Ion Stiharu PhD, is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Concordia University and Director of ConCAVE (Concordia Centre for Advanced Vehicle Engineering), FASME, FCSME
Dr. Stiharu received the Dipl. Eng. “cum laudae” and Ph.D degrees from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania, 1979 and 1989 respectively. Dr. Stiharu’s multidisciplinary expertise in the dynamics of mechanical systems and new materials synthesis enabled him to develop applications of microsystems in vehicle engineering (intelligent vehicle systems), aerospace applications, bio-medicine, acoustics and vibrations control, DPHM and development of new sensing materials. His interests are focused on diagnostics, prognostics and health monitoring of materials and mechanical systems in general, including aircraft and vehicle structures. He is an established researcher who has published over 300 papers, 3 book chapters, 2 patents pending and numerous industrial technical reports. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers.