Diego Turo’s research interests are in the area of acoustics and vibrations. In particular, modeling atmospheric sound propagation over rough sea, granular materials and vegetation. His expertise extends to modeling linear and nonlinear sound propagation in complex media, including inorganic materials (i.e. gravel, sand, asphalt, and fiberglass), organic materials (i.e. trees and covered-grass ground) as well as human tissues (i.e. muscles, liver and kidney). Prior to joining Catholic University, he was research assistant professor at the Bioengineering department at George Mason University, where he worked on ultrasonic techniques for mechanical characterization of muscle tissue in vivo.
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