Professor George S. Dulikravich has a diverse educational background in mechanical and aerospace engineering including private (Ph.D.-Cornell’79), public (M.Sc.-Minnesota’75) and international (Dipl.Ing.-Belgrade’73) schooling, three years of visiting research and teaching experience both domestic (NASA) and international (DFVLR), over thirty years of teaching and research experience at four universities (UT-Austin, Penn State, UT-Arlington, FIU), and has recently completed a six year appointment as a chairperson of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami. At The University of Texas at Arlington, he formed the Multidisciplinary Analysis, Inverse Design and Optimization (MAIDO) Institute. At FIU, he founded Multidisciplinary Analysis, Inverse Design, Robust Optimization and Control (MAIDROC) Laboratory. His research expertise and interests are predominantly computational, analytical, and highly multi-disciplinary spanning the fields of aerospace, mechanical, industrial, materials, biomedical and chemical engineering. Some of the research topics include: the development of a variety of inverse design algorithms; multi-objective hybrid constrained evolutionary design optimization algorithms; acceleration of iterative algorithms; turbomachinery aero-thermodynamics and heat transfer; conjugate heat transfer analysis, optimized topology of branching 3D micro-channels for high heat flux electronics and gas turbine blade cooling; brain cooling of stroked patients; optimized freezing of organs for tissue banking; optimally controlled solidification using electric, magnetic and thermal fields; multi-objective optimization and inverse design of chemical compositions of nickel superalloys, titanium alloys, aluminum alloys, bulk metallic glasses and high strength-high temperature magnetic alloys; thermo-elasticity analysis and inverse problems; design optimization of kinetic energy projectiles for maximum penetration; inverse design and optimization of transonic and hypersonic flight vehicle shapes; and constrained design optimization of chemical formulas for functional molecules such as new environmentally friendly refrigerants. This multi-disciplinary research has resulted in over 400 technical publications with emphasis on multi-disciplinary design and optimization.
His research has been funded by NSF, NASA, AFOSR, ARO, ONR, DoD, DoE, ALCOA, LLNL, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, GE, Medtronics, Millipore, CRDF, HPTi, Bell Helicopters, NAVAIR and Touchstone Research Labs.
Professor Dulikravich is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal on Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering (founded in 1994) and an Associate Editor of nine other journals. He is also the founder, chairman and editor of the sequence of International Conferences on Inverse Design Concepts and Optimization in Engineering Sciences (ICIDES) and International Symposium on Inverse Problems, Design and Optimization (IPDO). Professor Dulikravich was a member of the Texas Institute for Computational Mechanics (TICOM) at the University of Texas at Austin and a member of the Center for Space Propulsion and the Center for Gas Turbines and Power at the Pennsylvania State University. In the summer of 2008, Prof. Dulikravich co-founded the International Society for Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering (ISIPSE) which has over 330 registered members.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM), a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).