Alessandro Sabato

Dr. Sabato's research group (Fall 2021).

Welcome to the website of Dr. Alessandro Sabato’ s research group.

Our primary goal is to advance innovative sensing and data analytics to tackle built environment problems, specifically to address resilience, sustainability, and safety issues of engineering structures and infrastructure.

We combine technologies such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems, and Wireless Sensor Networks with non-contact measurement techniques and automated detection algorithms to solve real-world, engineering-related problems.

The research interests of the group broadly span in the fields of:
  • Computer vision and optical techniques

  • Environmental and workplace acoustics

  • Non-destructive evaluation (NDE)

  • Sensors development

  • Smart structures
  • Structural dynamics

  • Structural health monitoring (SHM) 

Mr. Tymon Nieduzak has joined our research group as a M.S. student (September 2021).

Mr. Marco Puliti and Mr. Giovanni Montaggioli’s paper “Automated subsurface defects’ detection using point cloud reconstruction from infrared images” has been published in Automation in Construction (I.F. 7.7) (September 2021).

The infrared inspection our group performed to assess the energy efficiency of buildings on the UMass Lowell campus made the news (April 2021).

Dr. Shweta Dabetwar joined our research group as a post-doctoral research associate, while Mr. Fabio Bottalico and Mr. Nitin Kulkarni joined as Ph.D. students (January 2021).

Dr. Sabato and Dr. Niezrecki’s proposal “3D assessment of energy infrastructure systems via optical and infrared image scans” has been awarded by the Office of Naval Research, ONR (October 2020).

Dr. Sabato, Dr. Jerath, Dr. Niezrecki, and Dr. Luo’s (ECE) proposal “MRI: Development of a calibration system for stereophotogrammetry to enable large-scale measurement and monitoring” has been awarded by the National Science Foundation, NSF (September 2020).

Dr. Sabato and Dr. Yu (CEE)’s proposal “Detecting subsurface voids in roadways using UAS with infrared thermal imaging” has been awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, MassDOT (July 2020).