Carr, J., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P. (2014). Full Field Dynamic Strain on Wind Turbine Blade Using Digital Image Correlation Techniques and Limited Sets of Measured Data from Photogrammetric Targets. Proceedings of the IMAC-XXXII
  • Lundstrom, T., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P. (2013). Appropriate Rigid Body Correction of Stereophotogrammetry Measurements Made on Rotating Systems. Experimental Techniques.
  • LeBlanc, B., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P., Chen, J., Sherwood, J.A. (2013). Damage detection and full surface characterization of a wind turbine blade using three-dimensional digital image correlation. Structural Health Monitoring, 12(5-6) 430-439.
  • Nonis, C., Niezrecki, C., Yu, T., Ahmed, S., Sue, S., Schmidt, T. (2013). Implementation of Digital Image Correlation for Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges. Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
  • Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P., Chen, J., Sherwood, J., Lundstrom, T., LeBlanc, B., Hughes, S., Desmond, M., Beattie, A., Rumsey, M., Klute, S.M., Werlink, R., Newman, J. (2013). Inspection and Monitoring of Wind Turbine Blade Embedded Defects During Fatigue Testing. Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
  • Baqersad, J., Lundstrom, T., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P. (2013). Monitoring the Dynamics of Operating Helicopter Rotor using 3D Digital Stereophotogrammetry. 11th International Conference on Recent Advances in Structural Dynamics
  • Javad, J., Lundstrom, T., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P. (2013). Measuring the dynamics of operating helicopter rotors and wind turbines using 3D digital stereophotogrammetry (3: pp. 2250-2256). Annual Forum Proceedings - AHS International
  • Avitabile, P., Pingle, P., Carr, J., Niezrecki, C. (2013). Alternate techniques/new approaches for identification of full field dynamic stress strain from limited sets of measured data for wind turbine applications. Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
  • Damplo, M., Niezrecki, C., Willis, D.J., Chen, J., Niemi, E.E., Agnihotra, S., Manohar, S., Desabrais, K., Charette, C. (2013). Investigation of sensing textiles for intelligent parachute systems. AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems (ADS) Conference 2013
  • Carr, J., Baqersad, J., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P., Slattery, M. (2013). Predicting dynamic strain on wind turbine blade using digital image correlation techniques in conjunction with analytical expansion methodologies (6: pp. 295-302). Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
  • Nonis, C., Niezrecki, C., Yu, T., Ahmed, S., Su, C., Schmidt, T. (2013). Structural health monitoring of bridges using digital image correlation (8695:). Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
  • Baqersad, J., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P., Slattery, M. (2013). Dynamic characterization of a free-freewind turbine blade assembly (6: pp. 303-312). Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
  • Zou, X., Wu, N., Tian, Y., Niezrecki, C., Chen, J., Wang, X. (2013). Rapid miniature fiber optic pressure sensors for blast wave measurements. Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 51(2) 134-139.
  • Allemang, R., De Clerck, J., Niezrecki, C., Wicks, A. (2013). Special Topics in Structural Dynamics, Volume 6: Proceedings of the 31st IMAC, A Conference on Structural Dynamics, 2013 (6:). Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
  • Zou, X., Wu, N., Tian, Y., Zhang, Y., Fitek, J., Maffeo, M., Niezrecki, C., Chen, J., Wang, X.b. (2013). Ultrafast Fabry-Perot fiber-optic pressure sensors for multimedia blast event measurements. Applied Optics, 52(6) 1248-1254.
  • Lundstrom, T., Baqersad, J., Niezrecki, C. (2013). Using high-speed stereophotogrammetry to collect operating data on a Robinson R44 Helicopter (6: pp. 401-410). Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
  • Wu, N., Zou, X., Tian, Y., Fitek, J., Maffeo, M., Niezrecki, C., Chen, J., Wang, X. (2012). An ultra-fast fiber optic pressure sensor for blast event measurements. Measurement Science and Technology, 23(5).
  • Allemang, R., De Clerck, J., Niezrecki, C., Blough, J.R. (2012). Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series: Preface. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, 5.
