Nenad Gucunski

Nenad Gucunski

Professor and Chairman

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone:848-445-2232
Fax:732-445-0577
Email:gucunski@rci.rutgers.edu
Office:CoRE 611

Nenad Gucunski is professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rutgers. He is director of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation's (CAIT's) Infrastructure Condition Monitoring Program (ICMP) and P.I. on the Automated Nondestructive Evaluation and Rehabilitation System (ANDERS) for Bridge Decks project, a nearly $18 million R&D joint venture project funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce. He also leads a Strategic Highway Research Program II (SHRP2) project for the National Academies, National Academy of Sciences.

Gucunski is an internationally recognized expert in nondestructive evaluation (NDE/NDT) technologies and an elected member of NDT Academia International. In addition to his extensive work in various seismic, ultrasonic, and electromagnetic NDE techniques, he has conducted research in the areas of geotechnical earthquake engineering and dynamic soil-structure interaction.

Gucunski has served as a technical consultant to many agencies including NJDOT, the New York City Department of Transportation, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, U.S. Army Marine Corps, and the United Nations Development Program for India.

He is actively involved in a number of ASCE technical committees, is a reviewer of several highly regarded technical journals, and active in the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Transportation Research Board (TRB), Ground Penetrating Radar for Transportation and Asset Management (GPR TEAM), and International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII), among others.

Education

B.S., University of Zagreb, Croatia 1979
M.S., The University of Michigan, 1983
Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1991

Honors

  • ASCE New Jersey Section - 2014 Project of the Year
  • 2014 ASCE Charles Pankow Award for Innovation
  • Bozena Bozicek Award - Croatian Society of Nondestructive Testing
  • 2013 Faculty of the Year - School of Engineering, Rutgers University
  • Elected to Member of the NDT Academia International

 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB)
  • Ground Penetrating Radar for Transportation and Asset Management (GPR TEAM)
  • Croatian Society for Nondestructive Testing - Honorary Member
  • International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII)

Research Interests

Seismic Methods and Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Techniques
  • seismic and ultrasonic techniques for NDE of transportation infrastructure
  • electromagnetic methods, ground penetrating radar (GPR)
Dynamic Soil Structure Interaction
  • response of soil-structure systems under earthquake ground motion
  • evaluation of impedance functions for foundation structures
  • modeling of soil structure systems by finite elements
Numerical Modeling
  • simulation of wave propagation phenomena in structural elements, soils and layered systems
  • numerical modeling of pavement and bridge deck structures

