Dr. Restivo received his B.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Palermo, Italy, in 2001 and 2005 respectively. He also received an M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of California in San Diego in 2004. He joined Temple University in 2012, having previously worked at Michigan State University as Research Faculty for six years. He has also served as Assistant Director of the Composite Vehicle Research Center at MSU during 2008-2011. His research activity is focused on experimental stress analysis with applications to the mechanics of composite materials and to non-destructive evaluation (NDE). Research topics include photoelasticity, speckle interferometry, image processing, fiber-optic strain gages, and ultrasonic NDE. Dr. Restivo has taught numerous classes in Experimental Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Mechanics of Composites, Mechanical Design and Materials Science.
- Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering, University of Palermo, Italy, 2005
- M.S, Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, CA, 2004
- B.S./M.S. (Laurea degree), Mechanical Engineering, University of Palermo, Italy, 2001
- Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Temple University, 2012-present
- Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, 2009-2011
- Assistant Director, Composite Vehicle Research Center, Michigan State University, 2008-2010
- Marannano, G., Virzi’ Mariotti, G., D’Acquisto, L., Restivo, G., Gianaris, N., “Effect of Cold Working and Ring indentation on Fatigue Life of Aluminum Alloy Specimens”, Experimental Techniques, (in press, 2013).
- Betz, T., Restivo, G., “Optical Nondestructive Inspection for Turbofan Engines Abradable Liners”, Experimental Techniques, 35 (6): 45-50 (2011).
- Li, Q., Restivo, G., Mueller, N., “Using filament winding approach to manufacture composite impellers for water chiller”, Journal of Advanced Materials, 42 (4): 45-55 (2010)
- Restivo, G., Marannano, G.V., Isaicu, G.A., “Three-dimensional strain analysis of single-lap bolted joints in thick composites using fiber-optic strain gages and finite element method”, Journal for Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, 45 (7): 523-534 (2010)
- Restivo, G., Cloud, G.L., “Embedded Digital Speckle Pattern Interferometry for Three-dimensional Strain Analysis”, Experimental Mechanics, 48 (6): 731-740 (2008)
- Restivo, G., Isaicu G.A., Cloud, G.L., “Low-cost Non-Destructive Inspection by Simplified Digital Speckle Interferometry”, Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, 27 (4): 135 – 142 (2008)
- Optical methods of experimental analysis
- Speckle interferometry
- Image processing
- Fiber-optic strain gages
- Composite materials
- Ultrasonic NDE