Philippe H Geubelle

Philippe H Geubelle
Philippe H Geubelle
Bliss Professor
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306F Talbot Laboratory
(217) 244-7648
306F Talbot Laboratory

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Education

  • Ph.D. Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology 1993
  • M.S. Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology 1989
  • B.S. Mech. Engr., Catholic University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) 1988

Academic Positions

  • Executive Associate Dean, Grainger College of Engineering, UIUC, 2019-present
  • Bliss Professor (100%), AE, UIUC, 2011-present
  • NCSA Faculty Associate (0%), UIUC 2008-present
  • Visiting Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland 2011
  • MechSE Faculty Associate (0%) 2007-present
  • CEE Faculty Associate (0%), AE, UIUC 2006-present
  • Full Professor (100%), AE, UIUC 2006-2011
  • Part-time Faculty Associate (0%), Advanced Chemical Systems Group, Beckman Institute 2004-present
  • Visiting Professor, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium 2002
  • MIE Faculty Associate (0%), UIUC 2001-2007
  • Associate Professor (100%), AE, UIUC 2000-2006
  • TAM Faculty Fellow (0%), UIUC 1998-2007
  • Assistant Professor (100%), AE, UIUC 1995-2000
  • N.A.T.O. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Harvard University 1993-1994

Research Interests

  • Multi-scale and multi-physics modeling and design of advanced materials
  • Development of novel finite element methods
  • Computational design of novel materials
  • (Dynamic) fracture mechanics
  • Theoretical and computational solid mechanics
  • Modeling of damage and failure of thin films and MEMS
  • High performance computing
  • Multiscale modeling of advanced materials
  • Computational aeroelasticity
  • Computational solid mechanics

Books Edited or Co-Edited (Original Editions)

  • Bobaru, F., Foster, J. T., Geubelle, P. H., and Silling, S. "Handbook of Peridynamic Modeling, CRC Series: Modern Mechanics and Mathematics", CRC Press. 2016.

Chapters in Books

  • Agrawal, A., Zacek, S., Nixon, K., Montgomery, C., Geubelle, P. H., Sottos, N., Przybyla, C., and Jefferson, G. “Geometric modeling of transverse cracking of composites.” In Advancing Computational and Experimental Methods for Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) S. Ghosh, C. Przybyla and C. Woodward (co-editors), Springer NY (2020), pp. 349-366.
  • Zacek, S., Brandyberry, D., Montgomery, C., Shakiba, M., Rossol, M., Najafi, A., Zhang, X., Sottos, N., Geubelle, P. H., Przybyla, C., and Jefferson, G. “Transverse failure of unidirectional composites: sensitivity to interfacial properties.” In Advancing Computational and Experimental Methods for Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) S. Ghosh, C. Przybyla and C. Woodward (co-editors), Springer NY (2020), pp. 329-347.
  • Breitenfeld, S. M., Geubelle, P. H., Weckner, O., and Silling, S. A. (2016) “Relations Between Peridynamics and Classical Cohesive Models.” In Handbook of Peridynamic Modeling. Edited by Florin Bobaru, John Foster, Philippe Geubelle and Stewart Silling. Chapter 11, pp. 321-340.
  • Lawlor, O. S., Breitenfeld, M. S., Geubelle, P. H., and Zheng, G. (2013) “Crack Propagation Analysis with Automatic Load Balancing”. In Parallel Science and Engineering Applications: The Charm++ Approach. Edited by Laxmikant V. Kale and Abhinav Bhatele. Chapter 9, pp. 187-210.
  • Kardomateas, G. A. and Geubelle, P. H. (2010) “Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics in Aerospace Structures”. Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., DOI: 10.1002/9780470686652.eae142.

