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Raul A. Radovitsky

Raúl A. Radovitzky

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Associate Director
Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies

Room: 33-316
Phone: 617.252-1518
Fax: 617.253.0361

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1998
M.S., Brown University, 1995
Civil Engineer Degree, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1991

Raúl Radovitzky was born in Argentina and educated at the University of Buenos Aires where he obtained his Civil Engineer degree in 1991. He received his S.M. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University in 1995 and his Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1998. He joined MIT Aero-Astro in 2001 as the Charles Stark Draper Assistant Professor.

Professor Radovitzky’s research interests are in the development of advanced concepts and material systems for force protection. To this end, his research group develops theoretical and computational descriptions of the threat and its effects on structures and humans, including advanced computational methods and algorithms for large-scale simulation of the dynamic deformation and failure response of materials. The resulting models help us to improve our understanding of the various physical components of the problem and, thus, to guide the design of protective systems.

Professor Radovitzky’s educational interests include integrating technology and pedagogy in the teaching of Computational Mechanics, Continuum Mechanics, Aerospace Structures, Mechanics of Materials, Numerical Methods and High-Performance Computing.

Professor Radovitzky is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, International Association of Computational Mechanics, American Academy of Mechanics, Materials Research Society, U. S. Association of Computational Mechanics, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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