Marco G. Beghi

Polytechnic University of MilanItaly

Dr. Marco G. Beghi graduated in 1979 in Nuclear Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He spent one year at University of California, Los Angeles. In 1984 he became research fellow at the Department of Nuclear Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, and in 2003 associate professor of Condensed Matter Physics. He was member of government bodies of Politecnico: Board of Administrators and Academic Senate. Presently he is in the Micro- and Nanostructured Materials Laboratory of the Department of Energy, Politecnico. Since 1991 he has been teaching Experimental Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, and Technology of Nuclear Materials, to undergraduate and graduate students of Nuclear and Materials Engineering. His experimental research concerns the physics of materials. He analysed the mechanical behaviour of metals in terms of dislocation dynamics and irreversible thermodynamics. He then worked on thin films and their properties, exploiting Brillouin spectrometry to measure the elastic properties. He co-authored over seventy peer reviewed publications.

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Acoustics is a mature field which enjoys a never ending youth. New developments are induced by either the search for a better understanding, or by technological innovations. Micro-fabrication techniques introduced a whole new class of microdevices, which exploit acoustic waves for various tasks, and in particular for information processing and for sensing purposes. Performance improvements are achievable by better modelling tools, able to deal with more complex configurations, and by more refined techniques of fabrication and of integration in technological systems, like wireless communications. Several chapters of this book deal with modelling and fabrication techniques for microdevices, including unconventional phenomena and configurations. But this is far from exhausting the research lines in acoustics. Theoretical analyses and modelling techniques are presented, for phenomena ranging from the detection of cracks to the acoustics of the oceans. Measurement methods are also discussed, which probe by acoustic waves the properties of widely different systems.

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