  • Allemang, R., De Clerck, J., Niezrecki, C., Blough, J.R. (2012). Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series: Preface. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, 6 0-0.
  • Page, C., Avitabile, P., Niezrecki, C. (2012). Passive noise reduction using the modally enhanced dynamic absorber (6: pp. 637-648). Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
  • Damplo, M., Niezrecki, C., Willis, D.J., Chen, J., Niemi, E.E., Agnihotra, S., Manohar, S., Desabrais, K., Charette, C. (2012). Sensing of electrically conductive textiles and capacitance sensor-embedded fabrics for parachutes (8345:). Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
  • Favini, E., Agnihotra, S., Surwade, S.P., Niezrecki, C., Willis, D.J., Chen, J., Niemi, E., Desabrais, K., Charette, C., Manohar, S.K. (2012). Sensing Performance of Electrically Conductive Fabrics and Suspension Lines for Parachute Systems. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 23(17) 1969-1986.
  • LeBlanc, B., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P., Sherwood, J.A., Chen, J. (2012). Surface stitching of a wind turbine blade using digital image correlation (6: pp. 277-284). Springer New York
  • Lundstrom, T., Baqersad, J., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P. (2012). Using high-speed stereophotogrammetry techniques to extract shape information from wind turbine/rotor operating data (6: pp. 269-275). Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
  • Helfrick, M.N., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P., Schmidt, T. (2011). 3D digital image correlation methods for full-field vibration measurement. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 25(3) 917-927.
  • Gur, M.B., Niezrecki, C. (2011). A wavelet packet adaptive filtering algorithm for enhancing manatee vocalizations. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129(4) 2059-2067.
  • LeBlanc, B., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P., Chen, J., Sherwood, J.A., Hughes, S. (2011). Full-field inspection of a wind turbine blade using three-dimensional digital image correlation (7979: pp. The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE); American Society of Mechanical Engineers). SPIE
  • Wu, N., Wang, W., Tian, Y., Zou, X., Maffeo, M., Niezrecki, C., Chen, J., Wang, X. (2011). Low-cost rapid miniature optical pressure sensors for blast wave measurements. Optics Express, 19(11) 10797-10804.
  • Favini, E., Niezrecki, C., Manohar, S.K., Willis, D.J., Chen, J., Niemi, E., Desabrais, K., Charette, C. (2011). Sensing Performance of Electrically Conductive Fabrics and Dielectric Electro Active Polymers for Parachutes. 2011 SPIE Smart Structures and Materials
  • Favini, E., Niezrecki, C., Chen, J., Willis, D.J., Niemi, E., Manohar, S. (2011). Sensing Performance of Electrically Conductive Parachute Fabrics. AIAA-ADS
  • Wang, W., Wu, N., Tian, Y., Niezrecki, C., Wang, X. (2010). Miniature all-silica optical fiber pressure sensor with an ultrathin uniform diaphragm. Optics Express, 18(9) 9006-9014.
  • Avitabile, P., Niezrecki, C., Helfrick, M., Warren, C., Pingle, P. (2010). Noncontact measurement techniques for model correlation. Sound and Vibration, 44(1) 8-13.
  • Favini, E., Niezrecki, C., Chen, J., Willis, D.J., Niemi, E., Desabrais, K.J. (2010). Review of Smart Material Technologies for Active Parachute Applications (7643:). 2010 SPIE Smart Structures and Materials, Proc. SPIE
  • Gur, M.B., Niezrecki, C. (2009). A source separation approach to enhancing marine mammal vocalizations. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126(6) 3062-3070.
  • Wang, W., Wu, N., Tian, Y., Wang, X., Niezrecki, C., Chen, J. (2009). Optical pressure/acoustic sensor with precise Fabry-Perot cavity length control using angle polished fiber. Optics Express, 17(19) 16613-16618.
  • Unsal, M., Niezrecki, C., Crane III, C.D. (2008). Multi-axis semi-active vibration control using magnetorheological technology. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 19(12) 1463-1470.
  • Gur, B.M., Niezrecki, C. (2007). Autocorrelation based denoising of manatee vocalizations using the undecimated discrete wavelet transform. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122(1) 188-199.