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Zhan, K., Jin, J.-M., and Geubelle, P. H. “An interface-enriched generalized FEM for EM analysis of composites with nonconformal meshes.” 2016 IEEE/ACES International Conference on Wireless Information Technology and Systems (ICWITS) and Applied Computational Electromagnetics (ACES). Honolulu, HI.
  • Najafi, A. R., Safdari, M., and Geubelle, P. H. “Material design using a NURBS-based shape optimization scheme.” AIAA Paper 2016-1170, SciTech 2016, San Diego, CA, January 2016
  • Zhang, K., Najafi, A. R., Geubelle, P. H. and Jin, J.-M. “A 2D interface-enriched generalized FEM for EM analysis of composite materials.” 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North-American Radio Science Meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada. July 19-25, 2015.
  • Zhang, K., Geubelle, P. H. and Jin, J.-M. “A 3D interface-enriched generalized FEM for EM analysis of composite materials.” 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North-American Radio Science Meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada. July 19-25, 2015.
  • Zhang, K., Jin, J.-M., and Geubelle, P. H. “Multiscale modeling of the radar signature of a composite aircraft.” AIAA SciTech 2015 Meeting, Kissimmee, Florida, January 2015.
  • Najafi, A., Coppola, A., Soghrati, S., Sottos, N. R., White, S. R., and Geubelle, P. H. “Microvascular composite skin panels for hypersonic aircraft.” Paper AIAA-2014-0630, AIAA SciTech 2014 Meeting, National Harbor, MD, January 2014.
  • Grady, M. E., Geubelle, P.H., Sottos, N. R., “Molecular Tailoring of Interfacial Adhesion Using Self-Assembled Monolayers.” Proceedings of the 13th Annual SEM Conference & Exposition on Experimental & Applied Mechanics, Lombard, IL. June 2013.
  • Soghrati, S., Najafi, A., Sottos, N. R., White, S. R., and Geubelle, P. H. "Computational design of actively-cooled microvascular composite skin panels for hypersonic aircraft." AIAA SDM Meeting, April 2013, Boston, MA.
  • Ostoich C., Bodony, D. J., Geubelle, P. H.,"Aerothermal analysis of the coupled response of a panel under a supersonic turbulent flow using direct numerical simulation." AIAA ASM Meeting, January 2013, Dallas, TX.
  • Sucheendran, M., Bodony, D., and Geubelle, P. H. "Coupled structural-acoustic response of a duct-mounted elastic plate with grazing flow." AIAA Paper 2012-2169. 18th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (33rd AIAA Aeroacoustics Conference). June 4-6, 2012, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Soghrati, S., Najafi, A., Hughes, K., Thakre, P., Duarte, C. A., Sottos, N. R., White, S. R. and Geubelle, P. H. "Computational design of actively-cooled microvascular composites for high temperature application." Proceedings of AIAA SDM meeting, Hawaii, April 2012.
  • Ostoich, C., Bodony, D. J., and Geubelle, P. H. "Prediction of heat transfer into a thermally compliant surface in a Mach 5.73 boundary layer using direct numerical simulation." AIAA Paper 2011-3706. 41st AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, June 27-30, 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Sucheendran, M., Bodony, D., and Geubelle, P. H. " Structural-acoustic response of an elastic plate in a duct : Comparison of theory with numerical simulation." AIAA Paper 2011-2850, 17th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (32nd AIAA Aeroacoustics Conference). June 5-8, 2011. Portland, OR.
  • Sucheendran, M., Bodony, D., and Geubelle, P. H. "Structural-acoustic response of a cavity-backed plate in a duct." AIAA Paper 2011-2015, 52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference. April 4-7, 2011, Denver, CO.
  • Ostoich, C., Bodony, D. and Geubelle, P. H. “Development and validation of a first principles fluid-thermal multi-physics solver for hypersonic boundary layer heat transfer problems.” AIAA SDM Conference, Denver, CO, 2011.
  • Sucheendran M., Bodony, D. J., Geubelle, P. H., "Structural-acoustic interaction of a cavity-backed, clamped, elastic plate with sound in a duct.'' Bull. Amer. Phys. Soc., Vol 54(19), 2009.
  • Ostoich C., Bodony, D. J., Geubelle, P. H., "Coupled computational fluid-thermal investigation of hypersonic flow over a quilted dome surface.'' Bull. Amer. Phys. Soc., Vol 54(19), 2009.
  • Tran, P., Kandula, S., Geubelle, P. H. and Sottos, N. R. “Dynamic delamination testing of patterned thin films: a combined experimental and numerical study.” Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Fracture, Ottawa, July 12-17, 2009.
  • Kandula, S. S. V., Geubelle, P. H. and Sottos, N. R. “Dynamic adhesion test to measure thin film interface fracture toughness.” Society of Experimental Mechanics XI, Orlando, FL, June 2-5, 2008.
  • Geubelle, P. H., Maiti, S., Kulkarni, M. and Matous, K. “Multiscale cohesive modeling of fatigue response of a self-healing composite.” First International Conference on Self-Healing Materials, Noordwijk, Netherlands, April 2007.
  • Geubelle, P. H., Inglis, H. M., Kramer, J. D., Patel, J. J., Kumar, N. C. and Tan, H. “Multiscale modeling of dewetting damage in highly filled particulate composites.” Proceedings of the 2006 Multiscale and Functionally Graded Materials Conference, October 15-18, 2006, Hawaii.
  • Aragón, A. M., Hansen, C. J., Wu, W., Geubelle, P. H., Lewis, J. and White, S. R. “Computational design and optimization of a biomimetic self healing/cooling material.” In Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional and Composite Materials 2007, Edited by M. J. Dapino. Proceedings of SPIE, 6526. San Diego, CA, March 2007.
