Faculty Profile

C. Armando Duarte

Civil and Environmental Engineering
 C. Armando Duarte
C. Armando Duarte
Professor
2122 Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg
205 N. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 244-2830

Administrative Titles

  • CEE Excellence Faculty Scholar

Primary Research Area

  • Structural Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D. Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin, 1996.
  • M.Sc. Engineering Mechanics, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, 1991.
  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, 1988.

Biography

Professor Armando Duarte teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in methods of structural analysis, structural mechanics, analysis and mechanics of plates and shells, and advanced finite element methods.

Dr. Duarte holds an M.Sc. degree from the University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, (1991) and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin (1996). Prior to joining the University of Illinois in 2004, Professor Duarte was an Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada, and a Visiting Professor in the department of Structural Engineering at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has five years of industrial experience and served as a Visiting Professor in 2011 at the University of Texas at Austin. He is affiliated with the Computational Science and Engineering Program and a Fellow of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois.

Professor Duarte is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM), the International Association for Computational Mechanics and the American Academy of Mechanics. He has served as chairman-elect of the USACM Specialty Committee on Meshfree Methods.￿ He also serves on editorial boards of international journals.

To date, Dr. Duarte has published more than 80 scientific articles and book chapters, and co-edited two books on computational methods. Two of his recent papers were featured on the list of the top five most downloaded articles of Computational Mechanics and two others were featured on the prestigious ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles. His journal publications in computational mechanics and methods have been cited more than 5,000 times by other researchers in the field.

Academic Positions

  • Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2015-present.
  • Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2010-2015.
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2004-2010.
  • Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Canada, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2003-2004.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Department of Structural Engineering, 2002.
  • Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Engineering Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, Jan-Jun 2000.

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Other Professional Employment

  • Research Engineer, Altair Engineering, Inc., Austin, Texas, 1996-2001.

Major Consulting Activities

  • Consultant to the University of Maryland: Computational Aspects of the Generalized Finite Element Method. Feb 2004 - Jul 2009.
  • Consultant to Kyunghee University, South Korea: Modeling of Plastic Hinges with Generalized Finite Element Methods. 2014 - 2017.
  • Technical Consultant, US Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton, OH: Improved Computational Methods for Charactering the Structural Performance of Aero-Thermal-Structures Operating in Combined (Thermo-Acoustic-Mechanical) Extreme Environments. Jan - Apr 2012.
  • Technical Consultant, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, Corporate Strategic Research: Modeling and Simualtion Methodologies for Hydraulic Fracturing of Shale Reservoirs. Sep 2010 - 2015.

Research Statement

Dr. Duarte￿s research interests include computational mechanics and methods such as Generalized Finite Element and Meshfree Methods, three-dimensional computational fracture mechanics, multi-scale modeling of sharp thermal gradients and polycrystalline materials and multi-physic simulations of hydraulic fracturing. Dr. Duarte has been an invited keynote and plenary speaker at several national and international conferences on computational mechanics. He has also delivered invited lectures at several prestigious institutions in the United States, Europe and South America and at national laboratories and engineering companies. He has organized several international symposia in the area of Generalized Finite Element and Meshfree Methods.

Research Interests

  • Multiscale and Multiphysics Problems
  • Three-dimensional linear and non-linear computational fracture mechanics
  • Computational Methods

Research Areas

Books Edited or Co-Edited (Original Editions)

  • V.M.A. Leitao, C. J. S. Alves and C.A. Duarte, editors, Advances in Meshless Methods, Computational Methods in Applied Sciences, Lisbon, Portugal, Springer, 2007.
  • V.M.A. Leitao, C.J.S. Alves and C.A. Duarte, editors, ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Meshless Methods, Lisbon, Portugal, Instituto Superior Tecnico. ISBN 972-99289-1- 6, 2005.

Chapters in Books

Selected Articles in Journals

Invited Lectures

Professional Societies

  • United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM): Chairman of the Technical Thrust Area on Novel Computational Methods in Engineering and Sciences, 2015-2017.
  • United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM): Chairman-elect of the Specialty Committee on Meshfree Methods, 2007-2009.
  • United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM): Elected vice-chair of the Specialty Committee on Meshfree Methods, 2005-2007.
  • United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM): Elected member of the Specialty Committee on Meshfree Methods, 2001-2005.
  • United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM): Member, 1995-present.
  • International Association for Computational Mechanics: Member, 1999-present.
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Member, 2015-present. 
  • American Academy of Mechanics: Member, 1999-2011.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Engineering Mechanics Institute: Member of Computational Mechanics Committee, 2007-present.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers: Member, 2007-present.

