Glaucio H. Paulino

Donald Biggar Willet Professor in Engineering

"Through research our students can engineer a better world."

2209 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory

205 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801

(217) 333-3817
(217) 265-8041

Glaucio H. Paulino holds a B.S. (Universidade de Brasilia 1985), M.S. (PUC-Rio, Brazil, 1988), and Ph.D. (Cornell University 1995), all in civil engineering, in addition to an M.S. degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University (1993). Prior to joining the University of Illinois in 1999, he served as a faculty member at the University of California at Davis. He is also affiliated with the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (TAM), the Computational Science and Engineering Program, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

Dr. Paulino has taught graduate and undergraduate classes in mechanics of materials (laboratory and theory), fracture mechanics, plates and shells, continuum mechanics, tensor analysis, methods of structural analysis, finite element method, and boundary element method. His teaching honors include his appointment as a Collins Scholar (2001) and Collins Fellow (2002) by the College of Engineering, Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education.

Dr. Paulino is a Fellow of the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics, a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM), the International Association for Boundary Element Methods (IABEM), and the International Society for Boundary Element Methods (ISBE). He is a member of Executive Committee of the IABEM, the Computational Mechanics committee of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division, the Committee on Computational and Applied Mechanics (CONCAM) of ASME, and the International Advisory Committee on Functionally Graded Materials (IACFGM). He serves on the editorial board of some international journals.

Dr. Paulino has given many invited lectures at international conferences, universities, research laboratories, and engineering companies. He was awarded the 2003 Xerox Award for Faculty Research. He is presently a faculty fellow at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Research Overview: 

Dr. Paulino has research interests in structural analysis, computational mechanics (finite elements, boundary elements, and meshless methods), functionally graded materials (FGMs), experimental methods, constitutive modeling of engineering materials, multiscale phenomena, high-order continuum, fracture and damage mechanics (deterministic and probabilistic), structural dynamics, solution adaptive techniques, inverse problems in mechanics (identification and reconstruction), sensitivity analysis and optimization (applied to both structures and continua), and topology design of structures.