Paolo Gardonio was born in
Pordenone (I) on the 10th of July 1966.
He graduated in Mechanical
Engineering with an MEng from Università di Padova, Italy, in 1991. He continued
his research studies in Applied Mechanics and received a PhD 1995.
He joined the Institute of
Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton (UK) in 1995 as a
Research Fellow. He was promoted to Lecturer in 1999, to Senior Lecturer in
2002 and to Professor of Systems Dynamics and Control in 2006. Also, he was
visiting professor at Università di Ferrara in the period 2003 to 2008.
In December 2009, he has
moved to Università di Udine in Italy as Professore Ordinario in the area
ING-INF/04 "Automatica". Also he is currently visiting professor at
ISVR, University of Southampton.
He has taught the following
modules: 1) Controlli Automatici, 2) Regolazione e Controllo in Tempo Reale, 3)
Active Control of Noise and Vibration, 4) Systems Dynamics, 5) Advanced Measurement
Techniques, 6) Finite Element Vibration Analysis.
He regularly supervises both
undergraduate/master final projects and doctoral/post-doctoral research
He is currently
the coordinator of the “Dottorato di Ricerca in Ingegneria Industriale e
dell’Informazione” at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Gestionale e
Meccanica of Università di Udine.
He has been involved in several
research projects focused on active control of sound and vibration. He has
focused his research activities on smart structures for active structural
acoustic control; in particular on the miniaturisation, self-powering and
multi-functioning of sensors and actuators. His research activities have
resulted in more than 80 journal papers, more than 110 conference papers, 6
chapters in books and 3 patents. Also, he has written a monoghraph on Sound and
Structural Vibration in collaboration with Prof. F.J. Fahy.
2001 he was the recipient of the Kenneth Harris James Prize, awarded by the Aerospace
Industries Division Board of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) for
the scientific article “A panel with matched PVDF volume velocity sensor and
uniform force actuator pair for the active control of sound transmission”.
has been involved in the coordination, technical implementation and administration
of more than 25 research projects funded by Regione FVG, EPSRC, Royal Society,
European Community, British Council and various industries. In particular,
during the period 1999-2009 he was the coordinator of the European Doctorate in Sound and Vibration Studies, a Marie Curie
programme that has supported the PhD of 126 young researchers at ten European
University Centres: ISVR Southampton (UK), Università di Ferrara (I), INSA Lyon
(F), KUL Leuven (B), Trinity College Dublin (IRL), Technical University of Denmark
University of Berlin (D), KTH Stockholm (SE).
he has carried out consultancy engineering work in the field of active noise
and vibration control, in collaboration with both small and medium enterprises
and also with big multinational companies such as Boeing, Renault, Bombardier,