Service on Department Committees

  • Promotion and Tenure Committee 2017-present
  • Chair, Structures Group Budget Committee 2015-present
  • Ad-hoc Committee for the Promotion and Tenure of an Assistant Professor, 2014
  • Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) Research Engineer Search Committee 2013
  • Graduate Affairs Committee 2012-present
  • Project Manager & Data Analyst Search Committee 2012
  • Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) Research Professor Search Committee 2011
  • Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) Deputy Director Search Committee 2011
  • Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) Deputy Director Search Committee 2010
  • Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) Research Engineer Search Committee 2008

Service on College Committees

  • Reviewer of fellowship proposals submitted to the Computational Science and Engineering Program 2015.
  • Member of search committee for Research Coordinator of the Computational Science and Engineering Program (CSE), 2013.
  • Member of sub-committee to review a course proposal, College of Engineering, 2013.
  • Reviewer of proposal submitted to the College of Engineering Strategic Resources Initiative, 2013.
  • Reviewer of fellowship proposals submitted to the Computational Science and Engineering Program 2011
  • College of Engineering Material Testing Laboratory Director Search Committee 2010
  • Reviewer of proposal submitted to the Research Board of the College of Engineering 2007
  • Engineering-Mathematics Liaison Subcommittee 2006-2007

Service on Campus Committees

  • Member of Lemann Institute Advisory Board 2015-present
  • University Fulbright Interview Committee 2007

Service to Federal and State Government

  • Panel Moderator at workshop Challenges in Computational Multiscale Materials Modeling, sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 2011
  • Reviewer of NSF proposals (CMMI - Mechanics of Materials), 2011
  • U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, proposal review, 2010
  • U.S. Army Research Office, proposal review, 2009, 2013
  • NSF Review Panel (Mechanics of Materials), 2010
  • Chair, NSF Review Panel (Mechanics and Structures of Materials), 2007
  • NSF Review Panel (Mechanics and Structures of Materials), 2006
  • NSF Review Panel (Structural Systems and Hazards Mitigation of Structures), 2005

Honors

  • Fellow of the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics  (July 2017)
  • CEE Excellence Faculty Scholar (2012)
  • J.T. Oden Faculty Fellowship, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin. (2011)
  • NSF Workshop on Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation Fellowship (2007)
  • Faculty Fellow, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) (2006-2007)
  • NSF Summer Institute on Nano Materials Fellowship, NSF/USACM (2006)
  • Young Researcher Fellowship Award for Exemplary Research in Computational Mechanics from the first M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics (June 2001)

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, CEE 470 (Fall 2016)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, CEE 598PS. Rated as "Outstanding". (Spring 2016)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, CEE 470 (Fall 2015)
  • Inaugural Raymond and Sidney Epstein Structural Engineering Faculty Award, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Eng., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (2015)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, CEE 470 (Fall 2014￿)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, CEE 598GFM (Spring 2014)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, CEE 470 (Fall 2013)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, CEE 598PS. Rated as "Outstanding". (Spring 2013)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, CEE 470 (Fall 2012)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, CEE 470 (Spring 2011)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, CEE 598AC (Spring 2010)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, CEE 470 (Spring 2009)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, CEE 470 (Spring 2008)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, CEE 598AC (Fall 2007)
  • Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, CEE 470 (Spring 2007)
  • Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, CEE 571 (Fall 2006)

Other Honors

  • Advisor of Phillipe Alves, runner up of the ASCE Computational Mechanics Student Poster Competition at the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, San Diego, CA, June 4-7, 2017.  (2017)
  • Advisor of Piyush Gupta, finalist of the 2016 Twenty-Seventh Annual Robert J. Melosh Medal Competition for the Best Student Paper on Finite Element Analysis. (2016)
  • Advisor of Piyush Gupta, winner of the Best Student Poster Competition at the 13th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM). (2015)
  • Advisor of Jeronymo Pereira, winner of best student presentation competition in meshfree methods specialty area. In 9th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM). (2007)
  • Most cited researcher of the Department of Civil and Environmental Eng. in the month of December, according to ResearchGate. (Dec - 2015)
  • Most cited researcher of the Department of Civil and Environmental Eng. in the month of November, according to ResearchGate. (Nov - 2015)
  • Most cited researcher of the Department of Civil and Environmental Eng. in the month of September, according to ResearchGate. (Sept - 2015)
  • Journal Paper [54] with international collaborators M. Malagu, E. Benvenuti and A. Simone appeared in the list of top 25 most downloaded papers of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Mar-May 2014.
  • Journal Paper [52] with student V. Gupta appeared in the list of top 25 most downloaded papers of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering , Oct-Dec 2012.
  • Journal Paper [42] with student P. Gupta and former students J.P. Pereira and D.-J. Kim was featured twice on the ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles of Engineering Fracture Mechanics,￿Apr-Jun and Jul-Sept 2012.
  • Journal Paper [41], with former student Dae-Jin Kim and international collaborator Prof. Sergio Proenca, appeared in the list of the five most downloaded papers from Computational Mechanics, Feb-May 2012.
  • Journal Paper [33], with former student Dae-Jin Kim, appeared in the list of the five most downloaded papers from Computational Mechanics, Mar 2011.
  • Journal Paper [25] with former students Patrick O'Hara and Dae-Jin Kim was featured on the ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles of￿Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Apr-Jun 2009.