Diego Turo


  • Mechanical Engineering
  • School

  • School of Engineering
  • Expertise

  • Acoustics of Porous Media
  • Bio

    Diego Turo’s research interests are in the area of acoustics and vibrations. In particular, modeling linear and nonlinear sound propagation in complex media, including inorganic porous materials like gravel, asphalt, and fiberglass as well as organic materials like grass, and human tissues (i.e. muscles, liver and kidney). Prior to joining Catholic Umiversity, he was research assistant professor at the Bioengineering department at George Mason University, Fairfax VA, where he worked on ultrasonic techniques for mechanical characterization of muscle tissue in vivo.

    Representative Publications

    S. Sikdar, G. Diao, D. Turo, C. Stanley, A. Sharma, A. Chambliss, L. Laughrey, A. Aralar, D. Damiano, "Quantification of Muscle Tissue Properties by Modeling the Statistics of Ultrasound Image Intensities using a Mixture of Gamma Distributions in Children With and Without Cerebral Palsy." J. Ultrasound Med., 2018

    S. Guan, J. Vignola, J. Judge, D. Turo, “Airgun inter-pulse noise field during a seismic survey in an Arctic ultra shallow marine environment.” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 138, 3447-57, 2015

    S. Guan, T.-H. Lin, L.-S. Chou, J. Vignola, J. Judge, D. Turo, “Dynamics of soundscape in a shallow water marine environment: A study of the habitat of the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin.” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 137, 2939-49, 2015

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