Peter Avitabile is the Co-Director of the Structural Dynamics and Acoustic Systems Laboratory and Director of the former Modal Analysis and Controls Laboratory at UMASS Lowell and Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Pete joined the University in 1985 after having worked in industry for over 10 years. He received his B.S.M.E. from Manhattan College in 1974 and his M.S.M.E. at University of Rhode Island in 1982 and his Doctorate in Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 1998. His industrial and university experience of over 35 years includes analytical and experimental modal analysis, signal processing and finite element modeling. 

Current Mechanical Engineering courses taught (and associated web page info)

    22.302 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I 
    22.403 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II
        ME Lab Executive Summary of Labs for access to this site 
        ME 22.302 Lab Notes and Info for access to this site
        ME 22.403 Lab Notes and Info for access to this site

    22.321 Mechanical Design of Machinery
        Mechanical Design Notes and Info for access to this site

    22.451 Dynamic Systems
        Dynamic Systems Notes and Info for access to this site

    22.457/550 Vibrations
        Vibrations Notes and Info for access to this site

    22.515 Analytical Modal Analysis 
        Modal I Notes and Info for access to this site
    22.516 Experimental Modal Analysis 
        Modal II Notes and Info for access to this site
    22.517 Structural Dynamics
    22.603 Advanced Vibrations and Dynamics Topics
    22.611 Matrix Methods for Structural Dynamics

Pete's main area of research is in the Structural Dynamics and Acoustic Systems Laboratory where he is involved in many different aspects of structural dynamic modeling techniques using both analytical and experimental approaches.

Go to SDASL's Home Page for more info on the lab
Go to MACL's Home Page for more info on the lab
Go to Mechanical Engineering's Home Page for more info on the department
For any information, e-mail at Peter_Avitabile@uml.edu 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
    Dr. Peter Avitabile
    Co-Director, Structural Dynamic and Acoustic Systems Laboratory
    Director, Modal Analysis & Controls Laboratory
    Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
    University of Massachusetts Lowell
    One University Avenue
    Lowell, Massachusetts 01854-2881
    Phone: 978-934-3176
    Email: Peter_Avitabile@uml.edu