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Wilkins Aquino

Aquino

Anderson-Rupp Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Wilkins Aquino obtained a BSCE from Purdue University, and a MS and PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining the Duke Faculty, he was an associate professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. He was also a member of the fields of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and Applied Mathematics at Cornell.

Prof. Aquino has broad interests in computational mechanics, including finite element methods, computational inverse problems, uncertainty quantification, coupled chemo-mechanics, and computational acoustics, among others.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Anderson-Rupp Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 309 Gross Hall, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 684-1922
  • Email Address: wilkins.aquino@duke.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign, 2002

Research Interests

Computational mechanics, finite element methods, computational inverse problems and their applications in engineering and biomedicine, scientific computing, computational acoustics and acoustics-structure interaction, coupled chemo-mechanics (e.g., electrochemistry-mechanics).

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2012
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2007

Courses Taught

  • CEE 530: Introduction to the Finite Element Method
  • CEE 690: Advanced Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 702: Graduate Colloquium
  • CEE 780: Internship
  • ECE 494: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ME 391: Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 392: Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 491: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 524: Introduction to the Finite Element Method
  • ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 592: Research Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science
  • ME 758S: Curricular Practical Training
  • ME 759: Special Readings in Mechanical Engineering

Representative Publications

  • Khodayi-Mehr, R; Aquino, W; Zavlanos, MM, Model-Based Active Source Identification in Complex Environments, Ieee Transactions on Robotics, vol 35 no. 3 (2019), pp. 633-652 [10.1109/TRO.2019.2894039] [abs].
  • Zou, Z; Kouri, D; Aquino, W, An adaptive local reduced basis method for solving PDEs with uncertain inputs and evaluating risk, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol 345 (2019), pp. 302-322 [10.1016/j.cma.2018.10.028] [abs].
  • Aquino, W; Bunting, G; Miller, ST; Walsh, TF, A gradient-based optimization approach for the detection of partially connected surfaces using vibration tests, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol 345 (2019), pp. 323-335 [10.1016/j.cma.2018.11.002] [abs].
  • Calkins, L; Khodayi-Mehr, R; Aquino, W; Zavlanos, MM, Physics-Based Acoustic Source Identification, Proceedings of the Ieee Conference on Decision and Control, vol 2018-December (2019), pp. 1457-1462 [10.1109/CDC.2018.8619483] [abs].
  • Fronk, M; Eschen, K; Starkey, K; Kuether, RJ; Brink, A; Walsh, T; Aquino, W; Brake, M, Inverse methods for characterization of contact areas in mechanical systems, Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, vol 1 (2019), pp. 45-56 [10.1007/978-3-319-74280-9_5] [abs].