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

 

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

01/2019-12/2021: 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 Chace 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)