George S. Dulikravich

George Dulikravich, PhD
ASME Fellow, AAM Fellow, RAeS Fellow, AIAA Assoc. Fellow
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Florida International University
10555 West Flagler St., EC 3462
Miami, Florida 33174
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Professor George S. Dulikravich
Professor George S. Dulikravich has a diverse educational background in mechanical and aerospace engineering and applied mathematics including private (Ph.D.-Cornell’79), public (M.Sc.-Minnesota’75) and international (Dipl.Ing.-Belgrade’73) schooling, three years of visiting research and teaching experience both domestic (NASA) and international (DFVLR), thirty three years of teaching and research experience at four universities (UT-Austin, Penn State, UT-Arlington, FIU), and six years of management as a chairperson of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami. At The University of Texas at Arlington, he formed the Multidisciplinary Analysis, Inverse Design and Optimization (MAIDO) Institute. At FIU, he founded Multidisciplinary Analysis, Inverse Design, Robust Optimization and Control (MAIDROC) Laboratory.

His research expertise and interests are predominantly computational, analytical, and highly multi-disciplinary spanning the fields of aerospace, mechanical, industrial, materials, biomedical and chemical engineering. Some of the 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 destined for transplant surgery; optimally controlled solidification 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 permanent 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; and constrained design optimization of chemical formulas for functional molecules such as new environmentally friendly refrigerants. This multi-disciplinary research has resulted in over 480 technical publications with emphasis on multi-disciplinary analysis, design and optimization.

His research has been funded by NSF, NASA, AFOSR, ARO, ONR, DoD, DoE, NETL, ALCOA, LLNL, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, GE, Medtronics, Millipore, CRDF, HPTi, Bell Helicopters, NAVAIR, Touchstone Research Laboratories, DARPA, NAVSea and CNPq.

Professor Dulikravich is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal on Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering (founded in 1994) and an Associate Editor of eleven other technical journals. He is also the founder, chairman and editor of the sequence of International Conferences on Inverse Design Concepts and Optimization in Engineering Sciences (ICIDES) and a co-founder of Inverse Problems, Design and Optimization (IPDO) sequence of international symposia. He has supervised and mentored 26 visiting scientists and postdoctoral fellows and has presented 27 plenary and keynote lectures at national and international meetings.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM), a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Professor Dulikravich was a member of the Texas Institute for Computational Mechanics (TICOM) at the University of Texas at Austin and a member of the Center for Space Propulsion and the Center for Gas Turbines and Power at the Pennsylvania State University.


Optimization of a 3D serpentine cooling passage shape inside a gas turbine blade. Objective is to smooth and lower the initially non uniform surface temperature and thermal stresses.

Simulation of unsteady three-dimensional penetration/fragmentation mechanics of an aerodynamically optimized kinetic energy projectile interacting with a metal plate target.

Multi-Objective Optimization of Human Heart Cooling Protocols Destined for Transplantation
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Selected publications:

Abdoli, A., Dulikravich, G. S., Bajaj, C., Stowe, D. F. and Jahania, M. S. (2015) “Human Heart Preservation Analysis Using Convective Cooling”, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 25, Issue 6.

Dulikravich, G. S. and Egorov, I. N. (2012) “Inverse Design of Alloys’ Chemistry for Specified Thermo-Mechanical Properties by Using Multi-Objective Optimization”, Chapter 8 in Computational Methods for Applied Inverse Problems (eds: Wang, Y. F., Yagola, A. G. and Yang, C. C.), Inverse and Ill-Posed Problems Series 56, Walter De Gruyter and Higher Education Press, P. R. China, ISBN: 978-3-11-025905-6.

Colaço, J. M. and Dulikravich, G. S. (2011) “A Survey of Basic Deterministic, Heuristic and Hybrid Methods for Single-Objective Optimization and Response Surface Generation”, Chapter 10 in Thermal Measurements and Inverse Techniques, (eds: Orlande, H. R. B., Fudym, O., Maillet, D. and Cotta, R.), Taylor & Francis, pp. 355-405.

Martin, T. J. and Dulikravich, G. S. (2001) “Aero-Thermo-Elastic Concurrent Design Optimization of Internally Cooled Turbine Blades”, Chapter 5 in Coupled Field Problems, Series on Advances in Boundary Elements (eds: Kassab, A. J. and Aliabadi, M. H.), WIT Press, Boston, MA, pp. 137-184.

Fujii, K. and Dulikravich, G. S. (eds) (1999): Recent Development of Aerodynamic Design Methodologies – Inverse Design and Optimization, Vieweg Series on Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 68, Springer. (ISBN: 978-3-322-89954-5).

Dulikravich, G. S. (1999) “Electro-Magneto-Hydrodynamics and Solidification,” Chapter no. 9 in Advances in Flow and Rheology of Non-Newtonian Fluids, Part B (eds: D. A. Siginer, D. De Kee and R. P. Chhabra), Rheology Series, 8, Elsevier Publishers, pp. 677-716.