  • Jaiman, R., Geubelle, P. H., Loth, E. and Jiao, X. M. “Stable and accurate loosely-coupled scheme for unstead fluid/structure interaction.” Paper AIAA-2007-334. AIAA Conference, Reno, January 2007.
  • Tan, H., Huang, Y., Geubelle, P. H., Liu, C. and Breitenfeld, M. S. “An Energy Approach to a Micromechanics Model Accounting for Nonlinear Interface Debonding.” 41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE JPC Conference and Exhibit, July 10-13, 2005. Tucson, AZ. Paper AIAA-2005-3995.
  • Matous, K., Inglis, H. M., Gu, X., Jackson, T., Rypl, D. and Geubelle, P. H. "Multiscale Damage Modeling of Solid Propellants: Theory and Computational Framework." 41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE JPC Conference and Exhibit, July 10-13, 2005. Tucson, AZ. Paper AIAA 2005-4347.
  • White, S.R., Maiti, S., Jones, A., Brown, E.N., Sottos, N.R. and Geubelle, P.H. "Fatigue of self-healing polymers: multiscale analysis and experiments.” Proceedings of ICF11, Turin, Italy, March 2005.
  • Geubelle, P.H., Dantuluri, V., Koppaka, S.B. and Phinney, L. "Cohesive modeling of adhesion reduction of mems cantilevers through laser heating.” Proceedings of ICF11, Turin, Italy, March 2005.
  • Geubelle, P. H., Hendrickx, J. and Sottos, N.R. "Spectral scheme for analysis of dynamic delamination of a thin film.” Proceedings of ICF11, Turin, Italy, March 2005.
  • Geubelle, P. H., Maiti, S. and Rangaswamy, K. “Mesoscale modeling of fragmentation of ceramics under dynamic compressive loading." Proceedings of ICF11, Turin, Italy, March 2005.
  • Maiti, S., Rangaswamy, K. and Geubelle, P. H. “Fragmentation of ceramics in rapid expansion mode.” Proceedings of the 8th Conference of the Fracture Mechanics of Ceramics. Houston, TX. February 25-28, 2003.
  • Fiedler, R. A., Breitenfeld, M. S., Jiao, X., Haselbacher, A. Geubelle, P. H., Guoy, D. and Brandyberry, M. “Simulaitons of slumping propellant and flexing inhibitors in solid propellant rocket motors.” 38th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE JPC Conference and Exhibit, July 7-10, 2002. Paper AIAA 2002-4341.
  • Hwang, C., Massa, L., Fiedler, R. and Geubelle, P. H. “Simulation of convective burning and dynamic fracture in solid propellants.” 38th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE JPC Conference and Exhibit, July 7-10, 2002. Paper AIAA 2002-4342.
  • Geubelle, P. H. and Maiti, S. “Simulation of damage mechanisms in high-speed grinding of structural ceramics.” Proceedings of ICF 10. Honolulu, December 2-7, 2001.
  • Lambros, J., Bi, X. and Geubelle, P. H. “High-speed debonding and frictional sliding in composite systems: experimental observations and numerical simulations.” Proceedings of ICF 10. Honolulu, December 2-7, 2001.
  • Lambros, J., Bi X. and Geubelle, P. H., “The mechanics of dynamic fiber push-out: experimental and numerical study.” IMECE 2001, New York, NY, November 2001.
  • Geubelle, P. H., Huang, C., Fiedler, R., Breitenfeld, M. S. and Haselbacher, A. (2001) “Simulation of dynamic fracture events in solid propellant rockets.” 37th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE JPC Conference and Exhibit, July 8-11, 2001. Paper AIAA 2001-3953.
  • Gefroh, D. L., Hafenrichter, E. S., McIlwain, S. T., Loth, E., Dutton, C. J. and Geubelle, P. H. (2000) “Simulation and Experimental Analysis of a Novel SBLI Flow Control System.” AIAA Fluid 2000 Conference, 19-22 June 2000, Denver, CO. Paper AIAA 2000-2237.
  • Wood, B., Loth, E., Geubelle, P. H. and McIlwain, S. (2000) “A numerical methodology for an aeroelastic SBLI Flow.” 38th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV, 10-13 January 2000. Paper AIAA 2000-0552.
  • Hwang, C. and Geubelle, P. H. (2000) “Subsonic and intersonic crack propagation in unidirectional and cross-ply composites.” Proceedings of ASME IMECE 2000 in Orlando, November 2000.
  • Zhu, Q. and Geubelle, P. H. (2000) “Effects of the manufacturing process on the dimensional accuracy of thermoset composites.” Proceedings of ASME IMECE 2000 in Orlando, November 2000.
  • Geubelle, P. H., Breitenfeld, M. S., Kubair, D. and Hwang, C. (2000) “Simulation of fundamental dynamic fracture problems using a spectral scheme.” In Advances in Computational Engineering & Sciences. Edited by S. N. Atluri and F. W. Brust. Tech. Science Press. Proceedings of ICES2K held in Annaheim, CA, in August 2000.
  • Geubelle, P. H., Lin, G. and Sottos, N. R. (1999) “Simulation of a fiber pushout test in model polyester/epoxy composite.” Proceedings of ICCM-12, Paris, July 5-9, 1999.
  • Wood, B., Loth, E., and Geubelle, P. H. (1999) “Shock/boundary-layer interaction control with aeroelastic transpiration.” 3rd ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, San Francisco CA, July 17-21, 1999; FEDSM99-6924.
  • Wood, B., Loth, E., and Geubelle, P. H. (1999) “Mesoflaps for aeroelastic transpiration for SBLI control.” 37th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno NV, January 1999; AIAA 99-0614.
  • Jung, D., Hegeman, A., Sottos, N. R., Geubelle, P. H. and White, S. R. (1997) “Self-healing composites using embedded micro-spheres.” Composite and Functionally Graded Materials. Jacob, K., Katsube, N., and Jones, W., Eds., Vol. MD-80, in Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, pp. 265-275.
  • Geubelle, P. H. and Knauss, W. G. (1993) “Crack propagation in homogeneous and bimaterial sheets under general in-plane loading : Nonlinear analysis,” in “Ultrasonic Characterization and Mechanics of Interfaces.” I. Rokhlin, S. K. Datta and Y. D. S. Rajapakse, eds; Proceeding of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA; Nov.28-Dec.3, 1993.

