Civil and Environmental EngineeringWestern Engineering

Ayan Sadhu

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. - University of Waterloo
M.Tech. - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India
B. Tech. - Jadavpur University, India


Dr. Sadhu completed his PhD from Waterloo (2013) in the field of structural health monitoring. Prior to joining Western, Dr. Sadhu was an Assistant Professor at Lakehead University (2014-2018). He also worked in the Dynamics team of General Electric (GE) Aviation after completion of his M.Tech. degree from IIT Kanpur.

His team is working towards developing remote and autonomous techniques to assess faults and mitigate failures in structures. They focus on addressing the practical challenges of structural health monitoring while harnessing the capability of modern sensing technology. Dr. Sadhu's current projects involve both theoretical as well as experimental research in areas including data-driven structural condition assessment, damage detection and pattern recognition, vibration control, human-structure interaction, and information modeling techniques of large-scale structures. This research resulted in numerous research articles, and the proposed algorithms have been successfully implemented in several full-scale structures including high-rise building, airport control tower and critical facilities, pedestrian and highway bridges, mining facility, and dam located in North America and Europe.