Prof. Landolf RHODE-BARBARIGOS

I received my PhD in 2012 from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) for the design of an active deployable tensegrity structure. From 2012 to 2014, I joined Princeton University as Postdoctoral Researcher for the Form-Finding Lab. Since January 2015, I am an Assistant Professor at Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering at the University of Miami. My research interests include tensegrity structures; adaptive, sensory and active structures; form finding and analysis of structures; structural design and optimization; space engineering and construction; resilience and sustainability; and computer-aided engineering.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in pursuing a collaboration.

 

Education/Experience

2015-Present, Assistant Professor

University of Miami

 

2012-2014, Post-Doc

Princeton University

 

2008-2012, Ph.D.

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

 

2006-2008, M.Sc.

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

 

2002-2006, B.Sc.

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

 

Funded Research Projects

Research Interests

Tensegrity structures

Adaptation and green/gray infrastructure

 

Adaptive, sensory and active structures

 

Form finding and analysis of structures

 

Structural design and optimization

Space engineering and construction

 

Dynamics and controls

Resilience and sustainability

 

Computer-aided engineering

01/01/ 2020 - 12/31/ 2022: Enhancing the Resilience and Climate Readiness of South Florida’s Most Vulnerable and Valuable Shorelines Through Coral Reef Restoration: From Coral Colonies to Coastlines (FL), National Coastal Resilience Fund 2019, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) (Co-PI)

01/2019-12/2021: SEAHIVE - Sustainable Estuarine and Marine Revetment, National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) (PI)

10/2019-09/2020: Phase II - Identifying, prioritizing, and validating green infrastructure approaches to enhance coastal resilience, University of Miami Laboratory for INtegrative Knowledge (Co-PI)

 

09/2018-08/2020: Housing Resiliency and a Sustainable South Florida, JPMorgan Chase Foundation (Co-PI)

01/2018-08/2018: Phase I - Enhancing resilience and reducing vulnerability of our coastal communities through ecological restoration: The role of green infrastructure in reducing wave energy and mitigating the impacts of climatic hazards, University of Miami Laboratory for INtegrative Knowledge (Co-PI)

01/2017-12/2018: A Human-Centered Computational Framework for Urban and Community Design of Resilient Coastal Cities, NSF CRISP Type 1/Collaborative Research (PI)

08/2016-07/2017: Tensegrity Modules for Shape Control and Locomotion through Simulation and Physical Rapid Prototyping, Florida Space Research Program (PI)