Faculty Profile

Dr. Dimitri Donskoy

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Phone: 201.216.5316
Fax: 201.216.8214
Email: ddonskoy@stevens.edu
Website
Resume
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering
Program:  Ocean Engineering / Nanotechnology
Laboratory:  Davidson Laboratory
Education
  • Ph.D. 1984 Physics, Institute of Applied Physics USSR Academy of Sciences, Gorky (Nizhniy Novgorod), USSR
  • M.S./B.S. 1977 Radio-Physics, Gorky State University, Gorky, USSR
Research

Nonlinear acoustics, vibration and acoustic diagnostics and nondestructive testing, underwater acoustics, infrasound, noise control, structural acoustics, acoustic and microwave sensors, technological and ecological applications of sound and vibrations.

 

General Information

Dimitri M. Donskoy is Associate Professor of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology.  He also is an Associate Director of the Davidson Laboratory at Stevens. Dr. Donskoy received M.S. Degree in Radio-Physics from Gorky (Nizhny Novgorod) State University (1977) and Ph.D. in acoustics from the Institute of Applied Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences (1984). He was awarded prestigious USSR National Prize in 1987 for the work in nonlinear acoustics. Dr. Donskoy is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. During his 30 year research tenure, Dr. Donskoy has accumulated a great deal of experience in developing innovative techniques for remote sensing, detection, diagnostics, and characterization of various objects ranging from submarines and landmines to microscopic structural flaws and micro-organisms. Since Dr. Donskoy's arrival in the United States in 1990, he was a principal investigator for numerous multi-disciplinary projects: infrasonic underwater acoustics, landmine detection, acoustic and microwave sensors design, medical diagnostics, non-destructive testing and characterization, noise and vibration mitigation, etc. His research programs have been supported by US government agencies including the Army Research Office, U.S.Army SECOM, Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory, NOAA, NASA and various industrial enterprises, just to name a few: Boeing, Shell, Ford, GRI, EPRI.  Prof. Donskoy has over 100 publications in the field. He is also holding 17 US and international patents.

