Faculty Profile

BIOGRAPHY

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Cornell University, 1995
  • M.S., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University, 1993
  • M.S., Civil Engineering (with Honors), PUC-Rio, Brazil, 1988
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Brasilia (UnB), Brazil, 1985

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Polygonal Finite Elements: Application to Structural Topology Optimization
  • Reliability Based Design and Topology Optimization
  • Topology Optimization Applied to Design of High-Rise Buildings
  • Multiresolution Topology Optimization (MTOP)
  • Implicit Function Methods for Topology Optimization
  • GPU Accelerated Topology Optimization on Unstructured Meshes
  • PPR: Potential-Based Cohesive Model
  • Adaptive Mesh Refinement and Coarsening for Dynamic Cohesive Fracture
  • Extraction of Cohesive Fracture Parameters using Digital Image Correlation Techniques and Inverse Analysis
  • Unified Library of Nonlinear Solution Schemes
  • Functionally graded concrete for the civil infrastructure - A multifunctional material system approach
  • Topological Data Structure (TopS) for Finite Element Mesh Representation
  • ParTopS & Multi-level TopS: Parallel and Multiple Level Topological Framework

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Member-at-Large, elected, US Association for Computational Mechanics
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Mechanics, ASME
  • Associate Editor, Mechanics Research Communications Journal, Elsevier
  • Donald Biggar Willet Professor of Engineering
  • Invited Visiting Professor, University of Sao Paulo
  • Chairman of the International Conference on Functionally Graded Materials
  • Visiting Professor appointments at the University of São Paulo
  • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research
  • Fellow of the Wessex Institute of Great Britain
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications Fellow
  • Burton & Erma Lewis Faculty Scholar
  • MTS Visiting Professorship Chair in Geomechanics from the University of Minnesota
  • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research
  • Fellow of the Wessex Institute of Great Britain
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications Fellow
  • Burton & Erma Lewis Faculty Scholar
  • Collins Scholar
  • Collins Fellow
  • Finalist paper of the Robert J. Melosh Medal Competition organized by Duke University, Durham, NC.
  • M.S. degree with honors, PUC-Rio

RECENT PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

ARTICLES
  • "Topology Optimization Using Polytopes" A.L. Gain, G.H. Paulino, L.S. Duarte, and I.F.M. Menezes. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. Available Online. DOI 10.1016/j.cma.2015.05.007
  • "PolyTop++: an efficient alternative for serial and parallel topology optimization on CPUs & GPUs." L. S. Duarte, W. Celes, A. Pereira, I. F. M. Menezes, G. H. Paulino. Journal of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. Available Online. DOI 10.1007/s00158-015-1252-x
  • "Bridging art and engineering using Escher-based virtual elements." G. H. Paulino and A. L. Gain. Journal of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. Available Online. DOI 10.1007/s00158-014-1179-7.
  • "Forward and inverse analysis of concrete fracture using the disk-shaped compact tension test." A. N. Amirkhanian, D. W. Spring, J. R. Roesler, and G. H. Paulino. Journal of Testing and Evaluation. Under Review.
  • "On small deformation interfacial debonding in composite materials containing multi-coated particles." R. Hashemi, D. W. Spring, and G. H. Paulino. Journal of Composite Materials. Published Online 2015. DOI 10.1177/0021998314565431.
BOOKS
  • A. Sutradhar, G. H. Paulino and L. J. Gray Symmetric Galerkin Boundary Element Method, 276 p. 106 illus., 22 in color, Hardcover, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2008. ISBN: 978-3-540-68770-2.
  • Rubio, W. M, Vatanabe, S. L., Silva, E. C. N., Paulino, G. H. "Advanced Computational Materials Modeling: From Classical to Multi-Scale Techniques." Chapter 8: "Functionally Graded Piezoelectric Material Systems – A Multiphysics Perspective" Editors: M. V. Junior, E. A. S. Neto, P. A. Munoz-Rojas. WILEY-VCH, p. 301-341, 2010.
  • G. H. Paulino, Z.-H. Jin and R. H. Dodds Jr. "Failure of Functionally Graded Materials" Comprehensive Structural Integrity, (CSI) Chapter 13, Vol.2: "Fundamental Theories and Mechanisms of Failure" Editors: B. Karihaloo and W. G. Knauss; Elsevier Science, pp.607-644, 2003.
  • Y.iu, W. Ye, A.-V. Phan, and G. H. Paulino, Guest Editors, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, "Special issue on the advances in mesh reduction methods- In honor of Professor Subrata Mukherjee on the occasion of his 65th birthday" Vol. 34, No. 11, November, 2010.
  • G. H. Paulino, Guest Editor, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Special Issue on "Fracture of Functionally Graded Materials," Vol.69, Nos.14-16, September, 2002.
PROCEEDINGS
  • “A probabilistic approach to randomness in geomtric configuration of scalable origami structures.” K. Liu, G.H. Paulino, and P. Gardoni. American Physical Society March Meeting, 2015.
  • “Miura Tubes and Assemblages: Theory and Applications.” E.T. Filipov, G.H. Paulino, and T. Tachi. American Physical Society March Meeting, 2015.
  • “Polygonal finite elements for finite elasticity.” H. Chi, C. Talischi, O. Lopez-Pamies, and G.H. Paulino. Society of Engineering Sciences 51st Annual Technical Meeting, 2014.
  • “Computational homogenization of the debonding of rigid-particle reinforced elastomers: Considering interphases.” D.W. Spring and G.H. Paulino. Society of Engineering Sciences 51st Annual Technical Meeting, 2014.
  • “Toward optimization of stiffness and flexibility of rigid, flat-foldable origami structures.” E.T. Filipov, T. Tachi, and G.H. Paulino. The 6th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education (6OSME), 2014.
PRESENTATIONS
  • Polygonal finite elements for finite elasticity
  • Computational homogenization of the debonding of particle reinforced elastomers: Considering interphases
  • Unstructured methods to reduce mesh dependency on dynamic cohesive fracture simulations
  • Adaptive fracture and failure simulation
  • Geometrical aspects of lateral bracing systems: Where should the optimal brace point be?