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 investigate 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, on the VFS Dynamics Technical Committee, and have been one of the major contributors to 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
Featured journal publication
Riso and Cesnik, "Impact of Low-Order Modeling on Aeroelastic Predictions for Very Flexible Wings," Journal of Aircraft, 2023 [Link][Preprint][Data]
Featured conference publication
Gali, Goehmann, and Riso, "Predicting Whirl Flutter Bifurcations Using Pre-Flutter Output Data," AIAA SciTech Forum, 2023 [Link][Preprint][Recording]
Featured news article
Riso and Palacios, "Advancing a New Generation of Tiltrotors," Aerospace America - Year in Review, 2022 [Link]