Evgueni Filipov
I am an Assistant Professor at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. My recent research has focused on the structural behavior of deployable and origami type systems. In the future, I plan to build upon this research and to begin exploring practical engineering applications with origami-inspired design. The versatility, functionality, and self-assembly capability of the folding systems makes them suitable at multiple scales and in various disciplines. In the future, we can expect to see applications ranging from metamaterials and micro-robotics to deployable architecture and aerospace structures. In the in the 2017 Winter term I will be teaching the CEE 511 - Structural Dynamics course. I am currently looking for graduate and undergraduate students to join my research group.

More detailed information on my research, publications, and teaching.

My biographical information is available below, divided into:

Education          Academic Appointments          Awards, Honors & Fellowships          Leadership, Service & Outreach

Professional Experience & Licensure                 Professional Memberships


Civil Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Thesis: Tailoring Stiffness of Deployable Origami Structures
Civil Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Thesis: Nonlinear Seismic Analysis of Quasi-Isolation Systems for Earthquake Protection of Bridges
B.S. Civil Engineering Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY 2009

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Michigan
2017 - present
NSF GRFP Fellow and Graduate Research Assistant (UIUC) Tailoring the Stiffness of Origami Structures
2013 - 2016
NSF GROW & JSPS Fellow and Visiting Scholar, University of Tokyo Analysis and Optimization of Origami Tubes
Course Instructor Structural Engineering (CEE 360) Fall 2013
NSF GRFP Fellow and Graduate Research Assistant (UIUC) Multiresolution Polygons for Topology Optimization
2012 - 2013
Teaching Assistant (UIUC) Finite Element Methods (CEE 570) Spring 2012
Graduate Research Assistant (UIUC) Seismic Performance of Bridges with Quasi-Isolation Systems 2009 - 2012
Teaching Assistant (UIUC) Design of Structural Systems (CEE 465) Fall 2010
Undergraduate Research Assistant (RPI) Seismic Behavior of Large Segmented Buried Pipes 2007 - 2009

Awards, Honors and Fellowships

National Academy of Sciences 2015 Cozzarelli Prize 2015
CEE Ph.D. Professional Development and Mentoring Certificate, UIUC 2015
National Science Foundation - Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) Fellowship 2014
Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) - Visiting Scholar Fellowship 2014
National Science Foundation - Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) 2010 - 2015
Mavis Future Faculty Fellows Award, UIUC (Awarded Twice) 2012 & 2013
Graduate Teacher Certificate - Center for Teaching Excellence, UIUC 2013
Structural Engineers Foundation Scholarship, Chicago, IL 2010 - 2011
Page Fellowship, Karol Fellowship and Sargent & Lundy Fellowship, UIUC 2009 - 2010
Howard N. Blitman P.E. Patroon Scholar, RPI 2005 - 2009
Alumni Scholarship, RPI 2005 - 2009

Leadership, Service, and Outreach

Reviewer: Structure and Infrastructure Engineering 2015 - present
Reviewer: ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering 2014 - present
Reviewer: Origami 6 Book Publication 2014
Origami Workshop Organizer: Link 2014
Reviewer: Mechanics Research Communications 2013 - present
Reviewer: ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics 2012 - present
Committee Chair: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
         Committee on Transition of National Student Leadership Council
2012 - 2013
Secretary: EERI National Student Leadership Council 2011 - 2012

University and Community
Presenter: Annual lecture on dynamics to UIUC student chapter of EERI 2013, 2014 & 2015
Membership Officer: UIUC American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) 2012 - 2013
President: UIUC student chapter of EERI 2011 - 2012

Professional Experience and Licensure

Structural Engineering Intern Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, New Haven, CT 2008 & 2009
Structural Engineering Intern CG Power Solutions (Formerly MSE Power Systems, Inc.), Albany, NY 2007-2008
Engineer in Training (EIT) New York State 2009

Professional Memberships

American Physical Society (APS), Student Member 2014
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Student Member 2006
Chi Epsilon – National Civil Engineering Honor Society 2008
Society of Engineering Science (SES) 2016
Tau Beta Pi – National Engineering Honor Society 2009