Dr. Harsh Kumar Baid is a senior research scientist at AlphaSTAR Corporation in Irvine, California. Prior working at AlphaSTAR Dr. Baid performed research at the UCLA Material Degradation and Characterization Laboratory and gained extensive experience and knowledge in the field of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) using ultrasonic guided wave propagation technology. Dr. Baid’s work at UCLA included development and implementation of more accurate and efficient nondestructive techniques then currently available to detect damages in advanced composite materials and structures used in aircraft, aerospace, marine, automotive and other structures. Dr. Baid has been working as a research scientist at AlphaSTAR since July of 2012. Dr. Baid has developed and implemented mathematical models to detect damages in both metallic and composite structures using ultrasonic wave propagation technology. Dr. Baid has also worked on developing and implementing numerical modeling to detect damage precursors in both metallic and composite structures. He has published over 40 journal and conference papers in structural health monitoring and composite material modeling. Dr. Baid received his PhD from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in June 2012 (Outstanding PhD Student Award) in the area of structural health monitoring. Dr. Baid received his BS and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA as well in 2006 and 2009, respectively.