Carlos E. S. Cesnik
Visiting Associate Professor
of Aeronautics and Astronautics
from the University of Michigan

University of Michigan
Department of Aerospace Engineering
3024 FXB Building
1320 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2140

Telephone: (734-764-3397)
Fax:              (734-763-0578)

E-Mail: cesnik@umich.edu

Professor Cesnik's Website
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Carlos E. S. Cesnik is a Visiting Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is currently a faculty member of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He specializes in modeling of advanced structures for multidisciplinary analysis and design, with emphasis on aeroelasticity.

Professor Cesnik was born and educated in Brazil and earned an Engineering Degree in Aeronautics (1987) and Masters in Aeronautical Engineering (1989) from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA). He earned his M.S. in Aerospace Engineering (1991), and Ph.D. (1994) from the School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. In 1995, he was awarded the Sigma Xi Doctoral Thesis Award for his work on composite beam structural modeling. He has worked as a research engineer at Embraer (Brazil) and as a research fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Professor Cesnik is a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and serves as a member of the AIAA’s Structural Dynamics Technical Committee. As a member of the American Helicopter Society he serves on the AHS Dynamics Technical Committee. He also holds membership in the American Academy of Mechanics. Professor Cesnik
has published over 80 papers in conference proceedings and journals including the AIAA Journal, Journal of Aircraft, Journal of the AHS, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Applied Mechanics Reviews, Journal of Smart Materials and Structures, International Journal of Engineering Analysis and Design, and Composites Engineering.

Professor Cesnik’s educational and research interests include vibration and noise reductions of helicopter rotor systems, active aeroelastic tailoring, and nonlinear active aeroelastic modeling and analysis with distributed embedded actuation for multidisciplinary design environments. He teaches structural dynamics, aeroelasticity, and structural design courses.

Professor Cesnik has been a licensed pilot for over 20 years and has flown aircraft such as Piper Cubs, Cessna 152's and 172's, Tomahawks, Warriers, Arrows, and Katanas, as well as various ultra light and homebuilt aircraft.




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