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I am a Professor of the Practice in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering. I teach in the general area of structural mechanics and dynamics. Here are some news articles about my teaching:
AE Professor Receives Rave Reviews from Students
Christian, Gunter, Ho, and Patil Make the CIOS Honor Roll for 2023

My research is focused on the development and application of computational methods (including immersed interface methods) and optimization algorithms (including shape sensitivity analysis methods) to multiscale, multiphysics problems in solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and multifunctional materials. My past research experience is in multidisciplinary analysis and optimization encompassing aeroelasticity, structural mechanics, flight mechanics and control, unsteady aerodynamics, and design optimization.

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