Mechanical Engineering

Christoph Schaal

Christoph Schaal
Assistant Professor
Office location:
JD 3323


Office Hours: Monday–Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

ME 209T R12:00 p.m.–1:25 p.m.JD 1592
ME 386/LM W4:00 p.m.–6:25 p.m.JD 1126
ME 386/LT R9:00 a.m.–11:25 a.m.JD 1126

Curriculum Vitae


  • Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany, 2014

  • Dipl.-Ing. (B.S. and M.S.) in Engineering Cybernetics, University of Stuttgart, Germany, 2009

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, California State University, Northridge, USA, 2016–Present

  • Visiting Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, 2016–Present

  • Postdoctoral Scholar and Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, 2014–2015

  • Visiting Researcher, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 2013

  • Research Associate and Lecturer, University of Stuttgart, Germany, 2009–2014

Recent Publications

  • Christoph Schaal, Himadri Samajder, Harsh Baid, and Ajit Mal. Rayleigh to Lamb wave conversion at a delamination-like crack. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 353(0):150–163, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.jsv.2015.05.016

  • Christoph Schaal, Stefan Bischoff, and Lothar Gaul. Energy-Based Models for Guided Ultrasonic Wave Propagation in Multi-Wire Cables. International Journal of Solids and Structures. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2015.03.010

  • Harsh Baid, Christoph Schaal, Himadri Samajder, and Ajit Mal. Dispersion of Lamb waves in a honeycomb composite sandwich panel. Ultrasonics, 56(0):409–416, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.ultras.2014.09.007.

  • Stefan Bischoff, Christoph Schaal, and Lothar Gaul. Efficient wave scattering analysis for damaged cylindrical waveguides. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 333(18):4203–4213, 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.jsv.2014.04.013.

  • Christoph Schaal, Stefan Bischoff, and Lothar Gaul. Analysis of wave propagation in periodic 3D waveguides. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 40(2):691–700, 2013. doi: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2013.06.021.

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)