Carlos Felippa
Aerospace Mechanics Research Center (AMReC)

Office Location: AERO 350

Focus Area

Structural & Material Systems


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1966
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1964
Ingeniero Civil, University Nacional de Cordoba (Argentina), 1963

Professional Experience

1986 - Present, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
1989 - 1991, Director, Center for Space Structures and Controls
1971 - 1976, Research Scientist; 1976-1980, Staff Scientist; 1980-1986, Senior Staff Scientist, Applied Mechanics Laboratory, Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory, Palo Alto, CA.
1968 - 1969, Research Specialist; 1969-1970, Research Engineer, Structural Analysis Research Group, The Boeing Co., Commercial Airplane Division, Seattle, WA.
1964 - 1966, Research Assistant; 1966-1968, Post-Doctoral Research Associate; Department of Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

Awards (selected)

IACM Computational Mechanics Award (2010)
Elected Permament Member-at-Large, USACM Executive Committee (2007)
NASA Software Development Award (2007)
Computational Sciences Award, USACM (1999)
Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship Award, (1996)
NTNF Visiting Scholar Fellowship (1993)
SAE Arch. T. Colwell Merit Award, (1993)
McDonell Douglas Foundation Award to establish SDCL, (1991)
AGARD Lecturer - ONERA, France and LTAS, Belgium (1988)
Duarte y Quir'os prize to top Ingeniero Civil graduate, (1963)

Research Interests

Nonlinear and dynamic structural analysis, finite element methods, software architectures for engineering computations, parallel processing. Special interest in coupled field problems: elastoacoustics, aeroelasticity, control-structure interaction, thermomechanics and electrothermomechanics