Patents

  • “Method and apparatus for control of shock/boundary-layer interactions.” Loth, E., Dutton, C., Geubelle, P. H., White, S., Tortorelli, D. and Alleyne, A. U.S. Patent # 6,651,935. November 25, 2003.
  • “Multifunctional autonomically healing composite material.” White, S. R., Sottos, N. R., Geubelle, P. H., Moore, J. S., Sriram, S. R., Kessler, M. R., Brown E. N. U.S. Patent # 6,518,330. February 11, 2003.

Professional Societies

  • ASME Member of the Executive Committee of the Materials Division (2017-present)
  • ASME Technical Committee on Dynamic Behavior of Materials (Secretary: 2005-2007, Chair: 2007-2009)
  • ASME Technical Committee on Computations in Applied Mechanics (Vice-Chair: 2009-2011, Chair: 2011-2014)
  • ASME Technical Committee on Fracture and Failure Mechanics

Service on University Committees

  • University Budget Oversight Committee (2016-present) - Chair
  • University Search Committee for Director of Beckman Institute (2016-2017) - Chair
  • University Council of Unit Executive Officers (2014-2015)
  • University Committee on Performance Review for Director of Beckman Institute (2015)
  • University Committee on Doctoral Candidacy (2014)
  • University Committee on Graduate Tuition Allocation and Expenditure Pilot Program (2013-2014)
  • ASCI/CSAR Science Steering Committee (1997-2008)

