Evgueni T. Filipov

Evgueni T. Filipov
Evgueni T. Filipov (MS 12, PhD 16)
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI

CEEAA Young Alumni Achievement Award, 2022

For outstanding contributions to the field of origami-inspired deployable and reconfigurable structures, including creating stiff, lightweight origami, developing functional micro-origami systems and establishing new simulation tools; and for leading in service, education and outreach efforts with the community using origami and hands-on activities to inspire and engage students to pursue STEM education and research. 


Evgueni Filipov holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He leads the Deployable and Reconfigurable Structures Laboratory, which explores the fundamental mechanics of origami-inspired structures. His research has addressed important challenges in the field including introducing efficient and versatile simulation techniques for origami, creating stiff and lightweight deployable structures, applying origami for functional micro-robots, and more. Professor Filipov’s research has been recognized with the U. Michigan Excellence in CEE Faculty Award (2022), NSF CAREER Award (2020), the DARPA Young Faculty Award (2018), ZF Automotive Award (2018), the Cozzarelli Prize from the National Academy of Sciences (2015), and several best paper awards.

At the University of Michigan, Dr. Filipov teaches courses in Structural Mechanics and Dynamics, and he created the first-of-its-kind course on Deployable and Reconfigurable Structures. For his teaching, he was awarded the 2017 ASCE ExCEEd Fellowship. Dr. Filipov is actively engaged in service, practical collaboration, and community outreach related to his work in origami-inspired systems.