Cristina Riso

I am an Assistant Professor in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech. I am part of the Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics Group and of the Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence.

My research involves developing computational models and analysis methods to study aeroelastic phenomena in the next generation of aerospace vehicles, focusing on advancing the understanding of new configurations and supporting their design.

I am a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and of the Vertical Flight Society (VFS). I serve on the AIAA Structural Dynamics Technical Committee and am part of the Third Aeroelastic Prediction Workshop (AePW3) Large Deflection Working Group.

Before joining Georgia Tech, I was a Research Fellow in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan. At Michigan, I was affiliated with the Airbus-Michigan Center for Aero-Servo-Elasticity of Very Flexible Aircraft and the Active Aeroelasticity and Structures Research Laboratory.

Current research areas

  • Flight dynamics and nonlinear aeroelasticity of future aircraft designs

  • Predicting flutter and post-flutter dynamics in nonlinear aeroelastic systems

  • Integrating geometrically nonlinear effects and dynamic aeroelasticity into optimization

  • Aeroelastic tailoring for alleviating aircraft loads and improving ride and handling qualities


If you are interested in my group at Georgia Tech, please see the opportunities.