Sergio Pellegrino

Sergio Pellegrino

Joyce and Kent Kresa Professor of Aerospace and Civil Engineering; Jet Propulsion Laboratory Senior Research Scientist; Co-Director, Space-Based Solar Power Project

Degrees and Appointments

Laurea, University of Naples, 1982; Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 1986. Professor, Caltech, 2007-2010; Kresa Professor, 2010-; Jet Propulsion Laboratory Senior Research Scientist, 2009-; Co-Director, 2016-.


Research Group Matters
Kathleen Jackson
385 Firestone Laboratory
(626) 395-2374

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Research Overview

Professor Pellegrino's research focuses on lightweight structures and particularly on problems involving packaging, deployment, shape control and stability.

List of Research Areas

novel concepts for deployable and adaptive space structures; deployment kinematics and dynamics; analysis of lightweight structures and model verification studies; ultra-thin composite materials; bistable and multistable shells and space frames; deployment and stability of balloons

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