CEE Assistant Professor Evgueni Filipov and his co-authors received the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2019 award for Best Journal Paper in Analysis & Computation for their paper “Deployable Sandwich Surfaces with High Out-of-Plane Stiffness” published in ASCE’s Journal of Structural Engineering. The paper presents a set of deployable origami tube structures that can create smooth functional surfaces while simultaneously maintaining a high out-of-plane stiffness both during and after deployment.
Filipov’s research interests are in the field of deployable and reconfigurable structural systems. His focus is on folding and adaptable structures based on the principles of origami that can have practical applications ranging in scale and discipline from biomedical robotics to deployable architecture. He is also interested in developing analytical tools that can simulate mechanical and multi-physical phenomena of deployable structures. Filipov researches the design and manufacturing of deployable structures using 3D printing and other fabrication techniques. He is also exploring large-scale folding systems, where thick panels are connected with hinges and are deployed by mechanical devices.
Filipov is a member of ASCE and has won numerous awards throughout his career such as a 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award and a 2018 DARPA Young Faculty Award.