Institutional Service

Research and Entrepreneurship Committee, Chair

Honors & Awards

National USSR Prize for work on nonlinear acoustics, 1987

Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, since 2007

ONR distinguished faculty fellowship, 2009-2013

NUWC Best Research Paper Award, 2011

Professional Societies

Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America

Patents & Inventions
  • 5,233,570 Low Frequency Underwater Acoustic Radiator
  • 5,895,364 Non-Invasive Subsonic Technique for Bone Mass Measurements
  • 5,974,881; 6,134,966;  6,415,666 Method and Apparatus for Acoustic Detection of Mines and Other Buried Man-Made Objects
  • 6,301,967 Method and Apparatus for Acoustic Detection and Location of Defects in Structures or Ice on Structures
  • 6,801,13; 7,057,516 Device and Method for Detecting, Localizing, Monitoring, and Identification of Living Organisms in Structures
  • 7,073,384 Method and Apparatus for Remote Measurements of Vibration and Properties of Objects
  • 7,965,018 Ultra Low Frequency Acoustic Vector Sensor
  • 8,134,887 Directional Acoustic Density Sensor
Selected Publications
Conference Proceedings
  1. Donskoy, Dimitri and Malinovsky, Vladimir. (Jun 2, 2013). "Broadband acoustic metamaterials with electro-magnetically controlled properties", Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. ASA. 19 065046-52.  ASA Proceedings  .
  2. Donskoy, Dimitri M. (2011). "Acoustic particle velocity amplification with horns", J. Acoust. Soc. Am.. 130 (5).
  3. Donskoy, Dimitri M. and Cray, Benjamin A. (2011). "Horn as a Particle Velocity Amplifier", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 129 (4).
  4. Donskoy, Dimitri M. and Cray, Benjamin A. (2010). "An Ultra-Low-Frequency Acoustic Vector Sensor", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 127 (3), 1819.
  5. Donskoy, D., Sedunov, N., Sedunov, A., Tsionskiy, M. (2008). "Variability of SCUBA diver acoustic emission", Proceedings of SPIE Defence & Security Conf. 17-20.
  6. Donskoy, D., Imas, L., Timothy Y. T., Sedunov, N., Tsionskiy, M.. (2007). "Air Turbulence-Induced Vibration of SCUBA Breathing Apparatus", J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 122 (5), 2965.
  7. Donskoy, D.M.. (2007). "Acoustic emission mechanism from scuba diving equipment", J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 121 (5), 3086.
  8. Donskoy, D., Zagrai, A., Chudnovsky, A., Golovin, E., and Agarwala, V. (2007). "Damage assessment with nonlinear vibro-acoustic modulation technique", Proceedings of the ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences.
  9. Donskoy, D., Zagrai, A., Fenneman, D., Tsionskiy, M., and Sedunov, N. (2006). "High frequency modulation approach for the nonlinear seismo-acoustic detection of buried landmines", Proc. SPIE Vol. 6217 “Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI. J. Thomas Broach, Russell S. Harmon, John H. Holloway, Jr, 6217.
  10. Zagrai, A., Donskoy, D., Chudnovsky, A., Wu, H. (2005). "Assessment of Material Degradation Using Nonlinear Acoustic Vibro-Modulation Technique", 3rd US-Japan Symposium on Advancing Applications and Capabilities in NDE. 20-24.
  11. Donskoy, D.M. (2007). "Acoustic emission mechanism from scuba diving equipment", J. Acoust. Soc. Am.,. 121 (5), 3086.
  12. Donskoy, D., Zagrai, A., Fenneman, D., Tsionskiy, M., and Sedunov, N. (2006). "High frequency modulation approach for the nonlinear seismo-acoustic detection of buried landmines", Proc. SPIE Vol. 6217 “Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI. 6217.
  13. Donskoy, D., Zagrai, A., Chudnovsky, A., Golovin, E., and Agarwala, V. (2006). "Nonlinear Acoustic Vibro-Modulation Technique for Life Prediction of Aging Aircraft Components", Third European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Granada, Spain. 251-258.
  14. Donskoy, D., Zagrai, A.N., Chudnovsky, A., Wu, H.. (2005). "Nonlinear Acoustic Vibro-Modulation Technique for Materials Damage Diagnostics and Prognostics", Advanced Materials & Processes. 163 (4), 34.
  15. Donskoy, D., Zagrai, A., Chudnovsky, A., Golovin, E., and Agarwala, V. (2006). "Assessment of incipient material damage and remaining life prediction with nonlinear acoustics", J. Acoust. Soc. Am.. 119 (5), 3293.
Journals
  1. Malinovsky, V.S. and Donskoy, D.M,. (2012). "Electro-magnetically controlled acoustic metamaterials with adaptive properties", Journal of Acoustical Society of America. v.132 (4, Pt.2), 2866-2872.  Download  .
  2. Donskoy, Dimitri M. and Cray, Benjamin A. (2012). "Acoustic Particle Velocity Horns", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, v.131 (5), 3883-3890.  Download  (1293 kb PDF).
  3. Donskoy, D. and Cray, B. (2011). "Horns as Particle Velocity Amplifiers", Journal of Acoustical Society of America, v.130 (5), EL311-315.  Download  (585 kb PDF).
  4. Donskoy, D. and Cray, B. (2011). "Eddy-Current Non-Inertial Displacement Sensing for Underwater Infrasound Measurements", Journal of Acoustical Society of America, v.129 (6), EL254-259.  Download  (534 kb PDF).
  5. Zagrai, A., Donskoy, D., Chudnovsky, A., and Golovin, E. (2008). "Micro- and Macroscale Damage Detection Using the Nonlinear Acoustic Vibro-Modulation Technique", Research in Nondestructive Evaluation, 19 104-128.
  6. Sheppard, K., Zagrai, A., Donskoy, D.. (2007). "Non-linear acoustic, vibro-modulation technique for the detection and monitoring of contact-type defects, including those associated with corrosion", Corrosion Reviews, 25 (1-2), 81-96.
  7. Donskoy D. Zagrai, A.N., Reznik, A., Ekimov A. (2005). "Nonlinear vibrations of buried landmines", Journal of Acoustical Society of America. 117 (2), 690-700.
  8. Zagrai, A.N. and Donskoy, D.M., Ekimov, A. (2005). "Structural vibrations of buried land mines", Journal of Acoustical Society of America. 118 (6), 3619-3628.
  9. Zagrai, A.N. and Donskoy, D.M. (2005). "A "Soft Table" for the Natural Frequencies and Modal Parameters of Uniform Circular Plates with Elastic Edge Support", Journal of Sound and Vibration. 287 (1-2), 343-351.
  10. D.M. Donskoy, N.Sedunov, A.Ekimov, and M.Tsionskiy. (2002). "Nonlinear Seismo-Acoustic Land Mine Detection and Discrimination", Journal of Acoustical Society of America . 111 (6), 2705-2714.
  11. Donskoy, D.M. and Sutin, A.M. (1999). "Vibro-Acoustic Modulation Nondestructive Technique", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures.. 9 765-771.
  12. Donskoy, D.M., Khashanah, K., and McKee, T.G. (1997). "Nonlinear Acoustic Waves in Porous Media in the Context of Biot’s Theory ", J.Acoust.Society of America . 102 (5), 2521-2528.
  13. Donskoy, D.M., Blue, J.E. (1994). "A New Concept of a Low Frequency Underwater Sound Source", J.Acoust.Society of America . 95 (4), 1977-1982.
Book Chapters
  1. Donskoy, D.M.. (2008). "Nonlinear Acoustic Methods", Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring., C.Boller, F-K Chang, Y.Fujino, John Willey & Sons, Ltd.
  2. Donskoy, D.M.. (2008). "Resonance and Nonlinear Seismo-Acoustic Land Mine Detection.", Humanitarian Demining. Innovative Solutions and the Challenges of Technology, M.K.Habib, I-Tech Education and Publishing. 121-150.  Download  (1564 kb PDF).
Courses
  • CE 381 Civil Engineering Measurements Lab
  • OE 539 Introduction to Underwater Acoustics
  • CE 530 Nondestructive Evaluation
  • E 126 Mechanics of Solids
  • OE 535 Ocean Measurements and Analysis
  • OE 560 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing