Each year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) searches for the most innovative technologies across all major infrastructure sectors to identify what it determines to be the country’s most important #GameChangers in infrastructure.

Wavelogix is honored to have been selected as an ASCE Gamechanger for 2021!

Our Journey

In 2017, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) was looking to reduce the premature failure of roads and bridges while limiting traffic closure times and commissioned Dr. Luna Lu and her lab at Purdue University’s top-ranked Lyles School of Civil Engineering to find a solution. Four years later, following a successful R&D program and overwhelmingly positive feedback, Wavelogix was formed.

 

Wavelogix has developed a proprietary IoT sensing and data analytics platform for infrastructure testing and monitoring for the public infrastructure, vertical and other commercial construction and precast concrete markets. Our award-winning electrical impedance-based sensing technology provides real-time, in-place concrete strength without the need for any pre-established maturity-curve or index, enabling construction engineers to make accurate data-driven decisions with respect to materials selection, construction schedules, budgets, and allocation of other critical resources. Ultimately, the data Wavelogix will collect from thousands of construction projects and structures across the country will enable it to not only assess the current condition of bridges, roadways and other structures but also predict their future stability.

Our Team

Dr. Luna Lu
Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Luna Lu is the ACPA Professor at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and (by courtesy) the School of Materials Engineering and the founding Director of the Center for Infrastructure Innovation (CII) at Purdue University. Dr. Lu is an internationally recognized expert in nanomaterials and IoT devices for infrastructure sensing and energy harvesting. She has published two books, six book chapters and over 100 articles in this area and has filed multiple patents.
Jennifer Rhodes
Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer is a former corporate law partner and CPA with nearly 25 years of startup experience, including with venture finance, business development, intellectual property management, and M&A and exit planning and implementation. She has worked with many university faculty innovators and university spin-outs. Jennifer has a unique background, also previously holding executive leadership positions with several start-up medical technology companies, including one, which, like Wavelogix, involved the use of electrical impedance-based sensing.

Joe Shetterley
Director

Joe is a serial entrepreneur with 30+ years of experience and a broad network in the concrete industry. Joe is the President and CEO of Specification Products, Inc., a concrete admixture company offering proprietary nano-silica products for superior concrete finishing. Prior to Specification Products, Joe spent most of his career building and running a successful concrete finishing company.

Joe Turek
Head of Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management
Joe has nearly 50 years’ experience in manufacturing across industries, including advanced worldwide logistics, electronic engineering, supply chain management, foreign sourcing, stocking programs, lean purchasing, warehouse management, ISO, and data analysis programing. Joe received his Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Joe holds five patents involving circuit board technologies and has been a registered professional engineer and a member of the IPC and IEEE.
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Andrew Oldiges
Embedded Systems Engineer

Andy has specialized in software, digital control, and signal analysis in embedded applications over his nearly 10 year professional career. He received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering and later completed his Master’s (MSME) at the University of Pittsburgh. Andy has worked across the material handling, automotive, and, now, construction industries.


Zhihao Kong
Hardware Engineer

Zhihao is a graduate student at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. He is one of the earliest contributors to the Company’s sensor technology and serves as an R&D Engineer with the Company. He has expertise in piezo materials, acoustics, signal processing and wave propagation simulation. Zhihao received his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the South China Univ. of Technology.

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Henry Silva
Embedded Systems Engineer

Henry is a Computer Engineering student at Purdue University. He has helped with the development of the Company’s technology since 2019 and serves as an Embedded Systems Engineer with the Company. Henry’s expertise is working with electronics and microcontrollers, including embedded firmware in C and C++, PCB design and assembly, and Unix systems. 

Henry is especially interested in hard hats and construction sites.