Service on Department Committees

  • Department Head (2012-present)
  • Interim Head (2011-2012)
  • Associate Head of Graduate Program (2008-2011)
  • Associate Head for Undergraduate Program and Chief Undergraduate Advisor (2007-2008)
  • Graduate Policy Committee (2006-2007)
  • Planning Committee (2003-2007)
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Qualifying Exam (2004)
  • Faculty Search Committee (2003 (Chair) and 2005)
  • Computer Committee (2004-present)
  • T.A. Committee (2002-2005)
  • Ad Hoc Teaching Assistantship Committee (Chair, 2001-2002)
  • Qualifying Exam Committee (Chair, 2000-2001, 2006-present)
  • Computer Resource Committee (1999-2000)
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (1995-2000, 2002-present)
  • Admission Committee (Chair 1998-2003)

Service on College Committees

  • College Committee on Performance Review for NPRE Head (2016) - Chair
  • College GEBI Professorship Committee (2015-present)
  • College Working Group on IT Strategy Alignment (2015-present)
  • College Committee on Scholarship Campaign (2013-2014)
  • College Committee on ICR Allocation Policy (2013-2014)
  • College Committee on Space Allocation (Chair) (2013)
  • Committee on Faculty Teaching Development (Chair) (2011-2012)
  • Steering Committee on IT at Engineering (2010-2011)
  • Committee on Advancement of the Recruitment and Retention Environment (2009-2011)
  • Engineering Council on Global Initiatives (2008-present)
  • Steering Committee on Information Services (Chair) (2008-present)
  • Teaching Evaluation and Improvement Committee (2005-present)
  • Search Committee for AE Department Head (1998 and 2007)
  • Search Committee for CEE Department Head (2004)
  • Search Committee in Nano-Technology (2004-2005)
  • Strategic Planning Committee (2002-2003)
  • Engineering Workstation Steering Committee (1997 to 2002, Chair 9/2001 to 5/2002)

Service to Federal and State Government

  • National Space Grant Foundation Board: Chair of the Committee charged to recruit the new Executive Director (2015-2016)
  • President of the Board of the National Space Grant Foundation (2015-present)
  • Board member of the National Space Grant Foundation (2009-present)
  • Chair of Great Midwest Association of Space Grant Consortium (2008-2011)
  • Illinois Space Grant Consortium Director (2003-present)

Teaching Honors

  • Provost Award for Guiding Undergraduate Research, University of Illinois (2014)
  • Outstanding advisors list, College of Engineering, University of Illinois (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Stanley H. Pierce Award, College of Engineering, University of Illinois (2007)
  • Accenture Excellence in Advising Award, University of Illinois College of Engineering Everitt (2005)
  • College of Engineering Everitt Teaching Award, University of Illinois (2000)
  • AIAA Teacher of the Year Award, University of Illinois (1998, 2008)
  • “List of Teachers Rated as Excellent by Their Students,” (1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Research Honors

  • Best Paper of the Year Award, Fluid Dynamics, AIAA (2014)
  • Bliss Professorship, College of Engineering, University of Illinois (2011 )
  • ASME Fellow (2009)
  • Best Paper of the Year Award, Materials Division, ASME (2007)
  • Bliss Faculty Scholar, College of Engineering, University of Illinois (2005-2008)
  • American Society for Composites Best Paper Award, 16th Technical Conference, Polymer Matrix Composite Division (2001)
  • University of Illinois College of Engineering Xerox Research Award (1999, 2005)
  • NSF CAREER Award (1998)
  • N.A.T.O. Postdoctoral Fellowship (1994)

Recent Courses Taught

  • AE 100 SD - Intro to Aerospace Engineering
  • AE 199 IRS (AE 199 SAB, AE 199 SSS, AE 199 ISC, AE 199 ISG) - Student Space Systems
  • AE 323 - Applied Aerospace Structures
  • AE 498 ASD - Aircraft Structure Design
  • AE 590 A (AE 590 ONL) - Seminar
  • MSE 456 (AE 428, TAM 428) - Mechanics of Composites