• George Stevo Dulikravich was born in Koprivnica, in former Yugoslavia, on February 19, 1949. He obtained his Dipl.-Ing. Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Belgrade, in 1973. Prof. Dulikravich then moved to the United States to continue his education at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (M.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering and Theoretical Mechanics, 1975) and at Cornell University (Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mathematics, 1979). After his doctoral studies, he held research associate positions in NASA Lewis Research Center and in DFVLR-Goettingen, Germany. He was a faculty member at University of Texas at Austin, Pennsylvania State University and University of Texas at Arlington. Currently, he is a professor at the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering of Florida International University, where he was the Chairman for six years.

    Professor Dulikravich´s research expertise and interests are computational and analytical, spanning the fields of aerospace, mechanical, industrial, materials, biomedical and chemical engineering. His works clearly demonstrate a comprehensive view of multi-disciplinary inverse analysis, design and optimization, for practical engineering applications and for developing new scientific and technological breakthrough concepts. These include over 525 publications dealing with, among others: branching 3D micro-channels for high heat flux electronics and gas turbine blade cooling; brain cooling of stroked patients; cooling of human hearts for extended transportation; solidification/melting control using electric, magnetic and thermal fields; design of optimized chemistry of alloys; acceleration of iterative algorithms; inverse determination of unknown boundary conditions, shapes and physical properties; transonic and hypersonic flight vehicles; aerodynamic shapes of multi-element winglets; and design of optimized multi-functional molecules.

    Professor Dulikravich´s international recognition has made him a visiting scholar in several top universities around the globe, a plenary/keynote lecturer in innumerous major international conferences and a member of the editorial boards of many well-ranked journals. He is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Academy of Mechanics (AAM) and Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), and a recipient of several international awards.

    Prof. Dulikravich’s endeavor for the advancement of science can also be recognized by the creation of the international journal Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering. With Prof. Dulikravich as the Editor-in-Chief since its foundation in 1994, this journal became the main international forum for the discussion of conceptual ideas and methods for the practical solution of applied inverse problems. He has also created two conference series, namely: The International Conference on Inverse Design Concepts and Optimization in Engineering Sciences (ICIDES) and the Inverse Problems, Design and Optimization Symposium (IPDO). The fifth edition of the IPDO Symposium has just been held in September 2019, in Tianjin, China.

    Prof. Dulikravich is married to Ellen Linnea since 1995 and they are proud parents of two beautiful children: Alexander (24) and Linnea (22).

research interests

  • His research expertise and interests are computational, analytical, and highly multi-disciplinary spanning the fields of aerospace, mechanical, industrial, materials, biomedical and chemical engineering. Select research topics include: the development of a variety of inverse design algorithms; multi-objective hybrid constrained evolutionary design optimization algorithms; acceleration of iterative algorithms; turbomachinery aero-thermodynamics and heat transfer; conjugate heat transfer analysis; optimized topology of branching 3D micro-channels for high heat flux electronics and gas turbine blade cooling; brain cooling of stroked patients; optimized cooling of human hearts for extended transportation; optimally controlled solidification/melting using electric, magnetic and thermal fields; multi-objective optimization and inverse design of chemical compositions of nickel superalloys, titanium alloys, aluminum alloys, bulk metallic glasses and high strength-high temperature magnetic alloys; thermo-elasticity analysis and inverse problems; design optimization of kinetic energy projectiles for maximum penetration; inverse design and optimization of transonic and hypersonic flight vehicle shapes; aerodynamic shape design of multi-element winglets; inverse determination of spatially varying diffusion coefficients; reduced order modeling for multiphase flows; and constrained design optimization of chemical formulas for functional molecules. This multi-disciplinary research has resulted in over 525 technical publications, including 16 proceedings volumes, 16 book chapters, and 144 journal papers with emphasis on multi-disciplinary analysis, inverse design and optimization.

selected publications

full name

  • George Dulikravich