University of Florida
SEM Awards: SEM Fellow, R. E. Peterson, D. R. Harting, A. J. Durelli
Peter G. Ifju is a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. He received a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering Science (1992), a M.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics (1989), and a B.S. in Civil Engineering (1986) all from Virginia Tech. He also performed a Post-Doc at NASA Langley Research Center (1992-1993) in the Mechanics of Materials Branch. His research activities include experimental stress analysis, optical methods for stress analysis (moiré interferometry, luminescent photoelastic coatings and digital image correlation), and composite materials stress analysis and fabrication. He has also gained notoriety in micro air vehicle (MAV) design, fabrication, system integration, applications, and experimental fluid/structure interaction characterization. Dr. Ifju has been a member of SEM for 25 years and has served as president of the society in 2011-2012. He is a Fellow of SEM and has been honored with the Harding Award (twice), the Peterson Award and the Durelli Award.
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