Evgueni Filipov
I am an Assistant Professor at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. My research interests lie in the field of deployable, reconfigurable, and adaptable structures. Folding and adaptable structures based on the principles of origami can have practical applications ranging in scale and discipline from biomedical robotics to deployable architecture. I am interested in exploring the fundamental mechanics of these thin sheet systems and creating analytical tools that can simulate mechanical and multi-physical phenomena in such structures. I currently teach the CEE 511 - Structural Dynamics course in the department.

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

My brief biographical information is below, and a CV is available here.


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

Awards, Honors and Fellowships

UM Nominee for Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Inventors Fellowship 2018
ZF Automotive Award 2018
ASCE Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Fellowship 2017
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

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