Matteo Aureli
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. 2012, Polytechnic Institute of New York University
M.Sc. 2008, University of Rome "La Sapienza"
B.Sc. 2005, University of Rome "La Sapienza"

Phone: (775) 784-6973
Fax: (775) 784-1701
Office: Palmer Engineering 200 D
E-mail: maureli@unr.edu
Website: http://wolfweb.unr.edu/~maureli/
Address: Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, MS 312; University of Nevada, Reno; Reno, NV 89557

Research/outreach areas:

  • Smart materials and systems, multiphysics modeling
  • Vibration and dynamics, fluid structure interaction

Honors and Awards

  • "Most downloaded articles", Journal of Fluids and Structures, November 2013.
  • "Journal Highlights of 2012" Collection: Smart Materials and Structures, March 2013.
  • "Most cited articles in 2010", Smart Materials and Structures, September 2012.
  • Student Paper Competition Symposium Award, ASME SMASIS 2012.
  • "Featured Articles" Collection: Smart Materials and Structures, September 2012.
  • "Journal Highlights of 2010" Collection: Smart Materials and Structures, March 2011.
  • Best Paper in Robotics Award, ASME DSCC 2009

Relevant past experience

  • Industry Assistant Professor, Polytechnic Institute of New York University (2012-2013)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Polytechnic Institute of New York University (2008-2012)

Career Overview

Matteo Aureli received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy, in 2005 and 2008, respectively. His master's work included research in the field of kinematics of compliant mechanisms. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), Brooklyn NY, in May 2012 with a dissertation on multiphysics modeling of ionic polymer metal composites for underwater applications. After graduating, he served as an Industry Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NYU-Poly, where he also taught undergraduate core courses in Engineering Mechanics. Dr. Aureli has coauthored more than thirty publications in refereed international journals and conference proceedings in the fields of mechanics, dynamical systems, and controls. His current research interests include multiphysics modeling of smart materials and structures, vibrations and dynamics, fluid-structure interactions, and mechanics of advanced materials.