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Faculty Profile

Dionisio P. Bernal

405 CU
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1979
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1976
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1975

Research & Scholarship Interests

System identification, fault detection and fault localization, earthquake engineering, soil structure interaction, structural stability
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Department Research Areas

Honors & Awards

  • 2011 "Students Speak" Teaching Award
  • 2004 Martin W. Essigmann Award for Teaching Excellence, Northeastern University, Boston MA
  • 1998 Honorary Distinguished Professor, Institute of Technology of Santo Domingo
  • 1993 Moisseiff Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers for the paper "Instability of Buildings Subjected to Earthquakes," Journal of Structural Engineering, 118(8), 2239-2260.
  • 1989 Hayes Engineering Award for excellence in research, Northeastern University

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of American Society of Civil Engineers

Selected Publications

  • D. Bernal, Analytical Minimization of Synchronicity Errors in Stochastic Identification, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 98, 2017, 415-424
  • Y. Zhang, D. Bernal, Damage Localization from Projection of Free Vibration Signals, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 394, 2017, 146-154
  • D. Bernal, Non-Recursive Sequential Input Deconvolution, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 2016
  • D. Bernal, A. Kunwar, Steady State Shift Damage Localization, Meccanica, 2016, 1-11

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July 20, 2016

CEE Professor Dionisio Bernal received a $194K NSF grant for " Monitoring the Health of Structural Systems from the Geometry of Sensor Traces ". Deterioration from the passage of time and...

June 7, 2016

Northeastern has awarded grants to two groups of faculty to promote Advancing Teaching and Learning at Northeastern.

July 16, 2012

Northeastern University's College of Engineering hosted the National Science Foundation's 2012 Engineering Research and Innovation Conference for the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) from July 9-12, 2012.

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