  • Muanke, P.B., Niezrecki, C. (2007). Manatee position estimation by passive acoustic localization. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 121(4) 2049-2059.
  • Yan, Z., Niezrecki, C., Cattafesta III, L.N., Beusse, D.O. (2006). Background noise cancellation of manatee vocalizations using an adaptive line enhancer. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 120(1) 145-152.
  • Phillips, R., Niezrecki, C., Beusse, D.O. (2006). Theoretical detection ranges for acoustic based manatee avoidance technology. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 120(1) 153-163.
  • Yan, Z., Niezrecki, C., Beusse, D.O. (2005). Background noise cancellation for improved acoustic detection of manatee vocalizations. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 117(6) 3566-3573.
  • Suhey, J.D., Kim, N.H., Niezrecki, C. (2005). Numerical modeling and design of inflatable structures - Application to open-ocean-aquaculture cages. Aquacultural Engineering, 33(4) 285-303.
  • Niezrecki, C. (2005). Reviews of Acoustical Patents. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 118(1) 17-17.
  • Gur, B.M., Niezrecki, C. (2005). Wavelet based detection of manatee vocalizations. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 117(4) 2492-2492.
  • Phillips, R., Niezrecki, C., Beusse, D.O. (2004). Determination of West Indian manatee vocalization levels and rate. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 115(1) 422-428.
  • Niezrecki, C., Schueller, J.K., Balasubramanian, K. (2004). Piezoelectric-based fluid bulk modulus sensor. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 15(12) 893-899.
  • Niezrecki, C., Phillips, R., Meyer, M., Beusse, D.O. (2003). Acoustic detection of manatee vocalizations. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 114(3) 1640-1647.
  • Matheny, M.S., Erickson, P.A., Niezrecki, C., Roan, V.P. (2002). Interior and exterior noise emitted by a fuel cell transit bus. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 251(5) 937-943.
  • Balakrishnan, S., Niezrecki, C. (2002). Investigation of THUNDER actuators as underwater propulsors. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 13(4) 193-207.
  • Niezrecki, C., Cudney, H.H. (2001). Feasibility to control launch vehicle internal acoustics using piezoelectric actuators. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 12(9) 647-660.
  • Niezrecki, C., Brei, D., Balakrishnan, S., Moskalik, A. (2001). Piezoelectric actuation: State of the art. Shock and Vibration Digest, 33(4) 269-280.
  • Niezrecki, C., Cudney, H.H. (2000). Internal acoustic response of a simply-supported cylinder with single mode structural vibration. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 229(1) 183-193.
  • Niezrecki, C., Cudney, H.H. (1999). Creating and verifying a research-grade simply supported cylinder with PZT actuation. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 228(5) 961-975.
  • Niezrecki, C., Cudney, H.H. (1997). Structural control using analog phase-locked loops. Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Transactions of the ASME, 119(1) 104-109.
  • Niezrecki, C., Cudney, H.H. (1994). Improving the power consumption characteristics of piezoelectric actuators. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 5(4) 522-529.

Selected Intellectual Property

  • Patent - Inalpolat, M., Niezrecki, C."A wireless acoustic sensing based method for structural health monitoring of wind turbine blades,"

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Shelf Life Quantification & Analysis of Polypropylene-Fabric Parachutes: Macroscopic Approach (2015), Grant - United States Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center
    Amirkhizi, A.V. (Principal), Niezrecki, C. (Co-Principal)
  • Collaborative Research: I/UCRC for Wind Energy, Science, Technology, and Research (WindSTAR) (2014), Grant - National Science Foundation and company members
    Sherwood, J.A., Avitabile, P., Niezrecki, C., Hansen, C.J., Willis, D.J.
  • Collaborative Research: I/UCRC for Wind Energy, Science, Technology, and Research (2014), Grant -
    Niezrecki, C. (Principal)
  • Collaborative Research: Enabling Non-contact Structural Dynamic Identification wi (2013), Grant -
    Niezrecki, C. (Co-Principal)
  • Achieving a Sustainable Energy Pathway for Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing (2012), - National Science Foundation
    Schmidt, D. (Co-Principal), Niezrecki, C., Reynaud, E., Turcotte, D.A., Sherwood, J.A.
