Ph.D. Student, Structural Engineering, UCSD
Michael Hess received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, MA before traveling out to San Diego in pursuit of his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering at UCSD. Fueled by a hobby of carpentry, Michael became interested in structures at a young age and has been studying them ever since. After several trips to Europe he became fascinated with historical structures and now he is working at CISA3 to help preserve them. The goal of Hess' research is to perform structural diagnostics using non-destructive imaging techniques such as LiDAR, thermal imaging and geo-radar. Developing accurate 3-D models depicting the current condition of historical structures is crucial in assessing their health and determining how to protect them from further damage."