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Jones Seminar: Electromagnetic Sensing at Thayer



3:30pm - 4:30pm ET

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Optional ZOOM LINK
Meeting ID: 915 4201 8491
Passcode: 504954

This talk will give an overview of electromagnetic sensing (EMS) research programs at Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering that Professor Shubitidze and his EMS group have developed over two decades to solve real-world geophysical and medical problems. First, the basics of advanced electromagnetic induction sensing technologies will be described for geophysical applications. This will cover recent developments in hardware and software to detect, locate, map, and identify subsurface unexploded ordnances (UXOs), landmines, improvised explosive devices, non-metallic projectiles (smart bombs), subsurface infrastructures (such as utility wires, pipes, and tunnels), and will demonstrate blind classifications results at live UXO sites, and DoD test-sites. Second, the talk will illustrate how EMS is applied to magnetic nano-particle hyperthermia and DNA sequencing. Finally, integrating EMS technologies on remotely controlled systems, such as unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), unmanned aerial systems (UAS), drones and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) will be highlighted.

About the Speaker(s)

Fridon Shubitidze
Associate Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth

Fridon Shubitidze

Professor Fridon Shubitidze joined Dartmouth Engineering's faculty in 2007. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and earned his MS in radiophysics and his PhD in physical and mathematical sciences from Tbilisi State University in Georgia. He is a senior engineer/physicist at White River Technology, Inc.

Shubitidze received the DoD's Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) 2011 Munitions Response Project-of-the-Year award for the development of advanced EMI inversion models and UXO classification strategies. A native of the Republic of Georgia, he was awarded the Medal of Honor by the country's President in 2019 for "his personal contribution in the development of science and in the creation of modern technologies."


For more information, contact Ashley Parker at ashley.l.parker@dartmouth.edu.