Cac Dao

Professor of Practice
Civil Engineering

Full Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


  • PhD, Engineering Mechanics, the University of Arizona, 2007
  • MS, Engineering Mechanics, the University of Arizona, 2000
  • BS, Civil Engineering, the University of Arizona, 1998
  • BS, Structural Engineering, Phu Tho Polytechnic University, South Vietnam, 1980

Teaching Experience:

  • ENGR 102B: Introduction to Engineering Design
  • ENGR 210: Engineering Graphics
  • ENGR 214: Engineering Mechanics Statics
  • CE 215: Mechanics of Solids
  • CE 260: Computer Programming in Civil Engineering - MATLAB
  • CE 303: Numerical Analysis for Civil Engineers
  • CE 310: Probability and Statistics in Civil Engineering
  • CE 343: Soil Mechanics
  • CE434/534: Design of Wood and Masonry Structures
  • CE 435/535: Prestressed Concrete Structures

Non-Academic Professional Experience:

  • Intelligent Integrated Structural Health Monitoring, PLLC – Founder, Manager, 2016-present
  • Raytheon Missile Systems, Structural Analyst, 2000-2006
  • Paul-Kohler Consulting Structural Engineers Inc., Intern, 1998-1999
  • Pima Association of Governments, Transportation Planning Division, Arizona Department of Transportation -State Service Intern, 1996–1997
  • Construction Contractor, Saigon, Vietnam – 1983-1989

Selected Publications:

  • Kundu, T., D. Placko, K. R. Ehsan, T. Yanagita, C. M. Dao, “Ultrasonic Field Modeling: A Comparison between Analytical, Semi-Analytical and Numerical Techniques”, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectric and Frequency Control, Vol. 57, pp. 2795-2807, 2010.
  • Dao, C. M., S. Das, S. Banerjee, and T. Kundu, “Wave Propagation In A Fluid Wedge Over A Solid Half-Space Mesh-Free Analysis with Experimental Verification”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 46, pp. 2486-2492, 2009.
  • Dao, C. M., S. Das, S. Banerjee, and T. Kundu, “Effect of a Fluid Wedge on the Wave Propagation along a Fluid-Solid Interface: A Modeling Approach”, Proceedings of the 6th Int. Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Stanford Univ., CA, USA, Sept. 11-13, 2007, Pub. DEStech Inc., Lancaster, PA, USA, Vol. 1, pp. 919-926, 2007.
  • Dao, C. M., S. Das, S. Banerjee, and T. Kundu, “Bounded Acoustic Beam in a Fluid Wedge Over a Solid Half Space: A Combined Theoretical/Experimental Investigation”, Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA, July 22-27, 2007, Pub. Am. Inst. of Physics, 2007.
  • Das, S., C. M. Dao, S. Banerjee and T. Kundu, “DPSM Modeling for Studying Interaction between Bounded Ultrasonic Beams and Corrugated Plates”, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectric and Frequency Control, Vol. 54(9), pp. 1860-1872, 2007.
  • Kundu, T., S. Banerjee, S. Das and C. M. Dao, “Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental Investigations with Ultrasonic Sensors”, Proceedings of the World Forum on Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology SMSST’07, Chongqing and Nanjing, China, May 22-27, 2007.

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