Branko Glisic

Chair of Department of Civil and environmental Engineering
E205 Engineering Quad

Ph.D. Civil Engineering and Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), 2000


Dr. Glisic's focus is on advanced sensing technologies, universal SHM methods, data analysis & management, and prognostics and decision-making theory; smart kinetic, deployable and adaptable structures; holistic analysis of heritage structures, and engineering and the arts. Dr. Glisic's research includes long-gauge and distributed fiber optic sensors (FOS), 2-D sensing sheets based on large area electronics (LAE), 3-D sensing techniques based on radio-frequency tags (RF-tags), sensors based on conductive polymers, and ground penetrating radar (GPR); numerical, analytical, and model-free techniques based on structural analysis and machine learning for structural and material identification, characterization of unusual behaviors and prediction of structural performance; documentation, integration and visualization using Virtual Tours, Information Modelling, and Augmented Reality (VT/IM/AR). His application domains include concrete, steel, and masonry structures: bridges, buildings, pipelines, coastal protections, and historical buildings, monuments, and sites.