Selected Publications

Recent Publications

  • La, H.M., Lim, R.S. Basily, B.B., Gucunski, N., Yi,  J., Maher, A., Romero. F. A. and Parvardeh, H., "Mechatronic Systems Design for an Autonomous Robotic System for High-Efficiency Bridge Deck Inspection and Evaluation," IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 18, No. 6, 1655-1644, 2013.
  • Gucunski, N., Maher, A. and Ghasemi, H., " Condition Assessment of Concrete Bridge Decks Using a Fully Autonomous Robotic NDE Platform," Bridge Structures: Assessment, Design and Construction, Vol. 9, No. 2/3, New York, NY, 123-130, 2013.
  • Azari, H., Yuan, D., Nazarian, S. and Gucunski, N., "Sonic Methods to Detect Delamination in Concrete Bridge Decks: Impact of Testing Configuration and Data Analysis Approach," Transportation Research Record No. 2292, National Academies, Washington, D.C., 113-124, 2012.
  • Gucunski, N. "Comprehensive Condition Assessment of Concrete Bridge Decks by Multiple NDE Technologies," CrSNDT Journal, No. 6/7, 2012.
  • Gucunski, N., Yan, M., Wang, Z., Fang, T. and Maher, A., “Rapid Bridge Deck Condition Assessment Using Three-Dimensional Visualization of Impact Echo Data,” Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Vol. 17, No. 3, ASCE, 2012.
  • Gucunski, N., Maher, A., Ghasemi, H. and Zobel, R., "Robotic Platform for Multi NDE Technology Condition Assessment of Concrete Bridge Decks," Proceedings of Sixth International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (SHMII-6), Hong Kong, China, December 9-11, 20-13, on CD.
  • Gucunski, N., Maher, A., Ghasemi, H. and Ibrahim, F.S., "Rapid and Comprehensive Condition Assessment of Concrete Bridge Decks Using a Robotic System with Integrated NDE," Proceedings of Second Conference on Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures, Istanbul, Turkey, September 9-11, 2013, on CD.
  • Gucunski, N., Parvardeh, H., Romero, F. and Pailes, B.M., "Deterioration Progression Monitoring in Concrete Bridge Decks Using Periodical NDE Surveys," Proceedings of Second Conference on Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures, Istanbul, Turkey, September 9-11, 2013, on CD.
  • Gucunski, N., Maher, A., Ghasemi, H. and Ibrahim, F.S., "Rapid and Economical Condition Assessment of Concrete Bridge Decks Through Automation of NDE Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation," Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2-4, 2013, on CD.
  • Gucunski, N., Maher, A. and Ghasemi, H., " Condition Assessment of Concrete Bridge Decks Using a Fully Autonomous Robotic NDE Platform," Proceedings of Seventh New York City Bridge Conference, New York, NY, August 26-27, 2013, on CD.
  • Gucunski, N., Romero, F., Imani, A. and Fetrat, F.A., "Nondestructive Evaluation-Based Assessment of Deterioration Progression in Concrete Bridge Decks," Proceedings of the 92nd Annual Transportation Board Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 13-17, 2013, on CD.
  • Pailes, B., Gucunski, N. and Brown, M.C., "Correlation of Nondestructive Testing Results to Improve Assessment of Corrosion and Corrosion Damage of a Reinforced Concrete Deck," Proceedings of the 92nd Annual Transportation Board Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 13-17, 2013, on CD.
  • Gucunski, N., Imani, A., Nazarian, S., Yuan, D., Azari, H., Wiggenhauser, H., Shokouhi, P., Kutrubes, D., "Performance of NDT Technologies in Concrete Bridge Deck Deterioration Detection and Characterization," ASNT- SMT 2012: NDE/NDT for Highway and Bridges, New York, NY, August 21-24, 2012, on CD.
  • Kee, S.-H., Parvardeh, H., Gucunski, N., and Romero, F., "Delamination Detection in Octagonal Prestressed Concrete Piles Using Impact Echo," ASNT- SMT 2012: NDE/NDT for Highway and Bridges, New York, NY, August 21-24, 2012, on CD.
  • Gucunski, N., Maher, A., Ghasemi, H., and Ibrahim, F., "Segmentation and Condition Rating of Concrete Bridge Decks using NDE for More Objective Inspection and Rehabilitation Planning," the 6th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management - IABMAS 2012, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, July 8-12, 2012, on CD.
  • Gucunski, N., Yi, J. and Moon, F., "Automation of Concrete Bridge Deck Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation," the 6th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management - IABMAS 2012, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, July 8-12, 2012, on CD.
  • Gucunski, N., Maher, A. and Ghasemi, H., "Extending Life of Concrete Bridge Decks through Early Deterioration Detection by NDE Methods," 2nd International Conference on Road and Rail Infrastructure - CETRA 2012, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 7-9, 2012.
  • Jackson, H. and Gucunski, N., "Recycled Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Modulus Evaluation Using Surface Waves," Proceedings of Geo-Congress 2012, Oakland, CA, March 25-29, on CD.
  • Prasanna, P., Dana, K., Gucunski, N. and Basily, B., "Computer Vision Based Crack Detection and Analysis," Proceedings of SPIE’s Smart Structures and Materials/Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring Conference, San Diego, CA, March 11-15, 2012, on CD.
  • Kee, S.-H., Gucunski, N. and Fetrat, F., " Developing an Optimal Acoustic Reflector for Air-coupled Impact-echo Sensor," Proceedings of SPIE’s Smart Structures and Materials/Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring Conference, San Diego, CA, March 11-15, 2012, on CD.
  • Kee, S.-H., Fetrat, F. and Gucunski, N., "Advanced Signal Interpretation Algorithm for Automated Impact Echo Testing System: Application to Concrete Bridge Decks," Proceedings of the 91th Annual Transportation Board Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 22-26, 2012, on CD.
  • Gucunski, N., and Moon, F., “ANDERS: Future of Concrete Bridge Deck Evaluation and Rehabilitation,” Proceedings of SPIE’s Smart Structures and Materials/Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring Conference, San Diego, CA, March 6-10, 2011, on CD.