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About Sara J. Wadia-Fascetti

Dr. Sara Wadia-Fascetti is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University where she has been on the faculty since 1994. She performs research in the use of nondestructive sensing technologies for condition assessment and diagnostics on structural systems and is engaged in research through the NSF-funded Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (CenSSIS). Current and past research related to condition assessment of structures includes finite element model updating in the precense of errors, development of data quality indices, use of fuzzy mathematics to quantify the uncertainty in earthquake ground motion, bridge performance assessment for bridge management systems, and subsurface sensing and imaging of civil engineering materials.


Present Special Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Development, Northeastern University
Present Director, ADVANCE, Northeastern University
Present Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Engineering, Northeastern University
Present Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University

Research Interests

Nondestructive sensing technologies for condition assessment and diagnostics on structural systems

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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Research Fellow, Northeastern University, 2004-
  • Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education, 2006
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, 2002
  • NSF Career Award, 1997

Contact Information

Northeastern University
ATTN: Sara Wadia-Fascetti, 130 SN
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000
Phone: (617) 373-2711
Fax: (617) 373-2501