Maria Chierichetti is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute since August 2012.
Maria received her Ph.D. from the Aerospace Engineering School at Georgia Institute of Technology in the summer 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Massimo Ruzzene. Her research deals with identification methods in structural dynamics. Her thesis, entitled “Combined Analytical and Experimental Approaches to Dynamic Component Stress Prediction”, makes an important contribution for the development of updating approaches based on experimental measurements of the dynamic response.
While at Georgia Tech, Maria was awarded the Amelia Earhart Fellowship from Zonta Internation for two consecutive years. She was also selected as a student representative for the Southern Region of American Helicopter Society in the Lichten Competition. She was awarded the SLIDER Fellowship from Georgia Tech’s Center of Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) during academic year 2011-2012.
Maria earned her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, as well as her first M.S in Aeronautical Engineering. She received an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from AE at Georgia Tech in 2011.

Google Scholar

  • Ph.D., August 2012, Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech
  • M.S., May 2011, Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech
  • Laurea Specialistica, 2007, Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Milano


  • Assistant Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (August 2012-present).
  • Research assistant at Georgia Tech, School of Aerospace Engineering (2009-August 2012).
  • Research scientist at Politecnico di Milano, Department of Aerospace Engineering (2008).