  • SEP: Collaborative: Achieving a Sustainable Energy Pathway for Wind Turbine Blade (2012), Grant -
    Niezrecki, C. (Principal)
  • Team UML-WIND 2016 (2015), Grant - U.S. Department Of Energy
    Hansen, C.J. (Co-Principal), Willis, D.J. (Principal), Johnston, S.P. (Co-Principal), Niezrecki, C. (Co-Principal), Darish, M. (Co-Principal)
  • 2015 Wind Energy Research Workshop (2015), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Hansen, C.J. (Co-Principal), Willis, D.J. (Principal), Sherwood, J.A. (Co-Principal), Niezrecki, C. (Co-Principal), Inalpolat, M. (Co-Principal)
  • Optical Testing for Rethink Robotics Inc. (2012), -
    Niezrecki, C. (Principal)
  • Members of I/UCRC: Wind Energy, Science, Technology, and Research (WindSTAR) (2014), - NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    Niezrecki, C. (Principal)
  • RES: Evaluation of Ultrasonic Excitation Techniques (2014), Contract -
    Niezrecki, C. (Co-Principal)
  • Fostering Growth of Wind Energy in Massachusetts (2013), -
    Niezrecki, C. (Principal)
  • Development of Dynamic Response Modeling Techniques for Linear Modal Components (2010), Grant -
    Niezrecki, C. (Co-Principal)
  • Team UML-WIND: Wind Inspired by Natural Designs (2013), Grant - U.S. Department Of Energy
    Johnston, S.P., Willis, D.J., Hansen, C.J., Niezrecki, C., Yang, Y.
  • Income Account for 2011 Wind Energy Research Workshop (2011), -
    Niezrecki, C. (Principal)
  • Multi-Modal Remote Sensing System (MRSS) for Transportation Infrastructure Inspec (2011), -
    Niezrecki, C. (Co-Principal)
  • Collaborative Research: Planning Grant: I/UCRC for Wind Energy, Science, Technolo (2012), Grant -
    Niezrecki, C. (Principal)
  • Passive Noise Reduction Using the Modally Enhanced Dynamic Absorber (2010), Grant -
    Niezrecki, C. (Co-Principal)
  • Nanomanufacturing of Multifunctional Sensors (2010), Contract -
    Niezrecki, C. (Principal)
  • Smart Parachute Development for Improved Performance (2009), Contract -
    Niezrecki, C. (Principal)
  • Dynamic Stress-Strain Prediction of Vibrating Structures in Operation (2009), Grant -
    Niezrecki, C. (Principal)
  • Workshop: 2011 Wind Energy Research Workshop, Lowell, MA August 2011 (2011), Grant -
    Niezrecki, C. (Principal)
  • Laser Vibrometer Testing (2008), -
    Niezrecki, C. (Principal)
  • Optical Sensor Network for Evaluation of Helmet Design against Traumatic Brain In (2010), -
    Niezrecki, C. (Co-Principal)
  • Small Integrally Bladed Rotors Mistuning Rig Support Effort (2010), -
    Niezrecki, C. (Co-Principal)
  • Nanomanufacturing of Multifunctional Sensors (2009), -
    Niezrecki, C. (Principal)
  • High Speed Cameras to Enable Non-Contacting Dynamic Measurment of Mechanical Str (2010), Contract -
    Niezrecki, C. (Principal)
  • Nanomanufacturing of Multifunctional Sensors (2007), Grant -
    Niezrecki, C. (Principal)
  • Impedance Modeling Applications for Electric Power Steering Systems (2008), -
    Niezrecki, C. (Principal)
  • (2007), - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.U. (Co-Principal), Niezrecki, C. (Principal), Chen, J., Sherwood, J.A., Avitabile, P.
  • MRI: Acquisition of a 3D Scanning Laser Vibrometer (2007), Grant -
    Niezrecki, C. (Principal)