Jing Rao

Lecturer

Dr. Jing Rao is a Lecturer in the School of Engineering and IT at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia, specializing in the non-destructive evaluation and acoustic imaging. Before coming to UNSW, she was Humboldt research fellowship and EuroTech Postdoc Fellowship (Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship) holder in the Chair of Computational Modeling and Simulation at the Technical University of Munich in Germany. After completing her Ph.D. at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, she was a postdoc in her Ph.D. group. 

Dr. Jing Rao is Associate Editor of Ultrasonic Imaging and Guest Editor of Measurement Science and Technology and Frontiers in Materials. She holds memberships in a variety of professional organizations, including Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member of Acoustical Society of America, and Member of Australian Acoustical Society.

***Scholarships of $35,000 (AUD) are available for Ph.D. students who achieved High Distinction (H1) in their undergraduate program and/or have completed a Master by Research. TOEFL (IBT) 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening, and speaking) or IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subset). How to apply? Available at: https://research.unsw.edu.au/how-apply

If you are interested in the following topics, please feel free to contact me.

  • Deep learning-based defect characterization
  • Ultrasonic imaging of complex components
  • Structural health monitoring/non-destructive evaluation
  • Signal processing
Preprints
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Rao J; Yang F; Mo H; Kollmannsberger S; Rank E, 2021, Quantitative reconstruction of defects in multi-layered bonded composites using fully convolutional network-based ultrasonic inversion, http://arxiv.org/abs/2109.07284v1
2021
Books
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董绍华 ; 饶静 , 2018, Pipeline Integrity Assessment Technology and Application
2018
Conference Papers
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Lin M; Wilkins C; Rao J; Fan Z; Liu Y, 2020, 'Corrosion detection with ray-based and full-waveform guided wave tomography', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2561178
2020
Rao J; Fan Z, 2019, 'Least-squares reverse time migration for flaw characterisation using ultrasonic bulk waves', in 9th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, SMART 2019, pp. 207 - 214
2019
Rao J; Ratassepp M; Fan Z, 2018, 'Quantification of thickness loss in liquid-loaded pipes based on guided wave tomography', in Proceedings of the 7th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, APWSHM 2018, pp. 219 - 227
2018
Rao J; Ratassepp M; Fan Z, 2017, 'Quantitative imaging of thickness maps using ultrasonic guided wave tomography based on full-waveform inversion', in Proceedings of 2016 IEEE Far East NDT New Technology and Application Forum, FENDT 2016, pp. 235 - 239, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/FENDT.2016.7992032
2017
Rao J; Ratassepp M; Fan Z, 2017, 'Online monitoring of corrosion damage using ultrasonic guided wave tomography', in Structural Health Monitoring 2017: Real-Time Material State Awareness and Data-Driven Safety Assurance - Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, IWSHM 2017, pp. 1747 - 1753, http://dx.doi.org/10.12783/shm2017/14055
2017
Shi J; Rao J; Shi J; Xu P; Shao T; Shao H; Chen D; Li G; He X, 2011, 'Design of a large diameter steel reinforced plastic pipe', in American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP, pp. 181 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/PVP2011-57297
2011
Conference Posters
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Rao J; Ratassepp M; Fan Z, 2016, 'Limited View Guided Wave Tomography Based on Full Waveform Inversion', USA, presented at Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, USA, 17 July 2016
2016
Conference Presentations
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Rao J; Fan Z; Rank E, 2019, 'Ultrasonic imaging of multi-material components fabricated with additive manufacturing using elastic reverse time migration', presented at International Congress On Ultrasonics, Belgium, 03 September 2019
2019
Rao J; Fan Z; Rank E, 2019, 'Least-Squares Reverse Time Migration for Flaw Characterization Using Ultrasonic Bulk Waves', presented at 9th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, France, 08 July 2019
2019
Rao J; Ratassepp M; Fan Z, 2018, 'Quantification of thickness loss in liquid-loaded pipes based on guided wave tomography', presented at 7th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, China, 12 November 2018
2018
Rao J; Ratassepp M; Fan Z, 2018, 'Guided wave tomography for quantification of corrosion damage in fluid-filled pipes', presented at FENDT, 2018, China, 06 July 2018
2018
Rao J; Ratassepp M; Fan Z, 2017, 'Guided wave tomography for on-line monitoring of corrosion damage in plates', presented at 15th Asia Pacific Conference NDT, Singapore, 13 November 2017
2017
Rao J; Ratassepp M; Fan Z, 2017, 'Online Monitoring of Corrosion Damage Using Ultrasonic Guided Wave Tomography', presented at 11th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, USA, 12 September 2017
2017
Rao J; Ratassepp M; Fan Z, 2017, 'Quantitative imaging of thickness maps using ultrasonic guided wave tomography based on full-waveform inversion', presented at FENDT, 2017, China, 22 June 2017
2017
Journal articles
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Rao J; Wang J; Kollmannsberger S; Shi J; Fu H; Rank E, 2022, 'Point cloud-based elastic reverse time migration for ultrasonic imaging of components with vertical surfaces', Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, vol. 163, pp. 108144 - 108144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2021.108144
2022
Ratassepp M; Rao J; Yu X; Fan Z, 2022, 'Modeling the Effect of Anisotropy in Ultrasonic-Guided Wave Tomography', IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 69, pp. 330 - 339, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TUFFC.2021.3114432
2022
Cui Z; Cui N; Rao J; Li C; Zhang C, 2022, 'Current Distribution Estimation of Parallel-Connected Batteries for Inconsistency Diagnosis Using Long Short-Term Memory Networks', IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 8, pp. 1013 - 1025, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TTE.2021.3118691
2022
Rao J; Qiu H; Teng G; Al Mukaddim R; Xue J; He J, 2022, 'Ultrasonic array imaging of highly attenuative materials with spatio-temporal singular value decomposition', Ultrasonics, vol. 124, pp. 106764 - 106764, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ultras.2022.106764
2022
Rao J; Sing SL; Lim JCW; Yeong WY; Yang J; Fan Z; Hazell P, 2022, 'Detection and characterisation of defects in directed energy deposited multi-material components using full waveform inversion and reverse time migration', Virtual and Physical Prototyping, vol. 17, pp. 1047 - 1057, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17452759.2022.2086142
2022
He J; Rao J; Fleming JD; Nath Gharti H; Nguyen LT; Morrison G, 2021, 'Numerical ultrasonic full waveform inversion (FWI) for complex structures in coupled 2D solid/fluid media', Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 30, pp. 085044 - 085044, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-665X/ac0f44
2021
Chen J; Sun Z; Rao J; Lisevych D; Fan Z, 2021, 'Escalated Deep-Subwavelength Acoustic Imaging with Field Enhancement Inside a Metalens', PHYSICAL REVIEW APPLIED, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.16.044021
2021
Fu H; Rao J; Harb MS; Theodossiades S, 2021, 'Ultrasonic wireless power links for battery-free condition monitoring in metallic enclosures', Ultrasonics, vol. 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ultras.2021.106395
2021
Rao J; Yang J; He J; Huang M; Rank E, 2020, 'Elastic least-squares reverse-time migration with density variation for flaw imaging in heterogeneous structures', Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-665X/ab6ba4
2020
Rao J; Dong J; Wang J; Rank E, 2020, 'Application of common-path speckle interferometer with unlimited minimal shearing amount to characterization of irregularly shaped notch', NDT and E International, vol. 116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ndteint.2020.102326
2020
Rao J; Yang J; Ratassepp M; Fan Z, 2020, 'Multi-parameter reconstruction of velocity and density using ultrasonic tomography based on full waveform inversion', Ultrasonics, vol. 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ultras.2019.106004
2020
Chen J; Rao J; Lisevych D; Fan Z, 2019, 'Broadband ultrasonic focusing in water with an ultra-compact metasurface lens', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5090956
2019
Rao J; Saini A; Yang J; Ratassepp M; Fan Z, 2019, 'Ultrasonic imaging of irregularly shaped notches based on elastic reverse time migration', NDT and E International, vol. 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ndteint.2019.102135
2019
Zou F; Rao J; Aliabadi MH, 2018, 'Highly accurate online characterisation of cracks in plate-like structures', NDT and E International, vol. 94, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ndteint.2017.11.002
2018
Ratassepp M; Rao J; Fan Z, 2018, 'Quantitative imaging of Young's modulus in plates using guided wave tomography', NDT and E International, vol. 94, pp. 22 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ndteint.2017.09.016
2018
Rao J; Ratassepp M; Fan Z, 2017, 'Investigation of the reconstruction accuracy of guided wave tomography using full waveform inversion', Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 400, pp. 317 - 328, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2017.04.017
2017
Rao J; Ratassepp M; Fan Z, 2017, 'Quantification of thickness loss in a liquid-loaded plate using ultrasonic guided wave tomography', Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-665X/aa95e9
2017
Rao J; Ratassepp M; Lisevych D; Caffoor MH; Fan Z, 2017, 'On-line corrosion monitoring of plate structures based on guided wave tomography using piezoelectric sensors', Sensors (Switzerland), vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s17122882
2017
Rao J; Ratassepp M; Fan Z, 2016, 'Limited-view ultrasonic guided wave tomography using an adaptive regularization method', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4967790
2016
Rao J; Ratassepp M; Fan Z, 2016, 'Guided Wave Tomography Based on Full Waveform Inversion', IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 63, pp. 737 - 745, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TUFFC.2016.2536144
2016
Zheng J; Shi J; Shi J; Zhong S; Rao J; Li G; Li X, 2015, 'Short-term burst pressure of polyethylene pipe reinforced by winding steel wires under various temperatures', Composite Structures, vol. 121, pp. 163 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.11.014
2015

