IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Carlos Cesnik

Professor Carlos Cesnik15 August to 15 November 2014

Carlos E. S. Cesnik is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan and the Director of the Active Aeroelasticity and Structures Research Laboratory. His research interests have focused on multifunctional active structures and their interaction with the air flow: active aeroelastic tailoring, aerothermoelasticity of hypersonic vehicles, active vibration and noise reductions in helicopter rotors, computational aeroelasticity of highly flexible wings, coupled nonlinear aeroelasticity and flight dynamic response for high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) and hypersonic aircraft, bio-inspired micro air vehicle (MAV) aeroelasticity. His research also spans the field of structural health monitoring (SHM) for damage detection in metallic and composite structures: guided-wave modeling, transducer design, and signal processing.

Professor Cesnik is a Fellow of the AIAA and the AIAA's Deputy Director for Structures. He is a member of AIAA's Structural Dynamics Technical Committee and the Adaptive Structures Technical Committee, and the American Helicopter Society's Dynamics Technical Committee. He has over 220 publications as archival journal and conference  papers, and several invited lectures in the areas of aeroelasticity, smart structures, structural mechanics, and structural health monitoring. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Prior to his appointment as a tenured associate professor at the University of Michigan in 2001, Prof. Cesnik was the Boeing Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and then Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. He has also worked as a research engineer at Embraer S.A., and has extensive experience in aeroelasticity, finite element modeling and structural and design optimization .

Prof. Cesnik earned an Engineering Degree in Aeronautics (1987) and Masters in Aeronautical Engineering degree (1989) from the lnstituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica {ITA),Brazil, and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering (1991), and Ph.D. (1994) degrees from the Georgia Instituteof Technology, Atlanta, U.S.A.

During his time at Bristol Professor Cesnik will give the Royal Aeronautical Society Lecture on the 22 October.

For further information regarding Professor Cesnik's visit, please contact Professor Jonathan Cooper.