Wilkins Aquino

Wilkins Aquino

Anderson-Rupp Professor Of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Wilkins Aquino obtained a BSCE from Purdue University, and a MS and PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining the Duke Faculty, he was an associate professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. He was also a member of the fields of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and Applied Mathematics at Cornell. Prof. Aquino has broad interests in computational mechanics, including finite element methods, computational inverse problems, uncertainty quantification, coupled chemo-mechanics, and computational acoustics, among others.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Anderson-Rupp Professor Of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 121 Hudson Hall, Box 90287, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 684-1922
  • Email Address: wilkins.aquino@duke.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign, 2002

Research Interests

Computational mechanics, finite element methods, computational inverse problems and their applications in engineering and biomedicine, scientific computing, computational acoustics and acoustics-structure interaction, coupled chemo-mechanics (e.g. electrochemistry-mechanics).

Specialties

Computational Mechanics

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2012
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2007

Courses Taught

  • CEE 530: Introduction to the Finite Element Method
  • CEE 690: Advanced Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 701: Graduate Colloquium
  • CEE 702: Graduate Colloquium
  • CEE 780: Internship
  • ECE 494: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ME 524: Introduction to the Finite Element Method
  • ME 758S: Curricular Practical Training
  • ME 759: Special Readings in Mechanical Engineering

Representative Publications

  • Khodayi-Mehr, R; Aquino, W; Zavlanos, MM, Distributed Reduced Order Source Identification, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, vol 2018-June (2018), pp. 1084-1089 [10.23919/ACC.2018.8430979] [abs].
  • Calkins, L; Khodayi-Mehr, R; Aquino, W; Zavlanos, M, Stochastic model-based source identification, 2017 Ieee 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control, Cdc 2017, vol 2018-January (2018), pp. 1272-1277 [10.1109/CDC.2017.8263831] [abs].
  • Zou, Z; Kouri, D; Aquino, W, A locally adapted reduced basis method for solving risk-averse pde-constrained optimization problems, Aiaa Non Deterministic Approaches Conference, 2018 no. 209969 (2018) [10.2514/6.2018-2174] [abs].
  • Sanders, C; Aquino, W; Walsh, T, Design of continuously graded elastic acoustic cloaks., The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 143 no. 1 (2018) [10.1121/1.5019699] [abs].
  • Urban, M; Guddati, M; Aquino, W; Greenleaf, J, Measurement of carotid artery viscoelasticity in young and older individuals using acoustic radiation force-induced waves and Fourier analysis, Ieee International Ultrasonics Symposium, Ius (2017) [10.1109/ULTSYM.2017.8092402] [abs].