Maurizio Porfiri

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Maurizio Porfiri

Maurizio Porfiri is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at New York University Tandon School of Engineering. He received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech, in 2000 and 2006; a ‘‘Laurea’’ in Electrical Engineering (with honors) and a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Rome ‘‘La Sapienza’’ and the University of Toulon (dual degree program), in 2001 and 2005, respectively. He is engaged in conducting and supervising research on dynamical systems theory, multiphysics modeling, and underwater robotics. Maurizio Porfiri is the author of more than 250 journal publications and the recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award. He has been included in the ‘‘Brilliant 10’’ list of Popular Science and his research featured in major media outlets, including CNN, NPR, Scientific American, and Discovery Channel. Other significant recognitions include invitations to the Frontiers of Engineering Symposium and the Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium organized by National Academy of Engineering; the Outstanding Young Alumnus award by the college of Engineering of Virginia Tech; the ASME Gary Anderson Early Achievement Award; the ASME DSCD Young Investigator Award; and the ASME C.D. Mote, Jr. Early Career Award.

Research Interests: Dynamical Systems Theory and Applications
Mechanics of Advanced Materials
Multiphysics Modeling
Smart Materials and Structures

Sapienza University of Rome, 2001
Laurea (B.Sc./M.Sc.), Electrical Engineering

Sapienza University of Rome, 2005
Doctor of Philosophy, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 2000
Master of Science, Engineering Mechanics

University of Toulon, 2005
Doctor of Philosophy, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 2006
Doctor of Philosophy, Engineering Mechanics


NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Professor
From: September 2014 to present

NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Associate Professor
From: September 2011 to August 2014

NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Assistant Professor
From: July 2006 to September 2011

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Post-Doctoral Associate
From: July 2005 to June 2006


Journal Articles (selection from the last ten years)


  • ASME C.D. Mote, Jr. Early Career Award, 2015
  • Invitee of Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, National Academy of Engineering, 2014
  • Jacobs Excellence in Education Award, 2014
  • ASME Dynamic Systems & Control Division Young Investigator Award, 2013 
  • ASME Gary Anderson Early Achievement Award, 2013 
  • Outstanding Young Alumnus, College of Engineering Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2012
  • Best student paper competition award at the 2012 ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (with graduate students Youngsu Cha and Matteo Aureli)
  • Invited speaker for the “lectio magistralis” at “Sapienza Ricerca”, 2011
  • Best paper award at the 2011 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (with graduate student Nicole Abaid)
  • Invitee of Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, National Academy of Engineering, 2011
  • Jacobs Excellence in Education Award, 2011
  • Popular Science "Brilliant Ten", 2010
  • Best robotics paper award at the 2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (with graduate students Matteo Aureli and Vladislav Kopman)
  • NSF Career award (Dynamical systems), 2008
  • H2CU medal, 2008

 


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