2019 Humboldt Research Fellowship

2018 EuroTechPostdoc Fellow

2018 FENDT Best Paper

2018 Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing-ULTRASONICS

2017 Top Projects from Singapore Maritime Institute

2017 FENDT Second-prize of Student Best Paper Competition

  1.  Ultrasonic Non-destructive Evaluation System (Grant No. RG214402), 2022 Research Infrastructure Scheme, 2022.
  2. Point Cloud Based Waveform Inversion (Grant No. Ra624/29-1 and KO4570/1-1), German Research Foundation (DFG), 2020-2023.
  3. Structural Health Monitoring of Composite Laminates Based on Guided Wave Tomog­raphy (Grant No.1022809), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2019-2021.
  4. Monitoring of Composite Laminates Based on Guided Wave Tomography by Hybrid Travel-Time Tomography and Full-Waveform Inversion Method (Grant No.754462), European Union’s Horizon 2020 - EuroTechPostdoc Programme, 2018-2019.
  5. Automated Inspection System for Train Wheel and Axle Defects (Grant No. RCMS-RP7), National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF), SMRT and Nanyang Technological University, 2016-2021.
  6. Condition Monitoring of Gas Pipelines in Critical Locations Using Ultrasonic Guided Wave Technology (Energy Innovation Research Programme No. NRF2014EWTEIRP003-010), National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF), 2015-2019.
  7. Numerical Modeling of Corrosion Mapping in Ship Structures Using Ultrasonic Guided Waves (Grant No. SMI2014MA07), Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI), 2014-2018.
Organisational units
lensSchool of Engineering & Information Technology
Sub Theme
lensSystems & Control
lensAdvanced Materials & Impact Dynamics